Whether it’s for personal or professional reasons, the vast majority of us make use of social media.
It’s possible you have an enthusiastic Facebook buddy who either writes endless rants or shares fewer posts than you have time to read. Despite their best efforts, they are driving everyone around them (and you) insane.
It’s amazing to see how things calm down after a flurry of heightened vigilance. This might be due to burnout or simply a lack of motivation to keep up with their usual routines. Freelancers and business owners are especially at risk in this setting. One useful tool is a social media calendar.
Your relative or old classmate might not give a hoot about the kind of stuff you share or how often you post it. But if you’re attempting to attract a specific demographic, “likes” and “shares” are extremely important metrics to track.
Those that actually put effort into their social media calendars know that the difficulty lies in more than just getting the postings scheduled. There are further factors, such as the complexity of the subject matter and the amount of time required to write an article of sufficient quality. It’s hard to talk about one without talking about the other. Content suggestions are bound to come up in any thorough discussion of social media schedules.
There are mostly three things to think about.
Where and what to share
The goal of your guerilla marketing strategy should not always be to shock and amaze people in the hopes of gaining a large number of shares and likes. It’s unrealistic to expect a small company owner to sit in front of the TV all day, glued to the news, and come up with timely, topical material like the “dunk in the dark” tweet from the Super Bowl on the fly.
Even if you had a tiny army of marketers, it would still be more practical to amass a war chest because your time is spread thin across a thousand other jobs. Your campaigns need a stockpiling of resources. Using an app like Missing Lettr to reuse old blog posts might be quite useful. Using your blog’s RSS feed, it will automatically generate social media campaigns, with several social media postings generated from each blog entry. It’s an effective method of making the most of materials that have already been produced.
Review the latest happenings and compile a series of blog pieces on the subject for later publication. Do it such that it falls on significant dates or at predetermined intervals. Provide them at appropriate intervals. Remember to factor in extra time and effort if something is very demanding. It might take a social media team up to a month to write, review, and send out a single high-quality tweet. It appears that some individuals are using the calendar to track the progress of a home improvement project.
Examine your data and see which posts have performed well in the past. Creativity and pushing one’s limits are admirable traits. The problem is that putting all of one’s eggs in the original content basket is unrealistic. The art to be curated is excellent as well.
When Should One Update Their Status?
Thoughts diverge. The frequency with which your followers engage with your material will vary depending on the audience you’re trying to reach and the platform you use. Some generalisations are possible, though. There are several authoritative resources, like Constant Contact, that provide frequency suggestions. When compared to other studies, their findings are strikingly consistent and universally applicable:
- When it comes to Facebook, 3-10 times a week is typical.
- On Twitter, I update at least five times daily.
- Facebook: daily to weekly
- Facebook: thrice a day to thrice a week
- 5-10 times a day on Pinterest
You should realise that nothing terrible will happen if you post more than the allotted maximum. In fact, your return on investment (ROI) will decrease as if the additional postings were never posted. You can lose followers regardless of the quality of your postings if you obsess over your expensive espresso machine (as an example) to the point that they feel like they have to hide it from the world.
Distinguishing between Original Production and Edited Display
There’s one factor that stands out above all others before you even begin to think about the percentages of your own work against that of others’ that you share: The point of using social media for marketing is to develop an army of dedicated fans and followers. Likes and shares on social media platforms like Facebook serve as free advertising for the original poster. So, they serve as a kind of marketing for your company.
With time, the balance between making and collecting will improve. Your posts are like virtual cocktail hour conversation starters for your friends and followers. Think about being at a party with a bunch of people you don’t know, and then adding in some friends for good measure. If you make it a habit to talk about everyone else but yourself in conversation, no one will remember who you are, and you will be forgotten quickly.
Just talking about yourself all the time would tyre them and make you seem arrogant. Many of the results returned by a Google search on “creation/curation ratios” would indicate that you should only create around one-third of your content from scratch and instead rely on curated material for the other two-thirds. For his part, Jeffrey Levy, coauthor of The Business – to – business Social Networking Book, agrees and also stresses the value of curated content.
You may focus on other elements of your business knowing that you are on track thanks to these simple rules. Also, it can serve as the cornerstone upon which policies and practises are standardised. T