Social Media management is a lot of fun, but it’s also a 24/7 job that can get a little exhausting.
So why not give yourself a little break to avoid burnout?
Stepping away can seem scary, but there are a few things you can do to put things on autopilot while you recharge.
Here are 4 steps that can buy you a week or two of life without constant notifications:
1. GET ORGANIZED
Set up a Hootsuite account and pull all of your social channels through it. (They’ll walk you through the whole process once you sign up).
Now all of your social media outlets are streamed through one “hub”!
2. CREATE FRESH CONTENT FOR THE NEXT WEEK OR 2
Write out a few posts for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, whatever it is that you regularly update. Feeling uninspired? Hire a good copywriter or social media manager to write a week’s worth of content for you. Then, schedule that content out in Hootsuite over the next week or two.
Now you’ve got posts going out – all by themselves!
3. MAKE YOUR SMART PHONE WORK FOR YOU (NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND)
Managing social from a smart phone? Download the Hootsuite App and log in. Now go to your notifications settings and make sure that ALL SOCIAL MEDIA NOTIFICATIONS ARE OFF. Completely off. That includes Facebook, Twitter, everything. Even the Hootsuite App you just downloaded.
Now no one is going to bother you while you’re sipping margaritas on the beach!
4. PICK A TIME ONCE/DAY TO RESPOND TO QUESTIONS
Make a commitment to yourself (and whoever you’re vacationing with) to only check your Hootsuite App once per day (maybe it’s a 4p.m. each afternoon) and only check for questions or comments that need direct response. Even better? Designate or hire someone to do this FOR you so that you don’t have to have a care in the world!
Now your mind is clear that your online reputation won’t collapse while you’re doing karaoke at the local tiki bar!
When you get back from vacation, take a deep breath and dive back in! You’ll have more energy and a refreshed perspective from all that R&R so use that to your advantage to brainstorm new social media campaigns and strategies.
Want to learn more about mobile social media management? Bring your iPad or iPhone to our interactive workshop on July 29th, where you’ll learn how to take better product pictures, connect with customers on social media, and use apps to automate it all.
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