CoSchedule Saved Me (Review)
Hey Epic Geeks,
So for the longest time, I held that stance of, oh, I don’t need to schedule social media. That’s the cheating way out. I’ll be genuine and just do it all by hand. Rabble, rabble, rabble. Well guess what, that’s rubbish. If you follow my social media, the past two weeks, I have shared so much solid content with you between my own past content as well as amazing helpful content from fellow bloggers. I don’t know how I could ever go back, seriously. I have to thank the lovely Kimi over at The Blog Dept for introducing me to the wonderful site CoSchedule.
First, here’s a quick video highlighting some of the site’s functions.
As I sad above, I was in major denial. I didn’t need any help. Why would I? I’m obviously perfect. Wrong. CoSchedule is perfect. You can schedule everything. First, sign up for the 14-day free trial. I hate when trials make you type in your precious credit card information. Guess what? CoSchedule doesn’t do that. No commitment is needed but I guarantee you, you’ll still continue. You will commit after that 14 days because nothing else can compare.
The image above is my first week of my free trial. It is whited-out due to being a previous week. Now, I try to fill my days with even more content.
Currently, I only have have my WordPress, Facebook, and Twitter connected. Social Campaign is a function that I’ve played with a little bit but that’s not the route I usually go. Click the pencil at the top of the day, and then “Social Message”. It’s hidden at the bottom of the box … yes, I had to ask originally searching what Kimi used because it looked different. Oops!
Then, in all of the information. I’ll show you what my tweet for this post will be. First, my status including all of my hashtags. My link, which I got the slug as I wrote this post and also the date. I love that CoSchedule learns the best time to make the post, however you can also change it if you’d like to schedule it manually as well.
As you can see, CoSchedule decided the “best time” with my other posts would be 6:39pm. If you decide that you want to move the day of a post, just pick it up and drop it to another day. Easy as that!
I dragged the post to the next day. With “best time” being ticked, it automatically recalculated and changed the time to 5:26pm! How neat is that?
Last function I’m going to mention is “Share Old Post” under “Social Media Message”. I’m still experimenting with this but so far, I’m in love. Prior to finding this, I had been tediously copying and pasting links. Now, I can just click and scroll through my old posts. This also creates a Social Campaign.
There is a very simple search function for ease of finding any post you need and then it’s the same as the process above.
To wrap it all up, I absolutely love CoSchedule. There’s no commitment to just try it out. There is a 14 day free trial. However, I suggest to try it out on a weekend (or your equivalent or Social Sunday) to sit down and just play with it and schedule social media posts.
In the mean time, keep calm and stay epic,