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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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


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
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


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
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
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
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
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
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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