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What Does an Hour Using Social Media Tools Look Like?

More and more I encounter people who are, to put it bluntly, freaking out about which social networking tools they absolutely MUST be using right now. They’re fearful that they’ve missed the bus on all of this stuff and they hoping beyond hope that it’s not too late to “join the conversation.” You know what I say to that? Chill out. Here are some social media beginner’s tips that will cost you only one hour per week:

1) Just pick one thing… whether it’s Twitter, Linkedin or Facebook and commit to posting some sort of status update about twice a week to start off.¬† 10 minutes

2) Bookmark good social media sites like Mashable.com and peruse it about once a week. 15 minutes

3) Learn a new feature on one of the social networking sites that you might not be familiar with¬†like setting up a YouTube Channel or posting a new widget on your blog. You don’t have to learn everything all at once. 15 minutes

4) On your blog post a link and an introductory paragraph to a news article that is relevant to your personal interests or business. Send an e-mail to the journalist to give her a heads up. 10 minutes

5) Read someone else’s stuff. Whether it is looking through fan pages and groups on Facebook or commenting on a blog, remember– it’s about being part of a community. 10 minutes

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