1. Deb @ DebTakesHerLifeBack.com
    October 10, 2017 @ 11:44 pm

    Thank youuuuu!! I had picked up a few blogger freebies, which led to free webinars, which led to my spending hours and hours perfecting and scheduling posts in an effort to increase engagement for a few weeks…which led to my falling behind on writing content…on my 3-month-old blog. Thanks so much for this encouragement and direction! I’m feeling much better and more focused, and shifting my efforts back to creating killer content.

  2. Sarah | I Heart Frugal
    October 12, 2017 @ 10:36 am

    Great advice, Ruth!

    This article really hit home with me! I had to learn this lesson the hard way. I was trying my to promote my blog so much on social media, I wan’t concentrating on my writing!

    Now I’m focusing most of my promotions on Pinterest because it drives the most traffic!

  3. Heather
    October 12, 2017 @ 11:08 am

    THIS IS THE BEST POST EVER!!! I am a new blogger and I was seriously freaking out about how much people were saying to do on social media! I have two kids, I can barely get myself dressed some days! Thank you for this amazing advice, now I feel much more reassured about just focusing on Pinterest and still taking most of my time to focus on my content!

  4. Janet Khokhar
    October 12, 2017 @ 11:18 am

    Great advice! What do you think about using Tailwind and Boardbooster to schedule content and then let it run itself? I haven’t started using them yet, but many bloggers swear by automating social media content with these tools. Does EBA use a social media automation system?

  5. Rebecca
    October 12, 2017 @ 11:57 am

    The truth has been told. Nice work Ruth!!! I am so thankful that I started EBA just as I was launching my blogging business!

  6. Toni
    October 12, 2017 @ 12:35 pm

    Somehow you always know what to say right when I hear it. I have been struggling today with how to write good quality content amidst posting to social media. Especially when I get sucked into social media (especially FB groups) and it takes a lot longer than it should. Thank you!!

  7. Christina in FL
    October 12, 2017 @ 3:09 pm

    Honest to Pete… the more I read about starting a blog and turning it into a business, it sounds like hell on a stick. Seriously. Where has the joy in life (and blogging) gone or has heart been sold for money.

    If it is only about the money, then I get it. Me, I’m still trying to en-JOY life not sell my soul for SEO, clicks and social media likes.

  8. Kendra Burrows
    October 13, 2017 @ 3:37 am

    This is a great reminder! Do you have any tips or resources for how to master each of the social media platforms? Specifically, I’m going to focus on a FB page because I understand and already used that platform personally. But I’m not sure how to learn All The Things about using FB to market my blog – and Google searches lead me down the rabbit trail of researching instead of producing. Thanks for any thoughts you have! And thanks for this post.

    • Kiki
      November 7, 2017 @ 11:57 pm

      Christina in FL… I would really love to follow your blog. I’m tired of all the ads and sponsored posts, etc. I’d like to read someone who writes to write!

  9. Sofia Pinelli
    October 13, 2017 @ 9:26 am

    Thank you so much. I am finally getting my blog off the ground, and this is great advice. I feel so much pressure to “get social media right” that I lose sight of what I am doing this for. I will add this to my list!

  10. Melody Smith
    October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am

    I’m a little confused – the post mentions getting off social media and focusing on building an email list, but how do I do that without social media? Do I just rely on organic searches and lead magnets? Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of being free from the hour or so I’m spending each day trying to promote, but I don’t see my email list growing unless I do…and by focusing my attention on one as EBA suggests, I didn’t see much growth at all.

  11. Debbie
    October 24, 2017 @ 12:24 pm

    I love everything you share here, and I am grateful for this post on social media. I’m not a big Facebook person and have not been spending much time there lately at all. It gets in the way of productivity and real life sometimes in my opinion. But it does have a place. I really enjoy sharing information with others in my career and we do learn from each other.

    Thanks for your always-helpful blog posts.

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