I have found lately that I am spending all my time on social media. Whether it is updating my accounts, posting, or browsing other peoples’ profiles and pages, it takes up a big chunk of my day. When my writing time comes at a premium and I really need to be optimising it, I have come to the conclusion that something needs to change.
I was reading an article by Jane Friedman, “Why you should join all social media Networks” when it hit me. I don’t need to be constantly updating and posting on my social media accounts. Simply having the accounts help to create an online presence and reputation. Jane Friedman explains it well in this article, and it is something I am now going to follow.
So, my advice, don’t worry about constantly updating and obsessing over your social media accounts. Set up weekly email alerts so that you are notified when there is online activity on your sites, and try not to let the time you spend on them cut into your writing time.