Social Networking Eating Your Time? These 2 Tools Help.

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Social networking devouring your time?

Social networking is a big piece of the time management puzzle for many of us.  That’s because it’s so easy for social networking to eat up more time than intended,

Today, for bloggers, web-based entrepreneurs, and people just staying in touch with friends and family, social networking is a big consumer of time.

This is partly because it takes time to build and maintain relationships on these platforms. And it’s also because social media offers powerful distractions that are challenging to manage.

And the bottom line is that finding time, as we all know, is not always easy. It’s a scarce resource, and when you spend it, it’s gone.

Social Networking Tools for Finding Time

For that reason, I’m excited to share with you two time-saving social networking tools. They are easy to use and, yes, they really do save time.

Here at The Time Finder we’ve found that they enable us to stay connected, while also freeing us up to do other things.

Hootsuite

Hootsuite is a social media management system. It supports a wide variety of social networking sites, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and lots more.

Hootsuite provides its users with an integrated interface from which they can manage their social interactions. It’s a very flexible and convenient tool for staying connected and offers both free and paid plans, covering a wide spectrum of user needs.

The free version is not a bad place to start. Here’s what this plan includes (quoting from the Hootsuite website):

  • 3 social profiles: Manage up to 3 social media profiles in one place, all with one password.
  • Basic analytics: Track follower growth and see which content resonates with your audience.
  • Content scheduling: Save time by scheduling content to post throughout the day or week.

Socialoomph

Socialoomph is the second tool that I want to share with you today.  With both a free and a professional plan, Socialoomph enables you to streamline your social networking efforts by:

  • Scheduling your Tweets so that you are able to be present on Twitter, even if you are someplace else.
  • Saving and reusing drafts.
  • Tracking keywords that you specify. (This is an excellent way to keep track of subject areas of particular interest to you.)

The free plan is limited to your networking on Twitter. The professional plan adds other venues like Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc.Both of these time-saving tools are free and are evolving as we speak.  They are constantly adding options and functionalities.

Both Hootsuite and Socialoomph are time-savers that are worth a look. We make good use of both here at The Time Finder. Are there other tools you know of that you’d like to share with us?  Drop me a line – I’d love to hear from you!

And there’s more…

Overwhelmed? Discouraged? Stuck?

Well, here’s something that will help you loosen those log jams and start moving again…

“Why Can’t I Ever Get Anything Done?” How to Transform Your Life Using These 101 Time Tips is a compilation of 101 of my most popular time tips in expanded form, offering practical, heart-based wisdom in right-sized bites for easy digestion.

It includes time-tested tips and action steps separated into 11 common categories to help you find just what you need in the moment you need it. You know, transforming your life is all about transforming your time.  It’s within your reach, and these 101 Time Tips give you 101 stepping stones to your time success.

And I’ve got a very special bonus for you, too. Why Can’t I Find My Direction?” 17 Priority Power™ Questions to Serve as Your Compass is a workbook designed to support you in making the changes you most desire.

There’s so much for you here, and you can learn about it by clicking the link below:

http://101TimeTips.com

Let’s explore time together…

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have no material connection with Hootsuite or Socialoomph, and have not received any compensation for writing this content.

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