A good approach to handling any social media is to update without letting it become time-consuming for you. This way, you get the best of both worlds: your Twitter, Facebook, or other social media account looks up-to-date, yet you still have plenty of free time to do other things.
Where to get social media update ideas
- You could come up with your own ideas, but if that sounds cumbersome and time-consuming, don't worry, there are other options. If you do happen to want a completely DIY approach, ask yourself a question like "what mood am I in, and why?" and let the answer to that become your status.
- Rest assured you don't need to come up with something on your own though. Another options is to use an inspirational quote that resonates with you. Having a quote as your status also lets you give the message of "this is how I want to be" or "this is my aim" even if that's not your situation right now. An inspirational status like this can even be a helpful positivity reminder for yourself. There are many places you can get quotes that are suitable for use as your update or your status. For this purpose I like the 150 Best Quotes About Life from Parade.com - and with 150 to choose from, these will keep you going for some time.
- If quotes seem a little too generic and not "you", then a status generator might be just the solution you're seeking. Try this generator which turns out free social media update ideas for you. Best of all, it's available in two options, the men's social media update generator and the women's social media update generator. All of these are safe and have clean content, and they even come with hashtags to hopefully get you extra attention from those who are doing a hashtag search. On the generator page, simply copy and paste the status it gives you into your Twitter or Facebook app or any other social media. If you don't like the one you've been given, don't worry, you can simply generate a new one. There's no limit to the number of times you can get new ideas with these generators.
Keep it balanced
To ensure you have plenty of free time (OK, as much free time as possible that your schedule will allow, at least!) be mindful of keeping a good balance. Don't feel obligated to update every day. Consider the frequency that would work for you:
- every other day
- Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
- once during the week and once on the weekend
- once a week
- even less if you don't plan on using it much.
Cutting down on your social media usage might actually project an even better image, although that may sound counter-intuitive. Basically, if people notice you've been on less often, they might conclude that your life has gotten busier and more exciting so that you're simply not available to be active on Facebook at any time. So being less active on Facebook can actually project a more positive image of you and your life. Also, it can make you come across as confident in your own self. It shows you're comfortable and happy with who you are; you're not afraid of missing out on whatever your friends are posting so that means your life must be pretty good.
Even if your life isn't going so well in reality and you feel like everyone else is doing better than you, then the best thing you can do is to try to be confident about yourself and not worry about missing out on what other people are posting online. Look at the positives in your own life, don't look sideways to other people's lives. Cutting back on your social media schedule will help with that.
There are several approaches to getting Twitter, Facebook or other social media status ideas, which I have outlined above. Keep it balanced and don't agonize over it. Update and then get out of there and live your life! You'll wind up with extra free time which others would envy.