This post is about a musician and twitter, so of course I had to write on this.
John Mayer is a musical/lyrical genius, so he’s got some credibility when he says what is creative and what’s a waste of time. He’s a busy guy. We’re all busy folks.
I’m listening to what he has to say.
As many of you know, John Mayer quit twitter. And some of the reasons that John gives for quitting are pretty valid.
I mean, 140 characters is a pretty small amount of letters to make something that is of huge value. A blog would definitely be a more of a place to make something of substance since you can use as many characters as you want. The only time I’ve seen twitter on its own make a big difference for the good is with twitchange, but even with that people found something wrong with it.
That’s the thing. No matter how much good you do, someone will always find something wrong with it. No doubt.
Back on subject.
I guess twitter is a good place for sending your tweet readers to another site of yours. But, even with the basic use of twitter we want to show people what we are doing and our agenda for the day. This is where we push folks over on our blog, website, photos or whatever else there is. I need some clarity on all of this, so maybe it will take some time to think about it.
Would the time spend on thinking up new tweets be better spent on thinking up better blog posts? Thinking up greater music? Coming up with chapters for new books?
Do you think Mayer brought up any valid points? What good uses have you found with using twitter?