Lets just get this right out in the open -- I am addicted to Twitter. There - I said it! Yes, this Well Behaved Mormon Woman spends quite a bit of her precious time, as LdsNana, twittering around. I'm not even going to attempt to justify the amount of time I spend sending out tweets and connecting with multitudes of people, nearly everyday - on Twitter!
Instead, I'd like to persuade more LDS members to come on board, and join me on Twitter! That's right -- consider this an informal invitation, inviting YOU to jump on the Twitter bandwagon! I've even provided a way for you to connect, almost instantaneously - with many other awesome LDS members!
All you need do, is first sign-up for a Twitter account, and then head on over to this link -- and join the LDS Twitter Group. Piece of cake.
You might be asking yourself, why YOU should join Twitter? In fact, you might not even be aware of what Twitter is all about... Well, that's OK! In all honesty, when I first signed-up, I didn't either. It took me quite a few months to begin to understand the POWER of Twitter!
I'm not here to tell you how you should use Twitter. But I will tell you, that I do think you should be a part of the Twitter movement. There are already quite a few Mormons on Twitter. It's fun, because everyday - we learn that another person on Twitter, just happens to be a Mormon, too. Really, they just keep coming out of the woodwork! As LDS members connect with each other on Twitter - others are also intertwined into our "small conversations". This is a great way for others, to get a small glimpse into Mormonism.
"That word conversation is important. There are conversations going on about the Church constantly. Those conversations will continue whether or not we choose to participate in them. But we cannot stand on the sidelines while others, including our critics, attempt to define what the Church teaches. While some conversations have audiences in the thousands or even millions, most are much, much smaller. But all conversations have an impact on those who participate in them. Perceptions of the Church are established one conversation at a time."Elder M. Russell Ballard
I'd like to share with you, a few of the exciting things on Twitter, that I have been privileged to be a part of over the last few months.
During our most recent LDS General Conference, Twitter became a medium to connect with other LDS members, in real-time - during conference. I will admit, that I did find it necessary to re-read each talk, later. (Which we always do anyway:-) However, the POWER of connecting in such a way - cannot be denied.
Twitter and LDS General Conference
Twitter is an amazing tool, for dispensing information in a very efficient manner. Many Mormons, were very involved with the YES on 8 campaign. For me personally, Twitter became a way to connect with many others, online - that are also passionate about defending traditional marriage.
And last, but not least - I have had wonderful opportunities to meet many people of different faiths, and beliefs through my Twitter connections. I am consistently impressed, encouraged and humbled at the sincerity and respect, that I find with so many people on Twitter. I'd like to introduce you to just one, of these amazing people, of whom I have come to truly respect and value their friendship greatly... Meet @wading4U, also known as Tim Wade.
You can read the full story here... Are Mormons better Christians?
Well, I could go on and on about the many positive reasons for spending my time, just Twittering around. I could list off @ after @, of the really nice folks that I have had the blessing of becoming associated with, on Twitter. Instead, I'll stop there. I hope that you have - in some way, been inspired to join the conversation, on Twitter - and add your light, to a place where there are so many who are ready and willing to receive you, as a person.
About Twitter - In Plain English
What IS Twitter?
THE Twitter Manual - DOWNLOAD IT NOW!
Twitter Quick-Start Guide
How to use TweetDeck - My favorite application for managing your Twitter account
I would love to hear about some of your - Twitter experiences?
LdsNana on Twitter!