As more mom bloggers I know are professionalizing their work – whether by becoming professional bloggers or working on campaigns or acting as social media consultants – a frequent topic of conversation becomes how to manage it all. After all, our social platform is what has allowed us to become professionals, and we will continue to rely on them as part of our work, but we have to also have a life outside of the internet.
In order to succeed as people working in social media we need to find a balance between working and hanging out online. This is challenging, of course, and I know as my work grows more intense I find myself spending hours offline. This is NOT a bad thing, of course, but when part of my work includes online campaigns and outreach it could present challenges if my off-line ways become too much of a habit.
It’s quite a tightrope to walk.
I’ve found myself discussing this same issue with friends more and more. How do we balance it all? Personally, I’ve found some tips that work for me. Here they are.