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I’d like to share an interesting read from Ragan.com on how to avoid burnout as a community manager.

Sometimes we all need to take a breather and remember to turn off our “work” switch when we are not officially working. Lines between work and personal time can easily be blurred especially when apps and smart phones make it so easy to respond to a message, comment or tweet.

Yes, you’re committed to your role and to serving your online community. But it doesn’t mean that you have to be accessible 24/7. The key is to manage your public’s expectations effectively. Do they expect you to respond to a Facebook post at 11:00 pm? I think the answer depends on you. Did you set that expectation?

Personally, I believe that keeping a good balance between your work and your personal life contribute to a more productive you at work and a happier you at home.

What do you think? I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this subject and Ragan’s article.