Social Media: I Need Help!

Last Update: July 01, 2013
So, I'm doing Level 2 of the Certification Courses about building traffic, and I'm trying to wrap my brain around building and managing social media because I'm already in 2 niches that have nothing to do with each other. My questions are on two levels:

1.) From a standpoint of using social media across my niches... I guess I need to just bite the bullet and build social networks for each niche, sign up for FB/Twitter/Pinterest/Google + etc. for each niche?

If anyone has tips about organizing your time and/or recommendations on social media management tools, I'd love advice here. My reality is that I'm a mom and have about 2 hours daily for work unless I purposefully choose to sleep less (which I do sometimes, but can only do once in a while or I get grumpy). I am getting to the point where I know I need to sit down with myself and create a daily schedule of routine tasks and schedule content writing, etc.

When I first started in IM, and OK, I'm going to date myself here, Twitter and FB didn't exist, and Google's real purpose was to deliver good organic search results. :-) It was easier then to rank content and building content was what it was all about. There was a point in time in my main niche where I had lots and lots of pages in the top 10 of Google... but the past couple of years have changed everything and I'm having to learn all over again. My brain is sort of wired around building content, so figuring out how to add social media and engaging with people on an all-day basis seems intimidating to me.

2.) From a standpoint of using social bookmarking sites like StumbleUpon, Digg, Delicious, etc. -- I'm thinking I can just have one identity at these places, because it's about all of your interests, right?

Also: do you share your work/websites/published pages on your personal social media? I do sometimes but not all the time... what are your thoughts on this?

I'd so appreciate advice and direction! Thanks very much!!
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wtbee2013 Premium
You should always share it you can share it to the public. that is how they get to see you and know you. ; O)
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WillowKim Premium
I agree -- I definitely want to engage people and get my work out there!
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wtbee2013 Premium
Yes but public is public, they are going to see anyway so better to keep it all one brand.

and as Randy pointed out easier.
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DoubleTap Premium
As far as social media FB, Pinterest, Google, etc... I use the same account in each of these for everything. If your striving for quality content in each of your websites, I personally don't see the advantage of having separate social media for each website. Again, content is king in several ways so keeping your social media as simple as possible is a good thing, allowing you to focus on the most important aspects. It really sounds like you have a great grip on it! Congrats!!!
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WillowKim Premium
You know, I've thought about doing it that way. And it certainly would be easier to manage. And I do agree that quality is the most important factor. But I know that the traditional methodology is to build passionate audiences in niches who really respond to what you're doing. Do you find you have good engagement on your social media? I mean, my first niche is piano and then I'm also doing a destination blog and will eventually do an IM blog... those seem like widely divergent audiences to me!
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DoubleTap Premium
So far, not a whole lot of engagement on my social media. But, I haven't really focused that much on it yet. That'll be one of my next major things to concentrate on once I complete all training. My Pinterest is very minimally put together and I really haven't done much with Google+ either. Lot's of things to work on!!!
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