Help! I’m Stuck in a Social Media Time-suck!
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, LinkedIn and on and on…man, social media can be a pain in the butt! Add managing personal and business accounts on top of that, and the deep, dark hole of social media can seem never-ending.
Some people lose interest or don’t start, unwilling to log social media face-time because of the time-suck phenomenon. You may know the feeling … “It’s what time? How long have I been sitting here? How many more sites do I need to post, tweet, +1, blog, chatter, etc. on?”
It’s true – social media can be exhausting. BUT remember this – social media is a paradigm shift in how consumers absorb information and communicate. You WILL be left behind if you don’t engage.
That being said, I have found a couple of resources that are very helpful in streamlining social media activities and making you more efficient. Postling and HootSuite are both very reputable and worth checking out. Spear Education uses Postling and I have heard great things from friends about HootSuite.
In a nutshell, both of these products allow you to update, publish, respond, schedule, organize, manage, and most importantly track all of your social media activity in one place! Imagine not having to log into multiple accounts daily – a dream come true.
I encourage you to do your research and consider using something like HootSuite or Postling as your social media dashboard.