SM Sucks!

Last Update: August 05, 2017

No - not S&M - SM as in Social Media!

If you do any work online, you know that social media is just one of those things you need to do.

You should have at least 3 SM accounts but really more is better, depending on your niche.

Those 3 accounts - in my opinion - should be Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus - DUH - Google owns G+!

If you are in a very visual niche then you should also have a Pinterest account.

Lately I've been seeing a lot of big names on Instagram and SnapChat as well!

OMG! I hear you!

Who has time to keep up with all of those accounts?!

Thank goodness for automation tools! We use Hootsuite to schedule posts

BUT - it gets a bit tricky when it comes to Instagram and Pinterest.

Hootsuite sends a notification to the Instagram app on your phone and then you have to make a few taps to publish. I guess it's still better than having to make sure you remember.

I'll be honest - I haven't even looked at how to go about doing it in Pinterest, other than to see that it is a paid upgrade to schedule posts.

AND even still - we have been super lazy when it comes to posting to social media.

So today I finally bit the bullet. I'm a bit of an organization freak - just ask Kathy ;)

Everything I do, I have to make lists and docs in my drive to keep track of what we've done.

For example: before I even opened Hootsuite I decided to make a list of all the posts we have written which have an affiliate link. I mean, if we're going to make the effort then it should have a chance of some reward, right?

So I have my lists of posts and now I'm working out a posting schedule. I even created a doc and we wrote a short blurb for each post. This way, when I do open Hootsuite, all we have to do is copy and paste right!

This is going to save so much time in the months to come.

I'll give you another example of my freakish organizational skills. I have made a sheet that lists every product we are an affiliate for listing the name of the product and our affiliate link - in alphabetical order!

I know - I'm a freakin' weirdo, right? lol

That is just a small example of the things I do.

The other thing about SM (not S&M!) is you need good images to go with your posts.

Here are a few posts from myself and other WA members on how to find good images:

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Images Get You Ranked in Google too

When Not to Use a Picture

Where to Find Free Pictures for Your Websites

Free Images, Photos, Cliparts, Editors, Gifs, Graphics

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Phil-58 Premium
well done and thanks for posting
very useful and informative
JulietAA Premium
True Angela,
It can be overwhelming to keep up with them all.
I hope technology comes up with something to take the suck out of it completely.
AngelaHall Premium
I would love that as well!
MKearns Premium
Lets see if you can manage it to take the suck out of it Angela!
AngelaHall Premium
haha! I don't know about that BUT it might be something I end up outsourcing soon. It's quite time consuming!
PBitzer Premium
Hootsuite is new to me as I am ew to all this. Sounds like this will make posting much easer a less time consuming for me. Thans so much!
Pat B
AngelaHall Premium
It definitely helps save time!
Loes Premium
Yes SM sucks:) Have you missed my training?
AngelaHall Premium
Apparently I have! :) I've added it to the post.
Loes Premium
♥ Thanks!♥