Anyone who knows me knows how OCD I am when it comes to organization. I get very flustered when there are things in my life out of order. When I bought my new iPod Classic in 2006, I went through my then 11,000 songs in iTunes and added all the album data to the songs. That’s track numbers, artist features, album number, year it was released, cover art; I think you get the picture.
One thing that I haven’t done a very good job with organizing is Twitter. The service has evolved from being a way for me to meet new people into a newswire, keeping me informed on real-time happenings. But this isn’t really happening for me. I have too many people in my feed that I feel like I’m missing important updates for people I really know and not getting the most of the service. I haven’t really met someone on Twitter in months. Granted, I’ve been pretty bad about this, but my interest in meeting new people has wained. If that makes me sound like a dick, sorry.
A few months ago, I started to create lists based on topics like finance, politics, and fantasy football to make it easier for me to keep track of what’s going on in those worlds. This system has worked great for me so I’m going to implement it across my entire account. I’ve recently started unfollowing a ton of accounts. This doesn’t mean I don’t find value in what you have to say. Instead of following you, I’ll be adding you to a specific list based on what you tweet about most. This way I still track what’s going on in specific verticals while being able see what’s going on in my immediate world.
So long story short, I don’t mean to offend you by unfollowing; I just need to blow up the system and start over again. Hope you understand.