social media, salty waffle, social media faith, social media faith based organizations, social media church, social media share, social media community, social media overwhelmingSocial media is constantly expanding and information is exploding out of the Internet at a million miles per minute. Trying to navigate our way through the mess of information, conversations, and new technologies can be overwhelming. Here are 5 tips to calm your nerves:
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1) Pray: First to get in the right mindset pray. By praying to God, someone is able to allow the Lord to give them perspective. Opening your mind to what God’s will is for your social media campaign through prayer is important because it helps you remember why you are doing what it is you are doing.

 

2) Pick Your Passion: Knowing what it is that motivates you is important. Narrowing in on what you want to invest in makes social media less overwhelming. Focusing in on your personal mission cancels out all irrelevant noise in the cyber space. This article by Salty Waffle’s founder Nicole Donnelly, defines purpose and explains her personal experience. For a helpful list of questions to narrow in on your special purpose see this past article.

 

3) Basics First: If you are new to social media, start with the basics then work your way up. Don’t feel like you need to be a master right out of the gate. Learning takes time. To help you out with this, check out the Salty Waffle basics class.

 

4) Aggregators: Aggregators are made to make life easier. They take information from your social networks and compile them in easy to read streams of information conveniently located in one place. For example, Hootsuite brings together information from many of your sites such as:

Here is an introduction to Hootsuite:
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5) Take Time Away: Don’t forget to spend time offline. After all social media isn’t made to replace your social life, only enhance it. When you are spending all your time online working, you can get bogged down. Take a few hours to get outside and soak up some sun. Disconnect from the net for a while then come back refreshed.