These are my top five tips for managing your social media use so you don’t go mental being online;

  • Only open the page if you are finished what you came online to do. Got a post or email to write? Leave the browser shut until it’s done. It’ll save you checking facebook and coming out 5 hours later wondering where the heck your day went.
  • Use an egg timer or alarm to mark browsing/posting/interacting time. If you want to keep to a daily schedule this is a great idea. I set an alarm for half way through my allotted time. This gives you time to reassess and move faster if you’re running out of time.
  • Only use the platforms that appeal to you. And to some degree your readers. I prefer Facebook and Twitter. My readers do too. But because they are my favourites I enjoy the time spent there, it’s not ‘work’.
  • But secure your blog/personal name across all platforms. If you look for me anywhere {I think, there’s probably new stuff that I haven’t found yet} just search for sugercoatit and there I am. If you tag me on Instagram and post it to twitter. There I am in both places. Easy and saves confusion.
  • Walk away. Sometimes you need to log off and leave it be. The world won’t end. People won’t forget you. Time will continue to exist. And it will give you a sanity break. Sometimes in the big old world of social media it can feel a little haves vs have nots. If you start to buy into that conversation, it’s time to log off and get some perspective.

Hi! I’m Suger and I’m the Chief Blogger here. I make stuff for the internet. Which means I take photos, build websites, write copy and create social media plans for people. This is my blog where I share my life and the things that interest me. It’s been living its best life on the interwebs since 2009.