Feeling Overwhelmed

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Feeling Overwhelmed
« on: Apr 04, 2016 @ 03:42 PM »
Okay so here's my deal: Mom with 5 kids, all different parents. I am bio mom to 3 step mom to 2. My next school semester starts April 11th (online). It's a high intensity psych class. I am 11 months from my degree. I just started blogging full time and I love it. I feel alive. I feel liberated when I hit post on my blog. I never read what I write however. I have a huge fear I am going to hate it and erase it so I never read it. I only read the comments or feedback I receive and I have never heard anything negative surrounding it so that's good. But I am feeling overwhelmed with keeping up with all this social media, and likes, and reblogs, and commenting on others so they comment on mine. How do you all keep up with everything for blogging purposes? I have absolutely no routine. I try to get at whenever I get the chance and comment on others when they come up on my feed. I also try to reply right away to everyone. I am starting to build a steady audience and I don't want to lose that but I don't have any clue how to keep up with all the different medias. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!

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Re: Feeling Overwhelmed
« Reply #1 on: Apr 05, 2016 @ 09:26 AM »
Hi Jennifer! You sound like me blogging. I dive in and hit publish so often w/out spending a lot of time re-reading. Sometimes you have to. Like you said- you're afraid you erase everything. Or you'll spend way to much time editing and it becomes a 10 hour post.

Just be careful when you do that, at some point you will get the grammar police on your tail. I do all the time.

My advice would be at some point to develop a routine. It will help keep you focused and in it for the long haul.

And automate! Check out some platforms like Hoot Suite or IFTTT.

Hoot Suite makes it a little easier to publish a Tweet or a Facebook post, for example, and have it post to all our social network sites.

IFTTT (If that then this) Let's you create "recipes" to automatically trigger when you do "this". For example if you add a pin to a Pinterest board, it will publish a tweet about it. I like IFTTT because it can sometimes do a little bit more than the normal auto-publishing platforms can do.

Take advantage of the social networks auto-publishing. Most of them will work together and publish one to the other w/out having to use 3rd party programs. Automate as much as possible so you can focus on creating content and chatting like you do by following up on comments. And make sure your blog is set up so your readers can do some social sharing as well. Having pinable images, tweet and facebook share buttons really are worth it.

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Re: Feeling Overwhelmed
« Reply #2 on: Apr 12, 2016 @ 04:19 PM »
Wow Thanks Karen! I didn't even know about automated posting!! And I def need to set up a schedule for myself, because flying by the seat of my pants is just stressing me out! lol Thanks for responding :)
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