Good morning and happy Monday, friends! I hope y’all had a great weekend. DG and I had a relatively low-key weekend with the exception of our road trip to my grandmother’s farm to salvage some barn wood for an upcoming project in our dining room. I am also working on a freelance article about a favorite restaurant of mine in eastern North Carolina, so I did my final research on that before heading back to finalize some grad school assignments for the week ahead. I am often asked how I keep up with my full time job in public education, grad school, blog on top of every day responsibilities. It is a process that at times still feels like trail and error, but with the help of technology, has become a bit easier. Below are three helpful scheduling tools for bloggers that will make blogging so much easier.
I am still relatively new to Buffer, but I was finding it difficult to keep up with scheduling old blog posts to both Facebook and Twitter. It has been a huge help and I am looking forward to learning more about it as I continue to get comfortable with using it. Also, there is a plug-in for those of you with WordPress that helps cycle your previous content called HYPESocial.
Planoly has been a game changer for me, especially now that Instagram allows apps to post for you if you have a business account! I have been more initial with curating my feed and not just throwing up a post just to post, and Planoly helps me see how my content will flow. Another added benefit is that the upgraded account allows you to schedule Instastories. For some sponsored posts I have done, this has been perhaps my favorite feature of all!
I started using Tailwind after attending The Blog Societies conference in Chicago last summer and it is great for scheduling pins to all boards I participate in. I also have loved being in tribes to pin my favorite bloggers’ content on a consistent schedule as well!
There you have it! These are my favorite ways to stay on top of blogging so it does not feel so overwhelming during busy weeks!
What are your favorite scheduling tools?
P.S. Need help with creating an editorial calendar? Check out this post for tips!
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