I tend to live my life jumping from one side of the line to the other. Some weeks it seems my social media accounts gather cobwebs from disuse. If there was a soundtrack to those weeks it would be the sound of crickets. I wish I had excuses for those weeks but I just forget about the importance of social media sometimes.
Other weeks I am glued to my phone because I use social media too much. Because I use social media for my writing as well as personally, when I get into my social media phase, I tend to tune out the rest of the world.
Some people rock social media. They have the innate ability to juggle Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Instagram and life without letting anything slip into the realm of the forgotten. I envy those people.
I have tried to balance out social media and life but I always slip into overuse of one or the other.
I’ve even contemplated setting a strict social media schedule in an attempt to strike a balance. A schedule which would include set times for posting to each social media site on a daily or weekly basis. Of course, the procrastinator in me has never allowed me to stick to strict schedules.
What about you? Have you managed to strike a balance between the online and offline worlds? What social media tips would you share with the rest of us?