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10 minutes of social media a day. Could you do it?

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Lacey JonesTo say this summer flew by would be an understatement. Life has been good and very busy. If you read my blogs then you know I have the tendency to grow quiet, but still manage to update twitter / youtube/ facebook frequently. Only these past few weeks I’ve been practically mute. After giving much thought to a statement made by Keith Gipson, I decided to limit my time on social media to 10 minutes a day… including skype.

After everything that happened in April (both with Online poker and family health) I felt as though I was knocked to the ground just moments before the finish line. Over the past few months I had been preparing to host my biggest TV show yet, The Onyx Cup. This was the booking of my dreams. An international poker series, $100k buyins, poker’s elite pros, Macau, working with Poker PROductions, and the list goes on. I do believe I did the happy dance the second I got off the phone with my agent James when he told me I got the job. For two months I commuted back and forth from Las Vegas to LA every week working with 2 hosting coaches to shape me into the best TV host I’ve ever been. This would be my chance to make everyone proud, including me. Only I would not get that chance.

April 15th. That day has always f*cking sucked. Online Poker got a swift kick to the balls by the US govt and my sponsor Full Tilt takes the biggest hit. Days later they publicly canceled the show 3 weeks before production, not even getting the chance to surprise announce, “Lacey Jones hosting Onyx Cup Series!” That hurt.

Since then it’s been an uphill battle, but y’all know me, I love me some inclines!  I had to get motivated and keep all that momentum I was storing up. The one thing stopping me…being on the computer all the time. Before it made sense. I was playing poker and getting paid, obv I’d be online with plenty of free time to see what all my friends were doing. Now without poker, I was just online and only being about 40% productive.

Making a point to spend only 10 minutes a day on social media, I have found to have had the most productive month this year in regards to my career. Continuing to stay positive and grateful for having Keith in my life has kept me going more than anything. No matter how bad it gets, I still have a great life, wonderful friends, and many other things to be thankful for. I’ve signed with a new modeling agency and got a callback and booking my first week of signing with them. You’ll now find me working everyday. And yes, I do consider working out working… it is my job. When I got free time I spent it with my fiance and my best friend Faviola. I focused on the events I was playing at the WSOP better than ever before. Conversations became fun again being able to tell friends all the exciting news instead of them finding out on twitter. Don’t get me wrong, I love social media, but how much time should one really be on it? When times are rough, we shouldn’t be wasting it on following what others do. Instead we should be leading them through our journey. Do you think you could only spend 10 minutes a day on social media? Let me know what you think in the comment box below. Besides, it’s nice to know when people are reading what I write… so say hi!

Next post I’ll wrap up this summer at the WSOP and all the extra fun stuff. Until then good vibes to all.



13 Responses to “10 minutes of social media a day. Could you do it?”

  1. Read your post and I think after you’re established with many followers, then it makes sense to limit social media time. When you’re first starting out and it is a marketing tool, you will have to spend a lot more than 10 minutes daily on it.

    If productivity is impacted by your time on social media, you definitely needtp find a balance between production and marketing.

    Just my two cents.


  2. Cotty says:

    I work in a remote area(hot springs cove b.c.) so I am out of cellular coverage and usually don’t have the option of going over 10 minutes daily. However when I am in town that would be really difficult.

  3. Dave T says:

    You’re an inspiration and your positive attitude and ability to meet these unexpected challenges with such grace and optimism is unique. Enjoy the journey – it makes arriving at the destination much more satisfying.
    10 minutes a day? Possible yes. But you may find you’ll hallowsch more to blog and tweet about spending more time engaged and involved in person with others than SN allows.

  4. laurue says:

    Was in vegas for 22 days first WSOP crazzzzzy times!! Were you around? Sounds like your life is well balanced.Good for you.
    The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.”
    Cheers laurie

  5. Just a Donk says:

    A friend is someone who cares about what you have to say, worries about you when you’re away, loves you for who you are and will protect you at all costs. Everyone that is a part of your life understands this.

    We all have are ups and downs, some inclines are steeper than others. “Life is about balance.” A healthy balance between friends and family, online life – offline life, and most importantly; our goals and aspirations – personal accomplishments and achievements, so no matter what changes occur, the true and the loyal will always endure and “be by your side.”

    My final thought is: If 10 minutes a day is enough to not take you away from personal productivity and from all your loved ones, what’s good enough for you should be good enough for all.

    So HELLO as you requested and please send my warm regards to Faviola and Keith. May all of you have good health and prosperity. And OH, I personally can’t do 10 minutes but it’s definitely under 1 hour a day.

  6. Lacey Jones says:

    Hey how are you?! Yes I was in and out of Vegas this summer. You’ll have to let me know next time you’re here. We can grab a coffee and catch up! Thanks for the kind words.

  7. Lacey Jones says:

    I have to say, I originally thought your ability to speak in less than 140 characters was phenomenally inspiring. But, your comment here makes me wish you wrote a blog! Thank you so much for taking the time to post and say HELLO. 🙂 These insightful words have inspired my day and made me even more grateful for the loyal friends I have in my life. In my next post I’ll wrap up my little experiment as well as speak on the downfalls of not being online. I miss my friends! Have a wonderful week. ~LJ

  8. Denis Meakin says:

    This is such a great post. I will be coming back for sure

  9. Lupe Soto says:

    Lacey, those of us that lost our abilities to make a living online with the crash of online poker all feel the same way you do. I am so grateful that you have Keith sharing your life and keeping you “balanced”! lol You are a smart, beautiful woman both on the inside and outside. Your future is bright no matter what path you take!! Love you girl!

  10. Lacey Jones says:

    I love you too Lupe! Thank you for leaving such a sweet message. Perfect way to start my day! xoxo

  11. QH says:

    Always great to get updates from you – hope you keep the 10 minutes a day 🙂

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  13. Damn! I was gonna do this! But, only for, like, two months. That’s probs why I never got around to it.

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