@arish
Arish Ali
@arish · 1:13

What’s your Swell moment?

Whats your swell moment? That moment when it occurs to you that I need to create a swelling post, I need to share something on swell. So I was just listening to NPR radio and somebody was talking about an Instagram moment, and that got me thinking, just like an Instagram moment is something you want to take a picture and share with your friends what would be the corresponding swell moment. And I just realized that that was a slow moment for me

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@FryedOreo
Dewuan .
@FryedOreo · 0:30

I let the moments find me.

I usually let the moments find me. I find when I try to force the moment, it never goes as planned. So I kind of just let it happen organically. So, for instance, with you inviting me, which I get invites often for a conversation, but this was something they actually wouldn't mind talking about. So I knew I was going to have to say something about this. So, yeah, that's how it usually works for me. It's
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@SeekingPlumb

@arish

The tone of voice, the energy or lack thereof of whatever it is I want to convey that you can't really do when you're writing something or is maybe not necessarily that great or ideal for a live conversation. And sometimes it's more along the lines of the value of asynchronicity, of being able to. Is that even a word I want to use? I don't think that works the asynchronousness of the way Swell works, because I can put something out there
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@dobbsty
Ty Dobbs
@dobbsty · 1:35
Thank you so much for this prompt. It's definitely interesting to hear people's responses. I think on a lot of swells. I'm more motivated by the question, but this one I wanted to take the time to also listen to the responses that were already generated prior to mine. This is an interesting one
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@SeekingPlumb

@dobbsty

Speaking of poetry, I really liked your phrase swallow moment. I don't know why, but it sticks with me and rolls off the tongue. Thank you for that
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@DBPardes
Deborah Pardes
@DBPardes · 1:31

Voice picture voice!

I kind of feel like Swell becomes an Instagram voice for me, and it gives voice to what I'm seeing in a way that's urgent and captures my emotion around what I'm seeing. I use it quite a bit to give as a gift to people, as people might have noticed when I'm at an event that they're doing, and I want to capture the ambience, whether it's a lecture or a conference or a wedding
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@Tim
Tim Ereneta
@Tim · 2:44

I choose not to post in the moment

Are there moments for me where I have to put this on? Ask Swell and the answer is no. I don't find broadcasting and social media a useful tool for me. Creating a snapshot, whether it's a photo or audio snippet, and sharing it in the moment is not particularly useful for me. I don't feel that it captures and shares anything except hey, look at me, look what I'm doing. Kind of feeling. I find it antisocial, actually
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@studentlife
Jas (They/them) Martin
@studentlife · 0:48
I think a small moment for me is when I come across something that I'm personally inspired by or I think is really cool, and then I have to share it with everybody. And the reason why I like this app is, is because it's so much easier to share cool and inspiring things that I want to share with the world on here because I don't have to type it out
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@Professor42
Professor Z
@Professor42 · 1:38

@FryedOreo the intro was inspired by a response you had to me once. The rest of this response is simple. Swell is about engaging conversations

Professor 42, which is a little bit of a inside thing from Dawan, which, by the way, I'm going to tag Tim in this because it's been a minute just want to say, hey, so so I haven't been active on Swale. I actually just created a post. But I think Swale, for me, the moment is when you feel that creativity coming to you. I've listened to the majority of the responses here
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@sophie_world
Sophie Sophia
@sophie_world · 0:57
I think my swell moments have actually found me and because I am not very comfortable in reading out my work in front of for big audience and I do not usually recite my points or read my stories. So this gives me a kind of comfort to share my thoughts with people, with the community and I think it is more to connect with people. When you hear when you listen to somebody's voice, you are more connected than you are talking to that person
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