Working full-time makes it hard to stay social
I went on a very long, simi-planned hiatus with BizzieLiving.com. It started with a layoff then catapulted into a move across the country and a new job that kept me so busy I didn’t have the energy to keep up with my blog. Then next thing I knew it 2 years went by with a random post here or there. And I missed it. I love my job, the place I work, but I really missed blogging. So I’m slowly trying to get back into it, but fitting it into my jammed packed schedule is proving to be short of a miracle.
So I made some major changes. First I converted my desk to a DIY Stand Up desk, try falling asleep during a blog post standing up! Then I discovered some awesome tools that will help me stay social during the day and keep me up-to-date with my favorite topics.
First on the list is Swayy, it’s a great tool that helps me stay up-to-date with my favorite topics and gives me an opportunity to share them across my social networks. Through Swayy I not only get to share valuable information with my network but I also get to learn a couple of things myself! Even better! Best of all I don’t have to scan the web myself all of the important stuff is brought to me. They even provide stats on each post you make so you can see if your audience is just as engaged as you are. You can schedule posts throughout the day so you don’t have to worry about overwhelming your audience. And if you work during the day, you can scan the articles and start sharing with friends during a break.
Another really great tool is CoSchedule, it’s my new best friend. One of the most challenging things during the day is being able to share my content while I’m at work, with CoSchedule I can schedule everything out through out the day. Plus it also lets me see all of my WordPress posts and social posts all on one calendar. It’s the best content I’ve used to date. And I’ve tried everything from a DIY Calendar Moleksin Hack to blog planners to Google calendar.
Because I probably can’t do the plug-in justice on my own just check out the video below.
But I can tell you it has saved me a tremendous amount of time. I’ll explain all the details next week.
Finally, Google Docs is the third tool that lets me stay social while at work. Most days I’m in such a hurry to get a post out I don’t get a chance to write anything to share with my social channels. And since I’m much better at writing when I’m in the zone I’ve created an internal Google form to write all my tweets, posts, shares in one organized document. They are much easier to write, right after spending the time to write up the post anyway. This allows me to easily add them to CoSchedule so I have more time to do the other things I enjoy in life. Time to dust off the camera!
What are your favorite tools when it comes to social content?