Sunday, July 26, 2009
My Love-Hate Relationship With Twitter
Franki's Twitter Mosaic Meme presents a real problem for me. She posted it the day after I "unfollowed" a boatload of Tweeps. I also turned off updates from GoodReads and gave myself permission to stop logging my books there, plus I put the Kidlitosphere Yahoo Group on digest and my participation in the English Companion NING on hold.
There was too much "noise" coming from my computer and I found myself spending too much time in front of the screen TAKING IN rather than CREATING. Besides the blog, I have at least three other writing projects that need attention. Attending to the incoming flow of information on the computer took hours of time I needed for my writing. Less time on the computer also means more time for reading, exercising, working in the garden, and being a social person in the living world.
And then there's that looming reality: The New School Year (*playing doom music in my head: duhn duhn duhn...*). This year (like every other year in my career...who am I kidding, really)...This year I'm going to keep a balance between my school life and my personal life. This year I'll stay sane. This year I've got a plan in place that will give me time for ME, and I'm going to stick to the plan no matter what.
Stop laughing. It might work this time.
So here's my contribution to the meme. Not ALL my friends, not ALL the followers who survived the cull. Here's Franki, with whom I jumped into this problematic and wonderful fast-flowing river of information and noise, and my NPR Tweeps who don't even know I exist.