I asked our current blog book tours class just how they handle their time commitments over at Facebook, and Joan De La Haye left this helpful comment:
My daily routine on Facebook is this.
I first check my Friend requests (I usually have about 2 to 3 a day) after I've accepted them as friends, I leave a thanks for the request message on their walls.
Then I ignore all the annoying application invites.
Then I check to see who's birthday is on that day and leave a Happy Birthday message on their walls.
Then I check my messages - reply to any questions, etc.
Then I respond to the people who accepted my Friend requests and leave thank you messages on their walls.
And then I go trawling through my groups - which I've specifically chosen for the fact that they have to do with the genre I write in. So in my case I belong to a lot of horror groups.
I send about 5 or 6 Friend requests a day.
So that's my morning Facebook routine.
Thanks, Joan. We're all looking for good methods to minimize our non-writing chores, and this is enormously useful. You can visit Joan for more information here: