My Blogging + Social Media Calendar // For Photographers
You’ve heard me talk about them before and that is because I LOVE CoSchedule. What is CoSchedule you ask and why should you be using it? CoSchedule in short is a social media scheduler. But that is just the tip of the iceberg in what it can do. And I know I don’t even fully use it to its capacity because it has so many amazing features! And you should use it because it saves you TIME, which saves you MONEY and makes your blogging, social media posts and marketing a breeze! I do all of my blogging and social media scheduling through CoSchedule and it has saved me hours upon hours.
How do I use CoSchedule on a daily basis?
It automatically posts content for me
Well, I have their amazing tool called “ReQueue” setup to share content that I’ve previously written that is still valuable content but buried on my blog onto my social media on a daily basis. I have hundreds of content blogs with tips for clients about what to wear and how to prep for their wedding and ReQueue makes sure that its getting in front of their eyes! I don’t even have to go re-write anything because its still valuable content and ReQueue is smart and adds posts in where there are gaps in my social media schedule. This is probably one of my favorite features as it keeps sharing all of the valuable content I’ve written for brides and keeps it from being buried on my blog. Also, it is smart and fills in on days and times when I don’t have other posts scheduled.
I can schedule ALL my social media posts in minutes
I also use CoSchedule anytime I am sharing a blog post or social media post. It picks out the best time of day to post on each of the different social media outlets and automatically posts it for me! I can take the same caption, same blog links and schedule them on multiple platforms with just a few clicks. The BEST part about it, is even though a blog hasn’t actually been posted, I can go ahead and schedule the social media posts and it will insert a valid link into those posts when it goes live. I don’t have to wait or post a blog early just so I have access to the live link.
It syncs with my WordPress account
It is so convenient as it also syncs into my WordPress’s and I don’t even have to log into my CoSchedule dashboard if I don’t want to as I can just scroll to the bottom of my blogpost that I am ready to schedule and TA DAAAA….scheduled on all of my platforms!
It tracks analytics!
Analytics are so important to see how different types of posts are doing at different times and on different platforms!
Integrates with Google Docs, Evernote, WordPress & More!
It took all of my favorite things and basically put them into one place. So now my blogging workflow is so easy and simple its made writing and scheduling my blogs and social media a dream and I might even say, fun! I use Evernote all the time (and am actually writing this blog post in Evernote right now!!) and so I love that it syncs and I can just drop everything into it and then pull it over into CoSchedule to post.
During off season I have a bit more time so I can do something like pinning photos from my blog posts, but once I’m busy shooting and editing I won’t have the time. So this is a great feature for me. Pinterest is huge in driving traffic to my blog and so I love that I can have this all in one place along with my more interactive social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.
What social media does it sync with?
Uhh…just about everything! Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and you can even share into Facebook groups! I love that I can just be in one place for EVERYTHING. Pinterest has been a game changer and so has the Instagram auto posting! I love that I also never have to guess when the best time to post is as they track that data for me!