One of the most common questions asked by real estate agents regarding social media is, "How am I supposed to keep track of everything?" Having asked the same question myself, I recently started using Tweetdeck, a free "personal browser" to help me keep track of tweets, followers, DMs and all the other things swimming around in my brain thanks to Twitter. After a few short days, I don't know what I did without it. Ugh.
I have 9 columns that automatically update me on various search terms like "real estate" and technology as well as the obvious "exit realty". This is a good thing, right? Well you'd think so, except for the fact that I keep looking at it all day long. It taunts me there in my task bar. A little warble alerts me to new posts. I'm tweeting more. Uh-oh.
A so-called expert once told me that the optimum number of tweets per day is 22. I don't remember why that was optimum, I just remember that it seemed exorbitant at the time. Now, not so much. I wonder if there is a twelve-step program for compulsive tweeters.
I have to go now; it has been a full 10 minutes since I checked for updates. Hello world, my name is Susan and I'm a tweeter.