Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Balancing the social network balance beam
Really, I'm asking! Anyone have any good ideas?
So far, these are a few of the things I've been attempting to do in order to keep myself from going a little nuts, and still find the time to do things with hubby:
1. Limit the blog reading. My google reader is out of control. Really. I have a goal to comment on two new blogs every day (other than the ones of my friends that I try to always visit). I do apologize if I haven't made it around to everyone's blog recently, but this could easily become another job if I allowed it to! I love reading blogs, and it's too easy to do it all day long :)
2. Twitter. Okay, this one's WAY too easy to let get out of control. I let myself read through about a page worth's of tweets. My main thing to read is comments from writing buddies, and then look for things I can re-tweet. I try not to read everything. It would take hours.
3. Facebook. So far, I really only update my page on Sundays. This is mainly for family, too, so I don't feel as much pressure to keep on top of it. Usually a quick scan in the morning catches me up (the time difference between here and the States makes things easier this way). I'll be adding a Colors page when I get my cover, then all this will go out the window...
4. Everything else. Goodreads. Tumblr. It's on a as-needed basis. I don't mess around with it much. I have auto-updaters set up that spread my posts here on blogger to as many places as I can. (The free services from dlvr.it are amazing. Really, check it out. Took a little to get the kinks worked out, but it was worth it!)
Okay, I could do better. And as time for my release nears, I know I'll be doing LOTS more. But right now, this is my attempt to keep myself working on my next novels and have some fun too :)
Got anything to add about how to balance it all? Love it hear it!!!