I'm trying to find any articles/experiences on this. I tried using Pomodoro to motivate myself to have a task list and read in 25 minute blocks without getting distracted. (This was a weeklong project.) It worked well. Both for forcing me to take breaks and forcing me to focus. And while it was useful for my purposes, I feel like I missed something essential.
It's ok to follow only a few rules of Pomodoro so long as you are doing everything you're supposed to do. The technique is a tool not an end, which means it doesn't matter if you didn't use the tool to it's full potential as long as it's already meeting your needs. Just keep in mind you can always refer to the book when your productivity stagnates and you want try new things to improve it.Tweet