“I dropped all the toxic people in my life. Block. Delete. So simple. I unfollowed all the news and political pages on Twitter and Facebook. Life is so much better being a little selfish and putting my needs first. You can’t pour from an empty cup. As bitchy and heartless as I may sound, I’m actually able to love and care for those who actually care about me better after getting rid of the draining relationships.” — Naoko P.
Today I want to share something with you, which works very well (for me!) for some time now. I’ve done a lot of research on this and I think I’m now able to put the best possible results together here for you.
I’m talking about the best times to post on social media. That sounds a bit general, and it is, so please, just take this as a guideline, but not as a 100 percent truth. Depending on what content you share it may work differently for you, and there are certainly many other factors that relativize my results.
I suggest that you always consult your own experiences and your gut feeling before you follow my (or anyone else’s) advice, especially when it comes to something as complicated as the one being talked about here.
However, here are my suggestions (all times in 24h format):
- Any day
- Between 13:00 an 15:00, 20:00
- Go here: Followerwonk
- Fill in your Twitter name, click “Do it”
- Scroll a bit down to “Most active hours for users [your_twitter_name] follows”
- Check the results, or even add those to a Buffer schedule automatically!
- Mondays, Thursdays
- Between 8:00 and 9:00, 17:00
- Weekdays only
- Between 9:00 and 13:00
You can really skip weekends entirely.
- All week, although weekends, especially Sundays, are stronger
- Between 17:00 and 1:00 (next day)
Tumblr folks are active at nights!
- Weekdays only
- Between 7:00 and 8:00, 12:00, between 17:00 and 18:00
That’s it. Make sure to leave at least 15 minutes between posts. Happy posting! 🙂
The speech in its entirety is worth this post, but what struck me like lightning was the final sentence, a quote by Carrie Fisher:
“Take your broken heart, make it into art.”
Yea. As a touring (or even a local) DJ, something to enter your upcoming gigs into so that it gets noticed on the web is essential, in my very humble opinion.
There seem to be endless providers for that already, and I’ve been through some of them in the past few years. Some of them are free, some not. And — as always — free or not, it says nothing about the quality of the service. That’s my observation, at least.
So, after all those years, one or the other might be surprised who is my winner:
They were actually the first one years ago I jumped on, then they got acquired by SonicBids and I thought things went south from this moment on. And this was the case for a while, until SonicBids seemed to have thought it might be a good idea to maintain the service a bit and add a few new features.
Today, artistdata is so rich and packed with features that I can’t list everything here in a post. I recommend you check it out yourself. Oh, and it’s one of the free services.
You can see my gigs as an embedded iCal feed in the sidebar on the right beside this article. But the whole service offers a lot more options. I guess you can spend an entire day configuring this, and admittedly, its user-friendliness is not the total winner. But once you get used to it it’s easy.
They also provide an “ArtistData Profile” page, which collects all the stuff about you and showcases it, but well … the design is pretty “limited”. But better than nothing. 😉