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Time Management Tips for Social Media

Time Management Tips for Social Media

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Social media is full of smart and generous people. I got together with some friends from Google+ and had a fantastic conversation on a Google+ hangout about social media, strategy and how we manage it all. Holly and Megan are both Google+ powerhouses, blogging whizzes and Pinterest fabsters so there’s lots to learn. I wanted to highlight a few of the things from our hangout with links to find what we talked about. I’m sure that you’ll pick up a few ideas since we all had different plans and activities.

Social Media Time Management Tips

Holly Homer

holly

1. Use Pinterest to test content and if it does well,  post it to Google+ and other social media platforms.

2. Next Scripts WordPress plugin cross posts blog content to multiple platforms.

3. Write first, then go to social media.

4. Use Google Drive to share shared content when you work on a team.

5. Holly shares Google+ content to a secret circle that she is the only member of so she can find it later.

Find Holly on PinterestTwitterGoogle+ as well as her blogs Kids Activities Blog and Business 2 Blogger.

Megan Sheakoski

megan

 

1. Use a timer. It helps keep you and your family on track.

2. Use Pinterest and Google+ together to save time.

3. Use the platforms that you like the best.

4. Crowdsource content from communities on Google+ or Facebook groups.

 

Find Megan on PinterestTwitter, Google+ and her blog Coffee Cups and Crayons.

My tips

1.  Pinterest is a great place to curate content & keep things organized.

2. Schedule your week in advance with the things that you know will be shared like blog content.

3. Use Triberr to amplify your blog content. Find good tribes and you’ll get great content from them.

4. Use Buffer to schedule your content out evenly and create a balanced flow.

5. Use Do Share for Google+ scheduling.

Check out the video from the Google+ hangout — get ready to take some notes!

I’m very grateful for this learning experience with Holly and Megan. Thanks for the hangout ladies! I hope we’ll do it again to talk more.

Do you have any questions about social media time management? What’s your best tip?

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Article by Peg Fitzpatrick

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24 comments
arshinipreetish
arshinipreetish

Great post to read! It is difficult to manage alot of social media accounts with at the same time. However, there are some great time management apps is still there to help us. One of the best way to manage our time is to schedule our priority tasks and stick to our schedule.

I would suggest to use time recording software from Replicon ( http://www.replicon.com/olp/online-time-recording-software.aspx ) to schedule your time. When setting a schedule, allot more time for priority tasks and set remaining time for normal tasks.

susansilver
susansilver

 I just started using Pinterest for the magazine I work for. It was a brilliant move! I love this idea of trying content out there first. People seem to have a lot of opinons over there! But I love it :) As a CM nothing is better than driving conversations!

maeganA
maeganA

I liked Holly Homer had suggest. When you have some sort of a list or like an activity calendar then it would be easier for your to track the data. A really great strategy for time management as well as it's effort wise. Well, working smart would be better than spending the whole day in front of the computer and achieve unsatisfactory result. It's like just using social media during peak hours, that's when viewers are more likely to see your post. Nice post Peg. Wish you could post about some free tools for social media. Thanks. :)

jaredeasley
jaredeasley

What are some ways that you can use Pinterest & Google Plus together?

ShanaNorris
ShanaNorris

I enjoyed reading this and found many of these tips to be something I can apply to my online life.  Thanks!

judymartin81
judymartin81

Hey Peggy,

This is great material  - sharing it with my team. I think one of the greatest concerns is that sharing is not necessarily caring. In other words how much are we reading and learning from what we're sharing. I really try to read as much as i can but it's daunting. And if I'm not reading it's harder to engage on a deep conversational level. Wondering about your thoughts on that. have a great summer! @judyMartin8 

Holly Homer
Holly Homer

One thing I do as a blogger for sponsored posts is to schedule all sponsored social media at the time of post publication.  That way I can make sure I am properly hashtagging it, have done what I promised and remember to include a disclaimer.  I then email the client with the post URL, the URLs of all the first social media blasts and a note about what more is to come.  

Great post!!  It was fun.


mike_allton
mike_allton

Great tips Peg! I love that you got others to weigh in, and I hope even more ideas are generated here in the comments on your social media posts. Here are just a few... though I could go on and on!

1. Be selective in who you follow. Your time is valuable, so make sure that when you're looking through your home stream or news feed, you're seeing posts from people you want to see, and not mindless drivel.

2. Use HootSuite to "listen" and monitor your branded accounts. The dashboard layout is a real timesaver.

3. Take a moment to go through your notification settings on all your profiles and networks and make sure you're only getting notifications for the actions you truly need to be notified for. Your computer doesn't need to explode every time someone Likes a post.

PegFitzpatrick
PegFitzpatrick

@jaredeasley That might be my post for next week, Jared. :)

I find content on Pinterest to share on Google+. I organize my content on Pinterest boards so I can find it when I want to share it. My great Google+ content has a longer life when I pin it and there are different people that see it in both places. I use secret boards for projects and content that I don't want to share yet.


PegFitzpatrick
PegFitzpatrick

@Holly Homer Great tip, Holly! There is a whole other load of things that you need to do with promoted content to follow the rules and meet the obligations. Have you written about that on your blog? 

Thank for inviting me on the hangout - it was great!


PegFitzpatrick
PegFitzpatrick

@mike_allton Thanks for sharing you tips, Mike. 

Do you set up listening streams on Hootsuite with keywords or hashtags?

Your notifications tips are good too! They can make you crazy. I like to get my notifications when I go to that platform and none at all one my phone.

ShanaNorris
ShanaNorris

@PegFitzpatrick @ShanaNorris I actually have a couple questions.

1.  How do you create a secret circle in G+? (Like Holly does)

2.  How do you use Pinterest and G+ together (like Megan does)

(If the answers are in the video, let me know.  I haven't had time to watch it yet, but I don't want you to have to answer this reply if the answer is already there!)

I just heard about Triberr last week.  It's good to know you think it's a valuable tool. 

mike_allton
mike_allton

@PegFitzpatrick You're welcome!

That's right. I have a few permanent tabs set up within HootSuite, though I'm looking forward to the day when that capability is expanded to all networks. 

Holly Homer
Holly Homer

@PegFitzpatrick @ShanaNorris That is what I do.  I have a circle that has just me {and one other willing person that wants that stuff too}.  I call the circle "stuff I want to read later" so it is easy for me to find quickly when I find a post that I want to share to it.

PegFitzpatrick
PegFitzpatrick

@ShanaNorris Hi Shana,

Just create a circle, add only your account and name it. It's really simple but effective for the people that use that method.

I'm going to write about using Google+ and Pinterest together & also have a hangout scheduled with someone to discuss it. Basically, share your pins on Google+, pin things that you love from G+ to Pinterest. Include Pinterest in your G+ profile and maybe links to your favorite boards. There's a lot more but too in depth for the comment section here. 

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