6 Social Media Things to Do Before Breakfast

Posted on January 27th 2014

6 Social Media Things to Do Before Breakfast

When you get involved in social media, you quickly learn that it requires regularity and discipline.  Creating a daily routine is of course one of the best ways to approach this.  Over time I have put together a 30-minute routine.


Here are the things I do before breakfast:

  1. Email
    1. Delete uninteresting/unwanted emails.
    2. Mark emails to be treated during the workday.
    3. Answer urgent emails.
    4. Check emails from LinkedIn groups for good content and mark for later reading.
    5. Review Google Alerts and mark interesting items with GetPocket.
  2. Social media monitoring
    1. Review social media monitoring dashboard and react appropriately.
    2. Go to Hootsuite and review monitoring columns and react appropriately.
  3. LinkedIn
    1. People Who viewed your profile is a perfect opportunity to start a conversation or even get connected (selectively).
    2. Contacts show people that have a New jobBirthday or Work Anniversary.  This again is a great opportunity to start a conversation.
    3. Review LinkedIn Inbox for messages and connection requests.
  4. Twitter
    1. Check tweets that mention me and act appropriately
    2. Check new followers out
    3. Check who unfollowed me and decide on course of action (recapture or accept)
    4. Quickly review the recent Tweet stream
  5. Facebook & Google+
    1. Check personal and company timelines for posts from friends and fans
    2. Wish friends a Happy Birthday
    3. Check messages and take action if needed
  6. Content sharing
    1. Share my quote of the day or content from others across a number of platforms
    2. Contribute and share content through my Tumblr blog on Social Media tools

Having created this routine, I am able to start my day informed, organized and inspired.   Since I have created this morning, I have also developed a similar approach for the evening routine.  The evening routine focuses more on content generation but I will discuss this in another blog post.

Do you have a similar routine? Why not share it through the comments below.  Or do you want details about any of the steps mentioned in my routine, send me a mail ([email protected])


Mic Adam

CEO, Vanguard Leadership

I am bridging the gap between Social Media and Business through years B2B and B2C sales, marketing and general management experience. I am an online & offline networker and social selling individual. I thrive on the passion that drives sales & profits by demonstrating and diversifying the unique selling points of high quality products and services through traditional channels as well as new media.

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Posted on January 27th 2014 at 6:46AM

Very concise in the morning steps. This is generally my day everyday and it's nice to see it laid out in an easy to follow list. It is so important to stay on top your agenda and not get behind in your tasks.

Ruth Lever Kidson
Posted on February 3rd 2014 at 10:27AM

I'm wondering how you do all these before breakfast.  I don't think I could wait until mid-afternoon before having my breakfast.