I started a note in EverNote titled Simplify Everything. It’s the beginning of my quest to make my time working more effective in the midst of this insanely distracting thing we call the Internet. The first thing I’m giving the hatchet to is actively watching tweets fly by on Twitter. I forsook Facebook and Google+ years ago with no regrets, so why not Twitter?
For sure, I’ve had useful conversations on Twitter with great people in the WordPress business world. And for sure, Twitter is great for keeping up with what is happening in the WordPress community. But overall, I feel that opening TweetDeck on a regular basis takes more away from my productivity than it adds. There is only so much time in a day and I want to be effective at my work by reducing distractions.
I’ll be taking a reactive approach from now on.