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Why I Decided To Switch To CoSchedule

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*This post contains an affiliate link to CoSchedule, if you decide to sign-up using the link, I will receive a discount on my subscription without any additional cost to you. However, this is not a sponsored post. Only my own thoughts after trying CoSchedule for 30 days.*

A few weeks ago I decided to start blogging more, you have heard me talk about this a few times now. Between my blogging process, posting more often, and sharing blog/social media tips and tricks, it can be overwhelming at times. While I enjoy the pen and paper process of keeping my behind the scenes post ideas, I could not keep up with a social media calendar in the same way. I am more of a visual person in this sense, but I also don’t have the time to constantly keep the calendar on my phone or macbook up-to-date.

Enter CoSchedule. The perfect tool to manage my social media and editorial calendar marketing.

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This tool is the perfect way to keep all of my social media accounts updated, while making it so much easier to share blog posts to across the board. Seriously, this tool is genius, and for those WordPress users like myself, there is a plugin that will save your life. If not your actual life, than at least you social media life. Want to know the best part? You can directly schedule social media for each and every blog post. There will be no more forgetting to share a post on Facebook, or going through your archives to tweet about a post from 2 months ago. All of that is built into CoSchedule.

Why am I making such a big deal out of this product? Let me show you.

CoSchedule is a drag and drop way of handling your social media for blog posts, that also makes it incredible easy to share old content. Do you write a post one week, and then never get love on that post again? Things are about to change.

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With CoSchedule you can schedule posts on social media for:

  1. The day your post publishes
    1. As soon as it publishes
    2. 1 hour after
    3. 3 hours after
    4. A custom amount of time
  2. The day after your post publishes
    1. Between 8-11am
    2. Between 11am-3pm
    3. Between 3pm-10pm
    4. A custom amount of time
  3. One week after your post publishes
    1. Between 8-11am
    2. Between 11am-3pm
    3. Between 3pm-10pm
    4. A custom amount of time
  4. One month after your post publishes
    1. Between 8-11am
    2. Between 11am-3pm
    3. Between 3pm-10pm
    4. A custom amount of time
  5. A custom date
    1. Between 8-11am
    2. Between 11am-3pm
    3. Between 3pm-10pm
    4. A custom amount of time

I love that all five of these options are right there underneath of your post. As soon as you finish writing, you can schedule the social media pushes right then and there. Another benefit to this aspect is connecting CoSchedule with Buffer to send out posts through that platform. While this is by far my favorite part of CoSchedule, there are several other reasons behind making sure I have this tool for as long as I am blogging.

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You can automatically pull the title, link, photo and excerpt from the post, and also customize each of them if you don’t like what is inserted. Once you have the social media platform selected, an image will pop up with an example of what the post will look like. This will then become a placeholder in the CoSchedule for the date and time of your social media push. You can also add text wherever in the text box that you would like, and it will show you a preview.

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Another huge benefit is being able to see the analytics of a shared post. Once a post is published, the analytics will stay up to date from Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. You will be able to see how many times something has been shared, if it has been liked and if it has been commented or repined. This is something I wasn’t able to get in the tools I was using previously, and I love the added feature.

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The calendar view is so helpful to see what you have going on everyday, and also check the timing. If you use the “between ___am & ___pm” through the scheduler, all posts will automatically be spread a part. I have found that this is the best option to make sure nothing is sent out within a few minutes of something else, or even at the same time. While you want to keep popping up in your followers feeds, you don’t want it to be all in a row. All of the above posts are muted because they have been sent. When a post is scheduled, it is in a brighter color.

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You can schedule other social media pushes outside of blog posts. If you have sponsors, or just enjoy shouting out some other posts throughout the week, this is an awesome way to fill time slots in-between your own posts. You have three options for types of posts: Text Post, Image Post, Link Post. You just choose which one you want to use, put in the information, and schedule away!

If this post hasn’t been enough of a reason to try CoSchedule, check out the video below. If you still aren’t convinced, I suggest giving it a 30-day trial…fo’ free!

 

Do you use CoSchedule? I would love to know your thoughts!

 

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