Just as I once did with email, I'm finding myself overwhelmed by 'tweets'! Time management, self organization, personal productivity, etc. etc. So many tools intended to improve it all can get you totally derailed if you're not careful ...and disciplined.
Working alone can be isolating; there's no one to bounce ideas off of, ask questions or just to run into at the 'water cooler' to catch up with. Twitter is something that can help keep us lonely solo-preneurs feeling more connected. Wonder who is attending the upcoming Pop!Tech conference? Tweet ? it. You're attending a workshop and come across a good source of mall biz help, Tweet it.
On the other hand, you're working on a project, trying to get some work done & darned if that Tweet Deck 'ding' does't keep drawing your attention away from your work at hand. Before you know it, 15...30... or more minutes have gone by. Soon, you find yourself Tweeting away about what you're going to do this evening, what you thought of Sarah Palin's appearance on SNL last weekend, the Red Sox disappointing loss in the 7th game... and on, and on.
Be careful to not let tools, intended to support productivity, weigh you down.
**note to self: Read this BLOG entry every morning...and turn off Tweet Deck 'ding'... **
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