We first met Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Twitter's social innovation leader who was named one of the top 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, earlier this year as a guest speaker at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville. Needless to say, we were impressed.
Since BuzzVine launched just recently, we've decided to catch up with Claire, and make sure we don't miss a beat as to what she's tracking.
In her recent post, 5 Secrets to Openhearted Twitter Success, she writes:
This is a guest post by Mary DeMuth, a gal I first stumbled upon several years ago thanks to her great blog. Mary is one of the only successful authors I know about to write and publish both fiction and non-fiction — which I find nothing short of incredible.
You can read DeMuth's Christian testimony by click here. Below is DeMuth's introduction to her 5 Secrets.
Social media tends to come naturally to me. Not because I'm techno-girl or I'm always chasing new platforms, but because I'm fascinated by people. By nature I'm a connector, so Twitter pitter-patters my relational heart.
I don't have hoards of followers, but I do have engaged folks who interact often and retweet. I hope it's because I've learned how to live openhearted before them, embracing my me-ness and delivering quirky, helpful content.
My latest book, The Wall Around Your Heart, (link: http://amzn.to/15Q19xh) is my personal manifesto of living a risk-taking and openhearted life. It's about learning to move on after people have hurt you, choosing to re-engage in life in the aftermath of relational heartache.
That desire to be tenaciously openhearted translates into my Twitter account, and that same trait has been the key to growing my online presence. Here are 5 Secrets to openhearted tweeting.
1. Be you.
People like to follow people, not robots or caricatures. Embrace your uniqueness. You won't be @Claire. You won't be @MaryDeMuth either. You're your best when you're @you. Don't be afraid to share work frustration, dark chocolate exclamation, blog infatuation, political damnation, but be sure to do so with grace. Err on the side of your own voice...