Just like you, I can spend hours getting lost in Facebook (or Facebook land as my husband calls it). I’ll check in to see what’s going on and 2 hours later, I’ve found I’ve gotten nothing accomplished.
Here are 3 quick & easy steps to get you back on track and not getting lost down the rabbit hole that is Facebook! I’ve done this and my time on Facebook is much more productive!
1. Set a timer
Yes, you need to set a timer as time looses all meaning once you enter the Facebook realm.
You’ll find you can easily accomplish managing your Facebook Page within 10 minutes, 15 tops.
Spend time reading through you personal feed on your lunch break or after your major work projects are finished for the day.
2. Schedule about 4-5 posts to “go live” at random times through out the day.
These can be either quotes, inspiring images you’d like to share, posts from your blog, or optin offers. Switch them up each day so the same type of content isn’t going out at the exact same time each day.
For example, you don’t want blog posts to show up on your feed every day at 2pm. That gets predictable and some people are on at different times of the day so you want to make sure they are seeing randomized content, not the same thing every time they logon.
To schedule your posts, just click on the little icon under your status update and select the time you’d like it to “go live”.
3. Respond back to comments or messages
Make sure you respond when people take the time to comment on your updates or to send you messages. This makes them feel like you are listening to them and opens up the door to conversations.
Your “To Do” item for the week Find 3-4 bits of content you’d like to share tomorrow and schedule it on your page. I’ve found that the hours of 9am, 12pm, 3pm & 6pm work well as they cover the timezone ranges very well. Don’t schedule them right on the hour. Try random times such as 9:40, 12:20, 3:30 or 6:50.
If you have extra time, sprinkle in random live posts/updates throughout the day as well. Just be mindful of your time. (I do this from my iPod, as I’m much less likely to get sucked in. I just pop on, post, pop off. )
Share in the comments: Do you struggle with getting sucked into spending way too much time on social media? What ways have you found to limit your time there? Share your thoughts below. 🙂