Here’s how I’ve been managing my social media. How successful have you been?
Managing My Social Media
For me, social media can be difficult to navigate. There are all these experts out there that say they have the perfect formula for maximized engagement. Try this and you’ll get millions of followers. Try that and you’ll get thousands of likes and comments. Not to mention there are several different social media platforms and you’re expected to be active on all of them.
It gets so overwhelming, but the thing I’ve learned is that there is no secret formula that will work best for everyone. You have to decide what feels right to you. Make the best choices to keep your sanity and not have to spend every waking minute updating your pages!
How Do I Manage My Social Media?
For the longest time, I only posted once a day on Instagram, and had it set up so that they automatically posted from there to my Twitter and Facebook. Instagram is the one I use the most because it’s fun and I like the community I’ve built on there. Managing too many accounts is far too stressful for me. Plus, I only posted once a day in the morning because then I knew I wouldn’t forget to do it.
I’m a routine type of person. It keeps me organized and helps me remember more of what I need to do. If I don’t write a list of all the things I want to do each day, I feel paralyzed and so overwhelmed by what I need to accomplish.
Ready to Buffer
I started getting unhappy with the lack of interactions I received on social media. I was only posting once a day, so what did I expect? That’s when I decided to use a social media scheduling app to help me out called Buffer. There are other ones, but I liked this one the best. I can schedule similar posts for all three of my social media accounts and it’s easy to use.
Now, my posts on Facebook and Twitter look much better than when I used direct posting from Instagram. I don’t have to spend as much time creating posts every day and I don’t have to worry about forgetting to make a post.
What About Content?
I have a note in my phone with headings for every day of the week. Under each heading I have two ideas for the posts I will create for those days. The ideas relate to my writing progress, books, getting to know my followers, and the like. I also have a few notes about what to do when I want to promote a new book or service. Like I said, I’m a big planner, so I need everything mapped out.
For the images, I use Canva and PicsArt to create them. Then, I save them into separate folders in my photo gallery, depending on which day of the week it’s for. This system has been working pretty well for me and I don’t have to spend so much time plotting social media posts.
I’d love to hear how you manage your social media! Comment below and share your thoughts.
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