5 Tips For Managing Your Time on Twitter

If you are like me when I first started using Twitter I found myself getting almost lost in my twitter feed. I would find myself spending hours reading my tweets, clicking on the links, refreshing my twitter feed and start all over again. Well my wife and kids came to me one night and asked how much longer am I going to be on the computer? It was then that I realized I had spent way too much time on twitter, and got nothing else accomplished for the day that I had planned, like writing blog posts, articles and some back linking. So I had wasted an entire day on Twitter.

Now don’t get me wrong, Twitter is not a waste of time, but you need to be able to manager your “twitter time” so that you don’t spend too much time reading your twitter feed, allowing you plenty of time to accomplish the other tasks you have planned for the day.

Here are 5 tips to managing your time on Twitter:


  1. Create a list of Twitter users you want to follow closely.
  2. Schedule time for twitter everyday – 20 – 30 minutes.
  3. Don’t read every Direct message you get from other twitter users.
  4. Schedule your tweets ahead of time, you can schedule all your tweets for an entire day, or a couple of hours at a time.
  5. Stick to your schedule


Follow the 5 tips for managing your time on twitter and you will find that you have much more time everyday to do the things you have planned for the day. Twitter is a very valuable tool, but needs to be used in moderation.