21 Jan Evolve with the social media world
Evolve with the social media world
Digital marketing & the social media world evolve fast. To create a future-proof strategy, you need to keep in the know. Here’s 5 tips to help you do just that.
We all know it – social media changes very fast. Before you know it, you wake up in the morning, check social media and right before your very eyes everything has changed. You find yourself slightly confused because you thought you were up to date with the latest and greatest advancements in the social media world, but you’re not.
The ever-changing environment of social media is great. However, it presents us all with a challenge – keeping up with these changes and making them work for us. Although it is challenging, it sure doesn’t have to be cumbersome. All you need is a cheat sheet that will help you to adapt with ease and remain ahead of the game. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a cheat sheet that will help keep you in the know.
5 tips to keep up with social media
- Create Google Alerts
- Follow big names on Twitter
- Listen to & download podcasts
- Read the right social blogs
- Develop a healthy habit
Let’s dive a little deeper into each of these tips and see how you can apply them to remain abreast in the fast-paced digital world.
Create Google Alerts
Google Alerts are easy to set up and they deliver tailored news directly to you about the topics that you are interested in. To set up Alerts, visit the Google Alerts website, sign in and then type the term that you would like to receive news on, choose the type of results and the method of delivery and you’re all set.
Follow big names on Twitter
A Great way to keep informed on the latest updates and greatest happenings on social media is by following big players in the industry.
Experts in your field often share their thoughts and opinions about latest advancements, trends and news. This helps you to not only get the information you need, but also an insight into what the gurus of social media think about it.
Listen to & download podcasts
Podcasts are easy to consume and highly convenient. You can listen to them on the go or while you are busy doing something. They are portable and personalised, which makes consuming news rather easy.
Subscribe to or download some podcasts from a channel of your choice that offers news on the social media world and set a routine of listening to these podcasts.
Read the right social blogs
Social media is a good place to gather the insights you need from professionals in the industry. However, sometimes you need a little more in-depth information and that’s where blogs come into the equation.
Do some research and get your hands on some industry leading blogs. Once you’ve found some blogs that you enjoy reading and offer the insights you need, bookmark them. Best practice is to check in with these blogs at least once a day to gain a pulse on the latest.
Develop a healthy habit
There are many methods to help you keep in the know, but the most important one is the way the you look at it. If you live in fear of the industry surpassing you, then chances are, that might happen. Instead, develop a healthy habit of checking the news, checking your social media and catching up with what seasoned players are talking about.
Sure, the way digital evolves so quickly can be intimidating. However, you need to remember to infuse these tips into your schedule and develop a routine around staying up to date with social media news. After all, part and parcel of being apart of this exciting social media world is chasing to stay up to date with it. We like to think it keeps us young.