said 1 year, 5 months ago:
Great list @Kristi Hines…
And I would like to add, to streamline your efforts, particularlyy in your postings, you might want to create a free Hootsuite account where you can schedule your posts to almost all your networks – Facebook Personal Page, Facebook Biz Page, Twitter and LinkedIn (and soon in Google + when Hootsuite has completed it’s beta program and makes it available to free accounts – the Pro accounts have it now I believe).
As well, particularly with your blog postings, when you first post your latest blog, I find it helpful to post in Social Media when you have published it and then once each for the next few days at different times of the day.
It is indeed time-consuming to continually be posting in Social Media so I have a system which I use for myself and my clients.
I created an excel spreadsheet and call it a Posting Schedule. In the first column, I have the “status update/post” in the left column incl. shortened URLS & Hash Tags (these are older blog posts, links to my various business pages, new additions to my website of content I want to share, events, contests, others blogs or articles).
In the next columns I have each account – FB Personal, FB Business, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google +. and under each account column I record the date and time they have been posted. This would be particularly useful for posts I want to be recurring and not necessarily time sensitive I am sharing as well as time-sensitive like contests, events, webinars, etc. I can keep track of what day and what time I have posted and easily see when they could be posted again.
This comes in handy when you want to contribute daily even if there is nothing current you want to post or share. This can take care of a big hunk of your posting and reduce the time each day spent doing this task – all you have to do on a daily basis is the “happening now” information and content, commenting back, acknowledging retweets etc.