You can’t check your twitter in just a minute or watch just one youtube video. Social media sucks you in with gravity that can rival black holes and warps your idea of time and space. Before you know it you’ve wasted two hours and all you’ve managed to do is scroll down your twitter feed. Here’s an infographic that helps you skim that vortex and still get your daily social media fix.
If you are a normal human being these days, you probably have an account on at least one (most probably more) social networking website. And, if you are like me, you have an account on practically every social networking website ever launched.
Social media is good, it’s great. But, it is a time-hungry vortex, it sucks you in and spits you out many hours later with no idea of where all that time went. It is a productivity killer, if ever there was one.
We, at JustUnfollow.com, understand that – we’ve been there, done that (in fact, I am still there, but let’s keep it a secret, shall we?). The other day we happened to chance upon an awesome infographic that will help you budget your social media time better – we shared it on our LinkedIn page (if you aren’t following us there already, you are missing out on cool stuff like this infographic). Have a peek (it looks impossible, but isn’t)…
Infographic credit: Dendrite Park
Did I just hear your jaw drop? “10 minutes for Facebook?! Are you kidding me?!” Not at all. It’s possible. Really.
All it’ll need is a fast internet connection and strong will power. One status update a day on Facebook is enough. As for Twitter, you can always schedule your posts for the week and spend no more than 5 minutes a day going through your timeline.
“That’s alright, but how can I curate my content and write my blog in 15 minutes each! That’s ridiculous!” Use tools for content curation – scoop.it, paper.li, rss feeds are all good.
15 minutes for blog writing depends on how often you blog in a week. If you do it once, twice or thrice, you may want to divide your post writing in 15 minute chunks over the week. If you do it daily, how about reducing the size of your posts?
Something else that’ll help you on your blog front is creating an editorial calendar in the beginning of the month where you decide what you’ll write about on each of your blogging days through the month. This will save you the time you spend thinking about what to write.
To be honest…
It’s difficult, takes a lot of willpower and you’ll tend to keep lapsing. But, it is isn’t impossible. Give it a try, you’ll be surprised at the amount of time you end up saving.
How long does it take to quench your social media thirst? Share with us in the comments below.
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