You can automate posts and processes with sites and apps.
You can schedule posts through Facebook, Hootsuite, or AutoGrammer. You can hire people to automate programs on UpWork.com. GetResponse.com will help you with automatic emails and will remind you to follow up with your connections.
This will allow you to more efficiently follow up and connect with people.
If you were able to schedule all of your posts in advance, engaging with followers would not have to be a daily task. Also this will grow and maintain your network more easily, since you can use these programs to remind you about follow ups.
Most programs mentioned above are free or at little cost. You want to find something that is low or no cost set up.
This will help you look and seem more professional but without the price tag.