For the second time in the past five years, I’ve decided to take a break from Twitter.
I’m a functional Twitter addict, getting all of my work done and maintaining important relationships while spending far too much time on the platform.
When I wake up, I check Twitter before my email and SLACK.
Before I go to bed, I thrash between Twitter, podcasts, audiobooks, and playing chess.
All day long, be it a workday, the weekend, or on vacation, I’m sucked into my replies, trending topics, and Twitter feed.
I love it, but sometimes I love it too much.
While I don’t regret the time spent there, it is a blocker to getting other things done, and while it’s worth it on so many levels, the truth is it can put even the most optimistic person in a foul mood.
The amount of trolling and dunking, which can be entertaining, can sometimes become exhausting.
So, I decided this week to focus on two media channels for the rest of the year: my podcasts and my next book.
I’m still checking Twitter, and I will retweet things and like them, but I’m not going to reply to folks OR start new tweets.
I will automate the sharing of podcast episodes and blog posts to Twitter, so folks know when new content lands, but for now, I’m going to clear my mind and focus on getting my passion–This Week in Startups–to consistently publishing 5x a week.
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