The more I dig into Social Media, the more I am entirely perplexed at how people who have more on their table get anything accomplished. The fact that they do all they do, in fact, begins to appear downright miraculous.
This weekend, I have been giving a lot of thought to priorities. Actually, this started last Thursday. Someone mentioned that one way to make #30Thursday more valuable would be to make sure I comment on every post that I include. I had already been thinking that.
Today, I realized that I am severely lacking in tweeting about peoples’ posts to my followers.
I am disappointed in myself that I am falling short in those areas. However, I also have a little problem – I am not sure how to budget my time.
Two Full-Time Jobs
Everything that I do here in the Social Media world really has come to comprise, in terms of time and effort, a full-time job. That would be awesome, except that I already have a full-time job. Working for my family’s agency, by itself, with none of the Social Media stuff I’m doing, does an ample job of using my time, my thought, my passion, and my effort. This is not a complaint. I love what I do for my job. I love what I do here, obviously, or I would just stop. However, I will fully admit that I also really enjoy eating, sleeping, and maybe even being unproductive sometimes (but not often).
Priorities are a muddle
I am trying to determine what I should add to my Social Media work and what I should perhaps cut back on. Here are some ideas.
Make 10 comments on other peoples’ posts for every post that I write
Promote 5 peoples’ posts on Twitter for every 1 of mine
Cut back on the number of chats I participate in each week (these take 1-2 hours of time…is this the best way to use my time or is it just really enjoyable and educational for me?)
Of course, I would love to grow my breadth of experiences someday and start to work on presentations and other things that extend beyond the computer machine. Where do those fit into priorities I have going now?
What am I doing that helps you the most? Would it be better for me to comment on your blog rather than write my own blogs here?
I’m all ears.
Image by Ray Smithers. http://www.sxc.hu/profile/Ray7775