Sometimes it’s not only about the number of followers. It’s about the way we use and understand Twitter.
Karen Bell is an inspirational blogger and vlogger, writer, yoga addict and intuitive counselor who’s been studying spirituality, intuition, and personal development for as long as she can remember. Her passion is “helping people consciously create more blissful lives”. When we read a post by her on TwiTip.com (Everything I need to know I learned from Twitter), we loved her style. She says:
I admit that when I first signed up for Twitter in the spring of 2008, I didn’t really “get it”. It took months for me to “see the beauty”, even though the awesomeness of Twitter had been there all along.
Twitter really came alive for me when I began to see it as a mirror for life. I realized that Twitter teaches us everything we’ll ever need to know…
Twittering from: @ktotheb
Number of Followers: 2,506
Number of Tweets: 13,898
When did you set up your Twitter account? Do you remember why you did it?
I set up my account in April 2008. I started tweeting out of pure curiosity.
What is the most positive thing about using Twitter?
The most positive thing about Twitter is the sense of community. I’ve met amazing people on Twitter that I wouldn’t have met otherwise.
Do you have a Twitter strategy? What is it?
I don’t really call it a “strategy”, but the key to my success on Twitter has been using my passion (writing and intuitive work) to be of service to people while asking nothing in return. The Sufi poet Hafiz sums up my “twitter strategy” in this poem:
Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth,
“You owe Me.”
Look what happens with
A love like that,
It lights the Whole Sky.
The way you link technology and spirituality is amazing! What is common between Twitter and our true identity as spiritual beings? Aren’t they completely opposite things?
Twitter is a beautiful mirror of our true identity as Souls or spiritual beings. Twitter represents our underlying interconnectivity.
Can you analyse a person only by reading their tweets? What do our tweets say about us?
Our tweets say everything about us because tweets are our thoughts in expression. You can tell everything about a person by the way they think and by what they believe.
Do you think that life is as simple as Twitter is? Is our online life a reflection of our offline life?
I think life can be simple or complicated; whether people experience one or the other is a direct result of their thoughts and beliefs. Everything in our lives (including our experiences online) is a reflection of what we think.
Many people wear masks online, however it’s difficult to be inauthentic on Twitter and be successful. Fake tweeters don’t get very far.
Have you got a special Twitter story? Something that you still remember and makes you smile/laugh/cry/angry?
One story that stands out is of a friend I met on Twitter last fall. I gave him a quick intuitive reading, intuitively saw his future as a yoga teacher and suggested that he start practicing yoga. Since that time, he has lost 65 pounds and completely changed his life.
We kept in touch, and I met him IRL last June. It was amazing to know that one small thing I said made such a huge impact on someone’s life.
How do you deal with your personal and professional chats on Twitter?
They are one and the same to me. My clients are my friends and my friends are my clients. I’m pretty straight up and “real” with everyone I interact with.
Does Twitter help you to “sell” yourself?
I don’t like the term, “sell yourself”. Twitter helps me help people. One of my beliefs is that “as I support life, life supports me”. Twitter is a tool I use to “support life”.
Tell us what “success on Twitter” means to you?
Success on Twitter is being of service and making genuine connections with people.