I learned very early on that it’s less about the “resources” and more about the people connections. I “curate” people that are interesting to me and my learning. Personal connection. This is (Pederson, 2005) sort of stuff.
In recent months, I’ve been watching for vulnerability. Not the creepy kind of vulnerability that comes to mind for most when trying to understand online relationships. It’s a Brene Brown flavor of vulnerability.
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.”
Twitter has been very, very good to me. It’s taken me 6+ years and 20,000+ to put my finger on what makes it work. Why am I more attracted to some folks on not others?
If Step #1 is “Make personal connection. (Pederson, 2005)”, Step #2 is “Make yourself vulnerable. (Pederson, 2013).” Vulnerability where the joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love is born in this online, connected word.
Related: Amanda Palmer, “The Art of Asking” TED Talk.