If you treat it right your Social Media Feeds can serve you up some of the most delicious insights & ideas.
For instance, today while casually scrolling through my Twitter feed I had three separate pretty powerful & thought-provoking insights come up.
One was something practical I want to implement, another was connected to an idea that's brewing and the third was something deeply personal that I want to explore further through journalling & writing.
And it's not unusual for me to get these kind of insights daily from my Twitter feed. In fact, I get more insights from Twitter these days than I do from books or articles.
If you're not getting insights like this regularly from your Twitter feed you're either:
Curate Your Feed. I only have one condition when deciding if I will follow someone and that is - are they interesting? I want my feed to be full of thought-provoking, interesting thoughts & ideas. Decide on some clear boundaries of what you want to see in your feed and follow only those kind of people.
Notice Sparks. Instead of mindlessly scrolling -> Start mindfully scrolling. Every time you hear yourself saying 'That's Interesting' save that tweet with a small note explaining why it's interesting. That's it. That's the spark.
Fool-Proof Capture. I have one way that I capture notes & insights - Readwise. Anything that stands out to me I DM to Readwise (if I’m on Twitter), otherwise I capture it using Matter with a quick note & it gets saved. All those notes eventually get into my Spark Inbox - which is where I spend most of my mornings thinking & writing.
I guarantee doing these three things will transform your daily experience on Twitter.