A day in the life of a social media superstar

Do your colleagues think managing the company’s Twitter feed and Facebook page is a great job? If only they knew. A social media pro explains what the job is really like.

It’s the glamorous life at its finest.

However, I always get asked: “Jay, what’s it like being a social media star? Do they give you free coffee at Starbucks? Do you get recognized everywhere you go? Are the groupies awesome?”

Let me tell you, it’s not like that at all. It’s even worse. There’s no free coffee. You’re only recognized by insane stalkers. And there are no groupies, just Twitter followers.

Want to see how amazing the life of a blogger is? Let’s go through my typical social media day.

7 a.m.: Wake up. Look at my iPhone and see I’ve got 200 new emails. I whine to my cat, and then slam my face back into a pillow.

8 a.m.: Wake up again. See it’s 8 and rush into the shower, eat some breakfast, and run to work. I begin looking through all 200 emails, and see most of them require no attention of mine. Mass delete becomes my friend.

9 a.m.: Get to work. Work on making the Facebook more fun and social for my clients. Open up TweetDeck and begin looking into the Matrix.

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