I don’t know about you, but if I don’t have a list in front of me everyday I am very scattered brained. I do end up getting work done, however I don't feel it's to my full potential and it ends up taking a lot longer than it should have. As a blogger there are tons of methods I utilize to get the word out about my site: Twitter, Facebook, Chictopia, Lookbook.nu,Tumblr, Instagram (one of my newer favorites) and that's not even the end of the list. To keep good relationships in all these networking sites, it’s imperative to keep them constantly updated. Keeping these updated can be rather… draining? Especially if you don’t blog full time and you’re coming home from a hard day of work to get everything done. We’re not robots after all. This brings me to my point.
Organization and Time Management are Key.
Time is not your friend! It goes by extremely quickly and if you don’t treasure it, it shows no mercy no matter who you are. It’s extremely easy to get distracted while you’re on your computer and if you don’t have some sort of set goals, You will probably end up compromising valuable time.
As of late I’ve been fond of the task manager Wunderlist. It’s amazingly easy to use. You can create an account or you can log in via Facebook. This online task manager is also I-phone, I pad, Andriod, Windows, and Mac friendly #score. It has cute themes to choose from for your visual pleasure and lets you plan by day, week or you can add your own dates. You can always use your phone as your planner or use a hand written planner, But I like playing and exploring with new programs. This is something I’ve been using for my social network time management and I thought I'd share my method. I simply keep it open in a tab and reference back to it from time to time.
The list I have above is an example. But if I have 6 hours to work with, This is my usual method.
- 2 hours publishing existing post and drafting post for the week. Also figuring out how or where I'm finding content for future post.
- 1 hour dabbling with Twitter and engaging in coversations as well as finding material for my instagram.
- 1 hour checking my emails and replying to people. Also creating emails to people I want to get in contact with.
- 1 hour updating my Chictopia, Lookbook.nu, and IFB. Adding friends and perhaps participating in forums.
- 1 hour catching up on my favorite blogs and helpful reading WWD, Cutblog, Problogger, IFB, NYtimes, Etc.
Do I have 6 hours to give my blog everyday? Absolutely not. I wish! I do not blog full time as of now. But If I only had 3 hours to work with, I would make the most of them. I guarentee that if you use time management effectively you will see a noticeable change in all of your social networks.
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