Social Media is Time Consuming!

Social Media is (definitely) time consuming.  Through the years, marketing for the most part has stayed the same: Identify your target market, research your competition and build trust through consumer feedback.

The challenge with internet marketing and how it has become uber social is time consuming. The article in Mashable “6 Ways to Disconnect From Social Media” is classic. We need visuals in this new era of social media. Photos are incorporated into the article to show us what to do to “disconnect from social media”.  But, let’s be realistic, social media can be everywhere – desk or mobile.

Social Media is Time Consuming!

I think there are  things we should do to disconnect.  Dedicating moments of escape in nature, playing music, meditating, reading a book, actually calling someone, exercise. We need to log -off, shut down, etc. Social media is everywhere and it is real time. Unless we are disciplined enough to shut down our computers or mobile devices, we are still tempted. I just finished reading “Linchpin” by Seth Godin, he gives a great example of disconnecting.  Simply not opening certain sites during certain tasks, no email, Twitter, LinkedIn Instagram.

Just write the blog or update the spreadsheet, no multi-tasking. I love my Android phone feature  that allows me to turn mobile off – It’s great, I still can be available by phone, but no dings telling me I have another email!

Social Media is Time Consuming!