My 30-Day Twitter Experiment (Pt 1)

Five boundaries to keep tweets from corroding your soul.

Last November I wrote a blog post titled "Why I Don't Tweet … Not That There's Anything Wrong With It." The spark for the post came from a brief interaction with Ed Stetzer about Twitter. A prolific tweeterer (is that a word?), he was shocked to learn I didn't tweet and wanted to know why. So I put fingers to keyboard and articulated 10 reasons–some rooted in my understanding of faith and discipleship and others clearly tongue in cheek (like #8: "Ashton Kutcher").

I got a lot of traffic out of that post. Some applauded my reasons for not tweeting, others pointed out holes in my logic. Some incorrectly interpreted my post as condemning those who tweet despite my title clearly stating the opposite. One response came from my friend, Chris Grant (@ChrisJGrant). He gave a presentation to a group of authors about the challenges facing writers in the rapidly shifting world of publishing. The first point of Chris' talk was "Skye Jethani is right about Twitter. Now he should start tweeting."

I listened ...

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