Break out your spinning wheel. With all the straw stuffing your Twitter timeline, you can find some serious writing gold.
Look at your tweets because there’s a story there. Possibly many.
Right there. See that? It’s the beginning of a blog post. Maybe even a personal essay. It could be turned into some flash fiction.
Mine your tweets. You’ll find some gems in there.
Scroll through your Twitter account. Tweeting doesn’t carry the same pressures as other types of writing. They’re often spontaneous, unfiltered thoughts.
Tweets have your voice, your experiences, your opinions. And something about the content made you want to put it in writing and publish it.
Not all that glitters is gold, though, right?
So let those zingers and one-liners be. If it fit into 140 characters neatly, leave it alone. Or pin it to your profile page. But don’t drag it out and drag us through a post about something that should have been left on your timeline. If you have to force it, let it be.
Otherwise, grab that tweet and spin it like Rumpelstiltskin.
My Sunday thoughts in 200 words or less.
Do you ever look through your Twitter (or Facebook) timeline? Do you grab ideas/words/stories from there?