Raise your hand if you often feel completely overwhelmed by social media.
Yeah, me too.
I love blogging and I love writing posts and I love engaging with others on social media. But scheduling social media posts? Not my favorite thing in the world. And I’ve heard it before: you should spend more time sharing the posts you’ve already created rather than constantly trying to create new posts. It’s true. That’s a very efficient way to grow your blog! The problem? Scheduling is tedious and time consuming.
But I recently started using CoSchedule and it’s a game changer. I’ve tried Buffer. I’ve tried Hootsuite. I’ve tried Edgar. They’re all great, but CoSchedule seriously takes it to another level. Here’s why I love it:
- It integrates right into WordPress.
- It works with blog posts and social media.
- The template functionality is like nothing I’ve ever seen.
This is an example of the calendar functionality that lives inside WordPress. You can click on a blog post and then schedule social posts with that blog post across all of your channels. It even works with Pinterest and Google+!
My favorite functionality is the ability to make a template. For example, you can create a template that will share the post across Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and 5 of your favorite Pinterest boards, pulling in the title, the image, and the post link. Then you can use that template over and over again on each blog post. It saves SO much time. It’s also super easy to drag and drop posts to different days, which makes rescheduling so simple.
It auto imports all your old blog posts and you can schedule times to share the post across all your channels, right in the calendar.
CoSchedule also has tons of helpful resources and training videos on their site, so it’s easy to learn how the tool works. I’ve already watched a couple of the training videos and downloaded some of their ebooks. All of them have been hugely helpful!
You can watch a full overview here:
If you want to try CoSchedule, you can get a free 14-day trial to see how you like it. That’s what I did, and after 3 days I was hooked.
Sign Up For a Free Trial HERE
Note: if you sign up using my affiliate link, I get a discount on the service. Obviously, I’d never promote a product I didn’t truly believe in, or wouldn’t use myself!
Do you use a content calendar or social media scheduling program?