Using Twitter For Your Own Productivity

Twitter is a great place for building some personal processes. The convenience of posting a quick tweet from anywhere makes the medium highly appealing. My own Twitter feed @dondalrymple is where I like to not only provide value for others, but I also like to use it for feeding other parts of my own productivity and processes.

Here are some strategies which might serve you as well:

  • Incomplete thoughts. As I am experiencing life, reading and meeting people new thoughts enter my mind. I capture the idea as fast as possible. When I am ready to hash out the idea further, I can review my past tweets to refine them into articles, books and other more thorough content.
  • Bookmarks. I search my past tweets for bookmarked content online. It helps me to tag things and move on. Part of Twitter’s great appeal is that it doesn’t slow you down. The disruption is small and a quick capture of reference information is easy.
  • Feedback. Sometimes I am looking to see if an idea is any good. Simply posting and seeing how people react hones the idea further.
  • Journaling. It helps to look back and see where my focus and head has been to make plans for the future. I like doing this periodically for setting new direction.

While much of Twitter is about broadcasting and having a conversation with the world, the accessibility makes it easy to use it for work in progress.

Try integrating it into your life this way.

What do you think?

 

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