Don’t be stuck on Social Media
Everyone gets stuck on ‘I don’t know what to post?’. Even marketers have moments requiring them to regroup. Here’s what you can do right now to get yourself in a mindset to be social media savvy. Take these 4 steps and 30 minutes (or maybe longer) of time to schedule social media updates for the week.
1. Stop thinking about it
Take 5 and walk away. Shut the lid on your laptop, silence your phone, walk away from both. Move around, stretch, and get away from staring at the computer. Nothing good comes from just staring at your computer (the past is an indicator of that). This quick refresher to the brain can work just about anytime you are stuck.
2. Use a familiar writing tool
Pull up a spreadsheet or document to start writing status updates. I’ll do this when creating a quick series of tweets or updates. By writing them all out in one spot I can see variations to create multiple messages. Make sure to include links, #, @, etc. when writing out. Once you upload, you might have to make a few adjustments. You can also save the document with the project to reference back to.
3. Copy and Paste!
If you are using HootSuite Pro, you can upload your excel (.csv) file in the proper format and that’s it! If you are using TweetDeck, HootSuite (free), or Facebook itself, just copy paste the message, if needed updates the tagging (noted above), and schedule away!
4. Reward Yourself
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s you have to acknowledge the little things. The more positive encouragement you give yourself, the easier a task becomes! A task may be mundane, but at least you have a system to complete them quickly and effectively.
What are some of your go-to systems to succeeding? Could you implement this quick system to other parts of your day?