How do you plan ahead for your blog?
How do you get the most of out sharing your latest posts on social media?
One answer comes to mind and that is…
This is a WordPress plugin (for more on my favorite WordPress plugins click here) that is an integrated editorial and social media calendar all-in-one.
A word to the wise, this plugin costs $10 a month or $100 a year, but have to admit as skeptical as I was I was pretty much sold when I got to try it out for free for a few weeks to share here with you.
YES!! You can totally test drive the CoSchedule plugin out for free for a week and decide if CoSchedule is a keeper for you, too.
The number one thing to know here is this plugin is truly easy to use and makes blog planning social media message sharing just that easy for all bloggers.
So how do you get started with CoSchedule, you may be asking?
First and foremost, you must install and activate the Co-Schedule plugin.
From there, you will need to connect it to your WordPress.org blog.
Once you are connected you can do all these things with CoSchedule:
- Plan Your Blog Calendar
- Create and Publish Social Media Content
- Work as a team (this one is great for those that share a blog or have more then one person that contributes to their blog).
For the purpose of this article, I am going to go over the benefits of being able to plan your own blog calendar and also publish social media content.
Plan Your Own Blog Calendar with CoSchedule:
Steps 1 – 5 – Creating New Posts on the CoSchedule Blog Calendar- (Step by Step through the images below):
Social Media Message Sharing:
Step 1. Now if we click on the above Sample Post in the Calendar to edit it, we can begin to schedule social media sharing (as long as you set and linked your social media accounts – great for all posts, including sponsored posts, too).
Step 2. You will scroll down the Edit Blog Post on his window and show see the following below it:
Step 5. All that is left to do is “Add the Message” and you are all set to go!!
And that is just how simple it is to be able to use CoSchedule for an editorial and social media calendar for all your blogging needs!
Happy Blog Planning Now with CoSchedule!!!
**Please note that after publishing this article, I was informed that CoSchedule would no longer be offering Pinterest Pin Scheduling by the end of September 2014, but for a possible solution, please click here.**