Tips for Social Media Managers When Planning A Vacay

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This week has been crazy!  From packing to scheduling content to making sure my last blog is posted (cough, cough, finished this one last minute).  Social media managers know how hard it can be to unplug and unwind on a vacation, especially when social media is used for almost everything! How do you know when to put your phone away and enjoy what's going on around you?  This can be answered simply with... PREPARATION!  

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I want to give you 3 quick tips to making sure your social media pages are set and ready to go so you can actually enjoy your vacation!

1) Schedule your SM posts

2) Post Less if Needed 

3) Set aside time 1-3 times during your vacay for engagement 

Sounds like a lot of work but... it doesn't have to be!  Make sure you set aside time a week or so before your trip to schedule content (depending on how many accounts you manage) - this will give you time to post strategically and not rush! If you are really short on time, post less! I know that might sound scary but if you give a little notice to your followers (like I will on Saturday) and just tell them you need some much needed "you time" they'll understand!  Just make sure you at least have something posted during the week to keep yourself relevant (cue the cute vacay photos) !  Lastly, if you have any downtime, try to go on and like/share/comment but put a timer on your phone to limit your work time.  This will help keep your page active without doing too much work!

Now....

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. Happy vacationing friends! :)

-The Blonde Boss xo 

San Diego Trip in 1 WEEK ; My Plans & A Must-See Video!

Did you know San Diego produces the most avocados in the United States?? (Trolley Tours

 

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Well now you know why I love this place!  California avocado toast from The Great Maple...YUM! 

So, as most of you know, I am heading out west for a week with my boyfriend and we are super excited to explore more places!!  There are so many things that we didn't get to see, even with our two other trips there, so I am making a list for some necessary pit stops!  If you have never been to San Diego, I have read these are the top places to see and I recommend you checking them out online to see what they have to offer. 

My San Diego Bucket List: 

  1.  Balboa Park 
  2. Torrey Pines 
  3. Point Loma 
  4. Belmont Park 
  5. "Favorite Color" Mural in La Jolla 
  6. Coffee + Flowers Cafe 
  7. "Greetings from San Diego" Mural 
  8. Holy Matcha 
  9. June Shine Co. Kombucha Bar 
  10. Square Bar Cafe 

 

Other places you need to check out (that I loved) are Sunset Cliffs, La Jolla Cove,  Petco Park and The Coronado Bridge and Hotel! 

Leave any other cool spots in the comments!! 

Here is a amazing video I found of San Diego that is a definite must-see, just in case you weren't convinced on visiting just yet!

Happy Travels and stay tuned for some awesome photos on my social media pages from the trip! 

-The Blonde Boss xo 

 

 

 

IGTV: Luxury or Necessity ... and who should be using it!

The social media world is ALWAYS changing and gaining new features for us, social media managers,  to learn and market with!  Currently, the new craze is IGTV and it is bringing some serious YouTube vibes to the popular, visual platform! 

So, what EXACTLY is IGTV? Watch:

Now that you have somewhat of an idea about what IGTV entails lets dive deeper. 

Obviously, IGTV is trying to immolate YouTube by offering channels with long videos which is great since Instagram only allows short videos for stories and I am pretty sure, only 60 seconds for feed videos.  So, with that in mind, is this new feature a luxury or necessity when it comes to business?

...I think it's both!

Luxury

  • If you want to be able to shoot long videos without going back and forth between Youtube and Insta
  • If you like everything in one channel
  • If you think this will gain new followers and be a new way to show off your content

 

Necessity

  • If you aren't a pro at Youtube, IGTV allows you create your own channel with ease

  • If you think Instagram's short videos/stories doesn't allow you to showcase your content to the full extent you want

  • If you want to make it easier and more accessible for all your followers to stay on one channel to view all your content

 

As you can see, IGTV can be both a luxury and a necessity for businesses. I would definitely suggest playing around with it and making it into a fun way to talk to your audience!

Who should be using this:

1) Vloggers /Bloggers

2) Instagram models / Influencers

3) Businesses without a YouTube Channel

4) Businesses who need more video on their pages

5) Entrepreneurs / Businesses who are involved in a lot of events, community stuff and anything FUN to keep the interest up!

 

Obviously, other people can use it too but I think these are the main groups who are going to benefit from this feature most! 

Happy exploring!

 

-The Blonde Boss xo