It's always good to end the week on a positive note. Sometimes we concentrate on the negatives. We have a choice. Choose positive. Choose to celebrate. I will be joining Ruth Ayres and her weekly link-up, Celebrate This Week. Check out all the other celebrations HERE
This weekend I am celebrating Voxer!
Last summer at nErDcampMI, Colby Sharp talked about Voxer. He explained it as a walkie-talkie app that was allowing him to stay in contact with the other nerdcamp planners. I remember thinking at the time that I just didn't know how I would use it.
This past winter, Voxer was brought up again with some friends I had met at nerdcamp/ncte. Again, I wasn't sold on it since I couldn't see how it would work for me.
Then, I read a Nerdy post by Katherine Sokolowski and how she uses Voxer to talk daily with a group of people. That got me thinking, I talk daily with friends across the country on Twitter. But 140 characters can be limiting and not as personal.
I sent out a tweet and got it going. Now, I talk daily with groups of people about everything. One group is just daily bantering. Going back and forth about life. Making each other laugh. Another group is daily inspiration. We share books. We share ideas. We share thoughts. It's invigorating and exciting.
One of the best parts about Voxer is how personal it is. Hearing voices instead of reading words makes my heart happy. I love that Voxer allows me to hear my friends, yet if I need to text my words I have that option on there as well. I can send pictures too.
I want to be happy in life. A big part of our lives is our jobs. I'd like to think everyone goes into teaching because they love being with children and are looking to make an impact on young lives. Somewhere in ideal land and reality, many people change their attitude about their daily work. Twitter has changed my attitude about work. Having new ideas and something to be excited about has impacted what I do with students. Voxer has only increased it. Getting new ideas and having a space to share them with others who want to know and share that excitement is infectious.
I'm celebrating my Voxer friends and to many more conversations with them!