5 Ways to Get Out of Social Media Overwhelm

Social Media OverwhelmDo you feel a little overwhelmed by all the things you are supposed to be doing on social media?

Tweeting, pinning, sharing, responding, creating, following – it’s enough to make you crazy.  Or more crazy than you already are.

 

I’ve been there.  Some weeks, I’m still there.  Here are 5 strategies to get out of that overwhelm and get back to having fun with social media.

 

1. Step Away.

Take a break. Take the weekend off. You have to recharge.  I have a whole pep talk on just that here:  Take a Break – Grandma’s Orders!

2.  Focus on the Best Platforms for Your Business.

Don’t try and do everything.  Focus on what works for you.  Do you get better traction out of LinkedIn?  Then just do LinkedIn.  Do just one or two things, don’t try and do it all.

3.  Do What You Like.

Don’t worry if people tell you you have to do Twitter or you have to do Pinterest.  Grandma isn’t going to make you eat your spinach and do Google+ if you hate it.  I have seen every platform work well for a variety of businesses.  Make sure you are having fun with it or it’s going to suck the life out of you.

4.  Schedule Ahead.

Nothing like a little planning to make you feel like you have things under control.  Have an editorial calendar.  Spend an hour just figuring out what you are going to do the next week.  You’ll feel so much better.

5.  Get Some Help.

Don’t try and do everything yourself.  Get a virtual assistant to help with some of your tasks.  Even if it’s just a couple hours a month, it’s worth the investment in your business.  Don’t know how to find a good virtual assistant?  I have some great graduates from my Social Media Manager School who can help!  I’ll have them post in the comments below.

So there you have it.  What tips can you share to help get out of social media overwhelm?  Have you been there?  Share in the comments below!  Then get back to having fun with social media – Grandma’s orders!

Grandma Mary

Grandma Mary is a slightly cranky Social Media Edutainer, helping small businesses leverage the power of social media. Learning social media is wayyy more fun with Grandma Mary.

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