Whew, I spent an untold amount of time on Twitter yesterday. I was fiddling around with my background image, reading other Tweets, learning about how to add RSS Feeds and trying to understand how to respond to folks. With all of the Twittering, I didn’t get as much writing done as I wanted to.
What I’ve found about Twitter is that it can be a very valuable tool, once you get the hang of it (which I haven’t yet). The other thing I’ve found is that some folks are extremely prolific. I think the sheer volume of tweets is overwhelming. Therefore, I had to temporarily block some tweets.
I’m going to operate in austerity mode for a little while. While I may follow other Twitters, I cannot overwhelm myself with the sheer volume of daily, hourly, sometimes minutely tweets.
I find that folks use Twitter for a variety of reasons. Some folks use it to share their business ideas, questions and conundrums, while others use it to “talk out loud” about their day. Some folks let others know when they’re getting up to get a cup of tea, or cleaning up cat urine or going to sleep.
Honestly, some of the information is information overload or TMI (too much information). Other times, there are valuable pearls of knowledge and tips that are worth investigating and reading. I guess my initial take on Twitter is it’s nice if you can weed out what you don’t want and receive what you do want.
There’s no rush for me to learn Twitter all in one day so just like I do everything else in my life, I’m taking it one step at a time.