Some days, I feel I need to hire a social media person. Seriously. I blog. The dogs blog. I tweet sporadically, I’m on Facebook, and now there’s Pinterest and Scoopit, both of which are new to me and I’ve yet to sign up, although the invites are in my inbox.
I feel like I’m chasing my tail and being pulled in 20 directions. Devoted readers know I’m trying to move to a single address/identity while still maintaining two blogs AND starting the groundwork for a foundation. Unfortunately, the more I learn, the less I know.
Oh — and there’s Google’s thing to compete with Facebook… If I haven’t put you in a circle yet, it’s because I’m lost, not because I don’t want to be in one of your circles!
Will you share your social media philosophies with me? I know for some of you, it is purely social. Others of you have rather crafted social media identities, and only a chosen few know your real name, home address, etc. Still others of you “do” social media as a business – at least from my perspective… so let’s not quibble over whether it is a second job, or whether you actually MAKE money doing it – and I’d love to hear from each of you, because I’m positive I’m not the only blogger treading water here.
I’m especially interested in hearing how those of you with ties – professionally or otherwise – balance your social media presence. For instance, I’m not just Chanknits. I’m President Elect of the Junior League, and I fear people don’t want to friend me on Facebook because I “spam” everyone with Farmville posts, because for me, Farmville is a connection with friends and relations, not just a stoopid game (because it *IS* stooopid). I’m also a life member of our fire company, where I’m also the chief’s wife and membership chair, and then perhaps most of all, I’m Sissy and Gretchen’s mom and personal assistant.
Oh – and I do have a full-time job, even though I rarely mention it.
See? Help. Me.