How have I let you down? First off, I have been neglecting this blog, selfishly feeding my own addictions, checking out of here while checking in to Foursquare and Gowalla. Tweeting and re-tweeting instead of sharing with you here. In December I invited you to contribute to a collection of 140 steps to cure your Social Media addiction, and many of you indeed did step up and share your tips for tackling Twitter. Here are a few of your suggestions:
@mhillaert: I do have an addiction... and when I need to take a break, I have my friend hide my phone somewhere I will not be able to find it. That's the only way I can say good-bye for any significant period of time :)
@metzgerbusiness: Get a wife who calls you a dork and annoying for posting too often. Then do as I do - smile at her and post a comment about your wife thinking you're annoying for posting too many comments.
@stevegarfield: Travel somewhere with limited connectivity so you can realize that you don't need to be connected all the time. In Ireland you can go to a pub, enjoy a nice cold Guinness, and not check in on foursquare. You don't have to take a photo of the beer, and upload the photo to flickr, twitter and Yelp! You'll live without social media.
@alohalavina: No pockets to carry a phone when at the beach and no ringing allowed at the golf course. I have a great tan as a result.
These are all great ways to combat Social Media and Twitter addiction one Tweet at a time, but they are a long way from 140 Steps...
Please continue to add your steps to this post and as soon as I reach 140 Steps I will publish the ebook! (Promise!) The fate of the Twitterverse is in your hands! Together we can make a difference (or at least Tweet about it!)
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