There are lots of great Ways to Save Time using Social Media. My favorite way is by using my Daily Social Media Routine. A handful of steps, designed by me to get through some of the Social Media Daily Activities which bring more traffic to your blog, and that get your name out there, increasing the amount of people who will get to know your brand. Most importantly my Daily Social Media Routine, is one the best ways to save time and keep organized while being social and growing your numbers.
Daily Social Media Routine
I try to allow about an hour each day for my Daily Social Media Routine, to perform the following tasks. Sometimes I need more time and sometimes a little less.
- Reply to blog comments
- Reply to Facebook page comments
- Reply to Tweets and comments
- Thank people that have re-tweeted me
- Read through my RSS feed and tweet anything that I think my followers would find helpful, or funny.
- Read through my RSS feed and comment at the blog of any of the blogs that I subscribe to that I have really loved the post of.
- I will also tweet the post and make a Facebook entry of the blog post.
- Check out Google News Alert for information to share. (Link to set up for news on keywords relating to your niche. For example I subscribe to keep organized and ways to save time) Have the news sent to your email or set up a Google news reader.
- Visit top blog commenter blogs and leave a comment
- Follow top blog commenter on Twitter and Facebook
- Log into Hootsuite and schedule two entries for my new blog post.
- Log into Hootsuite and schedule two entries for a post of someone else’s that I’m going to work hard to help promote.
Monthly ways to save time using social media with a monthly routine
- Check RSS feed for unwanted feeds
- Add to RSS feed new blogs to follow
- Check around Social Media Sites that I follow for mention of good books or ebooks to read that are relevant to my niche.
- Check around Social Media Sites for new products being reviewed that are relevant to my niche.
My monthly tasks generally take around an hour each. It’s good to put a time limit on it because you can really get caught up surfing the web as I’m sure you are well aware.
Follow me on Facebook and Twitter links below.
Follow me on Twitter and I’ll follow you back for certain. On Facebook use the link to my RoutineHabit page. Leave me a note and if you want me to like your page, make certain to leave me the name of the page. I’ll be happy to promote your new blog posts out there in social media land, while doing my Social Media Daily Routine.
Update your Twitter account and make an entry on your Facebook at the same time.
The best way to update twitter and make an automatic update to your Facebook at the same time is by using an application called Hootsuite. Hootsuite.com is a free app that allows you to schedule twitter updates by date and time. It also allows you to add as many different social media streams, that you’d also like to update, with the same Tweet or (160 character message.) Each of your tweets has to be different, but you are allowed to send as many as you want at allotted times during the day.
Add using Hootsuite to your ways to save time with a daily social media routine. On the days you have a blog post of your own to promote, you could schedule a couple of tweets and on the alternate days you can use it to promote a blog post of a friend or simply a post that you know your friends and audiences will love.
How to use Hootsuite Free Version
- You simply open an account with Hootsuite. The link is above.
- Add the different social media accounts that you’d like to add to your Hootsuite stream.
- If you want to add a tweet about a completed blog post:
- Copy the url for the blog post
- Open the box to send the tweet and add the url to the box labeled url. This will shorten the url, giving you more room for your tweet.
- You now enter the tweet, as an example you might say (new post from RoutineHabit blog, ways to save time with a social media daily routine)
- You can send the tweet immediately or you can schedule the tweet to go out at another time. You simply select the time and date for the tweet, and in the right box you tick the social media accounts that you set up in the previous steps, to also receive the same tweeted message.
- You go on and keep adding messages and different times to send them out. For each new tweet you have to decide if you want to send it to each of your social media accounts or just to twitter. The way Facebook is set up now, I believe you only need to send one update to Facebook or it may seem like your spamming.
- Because of world time differences you can send out your tweets even for the date forward and behind from your date.
- This is a great time saving tool, as you don’t have to keep being distracted by logging into twitter all the time to update your status with your new blog post url or another sites post that you know your followers and friends will enjoy. For more information on ways to save time why not check out this post.
So now you can Tweet your Facebook. Kill two birds with one stone, as the saying goes. This is helpful, because, to really begin to build your social presence requires, like everything else, a focused and consistent effort. One A list Blogger, I heard talking about twitter, says he posts to twitter, about nine times a day. This may seem like a lot, but if that’s what he is doing and it works, it gives you some indication, of the daily habit that’s needed to become a success on these platforms. c/o Michael Hyatt.com.
Blog Challenge Day 51
For our blogging while angels sleep blog challenge, today on day 51, I’m going to suggest a daily social media routine. Using the guide above, focus on your daily Twitter and Facebook posting, in order to build your audience on these platforms.
So do you know of any other ways to save time using social media? Do you have a social media daily routine? If you do I’d love to hear about it.
As you know it’s helping spread the word about great blog posts, that helps bloggers to get traffic to their sites. If you enjoyed this post, please share for me on Twitter or Facebook.
As always, thanks for reading,
by Sharon Thoms