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iconsMyth #1: “Social media is a complete waste of time.”

Not true! Social media is a partial waste of time. Of course there are things you can do to lose track of your time while using social media, but there are many other ways you can use these networks to connect with your congregation and colleagues.

The benefit in deepening relationships and strengthening your connection with your congregation and the people in your community is worth the investment. Besides that, what’s wrong with a little diversion in your day anyway? Just budget your time, try to spend just 10-20 minutes a day. Most people check their networks in the morning, again around lunchtime, and then at night while they are watching “Dancing with the Stars” Speaking of a waste of time!

Myth #2: “The relationships on social media are too shallow.”

Maybe the interaction on social media isn’t the deepest stuff, people don’t always show their real selves and, then again, you don’t want to know some of the information a few people post. Like who needs constant updates about what’s leaking from your spleen today? But, marketing guru Jay Conrad Levinson says 68%…

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