Lately I have been having a hard time keeping up with my social networking. I wrote a post not too long ago about how important it is to getting traffic to your blog and to maintain good relations with fellow bloggers. But I just haven’t had time to socialize.
I have a dilemma, and social networking is at the core. Do I write great content or do I socialize? It seems when I really do my research and take time to create good content I lose time to get on Facebook, Twitter and my favorite bloggers’ sites. And vice versa, when I move about and really get to know people online I loose my writing angle.
I work part-time on my blog, meaning about 4 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Monday is follow up with what went on during the weekend and do research for posts. Tuesday I post so I am usually writing and researching. Wednesday is social day, or at least it is suppose to be. But I find myself trying to write so I can schedule ahead. Thursday is a repeat of Tuesday. And Friday, my brain is shot from life and blogging so I attempt to just be social. But many times I can’t leave great content behind when I comment. So I end up just reading and tweeting the whole time.
I also write at Hubpages and now I am involved at Swagbucks. I am trying to branch out so eventually I can earn a good income. I have yet to create a niche site. (One of my many short term goals.) I know this takes much analysis so I keep putting it off in favor of the “easier” tasks.
And did I mention getting to email? Sure I read email, when I can.
Oh, and what about when things go wrong? My Internet connection is slow, I am sick or my recording equipment for videos won’t work. This is when ANY socializing gets thrown out the window.
So my question is can there be too much socializing or great content? How do I create equality between the two?
A great blog with great posts cannot live without social media. And why be social if the people you are trying to get back to your site find crap?
My priority lies with great content. I want anyone coming to my blog to learn and then come back for more.
So are my social goals too high and compete with my writing goals? My goal is to reach forums, blogs, Twitter and Facebook everyday. But that never happens. I do get to Twitter and Facebook everyday, but my blog’s traffic needs more. And I miss commenting and finding answers on forums. Hell, I miss meeting new people.
I have over 30 blogs I follow in RSS. Is that too many to try to reach?
I guess I am just venting. I have been searching for a balance between the two but the more I learn the more I write and neglect being social.
One good thing: I still have SEO. But that is another post.
Tips I Know I Need to Follow and Any Blogger Should Too:
-Keep your socializing relevant to your blog’s topic. You will find people when you comment on blogs similar to yours people get curious and will visit.
-Hang out where people like you hang out.
-Schedule social networking in. Sure I do this but I can say it takes second stage to writing for my blog.
-Stay focused. Stay on the task at hand until it is done.
I am looking for your input.
Do you sacrifice one thing for another?
Do you believe one is more important than another?
Do you use social networking? If not, what do you do to get traffic to your blog?
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