Maintaining a social media presence is important, but doesn’t have to be stressful. For writers, it can’t trump time to write, otherwise it negates the purpose of building a platform. I’ll be the first to admit it’s hard to keep up with everything. Tomorrow, Sarah Nego Writes is hosting my guest post on managing social media. Almost like I planned it, huh?
I sort of did. At the end of last year, my critique group brainstormed topics for our group blog for the entire year. We have themes that transition seamlessly one into another. I wanted this for Writes By Moonlight, as well.
In an effort to find a balance between writing and the real world, we started the Let’s Get Organized blog hop.
The rules are simple:
- Create a 4-6 week editorial calendar (here’s a cool template). If you post more than once a week, feel free to cut this time-frame in half. Unless, you’re up for the challenge.
- Publish the schedule to your blog. As with exercising, people tend to stick to goals when they’re held accountable.
- Tag three bloggers to join in the fun, then contact them to let them know about it. (This step is optional)
Without further ado, here’s what you can expect on my blog over the next few weeks:
- Friday, February 22 – Guest Post on Sara Nego Writes (link goes live on 2/22/13)
- Thursday, February 28 – eARC Review: Strength by Carrie Butler
- Wednesday, March 7 – Insecure Writer’s Support Group post
- Wednesday, March 14 – Guest Post on Novel Clique blog about Movies Dealing with Suspension of Disbelief
- Monday, March 18 – Ninja Captain Alex’s Top 10 Movie Countdown Blogfest (scroll to the bottom of this post to join the fun)
- Thursday, March 21 – Hosting Carrie Bulter
Many of the bloggers I follow are super organized, so it’s difficult to figure out who to tag. So, anyone who interested in creating an editorial calendar for your blog, consider yourself tagged.
If you decide to participate, please leave a comment below. I’d love to know what you’re up to.
Do you struggle with finding a balance between writing and the real world? How do you manage your social media and have time to write?