One of the first take away’s I got from this class was that in order to use social media effectively, content has to be #constant, #relevant, and #timely.
We’re going to talk about the last one. Time.
For starters, I’m bad at it, if my management of this assignment is anything to go by. Set me a deadline with months of time to work on the project, and I’ll probably still end up doing the bulk of the project the night before it’s due. Give me a deadline, and I’ll meet it, but I’ll meet it by the skin of my teeth. Deadlines are dangerous, but hey–I like to live on the edge.
(Just kidding, this is a terrible habit to have).
Secondly, I just don’t have the time to stay on top of my social media. Honestly, most of the time I’m surprised that I even know what’s going on in my own life, let alone on the internet, or in the world in general. I’ve kept quite a few blogs in my life, but I’ve never been able to post consistently in them. I follow a couple of full-time bloggers, but the impression I’ve gotten from some of their posts is that in order to do what they do they’ve had to make blogging their full-time job.
I don’t think I could ever do that. I don’t think my life or my thoughts about the world are nearly interesting enough to create a constant stream of content around it. (Is it exhausting, I wonder, having to be interesting? Isn’t that what using social media for a living entails?)
No thanks. Maintaining social media for a living sounds exhausting and stressful. Who has the time?