Tuesday, July 10, 2012

#twitterwin

I've been on twitter a while but never really used it consistently enough to know all the rules of re-tweets and quoting tweets and such.  I do enjoy reading tweets from sailing magazines, research organizations, pcvs, and funny people.

So, last Friday I participated in a RPCV (Returned Peace Corps Volunteer) Chat on twitter.  It was kind of random - I didn't really plan on it but once I got the hang of discussing things via Twitter, I ended up having a lot of fun and enjoyed the memories of my service that flooded back to me.  The discussion questions ranged from what we did on the Fourth of July when we were abroad to what we are most thankful for now that we're back.

In the chat I mentioned that as  Peace Corps Volunteer I was often asked why I would leave my family and my country to work and help overseas.  My answer usually was based on educating my host country friends about the "Culture of Service" in America.  To this, a staff member of the National Peace Corps Association tweeted to me that I should write about it.  So I took some time after work on Friday and worked on it a bit and sent it over to her.

This morning I get an email that they want to use it as a blog post!  So that's pretty cool, and it's all because of twitter.  #twitterwin