Hey, you have to pee sometime...
...and no phones in the potty.
The Rule of Three lends itself nicely to the topic of Managing Your Time on Social Media. Here are my Top Three Tips:
1) Pick THREE social media outlets to build your presence. Yes, I am seconding Jeffe's advice from Sunday. Any more than three outlets and you're diluting your effectiveness.Which three? Whichever ones you are most comfortable using.
2) Allot THREE Hours Maximum: Seriously. If you have a habit of losing half your day to GoodReads, Facebook, Pintrest, etc., set a timer for an hour. Do this two or three times a day, but no more than that. Three hours, folks, is more than enough time to build online relationships. Your revenue is not earned by the number of tweets you send, it is earned by the number of books you sell. The more books you write, the more inventory you have to sell.
3) Choose THREE Conversations: For those of us who are socially stunted, engage in at least three conversations daily. Each day, converse with three people with whom you have not interacted in the past week. This correlates to the corporate advice of eating lunch with a different person everyday. Not only does it widen your network and deepen your knowledge, it encourages you to look at those growing numbers of folks in your Followers and Friends lists. (Note: this doesn't mean you should ignore someone just because you "spoke" to them yesterday. None of us is that stunted, right? RIGHT?)
The Rule of Three, there to help you manage your social media experience. Do you, dear readers, have a Rule of The Social Three you'd care to share?