You Just Can’t Be Everywhere All The Time!

No matter how hard we try, it’s just not feasibly possible to be on every Social Media network out there!

Let me correct myself, it may be possible, however, you would not have time to tend to:

  • your blog
  • your business
  • write blog content
  • promotions
  • other personal obligations

Which means, your business and/or blog could quite possibly fail!

It’s Not Possible!

So don’t beat yourself up!

I remember when I first started to blog, some 7+ years ago, we were told to set up an account on all social media networks, promote your business or content, and network.

If you were like me, you did what the “so-called” pros said and quickly learned about Blogging Burnout!

That can quickly lead to frustration with blogging and ultimately end in quitting.

Don’t Do It

What I found works best for me is to analyze peek at your Google Analytics or the Jetpack Site Stats on your blog and see where most of your traffic is coming from.  From this, you can Learn Which Social Media Networks Work Best For You.

Go ahead! I dare you to peek!

Alright, now that you peeked at your analytics or stats, what did you find?

I chose my top 3 traffic resources and focused on them solely. Hell, I work full-time, have a side hustle, family, needy pups, and like to have a bit of fun! I can no way be on more than 3 networks at once! I just can’t handle it!You Just Cant Be Everywhere All The Time

There’s Many Out There

But again, don’t let anyone tell you that you need to do them all! Tell them they need to get a life because if they are doing all of them, they can’t have a life! Ok, maybe, but I’d really like to know when they sleep and have fun!

Your Stats Can Change

Don’t just look at your traffic stats this once, because they are ever-changing. At one time I was receiving a lot of traffic from Flipboard. But then, it died off. Probably because I quit sharing to it as it was just a phase I was going through. Instagram picked up for a bit then, like Flipboard slowly died off.

My constants have always been Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest or Stumbleupon. I chose to focus mainly on Facebook and Twitter. To this day, I generate business from both and have built a fairly large following. I like to interact with friends, clients, business associates, entrepreneurs and more on both platforms so why not boost the heck out of my content and yours?

If it works, just do it!

Your Take From This

Select a few traffic generators and focus on them.

Build up your following and engage with like-minded people.

Think of community and get building that!

We can’t-do it all on our own so let’s allow social media and our community to help us as much as possible.

Of course, don’t be a selfish mutt!

Be generous in your offerings.

Promote other content.

Engage with others about their niche.

And just simply talk to folks!

Remember, We Can’t Be Everywhere

All the time so quit trying to!

You don’t need to.

It’s not going to do you any good but burns you out.

Pick a few and go with it!

Don’t Agree With Me?

Let’s hear about your techniques. What could you add to the topic that may be helpful to our readers?

15 thoughts on “You Just Can’t Be Everywhere All The Time!

  1. I tend to spend the most time on Twitter and Facebook, though I often use FlipBoard for posts I want to refer back to. Occasionally I remember the other sites like Pinterest exist and use them. Yet I do see I’m getting more traffic from Pinterest than I would have guessed. I guess I should spend more time there. But for me it’s rather like a card game — it’s fun but I don’t have time to spend there playing. It’s easier to develop relationships on Twitter, but it does take time. I use Facebook mostly for groups.

    1. Hi Barbara,
      I absolutely agree with Twitter and Facebook. Those have been my favorites ever since I started with social media. I’ve been getting some more traffic from Pinterest now and I’m not sure why. I don’t spend any time there. I Pin posts and that’s about it. Pretty weird, right? But my thing is, if I make a sincere effort and get no return, why continue to play? Time is important to all of us and we all want the biggest bang for our efforts.
      I hope you’re doing better now! Thanks for contributing to this post!

      B

  2. I have never started a Twitter or IG account – I just can’t face adding any more social media into my life. I focus on FB, Pinterest and SU – and Pinterest is more because I love pretty pictures than for my blog. I work too and have a life outside blogging – the constant pressure to be everywhere sucks the joy out of it for me – less is more and I’ll never be a giant blog so I’d rather try to maintain that elusive balance.

    1. Hey Meesha!

      I feel ya, girl! Some absolutely adore Pinterest, yet I just can’t fathom spending more than 10 minutes there! To each his/her own, I suppose. I see you nailing it on Instagram so if it’s working for ya, keep at it! I know there is a huge community of dog bloggers on Facebook. I’m sure it would generate traffic your way. Maybe, when you’re not traveling the World, you’ll find some time to play there. 🙂

      Great to see you here! I feel honored!

      B

  3. Hi, Bren. Boy, do I know a think about blogging burnout. You can’t listen to all the “experts”, You just can’t.

    What works for one person may not work for you, and that’s okay.

    Early this year I did what you did. Looking at analytics I checked my top referrers. StumbleUpon was the to but face it, it’s just people surfing not really wanting to connect.

    So, I went to FB and TW which were my next top referrers.

    I closed my Instagram account vowing to focus on those two this year.

    Met a local group, some wanted to connect with me via Instagram so I reopened the account.

    Now, that decision took me on a very long detour. Thankfully I’m back. (I have some really cool friends who notice my detours and remind me of my focus)

    Can people do it? Sure, they can.

    Can they do it well? Not without help.

    If you must be everywhere, hire help and use automation.

    Ex.
    If you want traction on Pinterest, use automation. Little you can’t possibly compete with TailwindApp or Boardbooster users.

    If you want traction on Twitter, join a tribe or create your own. More people who are committed to sharing your stuff is a good thing

    If you want traction of Facebook, hire a social content VA. She curates the content, uploads your content, and YOU, you go out there and interact with people.

    1. Hey Sara!

      Girl, you said more than a mouthful here and full of helpful tidbits for our readers!

      I like what you say here about “hiring help”. That is great advice for those who can afford it. Maybe when I strike it rich, I can hire an Instagram and Pinterest consultant to manage my pages. LOL

      Definitely, love the idea of automating and I do some of that. However, keeping up with the comments on the automated content is another story. There ya go again. Hire someone to help you out!

      Thanks for taking the time to share some of your expertise with our readers, Sara! You rock, gf!

      B

  4. Hi Bren,

    So agree with you on this. Like you, I tried to be everywhere when I first started my blog. We hear it all the time, we need to be on this social platform and that platform, there are so many it’s impossible to be everywhere.

    That’s why I check my analytics every month. I have chosen to choose to learn how to use Pinterest in and out because that’s the social platform that is sending me the most traffic.

    Once I learn that one, then I’ll move to another social network. I’ve definitely found this to be a lot better strategy than trying to be everywhere.

    Thanks for sharing these tips, no doubt they will help so many bloggers.

    Have a great day 🙂

    Susan

    1. Hi Susan,

      Like you, I think a lot of tried to be everywhere when we started out only to feel frustrated or overwhelmed. I think it’s a great idea that you are choosing to focus on a platform at a time and learn it inside and out. That’s very admirable. What a wealth of knowledge you’ll have!

      I admire those who can kick it on Pinterest. It’s one that never caught on with me. I mean, I know people who spend hours out there pinning and such. I guess my A.D.D. kicks in and it says “Oh hey, there’s Twitter!” LOL

      Good luck, Susan! I’m constantly reading your content and it’s fantabulous!

      B

  5. I am so with you on this B!

    I got tired of trying to be all over the place so I did what you did….took my three top platforms and focused on those. The one platform I need to work on is LinkedIn to push my business.

    Thanks for sharing this one gf!

    Cori

    1. Hey Cori,

      Good deal, girlfriend! LinkedIn is one that I’ve tried working with but I’m all over the place. The majority of my business continues to come from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and word-of-mouth. I’m not sure how other Web Designers/Virtual Assistants are generating business on LinkedIn. I would love to learn how, if they are.

      Good luck with it, Cori! I know you are determined and you will accomplish all you strive to.

      B

  6. Hey Bren,

    It’s true, you can’t be everywhere all the time. I set my timing for each task. I use automated tools to keep my social media presence and writing a post takes too much time.

    Interacting with my followers can be overwhelming sometimes. But the hard work is always worthy to keep going with.
    Thanks for bringing this up.

    ~Ravi

    1. Hi Ravi,

      You are constantly pushing out content, all over social media, interacting with others, and going to blogging events. I admire your tenacity! It’s very admirable! I noticed how well you are growing your followings on other social media networks, as well as, continue to help others with their blogging needs.

      I can’t wait to see where you are 5 years from now. Owning your own Company? Creating your own LinkedIn or Facebook platform? Or staying humble and continuing to help others?

      However you are doing it now, keep up the good work, Ravi. You continue to amaze me and I’m constantly learning and using your content as reference materials.

      B

  7. This is so true, Bren, even for us hobby bloggers! At this stage, I’ve actually put the blog on hiatus to focus more on my life offline, but it’s only temporary. Sometimes you just need a breather! I am having fun with Instagram, though and reconnecting with some of my old Facebook friends. Hoping to come back to blogging in the new year with renewed enthusiasm.

    1. Hey Debbie,

      Sometimes you just have to take a “breather” and focus on other fun things, like Instagram and Facebook. I know I’ve taken many breaks in the past when I was blogging on a regular basis. Now, I focus on my business and social media and publish content when I can and have something of significance to share. Thankfully, I generate business normally through social media and word-of-mouth so my lack of blogging doesn’t really matter.

      I find when I take a break and am not focused on blogging, I enjoy life a bit more, or maybe, other aspects of my life. I don’t know how those who are constantly blogging do it? Personally, I find hanging with friends and my furkids much more enjoyable. 🙂

      Can’t wait to see when you come back and what goodies you have to share with us! Enjoy!

      B

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