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My Courtship with CoSchedule
I began reading buzz about CoSchedule in 2013 on the Crazy Egg blog. I subscribed to the CoSchedule blog in 2014. On January 2, 2015, I took the plunge and signed up for the service.
I’ve been blogging here for nearly four years. I feel like I’m keeping myself stuck because of the limited time I have to spend on the blog.
Although I am passionate about my audience and serving its needs, but haven’t quite figured out how to make that happen while working full-time, raising two children, and being a great partner to my husband.
If you’ve been a reader for any length of time, you know that I’m a fan of automation, efficiency, and goal-setting.
I also believe that Moms Make Great Entrepreneurs. With all of that being said, it’s no wonder I fell in love with CoSchedule.
What Are My Biggest Blogging Struggles?
- Not enough time to write
- Lack of organization
- Lack of promotional schedule
How Can CoSchedule Help?
- Drag-And-Drop Editorial Calendar
- Schedule Social Media While You Blog
- Save Time, Grow Traffic
- Easily Re-Schedule Old Blog Content
- Lightweight WordPress Plugin
- Automated Social Publishing
- Simple Team Communication
- All-In-One Publishing Solution
- No More WordPress Hacking
What is CoSchedule?
CoSchedule is a drag-and-drop editorial calendar for WordPress that puts your blog posts and social media messages on the same schedule.
Now, WordPress users can save time and grow traffic by scheduling blog posts and social media together on a unified drag-and-drop calendar. It’s the content marketing calendar that WordPress is missing.
The best thing about CoSchedule is that as you drag a post from one date to another, your social media messages move with it. This allows bloggers to create a series of messages that promote their blog posts on a rolling schedule.
CoSchedule plans begin at only $19/month and integrate with WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Buffer, and even Google+ Pages.
What I Love About CoSchedule (the Brand and the Product)
–>Blog – The blog is amazing. Every day, I receive an email with an in-depth, high quality article full of actionable items that are easy to understand, will improve my writing, spread my content, and grow my traffic.
–>Follow up – Upon signing up, I began receiving emails to guide me through the service, offering to answer any questions, and accommodating other questions and requests I had.
–>Affordability – I was considering partnering with someone to help me create/post content and schedule social media updates so that I wasn’t constantly being the bottleneck. For the same cost as my monthly hosting, I was able to get a calendar, planning tools, support, reminders of old content that could be re-promoted, full integration with my WordPress dashboard, and more.
–>Free Blog Tools – Wondering if your headline is strong enough? Want to create bite sized social media messages for Twitter? CoSchedule offers two free blog tools to help you do just that.
–>Central location for all – I can see all of my blog posts (drafts and published), any associated social media messages, and an upcoming schedule, all within my WordPress dashboard.
–>Suggestions for promotion – Within the Edit Post screen, I am prompted to share my post on a regular basis using CoSchedule’s recommended schedule. Easy! See image below with prompts for same day, day after, week after, month after, and custom.
My Favorite Must-Read Posts on the CoSchedule Blog:
How To Actually Plan Your Blog And Save A Ton Of Time
How To Quadruple Your Traffic With A Social Media Editorial Calendar
How Planning Your Blog Content Can Help You Get More Done
How to Get More Traffic From Every Post (Plus How OkDork Grew Traffic 400% In 8 Months)
How To Stop Being So Distracted While You Write
Notice a pattern there? Yep. Planning, calendar, planning, efficiency, and focus. That’s what CoSchedule is all about.
I’m excited to see where I can take my blog this year doing just that! I will definitely update this post after the end of quarter with my results.
Want to See How CoSchedule Works?
Check Out CoSchedule for Yourself
They offer a free 14-day trial so you can try it for yourself, but after that, it’s only $19/month or $180/year.
Have you used CoSchedule? How have you overcome your blogging challenges?
Nathan Ellering says
Hey Raki, thanks for sharing your thoughts on CoSchedule! It’s nice to hear that you really enjoy the content and the editorial calendar.
It’s one thing to get a calendar and throw some stuff on it, but we really do try to teach how we plan and strategize our own content at CoSchedule through our blog. I’m glad you’re enjoying both the content and CoSchedule itself.
Anyway, great thoughts here! Thanks again!
-Nathan from CoSchedule
Deborah Davis says
I am delighted to discover your very informative blog post. I too struggle to promote my blog posts efficiently across social media so I was pleased to learn that CoSchedule works so well for you. I am now considering it. By the way, is it a plug-in?
You can use the web-based program at coschedule.com or the plugin, within your WordPress dashboard.
Free trial for 14 days. Then $19/month. You can get a discounted rate of about $10/month, if you write a review. Win-win!
Let me know if you have other questions. I would be happy to help.