January is unofficially “purge” month for many Americans. Holiday decorations are boxed up for hibernation. The long winter nights are perfect for conquering ugly tasks like cleaning out closets.
After going on a post-holiday rampage through my closets, I turned my attention to my digital habitat. Let me tell you, it’s an overstuffed tangle of a walk-in closet that needs taming.
|Closet Before, via Flickr.|
The desire to bring order to my digital life led me to prioritize the social media that matter most to me, but also crimp my productivity. Twitter’s at the top of my list.
Using Social Oomph I was able to re-think how I want my Twitter network to work. I set new priorities for who needs to hear from me, and vice-versa. Social business expert Amber Naslund has some great tips if you’re itching to try this.
Maybe it’s an overstatement to say that we are what we tweet. But our digital networks are an extension of who we are. What we communicate within the walls of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn affects the flow of people, ideas and inspiration that shape our identities both on- and off-line.
Research shows that when have an impact on smaller things—like our social media routine—we can have a big impact on our daily lives, which improves our overall outlook.
It’s amazing how a few tweaks to our daily habits can become a catalyst for meaningful, positive change.