No More Twitter for Me
November 7, 2008
Okay I’m done with Twitter. No more.
Its simply a huge drain on my productivity. If you want to communicate with me you have two options: email and phone. I’m going to stop using Twitter for the same reason I stopped using Instant Messenger and MySpace… it was too much. Too damn much. I don’t know how you people following 500 others in Twitter do it. I follow like 22 and its nuts…
I tried only using it like a few times a week, but people would DM me and ask me a question and then be pissed off when I didn’t get back to them right away. Its clear I cannot support this time-wise, so I won’t.
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As an online marketer I think its still important for me to have a working knowledge of tools like Twitter, etc. for my clients, but that is the key. I have been spending maybe 20-30 minutes per day on Twitter for me and that produces no results for our clients. It doesn’t really even make me feel any better, I just feel like I’ve wasted a bunch of time each day. I’m not saying its a waste for other people – I know it can be a great tool – but its a huge drag on me.
I’ll still use it for clients when and where appropriate, but there is no way I have the time to use it myself with any regularity.