#CPChatNow Recap- Collectibles Focus Chat

On Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 we in the #CPChatNow community gathered on Twitter for a focus chat about collectibles. I am co-host Zachary Fenell, ready to compile highlights into your weekly recap. Enjoy!

#CPChatNow focus chats mainly fall into two categories. External focus chats feature a guest outside the community. For example, Danielle Kerani who led our August mental health focus chat.

Meanwhile internal focus chats promote the expertise within our own community. Personally, I love the concept. Everyone possesses expertise on some subject. Internal focus chats recognizes said knowledge.

For September our very own Jen led a chat on collectibles. Jen’s experience and passion for collecting gives her all the credentials needed to lead the chat. To begin she asked what people collect.

Jen asks "What do you all collect?"Like Jen, a couple people incorporated pictures into their answers.

Zachary shares pictures of his collectibles.Comic Maysoon Zayid shares she collects hotel keys from her tours.Altogether answers showed great range in interests.

People in the #CPChatNow community collect a variety of items.One participant specifically, Alena, turned a cerebral palsy issue into motive to start her collection.

Alena needs to wear knee socks so she decided to have fun with it and start collecting knee socks.Your turn to contribute to the conversation! Answer for the week’s extend-the-conversation question, “What do you collect?” Respond in the “Comments” section.

Alena’s response foreshadowed Jen’s third question.

Jen asks "How does your collection help with your CP and/or anxiety?"Most people found no correlation. In fact only I deemed my collections helpful.

Maysoon and Jen don't find their collections helpful with their CP/anxieties but Zachary does.More answers to the question "How does your collections help with your cerebral palsy/anxiety?"The second part to my response raised an issue Jen’s fifth question addressed.

Jen asks the #CPChatNow community, "Has your collections helped you to make friends?"This time everyone’s answers proved similar.

Collections have helped #CPChatNow participants make friends, both online and in real life.

This week's extend-the-conversation question asks "What do you collect?"

Keep the dialogue going! Answer, “What do you collect?”

In addition to the week’s extend-the-conversation question, feel free to answer the other questions highlighted above. Remember the official extend-the-conversation question asks “What do you collect?”

As always, answer by commenting below.

Until next time,

-Zachary

P.S. If you hold interest in leading a focus chat, please contact my co-host Blake Henry and I to discuss details.

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