Honestly, keeping up with social media is killing me. Every day it seems like I get farther behind.
Here’s what I’m facing:
- Follow twitter.
- Read the links from the tweets that catch my eye.
- Read the 19 blogs I’m following on my RSS feed.
- Read my daily Google alerts.
- Read the ebooks and position papers and slideshares I’ve downloaded.
- And then there are the books by Guy Kawasaki and Amber Naslund and Jay Baer and Seth Godin and Nancy Duarte and Anne Handley and CC Chapman and David Meerman Scott and…
And the crazy thing about it is it never lets up, takes a break or goes on pause. It’s 24/7. Tomorrow I start over. It’s like compound interest. Or Groundhog Day.
Keep in mind that I’m not one of those people who gets by on 4 hours of sleep a night. And I really value life balance. I’ve got a life, a family. I’m a volunteer mediator. I serve in my church and community. And I have a business to run.
Add to that the fact that I’m cursed with being an average reader. It takes me awhile to digest all this stuff.
I don’t like it.
I’m searching for ideas. Answers. Solutions. Throw me a lifeline here. How do you manage all the information that comes your way every day?
Read our solution to information overload: There is Hope! Seven Tips to Combat Social Media Information Overload