Like most bloggers, I stay pretty busy. I have this blog, a sewing blog, and a travel blog. Without a doubt, one of the toughest parts is balancing it all. I enjoy being on social media but I also need to work and keep up with things around the house. That’s why I’ve become pretty attached to CoSchedule.
What is CoSchedule
CoSchedule is an all-in-one blog post schedule and social media management tool that really is useful for any blogger.
- Integrates with WordPress, Evernote, Google Docs, and Google Analytics.
- Provides in-app messaging between team members.
- Includes a drag-and-drop calendar with customizable views.
How I Use It
Using CoSchedule has truly changed the way I manage my blog’s content calendar and has resulted in increased visitorship to my articles and has kept my social media accounts active and engaging. I spend about 30 minutes every-other-week scheduling post for each of my sites. With CoSchedule I have a visual board/calendar where I can see all of my past post and upcoming ones. I use a combination of icons and color coding to distinguish my different blogs and they type of content I’m posting. I’m able to see which post are performing well and those that may need to be tweaked. The great thing about CoSchedule is that you can make it work for your blog in a number of ways.
I’ll admit at first I wasn’t sure about paying for a scheduling service. I signed up for the free trail and within a month I was hooked! Personally, I pay $30 for the solo marketing plan. This plan works best for me since I have multiple blogs and need the additional social media account integrations. You can read more about their pricing here.
Most pricing packages offer trials as well, so you can really get to know the features and find the right fit for your business. You can pay month-to-month or yearly. You can also upgrade or downgrade your subscription as needed. I started off with the basic plan and then upgraded to unlock even more cool features.
Here’s a quick video overview of CoSchedule to give you a better idea.
There are a lot of features that make CoSchedule stand. Here are just a few:
- Connecting CoSchedule To Google Calendar
- Custom Analytics Tracking
- Supercharge your Google Analytics Integration by using CoSchedule Custom Dashboard
- Bit.ly With CoSchedule
- Evernote with CoSchedule
- Google Analytics Tracking Tags with CoSchedule
- Google Docs With CoSchedule
- the Headline Analyzer
Learning To Use CoSchedule
If you’re concerned about having to learn how to use it, don’t be! CoSchedule has an extensive video library filled with tutorials, here are just a few:
Quick Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. CoSchedule is a tool that I use, love, and pay for. But if you sign up for a free trail of CoSchedule and become a paying customer, I will get credit towards my subscription. It’s a win-win.