Have you thought about your New Year Resolutions yet? Here a few for you to consider once you return to your desk in the New Year. Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.
You don't need to follow accounts in Twitter to keep up to date with what they have to say.
If you do have an account, add people to Twitter lists (that you create), then un-follow them from your main news feed. Ah! That feels better already doesn't it? Just read the list feed later, when you want to.
Don't just post and that's it. Engage on other peoples accounts and don't forget to comment back to those who have taken the time to engage on your own accounts. Keep the conversation going; build on your on-line relationship and gain trust.
Don't let those business cards gather dust on your desk or get mixed up with the loose change at the bottom of your bag. Connect with people you meet at networking on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a powerful tool to keep those business connections alive.
Go through the apps assigned to your social media accounts and delete the ones you no longer require. Always wise to check your apps on a regular basis to check nothing has been added that you were not aware of.
If you hide from Susan when you see her and her husband in the street or inwardly groan when Phil corners you at a party and talks about his car all night, then why are you 'friends' with them on Facebook? OK, so you won't look as popular, but quality 'friends' is better than quantity any day. After all, there are only so many cat memes we can purr over and dinner photos we can digest.
I know you love your phone; it has become part of you and you are probably hooked on checking the notifications every five minutes. There is a constant temptation to check who liked and Re-tweeted your last post or you are having to deal with the disappointment over the silence. Being constantly connected is not helping you to relax and wind down for the night. Besides, there are much better things to be doing in bed!
There are loads of social media websites to choose from. Pick one you haven't used yet, or revamp one which has been uncared for, and use it for a month. It could prove more beneficial to you. You may find a whole new audience!8 -
Sit down once a week / month and think about your goal. What do you want to achieve from using social media? When you know what your goal is, you can start to create posts and add them to an editorial calendar to work out what you want to say & when to say it. Much more efficient and effective than leaving it to chance that you can think of something when the time comes to post.
Social media is a constantly changing and evolving monster. Sometimes it plays nicely then it turns round and bites because you spent so much time playing and no time on learning the rules. Try and keep up to date with the latest trends, rules and tips. There are many groups and accounts to follow on social media that will help with this.
Add your social media links to your email signature and consider adding them to your email auto responder. This will help to spread the word about your social media platforms and encourage a new connection.
Like I am doing here.... Please leave a comment below. Maybe you have some resolutions of your own to add