Last week I talked to a fellow writer about a problem I was having in my brainstorming process. She gave me a slew of valuable information and reaffirmed the confidence I was starting to lose in myself (which subsequently led me to lose a bit of money in the process but that’s a post for another day).
During our conversation she admitted that she wasn’t the biggest social media user, specifically Twitter. On the outside Twitter can feel like standing in the middle of a busy six lane highway. It moves quickly and sounds like a lot of mental noise. Thankfully my brain sometimes likes mental noise and it’s the perfect place for my brain to experience a day at the races when the mood strikes me. Other times Twitter is a means to an end for my marketing freelance clients.
Knowing that there’s a way to tune out the noise, focus in on what matters and still get some benefit out of twitter I shared what I did for a recent social media management project. While it takes some time to set everything up, it’s worth it in the long run and the great part is that you don’t need to invest a lot of time up front, you can do it gradually. [Read more…]