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Top 10 Common Excuses For Social Media Slackers

Are you guilty of using these top 10 common excuses for social media slackers?

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When it comes to doing something we can put off until tomorrow, we all have our usual excuses. I don’t have time, I’m too busy, aliens abducted me and I wasn’t able to bring my laptop with me. Yep, you’ve used them all, and being totally honest, so have we.

Every once in a while, we need a little slap on the back of our head to get us in gear again (not too hard, please). But before we get back to work (we’ve got bills to pay), we wanted to put together a list of top 10 common excuses used by social media slackers.

  1. I’m way too busy for social media. You know who’s not too busy for social media? Your competitors. And they’re taking all your customers while you ignore one of the most successful ways to promote your business.
  2. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do with social media. If you have a question about any social media platform, there’s this thing called Google. You can use it to answer any question you have. Plus, there are sites (just like this one) that offer up plenty of tips to get you unstuck and on your way.
  3. This social media stuff is on its way out. Sorry to break it to you, but social media is here to stay for a while longer. New social media sites are popping up as people demand to be constantly connected to what’s important to them.
  4. I don’t know where to start. Yes, it can be overwhelming, but remember, you don’t have to be on every social media platform. Start on just one or two. And make sure that these are the sites that your target market frequent. Depending on who they are, you may only need to concentrate your efforts on one particular site.
  5. I’m not techie. That’s the beauty of social media – you don’t have to be. Be sure to read the help section of the sites you’re interested in. They usually have video tutorials that will walk you through the process.
  6. I have no clue how to attract followers. You need to participate. Join groups, follow people that have similar interests, immerse yourself in the community. If you’re leaving insightful information, people will start to follow you.
  7. I can’t keep up with the big boys. Hey, the big boys had to start somewhere, too. They spent time grooming their audience and putting in the time to build a sizable following. The only thing that they are doing differently than you is that they are putting in the time… consistently!

What common excuses do you come up with to avoid working on your social media marketing? Be sure to share them in the comment section below.

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  1. Hi Actually-

    Thanks for sharing this post. It’s something I’ve been sort of struggling with lately.

    Communication is a balance between sending and recieving. Between all the accounts i’ve been using, it’s been confusing to coordinate my interaction with different users on different platforms.

    You’re absolutely right in saying your competitrors are not too busy to be using social media. Since I started working in film, I tried planning my posts in the evening. The coordination is slippery when your working 12 hr days to begin with and feel your doing a diservice by replying half-heartidly the next day or when you have time to wear your other cap and respond professionally.

    As you stated already, social media is here to stay, so it’s my reposnibility to engage the mediums that best serves my buisness and find ways to interact regularily with those networks.

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    • You’re definitely right – coordinating a social media plan isn’t the easiest thing to do, which is why we’re here to help. But for individuals like yourself who have the expertise and knowledge to implement a social media plan (but are tight on time) they can schedule and share content using online tools like HootSuite. HootSuite is a social media management dashboard that helps you manage multiple social profiles, schedule messages and tweets plus so much more. And it’s free to sign-up! Wahoo!

      Also, check out another blog article for more social media management app recommendations: http://www.actuallywecreate.com/apps-that-organize-social-media-updates-and-accounts.

      Thanks for the comment Bruno!

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  2. My excuse is usually “I don’t have anything to say today” or “there’s nothing new going on so there isn’t anything to share”

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    • Hi River Van Style. Thanks very much for your comment.

      Although we have to disagree with you. There’s always something going on, especially in the music industry! EPs, concert tour dates, album reviews, and annual awards to share with your FB audience and Twitter followers keeping them informed and updated.

      And hey, don’t forget to join industry circles on Google+ too!

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