I was chatting with a writer friend a couple of weeks ago about Twitter and she said something that I have heard more than once. “I don’t have time for it.”
I may be fairly new to the writing world but I owned a small business for 10 years and know the power of word of mouth. Yes, you need a quality product. That’s the first step. But your product (books) will sit on a shelf forever if people don’t know it’s there. You NEED to get your product out there for people to see.
You have the time. You just need to learn how to use it. “But Falyn,” you say, “I have a full-time job and a family and (insert other excuses here). I DON’T have time.”
Here’s what I say to that:
- Do you have a cup of coffee or tea before starting your day?
- Do you eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
- Do you spend time in the carpool lane?
- Attend sports events?
- Watch TV?
Then you have time for social media.
Even though I work from home, my clock does not look like this:
While I drink my morning coffee, I write my blog. I also have Tweetdeck running in the background. Mealtime is when I check the blogs that I follow and, again, Twitter is in the background. A smart phone is my best friend. In carpool and at sports events, I can tweet and Facebook. TV time with the family is a great time for networking (especially if kiddie shows are on).
So you see, you DO have time for social media. You just need to look at your day and find where it fits in.
What can YOU do to become more active in social media?
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