Friday, August 31, 2012
The First Hour of a MadGirl's Day
It got me to thinking - what exactly do I do my first hour in the office? Most days my first few hours at work are a blur of many tasks and a growling stomach is my only indication of time gone by.
Hello 9:00AM. Nice to see you again.
No explanation necessary.
Check and Respond to Social Media:
In my position, I manage (what feels like) a boatload of social media accounts.This topic alone could take up my whole day. I check in with each account, see if anything needs to be responded to, and plan content for the day.
Catch up on PR Blogs:
Staying current with PR and Marketing trends is important to me. I've got a few blogs I read daily, and others as I see them float through my Tweet stream. My daily check-ins include NYC PR Girls and Ragan PR Daily.
Read Tech/Gaming News:
VentureBeat, TechCrunch, All Things D -- to name a few. In my current role, I do gaming PR. Being the competitive person I am, I like to see what kind of press placement the other 'PRs' *cringe* are doing. It's also a good source for new pitch ideas and story angles.
It's about 9:45 before I check my emails at work. I confess is that I check for super pressing emails right when I get up in the morning. I use Google's Priority Inbox, it took some getting used to - but I absolutely love it now. Try it.
Check Calendar, Make Task List:
Now on to planning for the rest of the day. I use Google calendar to mark all of my appointments, no matter how far in the future they are.
What is the first hour of your day like? Read the full article 'What Successful People Do With The First Hour of Their Day" on FastCompany.