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Ever Tried Not Blogging or Tweeting for a Month?

...well I haven't. In fact - I am somewhat of a novice to blogging (I do beaver away on my own blog jonathanhirst.wordpress.com though) and tweeting, but have seen a massive value in it. Just being connected with the outside world in this way opens up a whole range of dialogues that you otherwise wouldn't be aware of. As a recruitment consultancy we are made aware of new roles with our clients and great candidates who are looking for work. For business in general there are loads of ideas that come through and you can normally very effectively filter the ones that are relevant and irrelevant by those 140 characters.

Could you go cold turkey?

One person who knows a thing or two about blogging and tweeting is Charlotte Britton - she should do though - it's part of her job.  Rather bravely she has just subjected herself to a laboratory experiment where she went a whole month with no twitter or blogs - read how she got on here: http://www.charlottebritton.co.uk/2010/06/life-without-twitter-or-blogging-for.html I, for one, would now find it quite uncomfortable not to be connected by twitter from a business perspective - I haven't got many personal friends on twitter but certainly as a business tool and way of communicating it's proving invaluable.

How do you use twitter, if at all?  Does it generate interesting and useful business and market information for you or is it just a time-consuming black hole?