Social Media Success Comes When You Leave
Yes, I said it and NO I haven’t lost my %^*&#* mind… I know you’re thinking it haha
Would you spend day and night in a forum?
Would you spend all day and night writing articles?
I know for me, the answer is a BIG hell no and I’m pretty sure that’s your answer too.
Yet you have no problem staying on social media morning noon and night.
We all want social media success, but at what cost?
Why not focus more time and energy on YOUR blog?
Remember your blog? The thing you set up to build your marketing around?
A place to connect with your readers?
Now, I love social media and I have been using it a VERY long time. It’s been a big part of my blogging success, but it’s not the ONLY part.
No matter how great social media is, I also know when to take some time off and focus on other things that will benefit my blogging business.
I wrote a post that explains this more – 6 Things Social Media Can’t Do For You
Work social media like you would any other party!
Show up, connect with great people, have some fun, leave an impression, then LEAVE!
You ever have a party and at the end of the night all you want is your bed but you got that one person that just doesn’t want to let the party stop?
Staying on social media sites morning noon and night will have the same effect to people around you.
You’re the annoying one that won’t go home…Not a good look buddy!
And yes this applies to the people that schedule everything and walk away. If your posting, people will assume you’re there, so still not a good thing.
Why you must take a break from Social Media to have long term Social Media Success!
Go outside, enjoy the “real world” - this will help you refresh and come back with new ideas, experiences to share and grow from.
Social Media is a only a piece - Spend some time focusing on other marketing channels. Some pay off just as much as social media and some pay off in the long run, but all worth your time just as much as SM.
Learn to manage your time better - It will surprise you at how much you can get done in a day if you’re not popping into social media sites all day. This one I learned first-hand sadly haha
I thru this post together to dig a little deeper into my Twitter Tip on my last Follow Friday post. Hopefully I did that
At the end of the day social media success comes from being present at the best times of the day for your followers, sharing great content, connecting with great people and knowing when to take a break.
Trust me, it is ok to take a little break here and there… You have my permission