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6 Reasons Every Blogger Needs CoSchedule

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6 Reasons Every Blogger Needs CoSchedule

How many different programs do you use to promote your blog posts? Two? Three? More? Bloggers have not only the weight of writing attractive content, but also the worry of getting it out for people to actually see. You don’t have time to manually do all the leg work – you need CoSchedule.

6 REASONS EVERY BLOGGER NEEDS COSCHEDULE

Until now I used three stand alone programs and several plugins for scheduling and promotion; still having to manually promote on a few other sites because they didn’t have a program that was compatible. And don’t forget that many of these programs charge a monthly fee. Costs were adding up and I was still shuffling around trying to remember where I scheduled what and for when.

If that sounds familiar then read on and find out how ONE program can completely change how you blog.

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CoSchedule Editorial Calendar for WordPress is an all-in-one editorial calendar solution that finally brings automated social media promotion right into your site’s dashboard. CoSchedule is the first and only social media editorial calendar for WordPress that allows you to not only schedule your blog, but also your social media – all in the same calendar screen, and without leaving your website. That, alone, would be enough to lure me away from all of my other blogging tools. But, it does even more.

After trying out CoSchedule for a few weeks (on my own dime – this is not a sponsored post) I decided to share. I can’t think of a single situation where this wouldn’t be valuable to my fellow bloggers, and here’s why:

6 Reasons Every Blogger Needs CoSchedule


 

1. Do Everything From Your Blog

Get rid of the laundry list of programs, addons and plugins you’re using. CoSchedule not only provides a fantastic editorial calendar to schedule and rearrange your posting dates, but it also allows you to schedule your posts to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and more — all from within the same calendar window.  Do you need to send out a tweet or status that isn’t connected to a post? Or maybe you have a job that requires only scheduled social blasts without an article? Don’t waste time opening a second program; CoSchedule lets you add social messages right to your editorial calendar just like posts.

2. It Doesn’t Get Any Easier Than This

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You might be thinking, “Hey, I use WordPress Editorial Calendar and I can drag and drop stuff too.” Sure, but over the past few weeks I’ve noticed many of my blogger friends and associates complaining that it’s often faulty, sometimes forgetful and usually slow to load. Not to mention – it’s ugly. There’s no visual way to quickly tell what has been scheduled and what is still in draft. If you have more than one blogger – forget trying to quickly scan to see who’s posts are ready. You’re going to have to click for that.

3. More Features When Scheduling Posts

Another way CoSchedule blows WP Editorial Calendar (and others) out of the water is their post schedule format. With other programs you get a few general information fields which leave you to still fill in most information from the compose screen. Then, glancing at your calendar still doesn’t tell you what information is available. That’s another click. With CoSchedule you get a lot more. Check out everything you can do right from the calendar:

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  1. Change authors
  2. Post Title WITH Category selection
  3. Schedule – Select time, date and decide if it’s draft, pending review (for multi-author blogs) or scheduled
  4. Social Analytics – Once your post is published – CoSchedule will keep track of your social shares and display numbers for each network individually. This is also viewable right from the main calendar without a click.
  5. Task List – Keep track of what you need to do, have done and will do for a post while it’s in progress.
  6. Schedule Social Shares – Compose, schedule and edit social shares for all major networks – including photo posts and link posts that automatically fill in the title and link for you when it’s time and shorten urls. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram!
  7. Comments – Communicate with guest and co-authors while posts are in progress. Leave notes, edit requests, approvals and more.
  8. Live Updates – Follow posts that are currently due by co-authors so you know what’s going on with deadlines at all times.
  9. UPDATE:  create social media campaigns! Schedule out your campaigns ahead of time
  10. UPDATE:  Recycle your best social media posts! Set it and forget it with this new ReQueue feature that will select your best performing social posts and keep them in rotation – increasing your follower interaction.

 4. Stop Herding Cats (You Might Call Them Co-Authors)

Control your team’s workflow two ways: 1. via the site calendar with live updates, notes and comments 2. by giving each author their own dashboard with their upcoming post list, post performance record, notifications and more. Now you don’t have to chase after deadlines. Your team can clearly see what and when they should write, and you can stop running around making sure everyone got the last email.

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5.  Let’s talk money.

Subscription plans start at just $15 per month.  But it gets better. If you refer your friends – get 10% off your next month each time a referral signs up after their 14 day trial.

You want something even BETTER? Ok, fine. Write a review of CoSchedule on your blog and you get 50% off an entire year of service.

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6. Excellent Customer Service

You can exchange messages with CoSchedule engineers right from your dashboard! Have a question about a feature? Something not working properly? Just want to say “thanks for a great program!” Send them a note right from your CoSchedule dashboard and they’ll respond!

If you’re tired of opening six different windows to do 4 different tasks – it’s time to step it up a notch with CoSchedule. Save time. Save money. Get organized.

Not only does CoSchedule offer all of these features, but it executes them effortlessly. No hiccups, no lag. I think back on how many times I wanted to curse at my other calendar and additional programs because they refused to do what I wanted them to do….and I just want to give CoSchedule a great big hug for making my work so much easier.

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*This post is NOT sponsored and was not requested by the company. I do receive a discount on my own subscription plan when someone signs up using my referral link. Thank you!

I like to write stuff, drink too much coffee, and laugh at my own jokes. I also have an unhealthy addiction to Amazon.

32 Comments

32 Comments

  1. Dawn

    August 7, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    CoSchedule looks great. I’m a busy blogger, and I frequently get frazzled. I’ll be checking this out for sure.

  2. Michelle F.

    August 7, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    That looks like a really great service. I need to start scheduling my posts.

  3. Liz Mays

    August 7, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    I just started using this the other day. I love it so far!

  4. Ashley - Embracing Homemaking

    August 7, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Wow, that does sound fabulous!!! I would love a to do list feature added too.

  5. Jess Scull

    August 7, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Oh wow – This looks AWESOME!!!

  6. Touristmeetstraveler

    August 7, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I’ve never heard of this before, I need to check it out and possible give it a try.

  7. Nina Sau

    August 7, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Thank you, Kenda!

    I signed up through your referral link.

    Another cool thing, is you can extend your free trial by a week per social media share!

    • Nina Say

      August 7, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      P.S. How I misspelled my own last name I’ll never know.

  8. Gabby

    August 7, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    This looks like a great service for the busy bloggers! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Lavende & Lemonade

    August 7, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Looks like an incredible time saver, I’ll have to check it out! Thanks for the tip

  10. Bonnie @ wemake7

    August 7, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Wow I really need to check these out. I’m a full time busy momma to 5 and full time blogger and don’t use anything like this. What a lifesaver! =)

  11. Roch

    August 7, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Currently I am using another scheduler to publish blog posts and push them out to social networking sites. This one seems also good to try.

  12. Mama to 5 BLessings

    August 7, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    I need to look into this, I feel like i am so unorganized and in so many directions with my blog!

  13. Christie

    August 7, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    I’ve heard great things about this plugin. Sounds like a time saver

  14. FamiGami

    August 7, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    I use Publicize to make social media posts automatically when a post goes live, but I like that this plugin basically is a built in hootsuite. Not sure 100$ a year is good value but their feature set is pretty amazing!

  15. Jenna Parsons

    August 8, 2014 at 12:14 am

    This is awesome! I am totally checking this out. I would also love to see them add a To-Do list.

  16. Rachael

    August 8, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Oh my goodness. You suggested this on a post, but I have not had time to use it, and now i am kicking myself for not looking into it sooner. Using your link for my free trial. I need this! Thanks!

  17. Franc Ramon

    August 8, 2014 at 1:09 am

    I need this as I really need help in scheduling my post and timing my promotion. This would definitely add more clarity in my schedule.

  18. Leira Pagaspas

    August 8, 2014 at 3:47 am

    I love this idea!!! I will definitely do research and this for sure I can use this.

  19. Danielle

    August 8, 2014 at 3:53 am

    Okay seriously coSchedule sounds amazing. I see a ton of people using it and I have been meaning to check it out. I am going to have to check this out for sure.

  20. Mary Ann

    August 8, 2014 at 9:02 am

    I’ve never heard of this. Looks like a great service!

  21. chrissy4gordon24@yahoo.com

    August 8, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    This sounds like agreat plan, thanks!

  22. Garrett Moon, Co-Founder

    August 8, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    I love the review Kenda! Great graphics too :) Thank you for sharing your experience with CoSchedule. I am so happy to hear that it is making blogging easier for you. Thanks again!

  23. Rosey

    August 8, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    It does sound very convenient and useful. I bet it makes bloggers way more productive with their time too.

  24. Rebecca Swenor

    August 8, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Great information for the bloggers. This sounds amazing and thanks for sharing.

  25. Michael

    August 8, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Promoting does to seem the one thing that is really the toughest nut to crack when blogging…I write a personal blog but still would like my work to get out a lot more….

  26. Geanine

    August 8, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    Oh my, you just simplified my life for $10 a month!! Can I kiss you? My macbook will welcome the break, and my family will enjoy the extra time I now have. Thank you!

  27. Kristen

    August 8, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    I used to think I didn’t need a calendar. BUt I am at the point where this would be beneficial.

  28. Ashley Nicholas

    August 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    If I used WordPress, I’d definitely check this program out! It looks like a really amazing service!

  29. stormer hobbies

    August 15, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Very quickly this website will be famous among all blogging users, due to
    it’s good posts

  30. Alysia

    August 18, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Woah. Drool worthy.
    Alas, I use Blogger -_-
    Fml lol

    I’ve got the WordPress set up and URL but I can’t bring myself to make the switch. It’s so daunting! :P

  31. Jenn @TheRebelChick

    September 14, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I signed up for CoSchedule a few weeks ago after seeing a blogger talk about it and I was so overwhelmed when I opened it up…I can see why – it does SO MUCH! I need to find a day and sit down and really get to know the program and how to use it.

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