I have a secret to admit. I’ve cut down on my spreadsheet use.
Shock horror! Yes I know, but it’s true. A hangover from my accounting days is a use of spreadsheets for everything in my life. So when I started my blog, naturally I used a spreadsheet to organise my to do list, posting and social media schedule.
Slowly over time I’ve found other tools that are friendlier than spreadsheets. Firstly, I started using Trello to manage my lists and save content ideas.
I started using Hootsuite to manage my social media scheduling…but it wasn’t quite right for me. I procrastinated spending money on something else for my blog. I kidded myself that it was just as easy to do it all manually (using a spreadsheet!)
Then I decided to give CoSchedule a try…and it is A-MAZ-ING!
What is Coschedule?
The official definition is:
“CoSchedule is an all-in-one marketing calendar that brings your content and social media in the same place. It’s your unified marketing calendar of record!”
My definition is that it’s a super easy way to schedule all your blog and social media posts and keep track of how they are performing. It also makes it ridiculously easy to share older posts, so your old content isn’t going to waste!
If you’re a video type of person, check out this quick video on how Coschedule works.
How can it help you?
The biggest benefit for me is the ease of being able to schedule to facebook and twitter from within WordPress. And then the ability to see easily your stats, without having to go somewhere else. Everything you need is right there and it’s so easy to use.
In summary here is what I’ve found useful so far in CoSchedule:
- Schedule blog posts in wordpress
- Schedule your social sharing
- Schedule social posts (even just a status update, then you can measure how much interaction it received!)
- Reschedule old posts
- See how many social interactions you’ve had overall, so you know what content is performing well
- Link to Evernote (yay! I love Evernote too!!!
How do you use it?
I use WordPress, so I installed the CoSchedule plugin, which means it is now integrated within my site. No need for me to go somewhere else to schedule – I can do it easily from within WordPress.
This makes it so quick and easy to write a post and then schedule all my shares. Because you are in there, you can then easily reschedule some old content. It allows you to see your facebook or twitter post as it will look when published, which I also like (I’m a visual person!).
It may sound like I’m building it up, but it really is so handy – which when you think about it, doesn’t happen often that you trial a product and it has everything you need. Well except Pinterest, but I have my beloved Tailwind for that!
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Do you use CoSchedule? Or another scheduling tool? Let us know which one!
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