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What's your best tweet?
It is not Love we fear, but the loss of Love. Love doesn't hurt us, people do. Cut off the people, not Love.
What are six things you could never do without?
Love, my brain, my phone, freedom, Prince's music, Nutella (it's the only vice I hold onto)
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I network as FJ, the blogger, the free-lance writer/editor, public speaker, etc. I also network w/other social workers
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Plume for my phone, Tweetdeck for desktop.
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter. I don't feel as connected with Facebook, though I've been on a long time. Twitter is instant response and engagement.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
#WhiteBoo (not just because I created it either)
What feature should Twitter add?
The ability to delete @ replies/mentions. Some people leave nasty comments that shouldn't linger there. We need more control
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Oscar the Grouch. I get that Sesame Street occasionally lets him have some shine, but... he's his own grouch.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Oprah Winfrey. Aside from making her laugh daily, I think she'd be inspired to let me have a TV show or write for O mag
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
I unfollow people every day. I grow weary of negativity and cattiness, bickering and drivel. I just don't want to read it
Why should we vote for you?
I feel I've made the best use of social media to connect ppl together so they can support each other in being healthier all around.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
I think the most interesting was being able to appear on Dr Oz via referral of one of my followers and getting to talk abt my tweeting!
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
I've had a few hashtags trend nationally :) I hope more ppl join #SexyShred each cycle and spread the movement
How do you make your tweets unique?
My tweets are my own thoughts, therefore they are inherently unique. "There's only one me in the galaxy" - Little Jackie
What inspires you to tweet?
Freedom of expression. I love to engage people in discourse about any and everything. Im inspired by those inspired by me.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
All. The. Time. I have over 300K tweets. Every now and then, someone makes a rude comment about it. *shrug*
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Be yourself, tweet honestly, engage your followers, ignore detractors, be polite, learn how to respectfully disagree, have fun!
How long can you go without a tweet?
What question are we not asking here that we should?
Question: How are you preparing your followers for the Zombie Apocalypse? Answer: Teaching them about the insane antics of extremists
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I imagine a downturn, unfortunately. Ppl can anonymously attack and treat others poorly. Too many bullies use it.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
@emptychampagne He is irreverent, outlandish, and raw with his humor.
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it's boring or isn't user friendly. It's actually a GREAT way to connect and engage people all around the world!
Why should people follow you?
Because I'm on Twitter to help people by being incredibly transparent, sharing my experiences/thoughts, and encouraging support.
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
How do you decide what to tweet?
I have personal boundaries about intimate things I don't discuss. Have to keep something sacred. Everything else is fair game.
How do you use social media to motivate yourself or others to live a healthier life?
By creating/running a clean eating + fitness challenge "#SexyShred" that has engaged over 350 ppl in making health improvements
How has social media helped bring your family closer together and #keepgoodgoing?
I don't like to be connected to my family via social media. I do like that it's made it easier to mass communicate with distant friends.
Why'd you start tweeting?
I wanted to interact with my favorite musicians, or at least access their thoughts in real time. I'm a huge music fan!
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Yes. Twitter has helped me make professional connections, has helped me grow as a writer, get new jobs, and GREAT friends
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Use it for good. It's a social medium that connects people across the world. There is power to be built. We ought to do so.
How will the world change in the next year?
The world is going to experience a series of micro-revolutions around the world, primarily focused on liberating women
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Improperly retweeting people/not giving credit to original tweeters, spamming people with links to terrible music and books...
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
We'll have a zombie president/prime minister in at least 25 countries. I'm certain of it. And it will be awesome.

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