There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to Editorial Calendars and social media scheduling. It’s called CoSchedule and is currently only available for WordPress self-hosted blogs (that is, WordPress.org).
CoSchedule has its own WordPress plugin and associated web platform too. It also links up with Google Calendar, which I find super useful because I can see all my blog posts within my work calendar.
I’m also loving it because it sits WITHIN the WordPress dashboard. Click the CALENDAR tab and you can use it like a regular ‘drop and drag’ calendar, adding in your post ideas and moving them around until the dates make sense to you.
My favourite thing about it, though, is that you can schedule all you social media mentions from WITHIN your Post Editor window. So when you write your blog post, underneath that post, in the same screen sits CoSchedule. Once you’ve finished creating your post you can add in tweets or Facebook updates for that post, load any images and schedule those social updates to publish (on the same day, the next day, the next week or all of the above!)
CoSchedule also integrates with a bunch of other tools and platforms (Google Analytics, Bit.ly, Buffer and more.)
It’s a GREAT way to manage your blog’s workflow because you can get it all done in one go and then head off to eat crumpets and drink tea while CoSchedule does the work.
When I joined – here – it had a free trial period of 14 days and after that it’s $10 a month.
If you’re on WordPress.org I strongly suggest you have a play around with CoSchedule. Hopefully they’ll roll out a version for other platforms some time soon so we can all be super organised and have more time for crumpets!