How To Inspire The World In Under 160 Characters
It only takes a few words to inspire the world and you can quote me on that. It’s the reason why I love quotes so much. In addition to that I believe that it is the reason why something like twitter has become so popular. It is because it has given humans an avenue to share those micro thoughts that they have during the day. Those little ideas and gems that would otherwise be left unheard and unacknowledged.
I believe you can turn those communication methods into an art form. It has its avid followers and haters alike. The haters say that it is because of mediums like text and internet that we have lost traditional communication methods like writing letters. They haven’t gone anywhere. You can still write letters if you choose, it is just that they have become less popular. I believe texting and tweeting can be just as poetic and eloquent as writing letters; only more succinct. They can be and they are becoming an art form unto themselves.
Since they’re getting more and more powerful it got me thinking about how we can spread certain messages through it. For example, I’ve heard that it’s been incredibly powerful in spreading news about the relief efforts in Haiti. It is a new way that fans can connect with artists or how hot websites (like this one :-P) get discovered.
Have you ever received a text message, email or even tweet that you’ve had to retweet or forward onto other people because it was so good? In the case of the case of a text message you may not even know of the creater of the message but you loved it so much it was worthy of being forwarded. I’m sure we’ve all had one and I’ve often wondered about the creator. Who was the person behind such a beautfiul message?
Your Inspired Messages
If you only had one last chance to send a message to the world and you had only the opportunity to send a quick text or tweet, what would you say? It’s your opportunity to leave a legacy and you have only a few minutes in which to do it, what would you say?
With that in mind I decided that today would be a good day to start a movement by which we can convey our transformation and inspirational messages around the globe and so from now on and forever more, Tuesdays shall become ‘Textastic/Tweetastic Tuesday’.
Send your messages out to the world. Who knows how far they will reach and the impact they will have. Exponential reach is a given these days with all this wonderful technology. Here’s how you can get your messages out and maybe even start a new movement.
The 5 Rules Of Textastic/Tweetastic Tuesday
1. When sending a text precede the text with ‘TT’. For twitter use a hashtag so #TT. That way people will know it’s a TT message.
2. If you want to forward or retweet something you’ve received, that’s perfectly fine. Or, better still, create your own inspiring message and wait for it to spread.
3. For text messages keep it below 160 characters and for tweets under 140.
4. Make sure the message is inspiring. It can be funny, poetic, provide hope or even offer some wisdom that makes people think.
5. Make Tuesday your day for sending out your inspirations to the globe. Make this a new avenue for leaving a legacy and making a difference in the world.
Here’s my contribution for today, feel free to use it, forward it, tweet it, retweet it, bin it, whatever you wish!
Remind yourself that each new moment is a new begining of life.