Blogging is challenging especially to those who are just starting out— even to me. I am technically a newbie simply because my site is very much new, and it’s such a hassle to do all the things that I am supposed to do just to get good website traffic. Say, for example, I post something. Ideally, I should share that on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, but ain’t nobody got time for that. So I was searching for plugins that can help simplify things for me and I stumbled upon Camie’s blog. That was when I found CoSchedule.
CoSchedule, if you check their About page, helps you with the 3 important things when posting your content on the worldwide web: Plan, Create, and Promote. Call this your marketing calendar, because that is exactly what it mainly does.
It really fascinated me because social media sharing is only one of the many things that they offer. Some of the other things that I love about this wonderful app are as follows:
- It serves as your planner with a drag-and-drop calendar. – I don’t know about you, but it helps me think more clearly about the content of my blog when everything is laid out in front of me. I use CoSchedule especially when I feel a little creative. It’s so easy to plan things out because it even recommends the best timing of when to publish a certain entry, all with the drag-and-drop functionality. It’s like those printable blog planners without hurting mother nature.
- It is easily accessible through your WordPress Admin site. – You don’t have to open another website for it! It definitely saves your time. I find this feature helpful during those Aha! moments when I’m writing something.
- It is integrated with numerous phone apps like Evernote. – If you mostly create your blog content straight from your phone but do not like the interface of the WordPress app (like me), then this feature should buy you in. It converts your entries from other apps to WordPress! Other apps that are integrated with CoSchedule are:
⋅ Google Docs
⋅ Google Calendar (read-only)
⋅ Google Analytics
- You can promote your blog through popular social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and so much more. – You don’t even have to go anywhere else. Before you submit your entry, CoSchedule can be set up for your social media campaigns. This can boost your site traffic of up to 30%!
Want to know more? Watch the video below!
The CoSchedule team is kind enough to offer us a 14-day trial of their awesome app. What made me love them more was when they even let me use it for longer! One quick email and that was it. Once you’ve used up the number of days given to you for free, that’s when you’ll pay monthly (or yearly if you want to save a few bucks). You can go to this page to get their pricing.
Now that may be a downer but the good thing is while you are enjoying all the perks CoSchedule is giving you, you can take advantage of their referral program so that you’ll only pay less come payment time. One of the ways to refer them is to blog about them and you’ll save 50%. NO WAY I’m gonna let that pass, which is why I’m doing it now.
If you’re already convinced to try this calendar out, all you have to do is click here. You’ll be glad you did.