Between the hours of editing and keeping up with email there is not much time for blogging. And it happens sporadically. Posts will go up when I can get to them, not as structured as I plan to be. My blog is an important tool in generating new business so I can’t just let it die. Cue the lights, sound the drums, in steps the COOLEST blog and social media managing tool I never could have imagined: CoSchedule
I stay up all night sometimes, long after Ivan and Monster have gone to bed. There is me sitting in the glow of my computer light, color correcting and digitally cleaning sandy baby faces. I know through Facebook statistics that most of my lifestyle family demographic is up early in the morning, most active on social media between 7am-9am so, naturally that is the most valuable time for me to post, but the truth is I’m fast asleep. I started the habit of scheduling posts on Facebook and maintaining a hand written blog calendar, but I found technical error in that and would forget to use it.
A week ago I discovered CoSchedule, it’s an editorial calendar for WordPress blogs and social media. It’s SO easy to plan, create, and schedule blog and social media posts days or weeks in advance!
Now for a little break down of the things I love so much about CoSchedule and a couple of things I hope they improve.
Drag + Drop Ability. It’s pretty sweet that you can create and schedule a post and then decide to move it two days ahead, by simply dragging and dropping to the day you want it to go up. I’m a Mac consumer and I love to be able to drag and drop everything everywhere!
Social Media scheduling beyond Facebook! When I go to St Thomas, Tortola or even just the other side of St John I don’t have access to my computer and often times have no internet access, so it’s amazing to be about to schedule my posts and have CoSchedule doing the posting for me at strategic times when I simple cannot hit the go button.
Affordable + Free Trial. I have shopped for something like this for a couple of months and other editorial scheduling products cost a little too much for me to even want to try the trial and fall in love. CoSchedule gives you 2 weeks to fall in love. For me it was an AH HA moment followed by love, no need. I can’t let this go. In just days I have become more efficient on the back-end of my blogging workflow and I’ve free up time to focus on more projects and have some time to enjoy the beautiful island I call home.
Just One Improvement..
The only think I really hope they will integrate is syncing to Instagram. Facebook is really becoming a bummer with all the paid advertising so into 2015 I’m making plans to focus more on Google+ and Instagram.