👉 Lessons I learned on & about #MedTwitter

A 🧵 about my journey exploring what’s beyond being #professional as a 🩺 #SoMe user

#TLDR: Aim for fulfilled & happy & kind ➕ a healthier 🪢 with technology 📱💻
🤔 why I made this 🧵?

I was asked to give a talk: 'How to be professional on social media' at #ESPNIC2021 for #YoungESPNIC and other participants of the congress

❗️But I felt we could be aiming for so much more than #Professional

So here we are👇
Experts talk about #SoMe as a non-binary thing: it isn’t like you use it or not, because it’s already everywhere. Others say it is actually harder to ignore it.

👥 If you come aboard, do it mindfully
⛔️ Staying out intentionally is an option
⚠️ Avoid the half-in/half-out state
If you’re new to #MedTwitter, my collection of great resources will help you set up an account, understand the essential #SoMe etiquette, and offer an overview of the benefits that await you. My social media survival kit 🗃:
In my experience, the key to your growth & fun is controlling the whys, the hows, the wheres and the whens of using social media. 🚀

❗️Yes, it is supposed to be fun, not a chore❗️
⚠️ You need a filter to what gets in front of you ⚠️
My #SoMe holy grail is:
1️⃣ Setting (and constantly resetting) realistic goals for ourselves ♾
2️⃣ Conscious networking 🤝

👆 This way, not only you can grow your persona on social media but enjoy the process, too. 👌
Your #SoMe goals might be:
📌Self-introducing to the platform
📌Designing your perfect feed of scientific information
📌Engaging with the community
📌Becoming an influencer

⚠️ In 2021, you don’t just become an influencer; you need to put in consistent effort and maintain it! 💯
✌️Whatever your goal is, you may not succeed without a supportive online network around you.

👉I quite like the concept of the 'serendipity vehicle': if we connect with others and publish or tweet, unexpected opportunities will come our way.

Some behaviors that can help us fit admirably in the community are:
📌not tweeting when we are angry
📌amplifying others
📌ignoring the haters
📌focusing on our message
📌protecting our time
📌being kind
says science communication expert @Sarah_Mojarad

‼️Clinicians wishing to post case studies or patient vignettes, be aware of privacy issues: the practice of

💈‘posting the pearl, not the patient’💈

is quite helpful. more👇
How to get started?

✍️Try different things to tweet, because as non-fiction author @austinkleon says:

"I have more to say because I sit down to write every day”.

😢There are reports about #SoMe anxiety in the forms of 'impostor syndrome' or feeling pressured to tweet like a genius or go viral.

However, ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️
📌 Whatever journey you’re on, is sharable
📌 You don't have to be an expert to tweet
📌 What is obvious to you, can be game-changing to others
❗️Don't be afraid, people are too busy thinking about themselves

Just tweet it … 🐥
With some time, you’ll develop your own style and an internal 🧭 whether to share stuff or not.

If ❓, use any of the rules 👇 #newyorktimes #101010 #dontbeanangrybird
You will also learn that everything sounds better in your head 🤔
⁉️About the follower count:

For me, it doesn't feel like something to reflect on the quality of my social media presence and is entirely out of my control; therefore, I tend to care very little about it.
Setting boundaries and working my way towards healthy tech habits were substantial assets to my positive experience on #MedTwitter and personal accounts.


My basic rules are: ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️
📌Phone decluttering
📌Notifications: only human-to-human🗣💬
📌Screen time limits
📌Fully on and fully off social media: if I decide to open any #SoMe app, I will dedicate my attention to it fully; otherwise, I don't use it at all
🚫 continuous partial attention
⛱ There will be periods when I prioritize different projects, my clinical weeks, my holiday or anything that matters to me
➡️I will easily take unregretted breaks from social media.

And I think, that's completely 🆗.
#MedTwitter and #PedsICU communities are growing, but their importance in the medical community is still debated.

💈I do not think #SoMe is good or bad; it is a tool.
= You can use it well or badly.
🔑Use it to achieve self-identical goals that strengthen our community, too.

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I am sharing some points I raised on the kickoff event of @ESPNIC_Society's #mentorship programme.

(a practical🧵, not only for #YoungESPNIC or #PedsICU folks)
💪🦾 Having a mentor is a real opportunity, but the success of this relationship highly depends on the effort you put in as a mentee. 💪🏾💪🏻
Before the first meeting, take ⏳ & 🤔:
❓ Why did you join the program?
❓ Where are you professionally?
❓ Are you looking for general mentoring right now or rather need help in a specific domain?
❓ Do you respond best to gentle guidance or prefer something more structured?
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