Here’s a simple strategy that’s going to make your social media life a LOT easier!
I want you to start a spreadsheet to keep track of all of your social media website logins. If you haven’t already experienced this, those sites can add up FAST and keeping track of where you have accounts can get cumbersome quickly.
First create a spreadsheet with the software of your choice that contains columns for site name, URL, username, password, and any notes you want to add.
Then start going through your bookmarks (or your existing password-keeping system if you have one) and entering your info for social networking sites such as facebook and twitter, social bookmarking sites such as digg and delicious, any forums or private groups that you’re a member of, and any other sharing sites such as flickr or slideshare. (Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of any of these! Just write down the sites that you are on.) If you’ve lost your username or password on any of these sites, take a moment to use the “lost password” feature and grab it.
Better to take the time now than be frustrated when you need it!
Whenever you sign up for a new site, make sure to add it to your spreadsheet. When you want to update your profiles you now have one central document to go to – no more outdated info living all over the web.