Version 4.1

Version 4.1 is “Released”

“Version 4.1 of what?” you maight ask. In short….. Me.

“What does that mean?” you ask. Well let me tell you. The way I see it (from a software/computer background), life is lived in stages (versions.) I figure that each stage can be broken into decades and each year is the minor revision dates. So following this logic, the release of Version 4.1 means that I am now 41 years old.

My goal is to connect, learn, and share with other Twitter users, so I will be tweeting more regulary to give updates as to the progress of this experiment. Why? I believe Twitter is a great way for busy people to communicate, quickly and concisely – you’ve only got 140 characters!

A Bit of Back Story
I’ve been a lurker on Twitter for a few years and I’ve been reluctant to comment on anything or share my own information – mainly out of fear of being taken out of context or offending anyone. The strange thing about Version 4.1 is that I have noticed as the versions develop, this no longer matters. You either like the content (me) or you don’t. You either see value, or you don’t. I hope you do, of course, but it’s okay if we don’t agree.
All of my life, I have been socially awkward. I was an only child and had severe asthma which kept me mostly indoors. There were only two other kids in my neighborhood and I think it was difficult for them to understand my eccentric atitudes. As a result, my shyness made me insecure about being accepted.
Since I’ve always stood back and watched others, I have learned a lot about human behaviour and why people do what they do. I have learned that, although there are all kinds of people, we all have something in common: the need for acceptance for who we are without being judged. So, going full circle, I plan to begin commenting and sharing more on Twitter. I have a lot to share and a lot to learn from others.
To be sure, I can’t tell you what topic I’ll be talking about on any given day. I have “shiny object syndrome” and I find everything interesting; I haven’t decided if this is a curse or not. Whatever it is, I’m not going to fight it anymore. I will work it to my advantage and everyday, I will:

  • write an article about something I learned
  • tweet a random idea
  • comment on someone else’s tweet
  • share a site that I found useful
  • write a review for a product I have used
  • write a tutorial or answer questions

If you find any of my information useful, please share it. If not, that’s ok too. A big part of this Version 4.1 experiment is for me to figure out who I am to myself. Over the past few years, I have learned much from other internet stars by sitting back and watching. It is time for me to emerge from the shadows and join the party.

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* This is my personal personal improvement magazine – and by personal, I mean these are articles I have found on the internet and saved to my Flipboard for later reading. Related topics are entrepreneur, life hacks, and general advice. Some of the content will be my own original work, but there will be a good mix of other high quality articles for you to read.

  • William Campbell

    If you check out the Flipboard mag, I promise I’ll work on a better cover photo. I don’t want to scare anyone! 🙂