If you’re a long-time reader of this blog, you may remember a series of mine, called the Shrink’s Links. In this, I posted interesting things I’ve read, seen, heard, or helpful tools I found on the web. If you were a fan, you might have missed it when I discontinued it. Well, weep no more; the Shrink’s Links is back; but to find them, you’ll have to go on Twitter.
If you subscribe, you’ll get a more intimate access into parts of the inside of my writerly head. No, not everything I ever think; I’ll still rope off large parts of my brain for privacy; but you’ll see me at the moment of inspiration, when I encounter a concept, play with a tool, or conceive a metaphor, long before the gestation period is complete, and the blog post is born. You may also be inspired.
I’m always leery of getting caught by the addictive properties of social media. You should be, too. My rules are:
- Prioritize the rest of life over social media.
- Turn off notifications and go on no more than once or twice a day.
- Set a timer when you go on. Get off when the timer goes off.
- Never go on just before bed.
- Don’t squander time on crap.
I’ve found that by adhering to these rules, I’m able to utilize social media to learn new things and increase my visibility without wasting time and pissing off my family. They may work for you, too.
The address is @theshrinkslinks. See you there.