*For all my non-blogging friends, this may bore the snot out of you, so feel free to just keep surfing if you’d like. I’ll be back with the non-blogging fun stuff tomorrow!
Last week I wrote about how good I am at wasting time and killing my productivity. That very same day, I got an email from Frugal Portland with this little gem of a review on an app called CoSchedule. As I read through it, I was intrigued. But then I watched the video, and I was ecstatic! This, my friends, is what I need!
Doesn’t it look snazzilicious? Basically, it’s a calendar that makes scheduling your blog posts and any sharing to go along with those posts a little easier. I started the two-week trial and couldn’t wait to try it out. I already had some posts written in Word documents (I write most of my stuff during off-time at work where I don’t have access to my blog), so I went in and entered the basic info on the calendar and it immediately created a new draft. After that, I decided I wanted to switch up when I wanted my posts to go out, and all I needed to do was drag it to a different day and change the time.
With the social media aspect of it, when you click on the post in your calendar, you can set it up to share immediately once it posts, a day later, a week later, or even a month later, which is really nice because then you’re not thinking a month down the road which of your old posts you should share to get some new traffic.
The only thing I don’t didn’t like was that there was no way to choose the preview photo, so my links were sharing on Facebook with some weird crop of my banner, but I just got an email the other day saying they’ve fixed that and you can now customize it as you will. It’s a good thing too, because that was the only thing I was hung up on.
Since I started using CoSchedule, it’s been a lot easier for me to stay organized. Before, I had a couple of different things to keep a list of my future blog posts and when I want to publish them, but the fact that this is all on one screen is SO much more helpful. I actually knocked out all of my blog posts from last week and most of this week’s in just days. Take a look at it and let me know what you think!
Also, it looks like they’re offering one year free if you write a review for them since they’re trying to get the word out. So start the trial today and then maybe you can do your own little CoSchedule review 🙂