Tips for Taming the Social Media Beast

Taming the Social Media Beast

Here are some tips for taming the social media beast.  Come and get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tip #1 Set a time limit on how much time you spend on social media.

If you are not in a position to hire a social media manage [I feel your pain].  Try setting aside a certain amount of time each day [think 30 minutes to an hour] to spend on social media AFTER you finish your work on your own content [like those video scripts for your new YouTube Channel… cough…cough..]. If you don’t set a time limit, you may end up using social media as an excuse not to work on your REAL work.  Social media is important, but if you don’t have something to share with the world, then it loses all of its importance.

 Tip #2 Schedule your social media posts.

There are several ways to schedule your posts.  On individual social media, you can often schedule your posts (e.g., Facebook).  There are also other options such as Hootsuite where you can schedule posts for several social media sites.  If you have time to sit down and schedule out your posts for the next 1-2 weeks, this allows you to set aside chunks of time to work on your own content.

Tip #3 Not everything you post on social media needs to be your original work.

The great thing about social media is that you are able to share other people’s content that matches up with the brand and mission of your endeavor.  With Twitter, this is particularly helpful as you Retweet others work related to your mission.  Many times you will make new connections with others in the same area as your own.  This helps you build a platform to chase whatever dream you’re chasing… so chase that dream already!!!

Tip #4 Network, network, network on social media.

Social media opens many doors to network with other bloggers, YouTubers, etc.  There are tons of groups run through Facebook where you can find other creators out there to ask questions of, cross-promote, and  just hang with others creating fabulous content.  A website called CoPromote offers ways for creators to cross-promote, but it is more helpful to use when you already have tons of followers on Twitter, subscribers on YouTube, etc.   You can sign-up for free at .  The more you engage on social media, the more you network, the more your platform grows!!!

So go ahead and tame that social media beast!!!

Did you find these tips helpful for expanding your social media platform?  Comment below with your other tips on Taming the Social Media Beast and follow us on Twitter @LearnWithKJ or Facebook at www.facebook.com/LearnWithKJ.

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8 thoughts on “Tips for Taming the Social Media Beast

  1. Shawn Woodbridge May 20, 2016 — 7:49 pm

    Using Postcron makes things a lot easier and planning posts two weeks out is very helpful. I need to set aside a scheduled amount of time to work SM ant not be so random in my approach. I need to be more strategic … I know this, that’s why I am going to do it this weekend!

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    1. I need to check out Postcron!!! Thanks for the tip!!! Being strategic is so vital and can be such a game-changer. Good luck this weekend!

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  2. I’m definitely with you on having to set a time limit for how much time you spend on social media. I find that if I’m not careful I can spend the entire day and not even notice and not really have achieved anything.

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    1. I’ve noticed falling into that trap a lot recently. I think in the future, I’m going to try to reserve time in the evening to deal with social media stuff. In the mornings, I think the best so I’m going to try to use that time to work on my scripts, blogs, and book rather than social media. Thanks Debra for the comment!

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  3. Thanks for the reminder and motivation to schedule posts. Regarding building community–any advice on how to genuinely do that? Sometimes I feel like people are just being friendly and complementary on SM for their own aganda–and me too! 🙂

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    1. There’s actually a really great free four week course that is offered at http://www.coursera.org called What is Social? that is offered through Northwestern University that talks about building community. There is a whole series of free courses that go along with it to make up the Social Media Marketing specialization. I’m getting ready to start the second course which is called The Art of Listening (or something like that). I think to genuinely build a community is always offer real praise and feedback, and never expecting anything in return. It’s super tempting to go out and help people, and expect something in return but once we get past that it, it is freeing. However, if you really think about what content is helpful for you and the people you follow (and they would get something from you sharing it), then it helps people all around. And then schedule those posts baby!!

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  4. Hi KJ! I’ve used Hootsuite for a long time and really love it. The pro version (not too spendy) has suggested content also, so you can plug in your keywords and it provides great articles for sharing — as you say, it’s important to be generous (which I thoroughly agree with!). You can also import all the major social channels and interact. It’s my go-to management tool.

    Buffer is handy as well (though they don’t have the suggested content anymore which is a bummer. I do like their mobile version better than Hootsuite.

    Great article!

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    1. Thanks Rachel!! I don’t have the pro version yet, but the suggested content feature sounds really helpful!!!

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