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.

Bad for Jon

  • Twitter
  • MySpace
  • Facebook

Good for Jon


  • Social Bookmarking

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.


2 Responses to “No More Twitter for Me”

  1. […] There are simply way too many ways to communicate with me.  The problem is that I feel that I must check all of these about channels daily otherwise I’ll be worried that I’m not getting back to someone.  I don’t want that.  I don’t want you to ask me a question via Twitter and me not see that question for a week.  But that happens.  A lot.  So my solution is going to be to reduce the number of ways you can contact me.  I just fired my Twitter account. […]

  2. […] 26, 2009 Okay I’m back to being down on Twitter.  Its like me email and instant messaging.  Too all-consuming.  I’ve basically spent all […]

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