Have you ever wondered how to manage your social media time?
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, or know of me on social media, you’ll know that I enjoy spending time on social media, and sharing content.
What you might not know, is that I love to try and create content, but struggle to do so and over the last 12 months or so, I’ve started to understand that about myself even more. Being furloughed at the beginning of the pandemic really showed me this, and then, more recently, as you’ll know, I’ve started to enjoy editing photos.
The problem I have, is time. My typical day revolves around three main things:
Mornings: School run, followed by a morning meeting.
Afternoons: School run and everything that’s involved with your kid coming home from school.
Evenings: Dinner and bedtime routine for the little one.
Now, that might not sound too bad. But, that morning meeting is a part of my full time job. Thankfully, they’re very understanding and I have the flexibility to be able to do those school runs and still get work done.
But, that really only leaves me with late evenings and weekends to create content. Late evenings I enjoy spending time with my wife, watching TV and relaxing, weekends, I need to spend time with my kid and then also do the usual housework-y things.
I just worked out (while emptying the washing machine) that I have three main interests. Technology, cars, and nature/photography. And I’m trying to work out how to start content creation using these three interests.
Tech – I can write about upcoming and recently released things on a blog and snippets on Twitter.
Cars – I’m fortunate enough to live in an area that has a number of high profile manufacturers and therefore there are often expensive and unique cars travelling around the town. Therefore, I could run a blog, and Instagram account and TikTok. Maybe a little bit of Twitter as well.
Nature – Again, luckily our house pretty much backs on to a forest. I could head out for a walk every day, and get new photos, which can then be edited and thrown on to an Instagram account.
But to do all of this, takes time. Which I don’t seem to have. Now, I can’t really drop my full time job, after all, I have bills to pay and none of the above will suddenly give me enough. Let’s be honest, that wouldn’t end well.
I’m also not sure how I would manage, potentially three social media accounts on Twitter & Instagram, and three blogs. I guess I could tie the blogs all in to here and just run the one, but the idea of multiple Twitter, Instagram and TikTok accounts sounds exhausting!
So I’m thinking a re-design of this blog may be needed to allow me to use this as a base, but I’ve no idea on the social media accounts. Maybe you guys could give me some ideas, persuade me that one social media account which encompasses everything is the way to go, or, alternatively, bite the bullet and start a new social media world for myself, which uses “A Duv’s Life” as a base. Maybe along the lines of “A Duv’s Life in Nature” & “A Duv’s Life in Tech”.
What do you think? I’d love some feedback on this, and also, ideas as to how you manage your social media, if you have multiple interests, which I’m sure, like most people, you do.