A stream of consciousness from a day in the day life of our social media team – written from the perspective of when I was a Community Manager. Keep up – we have to.
Out of bed, into shower, coffeeeeee. Quick social media notifications check. Gym/yoga/CrossFit.
Get on that stationary bicycle/treadmill/yogo mat. Check in. Scan for notifications on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, emails. Look out for anything important. Think ‘crap!’ when seeing something urgent. Respond respond respond. Did anyone notice? Hope not. Solve the issue.
Start the work day by refilling coffee cup. Think “yuk” when drinking Peacock filter coffee. Make brekkie. Go to workdesk. Log into Twitter, Google trends, check for trending conversations, twitter hashtags. Anything useful – use. Nothing – lose. Scroll through feeds to spot anything relevant to clients.
Status with the team. Are there any jobs that need a collaborative effort? Yes – help. No – share what your day looks like. Flag any issues – be that on social media channels clients, client service. Share channel updates, something cool found online. Check calendar for meetings and appointments. Double check the day’s scheduled posts.
Open tabs on browser of go-to websites. Notifications on social media? Emails? Respond. Check morning tasks. Book time out during the day to complete tasks. Craft!
Lunch. Check the Skype group. LOLs for the funny clips shared.
Check other emails. Various gmail accounts for different clients. Anything interesting? Share, post, spread the word. Click on email link within link within link – learn fast.
New jobs in the system? Check status of other jobs. Complete tasks, take on new ones. Send emails, have client calls and meetings. Skype a cool YouTube link or music video. Check in with the team. Coffee? Snack? If yes – you win. If not – shame. Keeping checking threads for notifications, trends on social media channels. Work smart.
Log your times.
Is there time for a pro-active blog post? Yes – write. No – hurry it’s home time!
Shut down. Take a breather. Go to the beach – only if not windy.
Start sending Snapchats! 61 consecutive days. Look at updated emoticons. If yes – share them! If not – keep looking at red heart and flame. PS: The only thing that make us nervous when moving outside mobile reception areas are those flames, yo.
Written and compiled by: Madré Roothman