As part of my month-long blogoversary celebration, I’m doing a series of Blog Tip Tuesday posts to share some of the things I’ve learned about blogging. This week, I am going to tell you about how I am blogging smarter with CoSchedule.
CoSchedule is billed as an all-in-one “social media editorial calendar for WordPress blogs” that lets you plan and schedule blog posts and related social media messages. I use the social media feature more than the calendar feature, but the calendar feature is handy if I decide I want to rearrange my scheduled posts.
This is a screen shot of my posts and social media messages from June 15-17 (the actual page has a full monthly calendar view). You can see the post published on a given day and all of the social media shares I set up in advance through CoSchedule. (I usually schedule 2-3 shares per day on Facebook and Twitter the day a post publishes, and also schedule select posts to be shared a day/week/month later).
CoSchedule also has a built in analytics feature that shows you how many times a given post was shared and over which platforms, your most popular posts, etc.
To use CoSchedule for social sharing, you create your social media messages on your blog post page, in the editing screen. You can preview what they will look like on each platform and choose different images to share.
If you need to reschedule a post, you simply drag and drop the post and associated social media messages to a new day. This is a great feature if you decide to bump a post after you’ve already set up the post and related social shares.
The basic rate for CoSchedule is $10/month, with discounts available for yearly plans, referrals through affiliate links, and writing a CoSchedule review (like this one!). If you are interested but not ready to pull out your credit card, you can try it for free for two weeks.
Do you share your blog posts on other social media platforms?