This week on #bufferchat, our community shared what their “day in the life” as social media marketers looks like! Everyone in the chat talked about how they structure their days, how long they really spend on social media, how much collaboration they do within their team, and much more.

Read on to check out the stories, advice and tips that were shared during the chat.

Catch our weekly Twitter chat, #bufferchat, at TWO times every Wednesday for valuable industry insights and to meet hundreds of other smart marketers and social media enthusiasts. Same topic, same place, just at different times – feel free to join in to whichever chat time works best for you!

4 pm AEST (Sydney time)

9 am PT (San Francisco time)

Bufferchat on September 27, 2017 (Topic = Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager)

This week’s stats: 
Bufferchat #1 (4 pm AEST): 39 participants
Bufferchat #2 (9 am PT): 126 participants

Q1: What is the first thing you do when you get started with work for the day? 

From the community:

See all the great answers to question 1 here!

Q2: What are your main areas of focus in your work as a social media manager?

From the community:

See all the great answers to question 2 here!

Q3: How do you organize/structure your work day with tasks/projects?  

From the community:

See all the great answers to question 3 here!

Q4: Approximately how long do you spend directly on social media platforms throughout your work day?

From the community:

See all the great answers to question 4 here!

Q5: As a social media manager, do you collaborate with a team or mainly work autonomously? Which do you prefer? 

From the community:

See all the great answers to question 5 here!

Q6: Which part of your work do you enjoy the most, and why?

From the community:

See all the great answers to question 6 here!

Q7: If you had more hours in the day to focus on new social-media-related skills or projects for your work, what would you focus on? 

From the community:

See all the great answers to question 7 here!


Thank you so much to our awesome community for sharing such great insights in this chat!

Do you have any comments or answers to these questions? Leave your thoughts in the comments! We’d love to hear from you!

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Written by Arielle Tannenbaum

Arielle is the community strategist at Buffer. In addition to spending her time building community and designing meaningful experiences, she also enjoys healthy cooking, practicing yoga, modern dancing, traveling with her husband, and living mindfully.