to tweet or not to tweet over our egg nog?

Yesterday was one of those days that I accomplished ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.  Do you ever have a day like that?  It seemed as though the more that I tried to get on track, the less I was on target.  The mood started to creep into today, so I took a few steps back, went spinning (thanks Laurie), and now I am possibly back on track.  BUT, wait today is the boys last day of school before winter break, and I am just back on track?  Which brings to mind, winter break and how does a mom reconcile veering off the road for 1-2 weeks or more?  This is new territory for me, so I will not even pretend to be an expert.  All that I know is that even as an at home mom, winter break and other school vacations are completely disruptive to all schedules.

This morning, I tweeted to @AnnEvanston (social media expert) questioning what her thoughts may be on social media & what happens over the holidays?  I am anxious to hear Ann’s thoughts.  For bloggers, business owners, entrepreneurs & mompreneurs, and everyone in between, maintaining a brand through social media is becoming more and more important.  How do we fit all of it in and be “present” for our kids, extended families, partners/husbands/wives?

What do we do while we are sipping our egg nog or glass of cab?  Do we break away and update?  Do we write a rough draft of a blog while simultaneously playing monopoly with the kids?  Do we give up seeing the latest movie releases with the family to tweet and Facebook?  Again, I am not an expert and I do not know the answers.

I only have a few hours to resolve this because as of 3:30 p.m. today, the boys are “FREE” until January 4th!  Yes, I said January 4th.  This year, our plans are to stay home over the break…We have friends from California coming in to see the snow and experience winter with us (I am not sure why?); plans to ski for a day; lists of movies and activities that we want to do as a family; but, no real plan about what is going to happen to “life as we know it” when it is not winter break.

“Backngroove-Readers” – what are your thoughts?  What is the expectation of tweeting, Facebooking, blogging over the holidays?  How do you maintain your presence?  Do you go M.I.A.? Do you feel out of touch in January?  I cannot wait to hear.

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  • Christine December 21, 2010, 11:34 AM

    definitely tweeting because it keeps me sane…. plus my kiddos are in charge of my foursquare checkins 🙂

  • Hollee Temple December 21, 2010, 11:55 AM

    It’s funny that you mention this because I was just on the phone with a blogger friend/social media manager who has been doing it much longer than I have (about 5 years). She says that the blogosphere shuts down over the holidays, and she has five years of metrics to prove it. So I say feel free to go MIA if that feels good to you!


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