Slowing the Blogging & Social Media Process Experiment
It’s been 2 days and life can sure get in the way. Between doing inventory on the retail sites and having meetings on my lunch hour I have to play catch up early a.m. and til 9 pm. My lunch hours have been filled with meetings lately so commenting has really taken a back seat. I also have concerns about the impending weather forecast. If you remember last year we had a tropical storm and I had relatives staying with us for 5 days. So I must prepare for that possibility soon. One way to slow me down, have a hurricane.
What Didn’t Get Done in Blogging and with Social Media?
- No time for Stumble Upon
- Less commenting on other blogs
- Less Facebook posts and comments
- No time to visit Blog Engage or Scoop it
- Less tweets except for this one below from a friend about slowing down
- Less blog posts here and on my other blogs
- No time to clean up old posts here or using webmaster tools, but do keep on the retail sites for those (That is priority #1)!
@Lisapatb – sure you can, for 2-4 days:)
— Paul L. Letendre (@la10duh) October 24, 2012
I have noticed less commenting and it really has me thinking. Is blogging really a social media form itself? I think it is for most of us bloggers unless you are a Seth Godin. Or if you are doing a business blog for SEO purposes and for information only. This is something did not know in the beginning days of blogging. You can’t just blog it and forget about it if you want to reach a wider audience.
So not only must you make time to produce a quality written blog post but you have to share it over various social media websites. You then must engage with others on their blogs with comments and more shares. It’s really a never ending cycle. It’s like a hamster on the hamster wheel that keeps going round and round. When things get crazy I prioritize and write a list. It can really help you to stay sane throughout the process. Of course taking a deep breath will help you too.
How do you choose to slow the never ending cycle of blogging and social media cycle?