Making the Time for Social Media

It’s sometimes a challenge during the school year to keep from getting absorbed in the “urgent” things that need to get done. Personal learning time is often the first thing that gets sacrificed. With the summer, though, comes a gentler pace that allows for more reflection and the opportunity to more easily commit the time to engage with various social media tools. Over the last few weeks, I have enjoyed engaging more with my social media streams – Facebook, Twitter, Feedly and various blogs. I even set school accounts on Pinterest and LinkedIn. It feels good to once again have the time (or shall I say, make the time) for learning!

The infographic below got me thinking about social media and time. It is a complaint I hear often from colleagues. Or maybe it’s just an excuse. While I don’t necessarily use all the networks mentioned in the infographic, I think the point is that in just 30 minutes a day, you can experience valuable engagement across your networks. Add that up over time! It’s just a matter of making a priority.

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