Authors and aspiring authors get bombarded with the message: Establish your platform. Increase your exposure. Spread your name via social media.
The problem is that these things take time. Time that could have been spent writing. A quick check of Facebook turns into an hour of flipping through photos and status updates. Dip a toe into Twitter, and some feel they get swallowed by the staggering amount of links to check out.
Rebecca Corliss at HubSpot tries to answer these concerns with a free ebook: How to Monitor Your Social Media Presence in 10 Minutes a Day. Ten quick and colorful chapters will introduce the reader to the best social media channels, and how to use them to your best advantage.
Corliss helps readers to streamline their choices and the time spent checking the social media avenues they're connected with. By setting goals and using some helpful online tools in new ways, users can master social media instead of feeling like they're drowning in information.
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How do you keep social media from controlling your life? Do you have a schedule, a timer, or something that keeps you from getting sucked in?