Happy New Year!!!

With a new year comes new plans, new opportunities, new ways of looking at things and the resolve to do things a bit differently.  Of course, we know that resolutions aren’t always kept (which is why I didn’t get the call from Victoria’s Secrets for this year’s show…!).  But they are good for focusing us on something we want to achieve and setting out plans for how we will do it.

There are lots of ways we can all improve on social media.  And that includes me too!  So, I thought I’d share with you my social media resolutions for 2017.

  1. Schedule More

In true trainer style, I’m great at preaching, not so good at practising!  So, this is the year I will practice more of what I preach.  I will schedule updates every week to go out.  I do quite a lot of social media in the live moment.  But on busy days, that means my activity can dwindle.  I’d like to see that I have a good few posts scheduled each week to go out.  I plan to do this on a Monday morning (if I’m not out training) and know that I’m covered for the week.

2. Engage More

Again, practice what you preach Sam!!!  I used to do a LOT of engaging on social media as I was building up my business.  Now things are a bit busier, that’s not so easy to do.  I used to love building new business relationships via social media, so I plan to do more of it in 2017.  Responding to tweets, replying to Facebook posts, reading and replying to LinkedIn posts.  There are so many ways to engage.

3. Publish More LinkedIn Posts

We all know how easy it is to drop a habit.  That’s why the new year’s diets never last long!  I used to publish a post every week on LinkedIn.  They had a high volume of views and actually lead to business too.  Slowly, I broke the habit, and now I need to get back in to it.  So, keep an eye out on LinkedIn for more published posts from me!

4. Go LIVE More

In December, I went live 12 times on my Facebook page.  It was great!  In fact, I’m going to write a post next week on what I learnt about going live so much within a month, and the live videos that got the most views.  I really enjoy going live.  It’s a lot easier than producing a video, as there is no editing or retakes.  A 5 minute live video literally takes 5 minutes, and then you’re done!  So, I will definitely be going live more on my Facebook page, and maybe on Twitter (via Periscope) too!

5. Use Instagram More

I LOVE Instagram.  It’s personally my favourite social media platform, and I do spend a lot of time in the evenings looking through other’s pics.  But, I’ve never really gotten in to it in a business sense.  I post occasionally, maybe every couple of weeks.  I’d like to do more on Instagram, but make it more personal too.  I don’t want to post motivational quotes and infographics all the time.  I want to make it about me and my business.  Go follow me and give me a dig if I don’t post on there often enough!!!

And that’s it!  Of course, there are so many more I could include, but then I’d do none of them.  So, these are the ones I will focus on for now and maybe revisit them in a few months time, and add some more in.

I’d love to hear what your new year’s social media resolutions are!