Do you use twitter??
I’m somewhat new to the idea, but it looks like an interesting way to meet lots of dissociative folks from around the world.
UPDATE: Please use @DiscussingDID
I think it’s working correctly, so for those of you that enjoy twittering, my previous twitter name was @Kathy_B_from_AC . That’s a shortened version of Kathy Broady from AbuseConsultants.com, of course.
BUT … it’s time to move on from there, and connect with now at Discussing Dissociation.
Feel free to join in with me with the twitter associated with this blog — @DiscussingDID .
I am happy to follow any and every DID Multiple System that I meet.
Let me know you’re DID, and I’ll certainly follow you!
Since I’m relatively new to the twitter world, I’m not sure what all I’m inviting you to. But hey, it looks like a cool thing, so… let’s have fun with it!
I hope you are all having a great day –
Copyright © 2008-2017 Kathy Broady MSW and Discussing Dissociation
Technology has definitely changed the world, and nearly scared the life out of many, including me. But quick replies intrigue me. AND the whole process frightens me…
So I am taking a leap today. I have joined Twitter… and have not “tweeted” yet.
I am following you Kathy. Late for sure.
I can only hope I am not opening myself up to be more frightened. *sigh*
Also I have been searching for answers here on the discussingdissociation.com site…
.g-TEAM (along with other names chosen by my group of insiders) 🌺
I followed you. At least for now, anyway.
Marianne Shalkowsky says
Any posts for 2015?
Kathy Broady says
Ok, I’m getting a much better sense of how twitter works now, and it can be really fun and helpful.
If any of you are active on SurvivorForum, including the SurvivorSupport side, you are welcome to join in with the other SF tweople, twittering away with each other. It’s a nice way to get to know other group members in ways that are more like a ongoing conversation.
Kathy Broady says
Well, ok — good news. 🙂
I’m starting to get used to the idea of Twittering more and more, and it’s kinda fun! What I twitter and say to others is totally up to me to decide, (so I don’t have to expose anything that I don’t want to say to the world, and there have been several times where I didn’t twitter something because I decided the whole world didn’t need to know a certain thing — and frankly, probably wouldn’t care anyway, lol). Remembering that I have total control over what I say reduces the weirdness. I’m inviting people into my world only as much as I want them to know.
It’s been a very cool way to hear from other people, and to get to know more about them, and to gradually understand more about them, without it being intrusive or difficult.
And it is a great way to exchange helpful information, links, etc in a big hurry.
SO — I’m becoming more sold on the twitter idea. If there is anyone else out there that wants to twitter with me – just join in. You’ll be welcome! 🙂
Happy twittering to you all –
Really good points about needing to be aware of what information we put out where! All these options for connection can also serve to make us feel vulnerable, perhaps.
So far, I am excited about Twitter as a networking tool and like you say a means to exchange information, quickly!
Kathy Broady says
Well, lol… I’m still just not sure about this twitter thing myself. 🙂
Today, I’ve just decided to see what the following business is / does, so I’m now following all the people that are following me, lol.
I haven’t got a solid opinion yet about how this works, but I can see that it’s a cool way to share information.
I think it’s REALLY important for everyone to remember that ANYthing they use on twitter is broadcast to the world. So, if you want privacy, be sure to not use your actual name or to say anything on twitter that you wouldn’t care if the world knew.
I mean, do y’all really wanna know if I’m off doing the dishes, or at a doctor’s appointment, or having a burrito?? ??!! I think I’ll just keep my tweets more along the lines of what I’m doing that’s related to my professional life.
Modern technology is just so weird, lol.
How is your experience with Twitter? I am just joining it myself (also spurred on by other therapist colleagues). I will see if I can figure out how to follow you!
Kathy Broady says
hmmmmmm… ok, so I’m twittering, and my tweets are not coming thru’. I guess try clicking the link if you are interested in seeing my silliness?? lol.
And to Juliewtf — I’m not sure. I think you can have more than one twitter account tho’ (but maybe not the same email? I don’t know), so maybe you can get a second one and use that?? But I’m not a twitter expert by any means (as you can see — mine’s not working correctly even as we speak, lol. 🙂
I wanted to follow on Twitter but the name I log into twitter with, too many people know me by. When I come here i use a different name.
Do you know if I can use the same email addy and a second name?
My comment concerns both your invite to twitter and the above post on organized/ritual abuse.
I know twitter is a social-networking function that can allow people to be a part of a global community and share anything from the mundane to the extreme to the critical – whatever crosses your life or your mind you can put it there…if you dare.
As a ritual abuse survivor I currently feel about as safe and centered as I have ever been in my life. Which is not the same as saying I feel safe. The don’t tell programming and secretiveness were bred into me with such force that I doubt I will ever want to go onto any social network and just put my life out there.
I do not want to rain on anyone else’s parade who loves twitter or facebook, I just can’t get past a pervasive feeling of threat in the world. No matter that I can tell myself it has been over 25 years since the last real abuse occured.
Wouldn’t it be cool to feel so secure? I will probably never know because it is more important to me to feel like I am keeping me and my insiders safe. I really do not know any did’ers who are social butterflies, all the ones I know exist in a small world they try hard to keep safe…in good ways and not so good ways.
I hope you enjoy twitter, Kathy. Your opinion of it may be as close as I will ever get to it.
Leslie and the pixies
Kathy Broady says
Hi to all the pixies too –
Thanks for your comment. You’ve made some important points.
I have no idea what I think of twittering, lol. But some of my colleagues suggested it (they’ve also added the feature to their blogs) so I’ve decided to check it out and see what comes of it. I will probably be a very boring twitterer, lol… or maybe it will make me look more like a twit, lol. I don’t know. Y’all can let me know. 🙂 Right now, it’s at that weird, awkward stage because I’m just not sure what all I want to tell the world about what I’m doing at that moment…
Which is the good point that you brought up. Feeling safe and secure in the world around us. For me, twitter and facebook, etc are safe because I’m in control of what I put out there. I absolutely will not say anything that would put me in danger, so I don’t have to feel scared. I’m very “findable” on the internet anyway, my office address and contact information are already posted a hundred places, and I’m not hiding from anyone. I’m already a public figure, lol. (yikes!) Now — making those steps to become that public did not come easy, and it’s definitely taken me a lot of time to decide to do so. So, no – I do not take this amount of visibility lightly. It was unsettling at first, and I have had to inch my way out here, making sure I felt safe enough along the way.
For people with multiplicity and for those who lose time a lot, I could see that having something as public as twitter or facebook could be a little scarier. There are a bunch of privacy settings on facebook, so you can protect your viewing audience more that way, but at the same time, those privacy settings can be changed with a few clicks, so… unless you have confidence in your system of insiders — and unless it is a system-wide agreement to NOT put anything out there that could be self-sabotaging or too personal — I would recommend extreme caution before using such public networking options.
Also, the general feeling of being safe in the world…. well, that in itself is a huge topic. And feeling safe and secure, for trauma survivors, does require a lot of work, and very often is very difficult to obtain. Lots to say there… maybe that can be added to the future blog topics list…
Thanks, Leslie. Excellent comment.