I Can’t Be There and Be Here Too
Some folks, when they travel, keep track of the timezone they left. They’ll tell you what time it is at home and then talk about how tired they are. I find what works for me is to be in the timezone I’m and to leave the other timezone behind totally. Jet lag is much less when I let my mind adjust to the time I’m in.
I get more from the experience if I live in the moment.
I’ve found I can’t be two places at once efficiently.
In the last two weeks I’ve been to three conferences and I’ve realized that the same is true about trying to twitter my experiences as I listen and interact. Each time I look down to type what was just said, I miss the next moment that is happening. I miss being where I am.
And what I send back to Twitter is only a glimpse out of context.
I admire the folks who can Twitter events and feel that they’ve attended them. I can’t.
Do you Twitter at conferences?
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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