There is no doubt about it blogging can be a very time consuming process, with everything from content creation, editing, social sharing and general website management, all taking up varying amounts of your time. With so much to stay on top of for a regular blogger, it can start to impede on your blog/life balance quite a bit, unless you find some ways to simplify the process. And thankfully I just found CoSchedule!
I discovered CoSchedule after hearing some recommendations from fellow bloggers who swear by it to keep them organised and save time. I signed up for the free trial, with the intention of giving it a bit of a go but not really with the intention to spend money on a paid subscription.
But as they say, you need to spend money to make money and it didn’t take long to realise that CoSchedule was well worth the affordable subscription price. If I’m spending less time doing all the extra stuff, that’s more time to put into growing in other areas… or better still, spending with loved ones! With that in mind, if you don’t have it, you need it NOW.
What is CoSchedule?
Essentially CoSchedule is a plug in that allows you to streamline your blogging process by incorporating an editorial calendar and social shares all from the one convenient screen. The calendar looks like the screen shot below:
My absolute favourite feature is the simplicity of re-arranging your blog schedule by simply dragging your posts from one date to another within the calendar, without having to go in an edit the blog post within your blog dashboard. SO QUICK AND EASY!
Not only that, but you can also schedule shares to all your main social media accounts right there within your blog post screens. Not just a share upon publishing option like you may already have set up, but an ongoing rolling schedule on any date you choose in the future. This means you can set up your social shares for the next year, at the same time as when you are creating a post. No more coming back, finding links and sharing on the spot.
THINK OF HOW MUCH TIME YOU WILL SAVE!
Promoting all your content in one easy spot while having a great drop and drag visual editorial calendar means you can spend more time creating the content and less time worrying about all those other necessities.
There is the added bonus of being able to see how well your posts are going across social media also, giving you share stats and letting you know what your most popular posts are – while allowing more social shares right there in the same screen.
CoSchedule is only $10/month (or less with annual membership) and integrates with WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Buffer, and even Google+ Pages. However you can get a 1 month free trial and there are lots of other ways to save you heaps on your subscription fees so chances are it will end up costing you much less… or even end up completely free if you refer others. While being totally worth the spend anyway.
- Drag-And-Drop Editorial Calendar
- Schedule Social Media While You Blog
- Save Time While You Grow Traffic
- Re-Schedule Old Blog Content Easily
- Lightweight WordPress Plugin
- Automated Social Publishing
- Simple Team Communication
- All-In-One Publishing Solution
If you still aren’t convinced this is the tool for you, check out this video to learn more:
So what are you waiting for? Get back some of your well earned time by reducing your blogging time commitments with this awesome time saving tool – grab CoSchedule now!
Do you use CoSchedule or a similar tool to save you time blogging?
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