Another Friday, another goodbye. It’s been a great week with Hayley Morgan. Her excellent perspective on blog/life balance and her fabulous tab management recommendations were certainly highlights for me. (Hi. My name is Kat and I’m a browser tab hoarder.)
Today, she is sharing her thoughts on Social Media and Writing. Read on:
Social Media and Writing
1. How do you keep social media from running your life? Is it a struggle for you? Any social media management tips?
First, I use Buffer to schedule posts where I can. Then, I just pop in very occasionally to reply. Also, I make sure to take advantage of the weekends! Every week, I do something called #AnalogWeekend.
2. What is your writing process? When do you write? How long does it take you to create a post?
I don’t really have a process. I mostly just come to my computer with an idea and start writing. It either comes together and I make light edits and schedule it to publish…or, it fails to come together neatly and I abandon it for the time being. I just save it as a draft and come back to it when my idea is more flush or I’m feeling more coherent.
3. Do you have a blogging mentor or accountability group (formal or informal)? How have you created and fostered those relationships?
I don’t have a formal blogging mentor. However, I do have many women who build into me, both personally and professionally. These relationships have grown over time, and have come about because of my relationships with other people. Someone came to know about me through one of my friends–and then suddenly we’re all friends. Those are the best types of relationships!
I do have a formal “life” mentor, we meet over Skype once per month and then text/email in the between weeks. She is the most encouraging, freeing, life-giving woman–but she doesn’t pull any punches. When she sees me headed towards trouble, she’s the first to point it out. And, I love that about her. To me, that shows care and love.
4. What is the best blogging advice you’ve received? (OR) What is the best blogging advice you could give?
The best blogging advice that I could give is to just keep showing up and producing compelling content. (<--Click to tweet!) Eventually, you’ll outlast so many people and your following will have grown just because you kept working.
Q & A with Hayley Morgan
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