10 tips for using Twitter if you're new to it from @digitalchrist

10 tips for using Twitter if you’re new to it.

Here is a great post that was written for people new to Twitter, but also a nice refresher for those who have been using it awhile.

Take my advice when it comes to social media!  People follow people!  Pay attention to tip #7 about getting a good picture of yourself as your avatar.

If you are interested in getting deeper into social media for your ministry of group, you might want to check out developing a Gravatar.  A gravatar is a globally recognized avatar that “graphically” speaks out who you are.  It can be a cartoon you, you in a movie, you at work, you with someone famous, etc.  But, it needs to be you!  People will think your kids are cute, but they might never see the pictures if they have no idea whose avatar it is!  I also do not recommend changing your avatar/profile picture to support a cause.  Shout out, tweet up, post all about it!  But, once again, if someone has no idea who you are, they might not listen!

Listen up, my tweeps!  Rule #1 for social media is like the answer on how to get to Carnegie Hall.  Practice, practice, practice!  Try something new!  Post it a different way!  Catch people’s eye!

If I can use the inspiration of the Lord in the NDV (New Doug Version):

Repost online always. I will say it again: Repost! (found in SocialMinistry 4:4)

My “blasphemy” aside, be consistent!  Share yourself!  More importantly, share who Jesus is through you!

Can I get a “retweet”?  Holla!

10 tips for using Twitter if you’re new to it from @digitalchrist

10 tips for using Twitter if you’re new to it.

Here is a great post that was written for people new to Twitter, but also a nice refresher for those who have been using it awhile.

Take my advice when it comes to social media!  People follow people!  Pay attention to tip #7 about getting a good picture of yourself as your avatar.

If you are interested in getting deeper into social media for your ministry of group, you might want to check out developing a Gravatar.  A gravatar is a globally recognized avatar that “graphically” speaks out who you are.  It can be a cartoon you, you in a movie, you at work, you with someone famous, etc.  But, it needs to be you!  People will think your kids are cute, but they might never see the pictures if they have no idea whose avatar it is!  I also do not recommend changing your avatar/profile picture to support a cause.  Shout out, tweet up, post all about it!  But, once again, if someone has no idea who you are, they might not listen!

Listen up, my tweeps!  Rule #1 for social media is like the answer on how to get to Carnegie Hall.  Practice, practice, practice!  Try something new!  Post it a different way!  Catch people’s eye!

If I can use the inspiration of the Lord in the NDV (New Doug Version):

Repost online always. I will say it again: Repost! (found in SocialMinistry 4:4)

My “blasphemy” aside, be consistent!  Share yourself!  More importantly, share who Jesus is through you!

Can I get a “retweet”?  Holla!

Facebook Christian or Twitter Christian?

Before I start, huge props out to my friend, Rob Reardon, at http://rob-reardon.blogspot.com for the inspiration!

 Are you a Facebook Christian or a Twitter Christian?  Are you a friend of God or do you follow Him?

I have a lot of friends on Facebook.  Once you accept someone as friend, they see what you are doing and you see what they are doing.  Twitter is  a little different.  I follow people who do not follow me.  This means I can see what they post, but they do not see what I am posting.

I always seem to think of things in terms of music.  “I Am a Friend of God”  by Israel Houghton says, “I am a friend of God.  He calls me friend.”  One of the truest pleasures for Christians is that we have a friend in the Almighty.  John 15:4 (NLT) says, “You are my friends if you do what I command.”  We can be God’s friend and enjoy all of the advantages of that close relationship.  From the other side, S. Sundar Singh writes, “I have decided to follow Jesus.”  While friendship with God is amazing, growth and transformation come from following Him.  “Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.'”  This verse found in Matthew 16:24 shows us that following Jesus will not be easy or without sacrifice, but the rewards are amazing.

Don’t get me wrong, I want to be a friend of God!  But…Christians must ultimately be a follower of God!

Facebook vs. Twitter

Facebook vs. Twitter.

Here is some interesting information from Digital Surgeons concerning the use of media giants, Facebook and Twitter.

A quote from the article:

Think of what this means to your ministry. How many young people live near or around your church or parish? For every 10 that you see, 8 of them have a Facebook AND a Twitter account.

Ask yourself, how long can I wait to get into the stream of community?

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