What was it Lennon said?

Life is what happens when you’re making other plans?

Well, I’d like to say that Life was why I haven’t updated this in however long it’s been.

But, I really just sort of decided to piss away spend my time doing other things.

Like many out there, I spent a lot of time on social media.

Social media can be one of the greatest ways to get connected to other writers and let the public know what you are up to in terms of your writing.

But like most things, it needs to be focussed.

You need to sit down at your desk with a plan for what you want to accomplish during that session.

What works for me is to “drop in” to social media; I do as much work as I can offline — for example writing this blog entry in MS Word– then post the work to whatever social media venue I am interested in adding my content to.

This way, I can create product, get it written and only use the internet to deliver that content without the temptation to use the internet and my time to do things that were unscheduled.

What we need to remember is that, if we are to create something lasting, something worth reading, we need to give those things the time and effort above other activities.

Designate a time within your writing scheule to expand your social media presence.

For example, have Tuesday and Saturday be your “New Blog Entry” days, posting new content those days at 10 AM. Then, in the days in between set aside times within the schedule to create new content for these blog days. Think about what you wantr to say, write, re-write and expand your online presence entry by entry.