Time Management

Social Media Management

There are hundreds of social media rules that people apply daily to push advertisements and their content — what to do, what not to do, etc. Sometimes, I can barely keep up!

‘They’ say you should make it entertaining, ‘they’ say to use hashtags, and ‘they’ say that paid advertisements reach more followers.

Well, ten rules or more is already too much! Although I’m still learning, I’ve been following these three simple rules when scheduling content for my internships and have gotten great results.

Visibility

Appealing and persuasive images speak more words than you know. If an image catches my attention, then I read further. It is…what it is.

Utilize Attractive Questions

Let’s not be general, here. We want more than a one-word response for consistent engagement from several followers. Winning!

Know When to Post

More than likely during an eight to five, people aren’t checking their social media. I would suggest scheduling posts during lunch hours and when people are enjoying down time. Especially on the weekends!


As I continue to stress, I am not an expert…yet! I’m just helping you with what best helps me. With just a nudge, these tips should help increase your social engagement. If not, let me know…and we’ll figure something out!

Happy posting!

What Is With Today’s News?

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The news is constantly being updated and stories are changing every few minutes. We don’t have to wait for tomorrow’s paper to know more information, and most papers are now fully online. So what makes all of this information newsworthy?

Information today is so easily accessible. I feel like everything we hear about is related to some type of crime or celebrity breakdown, or even the weight gain/loss of a celebrity. Although crimes are important, we would rather not indulge in details of Jennifer Hudson’s dramatic weight loss. I think Timing, Relevance, Human Interest, Significance, and Prominence are the main factors to building great stories.

Timing basically describes what news is today, and people want to know what is happening as it is happening. If something is significant and it will affect a large amount of people, more than likely we will want to know all of the details.

The relevance of a story is important because people want to know if the news is important concerning everyone’s daily activities throughout the day.

Most readers love stories involving heart-warming and juicy emotions. Human interest stories are more up-to-speed because many people can relate and get a feel for what is being written.

I feel prominence relates to the entertainment news aspect of pop culture. We see much of this on E! News and TMZ. If you aren’t a celebrity or an A-list current, simply put — you don’t make the cut. The information is updated every second, and people are just as interested in the daily lives of celebrities as much as what’s going on around the world.

There are so many changes in daily news and determinants to what makes something newsworthy, that I stay prepared for the next new thing.

Ugh, Time Management Though……

Time management is something many individuals struggle with. How can we fit everything we want to do into one day, one week, etc. How can we complete the tasks required of us – in school, work, at home. This week, discuss ways to better manage time as a student/a student with a job. Are there time management skills you are using now as a student that you can use when you enter the working world?

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I can definitely say that my time management is up and down. One week, I’m great with it and the next, I’m losing track of my life. I can honestly say that I am always able to give others advice on managing time, but I can barely keep up with my own! Which this is how I contradict myself (laughs). But, here it goes…

I feel that students can manage their time by using the Google calendars attached to their phones, the tasks list that comes with the phone’s apps that allows you to set scheduled alarms, or even using a physical planner. Setting To-Do lists also helps on a larger scale. I can honestly say that not only will you get the majority of your tasks completed, but you will feel some sort of accomplishment when you realize that you’ve done work that’s not even due until the following week.

These are definitely helpful to me, but I’d rather have something physical in my hand to look at. I manage my time by using a planner. I like to write out my tasks, including home duties and all of my assignments that are due, or that will be due soon. I even have to remind myself to call home during the week, because I get so busy and forget!

This semester, I went and brought a simple notebook. I turned this notebook into a complete planner within a week. I drew lines and even set-up hourly time blocks; I pretty much decorated to the point where it was cute and chic for me! I wrote down my class schedule, the assignments I had due and the upcoming duties I needed to fulfill. This is what works for me, maybe it will help someone else. I admit that completing my To-Do lists in a full day gets tiring, but this is how I expect to live my life in the ‘real world.’ I expect to stay busy and I assume that the career that I have will expect nothing less of me, but to be on top of things.

I was thinking of trying something different with managing my time, though. I was wanting to try giving myself a frame on how much time I spend on each tasks. For instance, if I have to read a chapter for class, I would set an hour of time to be done with the chapter and any notes that I would take. I think this could work, maybe.

We shall see!