Writing is therapeutic. Being around smart people is rewarding. Twitter is invaluable. I still have TONS to learn. Period.
I started writing back in November. A challenge to myself based on the modeling of our leader, our superintendent. That addresses two of the points made above. The writing has taken on a life of its own and the intellectual depth of the "Super" is impressive. (Don't confuse this statement with trying to earn "points" rather consider it, "giving credit where credit is due".) Call it my inspiration.
As for my writing, it's nothing fancy, especially compared to the writers like Seth Godin , George Couros or Justin Tarte but none-the-less it is a start. And, with the writing I have been doing, I feel like I have received some form of writers therapy and my brain feels "bigger". Simple stated, I have truly enjoyed the process. Going to keep it going. Going to feed the brain.
Twitter is endless. Speaking of credit, have to give credit to Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach. Great conference a while back in which she taught me about the "River". Invaluable moments!
As for Twitter and followers, and the fact that I remind my own children with their Instagram accounts, having the most followers is not a contest. Or is it? I do find myself telling my communications/PR spouse (@mvroom) the latest and greatest of my list. She, of course, is always one step ahead. I find myself just trying to keep up and I am just fine with that. Yes, she is another coach. Kudos to her!
I have made connections that previously where never considered. Reading blogs from fellow colleagues Jackie Prati and Herb Higginbotham has been affirming and empowering. Thanks for the ideas.
Now it's time to learn even more and expand my depth of the circles of Social Media. Google + is my next mission. As is cleaning up my blog page. There is more work to be done and I am OK with that. I have had some great examples, great coaches and lots of "smarts" around me. Back to work.
Remember, nothing fancy!