Whenever I chat with one my dearest friends Jessica Northey, I always learn something new. Maybe some would see us as an unlikely pair. Jessica is incredibly smart, gorgeous, and lights up any room she enters. Me, I’m more of a vintage surfer hippie chick–minus the patchouli smell and the dreads. I don’t recall the moment when we met on Twitter, but I know I’m incredibly grateful for that moment.
In Jessica’s post ExStreamly Diverse – The Bloggers in My Life #StreamVersity, she said something that really struck me. She said “PEOPLE are my niche.”
When I joined Twitter over two years ago, I had not a single clue what I was doing. I didn’t know about having a niche or anything about social media strategy. Since I’m an outdoorsy sort of girl, the thought of talking to people online didn’t appeal to me, but I had started playing with the idea of reaching out to people who are interested in a healthy lifestyle beyond the beach and gym.
But I found myself drawn to so many people that I wanted to tweet with, laugh with, share with, and get to know outside of health and fitness in those early days like @blogomomma, @Paul_Steele, @ShellyKramer, @iconic88, @2morrowknight, @SusanLorelei, @BuzzEdition, @Dudeman718, @RosevilleRockLN. . . just to name a few. I was pulled in by their humor, attitudes, kindness, and smarts. I can’t imagine my twitter stream without them.
The people in your life color and shape your world. I’m convinced the choices we make socially have a huge health impact. It creates balance and presents opportunities to give that we might otherwise miss. Will your social media scores soar? Probably not. But your life score will.