Last night I had a comment on a Google+ post that both stopped me in my tracks and made me really look at how I use social media.
I make no secret of the fact that I use Twitterfeed to pull out a couple of top posts every couple of hours from a couple of the top tech news blogs. I do this as much for me, as it prompts me to read the top stories throughout the day, as my followers (the general response has been positive).
The comment on Google+ called me up on the automated feeds and that immediately made me think about how I’m using Twitter (and how I want to use Google+ for that matter).
I stopped the automated feeds instantly as I realised that, although I read all of the articles I share via Twitterfeed, there’s no value-add for my followers. I neglected the automated feeds and let them run far too long.
So, from this point forward, I will still be sharing interesting content but all manually. Nothing will be posted automatically so that I can share with my thoughts attached (I do have automated cross posting from my blogs of course but that’s my content and it saves me having to write out a tweet for every post).
Let me know if the changes work (or if they don’t!).
Huge thanks to Richard Mackney for the wake up slap 🙂