Why scheduling your posts is a must-do for blogging and business owners!
So far we have talked about a lot of different ways to help your blog!! After this recap, we will talk about scheduling your posts and why that’s so important. So far we have covered:
- Choosing a color palette
- Editorial Calendars
- Post Ideas
- Creating the Perfect Post
- Using Pinterest
- Social Media
Today I wanted to talk about something that has really been helping me stay on top of my blog lately. Scheduling your posts, instead of posting and sharing instantly.
First let’s talk about some steps to take to help you out with your posted content!
1) INCREASE HOW OFTEN YOU POST TO SOCIAL MEDIA
We all have that worry about bothering or annoying people by flooding their feeds. If someone is getting upset or annoyed, chances are- they aren’t in the best demographic for you! You want to find a loyal reader base that not only allows all your posts- but are excited by it!
2) FIND YOUR OPTIMAL POSTING TIMES
How often should you be posting to each social media? Let’s take a look at some figures!
3) SCHEDULE YOUR CONTENT!
It can be really hard to remember when to do all of your posting! I have found the best way to do it is to schedule EVERYTHING. This is really the best way to keep yourself efficient. Use a planner, binder, etc. Do whatever you need to do, to make sure you get it scheduled!
Now, let’s talk about some programs you can use to help you schedule!
These are the ones you will probably hear about in the blogging/internet community the most!
How They Work: You link your social media accounts, and then you give them the content you want published, then set it to a schedule! So easy!
This is such an easy way to save you hours and hours of time!
Pricing: You can use both of these programs for free, but I personally use their $10/month plan as it give you alot more access and capability.
CoSchedule is a WordPress plugin that helps with being an editorial calendar and social media link. It supports Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Tumblr.
Here are your action steps to take:
1. Plan a month’s worth of content posts.
2. Write outlines first, then do the actual post writing.
3. Schedule what day it will be posted to your blog.
4. Time for social media – SCHEDULE SCHEDULE SCHEDULE!
With all this you should be well on your way to a better, more efficient blog!!
Have a great rest of your week!