Welcome to episode #5 of the Savvy Social Podcast. I’m so excited because today’s episode features our very first interview here on the podcast and it’s with my husband Brent Jones!

From bad checks to bathroom graffiti, Brent Jones has always been drawn to writing. He won a national creative writing competition at the age of fourteen, although he can’t recall what the story was about. Seventeen years later, he gave up his career to pursue creative writing full-time.

Jones writes from his home in Fort Erie, Canada. He’s happily married, a bearded cyclist, a mediocre guitarist, and the proud owner of two dogs with a God complex.

Today, we’re talking about how Brent used to work with me in the social media business, why he decided to transition out, the importance of taking breaks from social media, and so much more.

Before we dive into today’s episode, I wanted to remind you access the Savvy Social Framework. The Framework is a free 7 part workshop that guides you to creating a solid foundation for a social media strategy that works. It takes my years of practice working with hundreds of clients and boils it down into easy to follow video lessons. Access the training at onlinedrea.com/free.

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You wouldn’t hire a social media manager if that person told you, “I hate Facebook.”Click To Tweet
We buy into the culture of negativity on social media sometimes. via @authorbrentjClick To Tweet
I set aside one day a week to devote to social media and responding to people. via @authorbrentjClick To Tweet
It’s a good idea every now and then to set boundaries (on social media) whether it’s turning off notifications on evenings and weekends or only checking in so often each week. via @authorbrentjClick To Tweet
We’re so connected to social media but that doesn’t mean we have to be connected 24/7.Click To Tweet
Turn off notifications but set aside time each day to check your social media notifications.Click To Tweet
I like to balance promotional posts and posts that are more personal and more about me. via @authorbrentjClick To Tweet

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From Freelance Social Media Manager to Full-Time Fiction Author - An Interview with Brent Jones, Author of Go Home, Afton