I really like blogging but I’m not the most organized person when it comes to it. I find it can be a bit of a hassle to tweet out links to old posts, schedule social media promotion, and just do all the housekeeping that comes along with making your blog successful. That’s where CoSchedule comes in.
CoSchedule is a blogging tool you can direct integrate into WordPress. Unlike many free tools, you have the ability to schedule as much social media as you want, across multiple platforms like Twitter, Facebook and even Google+.
I recently spent 2 weeks using a free trial of CoSchedule (you can sign up for one too, if you’d like!) It made is so much easier to plan my blogging out, I would sit down Sunday evening and schedule 2 old posts per day to go out on my Twitter. I could pick to have an image tweet or just a link tweet and it automatically choose my “Featured” photo to save time (or I could manually change it).
CoSchedule also keeps track of social media sharing on your posts, which let me pick my most popular posts from the last month, or year, to share again.
I was able to use the editorial calendar to schedule my posts to be shared on social media as well, before they were even posted. I love this feature because I feel like I am constantly playing catch up when sharing my posts. With CoSchedule, I finally felt like I was ahead of things. You can also schedule tasks or reminders for yourself!
Even though I have only used CoSchedule for 2 weeks, I could already notice an improvement in the engagement in my blog, including comments on old posts that are still relevant but often get ignored, and more social media sharing. That’s why I was so sad to see this message!
I’m a student on a budget and having a CoSchedule subscription was unfortunately not feasible for me right now. It is $30 a month, prepaid, however by writing a blog post like this you can save 50% off your subscription. They also have a great referral program. I think CoSchedule is a great way to make blogging easier, and also to improve your engagement. By helping to improve your traffic, eventually, it could pay for itself! Here’s a more in depth video on how CoSchedule works:
Honestly, I really miss CoSchedule, and it is very likely that I will treat myself to it again in the future. If you find that the organization and social media side of blogging takes much longer than you’d like, I really recommend you give CoSchedule a try!
Have you tried CoSchedule before? Do you use a similar service? Let me know. If you’re interested in trying it out I’d love if you used my CoSchedule Referral Link I’ve included in this post. If I am able to get a CoSchedule subscription I promise to spend all my saved time making unicorn wishlists instead. You’re welcome.