Like many of you, I love Twitter.
- Making new friends…
- Encouraging and being encouraged…
- Finding and sharing new ministry resources…
Chances are, I don’t have to convince you of the value of its usefulness as a ministry resource.
At the same time, I also don’t have to spill too much ink warning you of the time-sucker it can be either.
In addition to using Twitterific on my IPhone to follow Twitter, I also use a Google Reader app to follow a few blogs too, so when you add these two things together, I found that I was spending more time checking these apps on my phone or IPad than I wanted to be and it was eating into my other priorities.
Enter my need to make some changes…
(*Let me preface this by saying this may be old news to some of you, but perhaps really helpful to some of you. If old news, don’t call me a dinosaur…and if news to you, post a comment or thank me in heaven ; )
To fix my problem, I subscribed to all the Twitter feeds I wanted to follow in Google reader and unfollowed everyone on Twitterific (and Twitter).
I know this is kind of a Twitter-foul, but this way I now get ONE stream of content I check once a day and use Twitterific to only Tweet things out, message or direct message others. (For you really tech savvy folks, you know I have to add the step of following someone on Twitter to do so, but this tiny step is well worth trimming down the content.)
There are other ways to do this I’m sure, but this way has worked for me.
Questions for you:
- Is your “Twittering” under control?
- How would your wife answer this question? Seriously?
- Will my method work for you?
- If not, what method do you use?
Would love to hear your thoughts below.