Back From Inner Space

by Scott Saad - February 3, 2011

I’ve taken a good break from many online interactions (blogging, twitter, etc). It’s been a nice interruption indeed as I found it has truly helped me refocus.

This wasn’t the first time I’ve done this and it probably won’t be the last. Each time I do it, something new is learned about where distractions live for me; the net gains of participating in these games; how my priorities need to shift to meet my objectives.

When taking such extended breaks from my twitter stream, I’ve been asked if it’s because I don’t like it. I do like it. I find it very entertaining! However, up to this point that’s all I’ve realized. It’s another form of entertainment. That in itself has value but has to be equally weighed against the more pressing things in my life, whatever those might be at a given time.

As we know, our time is finite and for me twitter has a cost. For example, I tend to obsess about how I write something: delivery, humor, seriousness, thoughtfulness, geek value, etc. This obsession takes time, but I do enjoy doing it. It’s just that my priorities need to be better kept in check as I don’t gain anything from it, regardless of how I try to spin it to myself.

So… until next time I introvert… I’m back!

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