Does anyone else feel like there just isn’t enough time in a day? Often I speak to other creators and bloggers about the topic of time management and how they deal with it. I have always been quite good at managing my time but that was before I was blogging and creating content. I start a new job in September, which I am super excited about, and I know I won’t be as active on social media. But that’s ok! I have lost count of how many times I have read the sentence ‘I am feeling burnt out’ or ‘I don’t know how to keep up with it all’. Here are my 10 top tips for how to manage your time on social media.
1. Cut yourself some slack. Remember you are doing your best and you can’t do it all.
2. Set yourself realistic targets and goals. When you are working full time it is super hard to take the time out to create content, blog and engage with others. I know that when I start working full time I will be posting and blogging a lot less. Go with the flow!
3. Only engage with those who you are really interested in. In one of my previous blog posts I talked about how I unfollowed hundreds of people because I wanted to see a feed I was excited about engaging with. Best thing I ever did. It saves so much time too!
4. Stick to what you know and love. Creating content is so much fun and you can be super creative. However, I don’t have the time to travel to beautiful fields full of flowers, stand on ladders for my flatlays, photograph myself sitting on doorsteps with beautiful doors behind and sitting in coffee shops looking glam. I wish…😍
5. Keep your readers and followers in the loop. If you need a break then just say so.
6. Set up a little chat group. One of the most amazing things about Instagram and blogging is you connect with other people. I have the best chats with other creators and you are all in the same boat too.
7. If it ain’t fun, don’t do it! If you are not enjoying creating content and writing, STOP. Give yourself some time and find some inspiration somewhere.
8. Use old photographs from your gallery. Honestly, this is such a time saver! I regularly use photos that I haven’t uploaded from weeks and months ago. It keeps the pressure off having to create content there and then.
9. Use the app ‘Preview’. I talked about this in another blog post recently. This is my all time favourite app for sorting out my feed on Instagram. The app allows you to upload the photographs you to see your feed before publishing it live. You can move your photos around, edit them and even schedule them to go out if you know you aren’t near your phone later.
10. Keep a level head. If content creating is not your full time job, you simply won’t be able to keep up with the level of engagement and reach that others can. 💕
In true ‘Twenty-Something and…’ style, I found a quote to sum this blog post up…’It’s how we spend our time here and now, that really matters. If you are fed up with the way you have come to interact with time, change it.’ Marcia Wieder X