“I am going on record and saying that I will not EVER use twitter. “
Have you ever done anything that you promised you never would do? Maybe you have been anti-whatever for years before you found yourself using or doing that very thing you spoke out against. Maybe things that never appealed to you started to look enticing. We could be talking about something as small as eating onions, as big as becoming an alcoholic, and everything in between.
If I were to be completely honest, I do this quite a bit. I come down with this foot in mouth disease when I say I will never do something and then end up doing that very thing.
I have been anti-twitter or a while. I’m not sure why. Maybe it was my lack of understanding what it really was. Maybe it was not wanting to have another something to keep up with. Maybe it was the thought of the word “tweet” becoming part of my regular vocabulary.
With all that being said, I AM OFFICIALLY ON TWITTER.
I put a lot of thought into this decision. On the recommendation of a good friend (@wkohring), I read the e-book “The Reason Your Church Must Twitter” by Anthony D. Coppedge. After reading this book and doing some research, I have decided to twitter.
Here are the main reasons why I have made this decision:
- Twitter is a free and simple way to connect churches to the cell phones of their congregation, volunteers, and staff.
- Twitter is a near-instant, almost-anywhere communication that has the potential to change the face of ministry.
- Twitter is faster than email, easier than phone calls, and more manageable than group text.
- Twitter is an excellent way to reinforce the theme and points of messages during the week.
- Twitter (like Facebook & the blog) will help people better to relate to me as a person, not just as a pastor.
- I can update my Twitter & Facebook status at the same time.
- I will use Twitter to consistently direct people to my blog. My blog will continue to get the majority of my attention and energy. I love the discipline of consistent writing, so that will not change. Twitter will only help increase the flow of traffic to my blog.
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