The Power of Connectivity on Twitter

By Lynn Ponder:   I started my journey on Twitter in 2009 and I remember how intimidated I felt about sharing thoughts with total strangers. How would I be judged, What would I tweet about, Who would follow me, Who should I follow? All questions were answered one day at a time, while falling in-love with everything about Twitter!

Twitter is about learning, educating and inspiring, plus for me, a channel to  share my passion on positive life views, spread kindness and genuinely engage with likeminded people. The magic of  Twitter is evident just in the fact that by reading each others 140 character tweets, we are capable of developing friendships and business relationships in the same way we do in the real world, but this experience is completely virtual, and a mind blowing experience for me.  Let me share some of my Twitter connectivity magical moments:

Meet @JeffPulver a remarkable caring person with a brilliant mind and founder of the incomparable 140 Conference .  I followed him, not sure if he followed me, but to be honest it never crossed my mind that he would discover the tweets I had sent out with no expectations whatsoever. I used hashtag #wishwish and #140Conf stating from the heart, that I wanted to attend the June 2011 conference in NYC. Cut to a Sunday morning on Twitter, I receive a DM (direct private message) from Jeff asking me if I wanted to attend!!! First thoughts that came out of my brain:  is this really happening, the founder of this conf. who has 420,000 followers read my tweet WOW..tears followed. Within the hour we had a conversation via DM and email with instructions, airline ticket and conference pass to the 2 day NYC event WEPA!  This was an experience of a lifetime, actually helping me further my growth and knowledge of social media.  I met extraordinary people who share kindness and inspire me everyday on Twitter.

The goodness on Twitter also comes in the shape of daily  tweets full of kindness. I am blessed to receive this goodness in English and Spanish.  Some touching ones come from: @ml406 @Flor_de_Canela1 @rskemps @gigibelmonico @StephenWelton @libbyjulia

@wordwhacker  @MelanieVenuto  @Akasha_Kemet @NatalyDY_ @TuChicaCoqui @juengova,

@JamieCrager@DysJrzGirl@lenissa1331 and honestly my list could go on and on. Thank

you/GRACIAS a todos for the love :)

My latest Twitter wish was to engage with Randi Zuckerberg, an icon of mine in Social Media, and the sister of Mark Zuckerberg. Randi is a force in the social space and I dream of collaborating with her company.  Transition to my Randi magical moment:  An October morning, I am on Twitter and RT (share a tweet with others) Erica Diamond  @WomenOnTheFence an award winning entrepreneur and businesswoman who had said wonderful things about Randi and I liked it a lot, so I RT  it with a nice little comment. To my complete surprise and joy, Randi somehow picked it up and responded:

@randizuckerberg @Ponderful thanks, Lynn! Your company @webcitygirls looks pretty cool – would love to learn more. Have a great day!

Is this amazing or what???

My Twitter connectivity stories end today with the most extraordinary surprise tweet I received from three remarkable social media advocates for a better world, who are making a positive impact in the life of many of us. It is my pleasure to introduce amazing Twitter Friends @2morrowknight  @ergeekgoddess @AnnTran_ who are Twitter Powerhouses with incredible initiatives who also write for one of my favorite online publications The Huffington Post. They got together and started a new series for The Huff Post Social titled TwitterPowerhouses which focuses on the contributions of people who’ve helped to expand, influence, and redefine how we view social networking. They called the post Passionistas and selected 42 women that represent the diversity of voices in our world who have found a channel for their ideas and use them to better not just their own life, but the lives of those around them. The tweet surprise was that they had include me @Ponderful in the list. A remarkable magical moment for me and I am blessed, grateful and very proud to be a Passionistas.

Hope I’ve helped you understand a little better about the power of connectivity on Twitter through my experiences and reasons why I love Twitter.

 

Author: Lynn Ponder

Founder webcitygirls//, Social Media Strategist, Social Content Producer, LATISM16 "Best Latina Network Leader", Tecla Awards 15 Three-Time Winner as Best Latina on Twitter, Best Entertainment Blogger, Most Creative, LATISM 13 Best Latina Micro-Blogger, TOP Digital Influencers LATISM 2016/2015/2014/2013/2012, TwitterPowerhouse Passionista by Huffington Post. Creator #UnstoppableLATINAS + MOVEMENT #BeNumberless #SerSinNumero

19 Comments

  1. SO happy the connectivity power connectivity-ed us 😉 at the Go Further event! I was actually at the 140 Conference in 2011 as well! Imagine it took another year to meet. Thank you and gracias, Darlingcita, for reaching out to me and making sure we connected. You are a beaming beauty! xo

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    • I cannot believe we did not meet at the 140Con in 2011 but so grateful that we did at Ford GoFurther event, even if it took us a year later…you are pure joy and I feel so blessed to have met you! Amigas forever xoxo

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    • Thank you so much Edwina really appreciate it! BTW my sister loves to wear the long feather earings :)

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    • Thank you de corazon amiga!!! Appreciate your kind words so much. Lucky to have met you during LATISM11 conference :)

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  2. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your website provided us with valuable information to work on. You’ve done a formidable job and our entire community will be grateful to you.

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  3. The Power of Connectivity on Twitter is a wonderful thing. Congrats to you Lynn aka Passionista! Thank YOU for including me in your post!

    Hope to meet you IRL in the near future.

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    • Ana I am humbled to be a Passionista and so grateful that words can hardly describe my appreciation. You are an inspiration to me and I am looking forward to meeting you IRL. Thank you being a part of my life and inspiring me!
      Blessings,
      Lynn

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  4. Chicas!! super el post. Muchas gracias por incluirme, se les quiere a montones! =) Saludos y un abrazote desde MEXICO ! *-* Cuidense mucho xoxo! ;)DLB

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    • Nataly se te quiere y aprecia de corazon! Espero algun dia conocernos durante algun viaje a Mexico! Cuidate mucho y envio muchisimas bendiciones, Lynn

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  5. Wow, Very Powerful. Lynn…. Better yet! Mi Miami Barbie… You never seem to surprise me with you ongoing passion for life/people/social media & everything else. You shine all over. I congratulate you for an amazing job that you do reprsenting the Latin women in business & you’re a true example of class, beauty, brains, busines,and professionalism etc. I stand up & applaud you.
    Like I told you one day, “You’re my Twitter Godmother.” Ha! It was that amazing morning that I called you in reference to the radio station 97.9 La Mega. Oh how we laughed. That was priceles. Then we made our appearance to Carolina. #fun We have already met more than twice this year & I can’t wait to see you again. You’re energetic & positive vibe is so contagious. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making me your #1 on your list. I am so honored. Congratulation once again on this awesome journey that you’re on. When it’s from the heart. We know it’s real and that I know you are. “REAL” You make it happen. Because you ‘BELIEVE’ Best of everything Lynn, I love you….. Acaba con To y PaLante as I have always finished when we close. Mwahhhh. New Jersey Barbie ((@ml406))

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    • My NJ Barbie!!! Love our friendship and cherish all the daily interaction that we have on Twitter. You are a punch of positive energy and sunshine on my feed everday! Te quiero mucho amiga, Lynn

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  6. Hi Lynn,

    What a great post that shows the power of Twitter when it comes to building relationships & opportunities that come from it. Also THANK YOU so much for the mention & your friendship, you are truly a one-of-a-kind amazing person! :)

    Look forward to chatting again soon!

    All the best,

    Jamie

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    • Jamie you have been so supporting and kind to me that I hardly have words to describe my gratefulness! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! blessings and ((hugs)), Lynn

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  7. LOVE this Bombshell!! What a great story about the power of in person connections from social media!! It was such a pleasure to meet you in NYC and I can’t wait to see you again Lynn!! CONGRATULATIONS for being a twitter powerhouse you Bombshell you!!XOXOGigi

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    • Gigi thank you so much for the luv you BOMBSHELL!!! I feel lucky to have met you and can’t wait to get together again!!! Many blessings xoxo

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  8. awwwww ame la publicacion amigaaaaaa! Muchas gracias por hacerme parte! Much love from DR<3

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    • Gracias Nathali por todo el cariño que compartes conmigo a diario! un fuerte abrazo, Lynn

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