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Being a published author doesn’t necessarily make you an excellent blogger. While writing has been around since man first picked up a stone tool, blogging is relatively new and somewhat of a mystery to those of us who were born in the last century. However, as they say, progress stands in the way of no man, and no one can follow a blog that is not yet written or published. A blogger has to start somewhere.
One discussion that came up in my network group was where to find the time to handle all the social media demands. Most writers I know hold down part or full time jobs to pay the bills, and write in their spare time (that being a misnomer if ever there was one), leaving little time for social media. Added to that fact is that creating the next Booker or NY bestseller is a solitary pursuit and as writers, we are not used to coming out of our garrets to connect with our readers through social media. Yet descend we must and, as I discovered recently, not something to be feared.
I guess, like most things, time in social media has to be managed as much as any time-hungry demands. Maybe sacrifices have to be made – time watching yet another mindless reality show on TV, indulging in other hobbies, even working – these things are not really necessary, are they?
Ultimately, nothing can compare with the time spent in actual social interaction – time with friends and family. It’s a delicate balancing act. How do other bloggers manage? I’d be interested to hear how you manage your digital social media activities with real life – and get the balance right…or not.