As I’m ramping up redesign | mobile, I’ve been looking at how I use Twitter. I’m trying to find the optimal mix of providing interesting, engaging content while also devoting the attention that my company needs.
A few thoughts on my new approach:
- Six or fewer original tweets a day.
- More curation and retweeting from my favorite people on Twitter.
- Fewer stream of consciousness tweets. I know some of my tweets really require expansion to be meaningful. As it is, people ask for more explanation. That takes too much time. Either I’ll write an expansive post or I’ll skip it.
I still struggle with the many diverse reasons people follow me on Twitter – UX, payments, finance, travel, SF, local, search, journalism, statistics, etc. I will continue to tweet about a diversity of topics. It’s too bad Twitter can’t just show the relevant tweets to the people who care about those topics.
I’m still going to engage with followers. But some of the best of my Twitter is actually found in exchanges with @rabois, @mdudas, @daveambrose and @rdoddala. If you aren’t following those four people, you are missing out on the best of rakeshlobster.
Thanks, as always, for following. Would love your feedback.