You finally are done commenting on all the blogs in your facebook group. You tweeted your latest recipe post and retweeted a fellow blogger’s post. You post to Facebook next. You jump over to Google+ to promote your post between taking the kids to school and wait, did you ever sign up for that new community you came across yet?
You just want to get your blog in front of as many readers as possible, but you feel like it’s just out of control . By the time that you get through it all, you have to do it all over again for the next post you write.
You might be thinking that I’m writing about you right now. Don’t worry, because a lot of bloggers think that using social media can be overwhelming.
Here are 5 tips to help you get organized.
1. Limit Your Media
Don’t try to be everywhere all the time. Pick which one works for best for you. If you find that Facebook brings in most of your readers, spend more time using it instead of jumping from one platform to the next. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t spread your socializing around. Just don’t feel that you need to hit up every single platform out there every post.
2. Time Blocks For Social Media
Set a time during the day for each platform and don’t try to fit anything else in at the same time. You need to find the right kind of schedule that works for you. If you need to pick a couple days just for social media marketing, then schedule those days just for that. Pick a day for posting, a day for pitching, etc.
3. Stay Focused
This has to be a hard one for most of us. I don’t know how many times that I’ll be working on commenting on blogs, when I think about another task I need to do. I drop what I’m doing to go do the other task. Don’t lose focus on the task at hand and stick to it until done, then mark it off your list and go to next task.
4. Make a List
Speaking of lists, make a list of what social media platforms you want to go before you start promoting your post. Seeing it in writing will help keep things in focus. Checking off tasks will help you not feel so overwhelmed as you see your list get smaller and smaller.
5. Get Help
You don’t need spend all of your time promoting your posts, which takes time from you creating great content. If you can afford to hire a social media manager, you might want to check into getting some outside help. If you can’t afford to do that, then check out some great tools such as Tweetdeck, Sproutsocial, or Justretweet to help promote your content.