How CoSchedule Rescued Me from Bloggers’ Burnout

27/02/2020

If you are a blogger you know how crazy life can be. There’s so many tasks to do, so many things to keep track of and oh! so many social media platforms, SEO considerations, and scheduling tools.

Blogging can be daunting and overwhelming. Three years ago I felt it. I was about to give up my blog because it was just too much. Then, I stumbled upon Coschedule, and this tool kept me going as a blogger.

CoSchedule – What is it?

Imagine a massive whiteboard where you can see everything related to your blog. Blog posts, email marketing broadcasts, social media campaigns, drafts and ideas. Everything. In one spot. 

You don’t need to have any other tools to run your blog. WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Mailchimp it’s all there. It makes bloggers life easier. 

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How Does CoSchedule Work?

The first step is to create a CoSchedule account. You can trial it for free for 14 days to check all the features and see how your blogger’s life will improve with CoSchedule.

Once you created your CoSchedule account, start connecting your website and all your social media accounts.

CoSchedule is not just a social media management tool. What I love the most is that it will actually live inside of your WordPress site. When you write up a post you can see all the scheduling feature right there underneath your blog post on the WordPress platform. You can pull up your CoSchedule calendar so you can schedule from there.

CoSchedule is your editorial calendar where you plan your content, where you promote it, where you push it. It schedules the posts and then all your social media content. 

How can Bloggers use CoShedule?

How many things do we need to keep track as a blogger? Way too many, isn’t it?  CoSchedule is where I keep track of everything – when my content gets published, create social media campaigns, schedule when my evergreen content gets published with their ReQueue feature, which automatically and intelligently fills the gaps in your daily schedule.

I also use CoSchedule yo write up content. 

There are two ways you can do this. You can start writing your post in CoSchedule or on your platform, e.g. WordPress. You get to decide what works best for you. I personally write up all my content in WordPress and use CoSchedule as my overall view for all my channels. 

With CoSchedule integrated on my WordPress, once my post is finished and ready to be published and then draft a social media campaign to go with it on the integrated version of CoSchedule in my WordPress.  There’s no need to go anywhere else to do this. No need to go to Facebook and schedule posts, no need to use Later to create Instagram content and scheduling. It’s all there on my WordPress platform.

How Much does CoSchedule cost?

You can try CoSchedule for free for 14 days. After that, you need to pay $20/ month which might seem too much but its definitely the best tool I used in a long time.  It helps me stay organised, on task and enables to have a birds-eye view of my content and social media schedule. Not having to jump between a bunch of different tools and sites to see how everything is doing can save you a ton of time.


About

I’m Sofia, a Portuguese native, who, quit my job, packed 20 kg of my life into a backpack and moved to Australia. I have been fuelled by my new life to experience more adventure rather than settle, pursing even more my desire to travel, explore and being outdoors.

This blog aims to inspire, intrigue and encourage readers around the world to travel further, longer and wider and also to share my passion for an outdoor lifestyle.

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