I’m new to Twitter but really enjoy it. In 140 characters or less I can say something I hope is meaningful, funny, or encouraging. I’ve also linked Twitter to my Facebook so that my tweets appear there as well. It’s always cool to see feedback from a tweet.
I follow several church leaders and writers and I’ve noticed what seems to be a pattern.
Often tweets appear to tout an ‘unforgetable’ service, ‘incredible’ worship, a ‘fantastic’ leadership meeting, or a ‘great’ book someone is writing or has written. I confess that when I see these posts I’m tempted to tweet about something that would make me or my church look good as well. I think I did it twice this week.
What do you think?
Do we sometimes use Twitter to bolster our egos or am I overstating this? Is ‘OutTweeting’ real or simply a mirage?