I admit it. I was a slacker over the summer. I chose to enjoy my favorite season of the year by spending lots of time outside, reading books, walking the dogs, and generally enjoying life. And (I hear a collective gasp here) I unplugged for 2 weeks. I had a great summer!
So what happened during that lovely summer? I fell way behind in my blog reading, I lost touch with Twitter friends, and I posted nothing on my blog. Yet this 365-day a year, 24/7 world of ours doesn’t stop for someone taking some time off from long days. So, how do you catch up? Here are three tips I’m using.
Start tweeting with Twitter friends again. The same rules apply — be personal, be kind, and admit you were a slacker! Your true tweeps will forgive you.
Catch up on your reading. Go to your Google Reader, or reader of choice, and filter out some of the ones that everyone else has already tweeted. Like those 1000+ posts from Mashable. By now it’s old news. Go to some of your favorites and read the posts with headlines that catch your eye.
Make a plan. Recommit to a schedule so you don’t “fall” behind again now that the season has changed. Set aside time to read your blogs, post to your own blog, catch up on Twitter, and schedule set times for your social media activity. It really is like riding a bike.
Did you stray from your schedule over the summer? How did you catch up?