According to Entrepreneur.com, the key to a developing a social networking schedule is to be consistent. Find a schedule that keeps you accountable without taking over your life. Here are some sample schedules they developed for different levels of engagement.Twice Daily in the Morning and Afternoon
Weekly or on Weekends
- Check Twitter via a program like HootSuite.
- Check LinkedIn.
- Scan Twitter followers for relevant conversations.
- Check your business's Facebook Page for questions.
- Scan Google Alerts for brand and company mentions.
- Respond/Follow when appropriate.
Through the Week
- Build Twitter Lists to better organize ongoing discussions and special interest groups.
- Set up saved searches to find out if people are talking about you or your company.
- Scan LinkedIn questions from network connections.
- Catch up on LinkedIn discussions.
- Send LinkedIn invitations to connect with clients when beginning a new assignment.
- Ask for LinkedIn recommendation after successfully completing a project or engagement.
- Add new content to Facebook like videos or photos.
- Re-purpose this content and energy to reach a larger audience
- Identify new social networking influencers and build relationships.
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- Mondays: Schedule tweets to go out three times per day at regular intervals.
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: Join one hot trend conversation on Twitter and add new content to Facebook.
- Tuesdays and Thursdays: Respond to blog comments.
- Fridays: Check traffic at your blog or website.