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Blog-Life: 5 Tips to NOT getting overwhelmed with Blogging and SocialMedia.

It is so easy when your blogging to get wrapped up in the chaos of social media. Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, vine, blogger, periscope, on and on and on and on. It truly and honestly feels never-ending and quite often it can become overwhelming. Here are my top 5 reminders for when I start to lose my cool in this crazy blog/social media world.

5. You don’t have to do everything.

Sure it’s great to give other applications a chance and anything that drives traffic to your blog is great but you can’t master everything. Trying to do too much will result in you spreading yourself way too thin and that’s no bueno! You definitely want to give your all in whatever you take on. So don’t try to take on too many!

4. It’s OK to get help!

We live in the age of technology so this crap is FOREVER evolving. If you have any kind of life then you can’t keep up with everything all the time. So when you do catch up, it’s OK to ask for help learning a new app. Heck, that’s what YouTube is for! There’s seriously a tutorial for everything. Use it! And don’t be shy to ask a friend. I look forward to the days RJ is old enough to teach me about technology and I can peer over my grandma spectacles and mutter something about how kids nowadays have too much time on their hands LOL

3. Schedule your posts.

If you must do everything then stay organized! There’s an app for that! Apps such as HootSuite allow you to schedule posts to different networks that way you can just Set it and Forget it! (Remember that infomercial?)

2. Quality not Quantity. Interaction vs. Following 

It’s not necessary to upload 50 pictures a day to Instagram or tweet every 5 minutes. No ones paying attention to that! Trust me girl! Your real followers will appreciate when you truly have something to say. And at the end of the day brands often look at engagement so if you post 20x a day to your 5000 followers and only one person tweets back guess what? You’re wasting your time bro! So don’t stress yourself out with a daily quota!

1. Stick with what works!

Kinda like the first thing I said. We can’t all be pros at everything. So stick to what works for you and your blog. If you get a lot of engagement on Twitter, tweet ya heart away. Instagram pics on fleek? Pose for the camera! Don’t cheat your supporters by trying to do it all. Once you’ve mastered it then by all means venture out but if something isn’t working for you, it’s OK to let it go! Don’t force it! 

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17 Comments

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    LaQuisha Hall
    June 10, 2015 at 1:48 am

    These tips are so on point! I need to interact more with those that comment on my social media. This will certainly increase engagement! 🙂

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    Kiwi
    June 10, 2015 at 5:57 am

    Amazing tips! I get overwhelmed a lot as a blogger sometimes but I have to remember to take breaks and #2 is soooo important! Thanks for this list I need to remember this!

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    Patrice Foster
    June 10, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Love your information and tips and especially like "it's ok to get help" often find I am afraid to ask don't want to look stupid but your blog highlight how it's ok to ask and also reach out and help others.

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    Stacie B.
    June 11, 2015 at 1:28 am

    I definitely believe in pacing yourself when it comes to social media. And your right, there will always be something new thing so it's best to do what works for you.

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    Carin Kilby Clark
    June 11, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    These are great tips! It is so easy to let all this overwhelm you so you have to stay focused. And there's always going to a next thing so it's good to master one and maximizing what's working well before moving on to another.

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    Kerri Estella
    June 11, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Now, these tips are real. Especially number 5…I love learning new information and hearing what others are doing and what the "new hot" product is but the effort to stay "up-to-date" can be exhausting.

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    Mimicutelips
    June 11, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    I am so on board with these tips. I frequently feel like OMG I can't keep up. I don't try to do it all and scheduling is the best thing to ever happen.

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    Vashti (veepeejay.com)
    June 11, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Spot on! It is so easy to get overwhelmed, but I take breaks when necessary. This week was one of those weeks where I decided to take it easy.

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    Tanay @ Life with Tanay
    June 11, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Yup! Interaction is key 🙂

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    Tanay @ Life with Tanay
    June 11, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    It is! And it's easy to get overwhelmed with so much always going on!

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    Tanay @ Life with Tanay
    June 11, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Definitely! Closed mouths don't get fed! 🙂

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    Tanay @ Life with Tanay
    June 11, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Exactly!

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    Tanay @ Life with Tanay
    June 11, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Very! I feel like as soon as I master one thing something else new is happening.

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    Tanay @ Life with Tanay
    June 11, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Everyone needs a break. Thanks for reading. 🙂

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    Tanay @ Life with Tanay
    June 11, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Right! I'm mad with scheduling but I'm trying to get better!

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    Christine @MomsNCharge
    June 12, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Yaassssss all day long to this post! That quality thing is so important. And so is that whole thing about not trying to do it all. The best thing I've done is have someone help me with my SM scheduling. All I do is focus on the engagement.

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    Tia
    June 12, 2015 at 3:06 am

    Great tips, thanks for sharing!

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