The Best Ways to Schedule Social Media Posts

Monday, June 15, 2015

Like a lot of things, blogging is something that gets easier as time goes by. You find out all the little ways to reduce the time you spend on the time-consuming parts that you don't like as much (which for me is social media,) so you can focus on what you really like: blogging. Scheduling my posts in advance is by far the best thing I've done to simplify my blogging routine, so I thought I'd share some of my best tips. Some of these are ways to automatically share your blog posts and others are ways to schedule posts in advance.

To schedule posts in advance, I just use the "Schedule Post" option. I used to use this for all my posts, including links to blog posts, but now I just use it for old posts or links that aren't from my blog. I've set up a recipe on IFTTT that automatically posts on my Facebook page everytime I post on my blog. I used to have IFTTT as an app on my iPod when I was in high school, and I remember it would email me the weather every morning (which is so helpful when you're getting dressed.) I had no idea it could be so helpful for blogging too! In addition to Facebook, I also have IFTTT recipes for Tumblr and Twitter.

As I mentioned earlier, IFTTT automatically tweets links to my new blog posts. I use Twuffer any other time I need to schedule a tweet (there are a ton of services for this, it's just the one I found first.) It's really helpful for me because I tend to think of prime tweet material in the middle of the night, when no one's really on Twitter.

I don't schedule pins often, but when I do, I use Viralwoot. It's really a pain to use if you don't follow the directions and drag the icon over to your bookmarks bar, though, so be sure to do that. :)

Those are my favorite ways to schedule social media posts! If you're doing something that's not on this list, I'd love to hear about it so I can try it too!

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