Tuesday, November 11, 2008
How do you budget your social media time?
I am always trying to tweak/examine how I spend my time with various social media sites and tools. A big reason why, is because I honestly love connecting with people and sharing ideas. I learn SO much, but at the same time, I am a social media consultant, so I have to balance out the benefits to my business, as well.
I have two rules for budgeting my social media time:
1 - Spend 10 times as much time OFF my blog, as I do on it,
2 - Spend 10 times as much time promoting OTHER people's content and blog posts, as I do my own.
Other than that, I am pretty flexible. And really, I think I need more rules. Like I spend a lot of time on Twitter, because I love connecting with SO many amazingly smart people, but I also see traffic benefits to my blog. And the connections I make via Twitter occasionally do lead to work/speaking opportunities.
So I'm always on the lookout for ways to improve how I budget my social media time? How do you manage? And how much time do you spend with social media each day? Being a social media consultant, I obviously spend more time with these tools than most people.
How do you manage your time? And perhaps more importantly, how do you determine if your time is well-spent? What are you looking for?
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