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Let's face it, if you are blogging, you have to love what you do. You can spend 80 hour weeks and many nights up to 2 am or later (speaking from experience here!) and if you don't love what you do you won't stick it out. But you need to know there are tools out there to make your life easier! I found one and I want to share it with you!
How to Create a Blog – My Favorite Tool to Save Time Blogging
How would you like to find a tool that helps you schedule your content, and manage your editorial calendar? One that also helps you pick viral post titles, shares content on social media not just once but multiple times once the post is published, and helps you fill your social media publishing calendar with your tops posts. One that even lets you schedule tasks for team members or yourself?
How much time would that save you and how many applications would that combine that you are using know? Well, this dream is a reality with CoSchedule! I was using 4 different websites and apps to do what CoSchedule now does for me. So here is what CoSchedule helps me with.
Scheduling – They have a whole editorial calendar set up for you to use. You can drag a post from one day to the other and move them around. You can add posts and more. One of the features I love is next to the post it shows how many times that post has been shared on social media. This allows you to see your most popular posts and share them again and again. You can also take those popular posts and make more posts based on what your readers like to see. They have a section on the side where you can store post ideas to add to your editorial calendar later on.
Integration – They are fully integrated with WordPress. I can access my calendar on my WordPress blog or their website. I can schedule social media right from my blog post or on their calendar. Plus they integrate with Google Analytics so I can see what posts are working and which aren't. They have a Google Chrome extension so you can schedule useful content you find on the web along with a bit.ly integration to shorten your links. You can sync with your Google Calender and even Evernote! They are adding new integrations all the time.
Social Media – This is what is saving me a bunch of time. I was using 3 different apps/websites to schedule Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ now I just use CoSchedule. I can schedule social media on my posts, so it shares the post when it goes live. They have a system of posting that day, the day after the post goes live, the week after the post goes live, and again a month after the post goes live. I can customize everything from the picture that shows, to the message that posts.
Tasks – Here is another app I was able to get rid of! I can assign a task to not just me but team members as well. I use this for reminders on due dates and things I want to get done. This is a life saver when I have deadlines on sponsored posts and other time friendly things.
Top Posts – CoSchedule lets you view your top posts and how much they were shared, and where they were shared. This allows me to see what my readers like, what they are sharing and share what they want to see.
Title Planner – When planning your posts they have a title score calculator that helps you build the best titles that will catch readers attention.
Right now you can try out CoSchedule for 14 days free and let me tell you I had subscribed before I hit day 10!
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