Step away from Twitter

Newsflash: Not everyone should be on social media all of the time. In fact, there are many times when you should step away from the Twitter.

Don’t tweet when…

  1. You’re in a bad mood.
  2. You have nothing to say.
  3. You’re feeling stabby.
  4. You’ve been drinking.
  5. You want to lash out at someone.

Just put down the phone. Step away from Tweetdeck. It will be there in a couple of hours. You will have recovered and will write something meaningful but without malice. And you’ll thank me.

Remember: the Internet never forgets.

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About Mary Rarick

Caffeine-addicted hyphen enthusiast, grammar geek and former editor; lover of shoes, vacuum cleaner tracks and compelling content; enthusiastic, perennial cause adopter; hash tag abuser, connector and social media strategist.
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9 Responses to Step away from Twitter

  1. Jan Udlock says:

    Great advice, Mary.

  2. Mary Rarick says:

    Thanks, Jan. I see people making this mistake every single day. Ugh. It’s so easy to avoid.

  3. Jeffrey says:

    Great advice, Mary. And Glad to see you with a blog. Adding yours to my blog roll and subscribing to it, too.

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  5. Mary Rarick says:

    Thanks, Jeff. I’ll add yours to mine as soon as I can figure out how to do that. lol

  6. katley says:

    I don’t use Twitter. Who has time for it? I have my hands full with my blog and Facebook. Not to mention my job and the million and one chores at home. Good advice though, especially not to tweet when you’re intoxicated 🙂

  7. Mary Rarick says:

    Thanks, Katley. I know what you mean about not having the time for Twitter. I don’t always have time, either, especially recently. Funny how life just gets in the way.

    I try to make a little time for Twitter when I can because the medium provides me with a lot of value: I’ve met some of the greatest people there and I get links to great articles.

    Where would you say that you find you get the most value for the time you spend, Katley?

  8. derekWwyatt says:

    Ah c’mon you’re ruining all of my twitter fun 😉

    Seriously though sometimes people on twitter need a little rude awakening that they’re doing it wrong. As for drunk tweets, I have a completely separate incognito account for that. LOL

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