Being a blogger means you're pretty much ALWAYS tied to social media and an electronic device; be it a computer, tablet, or cell phone.
Put the device down and enjoy life with CoSchedule!
If you had to stay awake, aware of your social postings on your social networks 24/7/365, you would not be sleeping, nor would you bathe (no body likes a smelly person), I guess you could eat in between typing up messages though, but why do you want to work so much? You'll never be able to enjoy your family, the sun, snow, etc, unless you don't like to venture out into the world.
I know I love my freedom!
When I've used the other social scheduling apps I didn't really see much of a growth, a tiny bit, but not much. I left CoSchedule when they upped their pricing a bit because I couldn't afford it at the time. Now, I'll pay the price for good scheduling and promised results.
I started using CoSchedule a couple years ago because I could schedule posts out on my blog through WordPress then have them go out to the masses over a matter of a few hours so that they weren't hitting each social media account at the same exact time. Which really helps with getting your posts out to your readers at a more regular basis and they aren't being bogged down with the same post all at once.
No one likes 100 notifications at once!
I've used a few different scheduler and editorial calendars, but none really helped me stay organized the way I want to. With CoSchedule, I'm organized and I can schedule out for weeks on end without worrying anything will go wrong.
See Your Entire Marketing Schedule At A Glance
Get a bird’s eye view with CoSchedule’s drag and drop calendar. Plan months at a time. Easily fill the gaps in your schedule. And build a (solid plan) for all your content + social promotion.
Social Media Scheduling Without the Stress
Build the perfect social schedule (directly in your calendar). Stop wasting time jumping from one tool to the next — keep your social + content in one place.
Integrate With The Tools You Already Love
Use all your favorite tools (in one calendar). Create content using Google Docs. Gather stats with Google Analytics. Even sync your Evernote directly into CoSchedule.
Move Projects Forward with Team Workflows
Easily collaborate on projects, assign tasks, add comments, and meet your project deadlines. With custom workflows your team stays accountable, and you get sh*t done!
With CoSchedule's amazing WordPress plugin, you will save a crap load of time and grow your readership by scheduling social media through the plug-in! Plan all of your content in one place, manage your workflow with one tool, and create content even more efficiently. Consolidate your social media, project management, marketing, and blogging tools into one marketing calendar. – Garrett Moon, Co-Founder CoSchedule
You can use your CoSchedule calendar as a schedule calendar or as an editorial calendar!
You can have reminders set to tell you that posts need to be finished by a certain day, sponsored posts need to be scheduled, and more. You can connect your calendar with Google Calendar as well so you can get the notifications in your google calendar when posts need to be finished, updated, and more.
You'll be able to view all of your stats for your blog posts in the CoSchedule App or on the individual posts in the CoSchedule plug-in! Watch how many times your posts have been shared, either by you or by others, the comments, likes, and so on.
I've mentioned above that my readership has grown 200% since I started using CoSchedule.
I've also gained over 1k followers on Facebook, 3k on Twitter and 2k on Pinterest, in the past year! Now, the numbers may not seem like a lot if you have large followings already. I was just over 600 followers on Facebook along at the beginning of June 2016. So I would say I'm doing pretty darn good with my readership, and getting people to my social media accounts and back to my blog so far. (This was with an 8 month break due to my mother's health)
Recently CoSchedule came out with some pretty neat additions to their already awesome options in their different plans.
Each plan includes
All-In-One Marketing Calendar
Drag & Drop Social Media Calendar
Social Message Analytics
Super-Smart Best Time Scheduling
Social Curation Chrome Extension
Includes 1 User Account
and much more….
I mentioned the headline analyzer above in the list of what you get in the plans…. but OMG that integration has helped me SO MUCH! It's new since last year! The Headline Analyzer is an awesome tool to help you achieve the best possible blog post headline and help will grab the attention of your audience.
The Headline Analyzer helps with types of Words:
These words make up the basic structure of readable headlines. Great headlines are usually made up of 20%-30% common words.
These words occur less frequently than common words, but give your headline substance. Great headlines are usually made up of 10-20% uncommon words.
These words frequently stir an emotional response in the reader. They have been proven to drive clicks and shares. Great headlines are usually made up of 10-15% emotional words.
These are words or phrases that indicate intense trigger words that frequently command a reader's attention and action. Great headlines contain at least 1 power phrase or word.
Keep Track of Old Headlines
The Headline Analyzer will keep track of the old headlines you have made for your current post so you can compare them to the others you have thought of. I love this feature because I can compare my previous headlines and pick the highest rating headline for my posts before the go live.
Need to post to Instagram?
Yup, CoSchedule does that, too. This is huge for me! I always forget to post blog posts or other stuff on Instagram because it's mostly flooded with my family life (which is cool because hey, I'm a lifestyle blogger).
It will push a notification to your mobile device with the CoSchedule app and tell you that your Instagram post is ready to be posted. Due to Instagram's API limitations, which prevent any third-party application to publish content directly to Instagram. CoSchedule is using its mobile app to send reminders and allow you to publish through the Instagram mobile app.
CoSchedule WordPress Scheduling Plugin Points