How To Schedule 30 Days of Social Media in 1 hour
There are many ways to schedule social media posts. Everyone has their own method. So, I'd like to start off by saying that there is no right or wrong way to do this.I will tell you that I'm a planner. I use a google calendar, a real life hod-in-your-hand kind of planner and my cell phone to plan all sorts of things. My resources page has tons of useful apps I love to use. But, the one thing I'm consistent with is my social Media. Especially, Twitter. For me, Twitter is the easiest social media platform to manage.
Studies have shown that posting to Twitter 8-12 times is ideal. I know what you're thinking, that's a lot of tweets. Yes, I agree. But, what if I gave you an easy way to plan out 30 days of Twitter in less than two hours?
Here is my:
Schedule 30 Days of Social Media Posts in 1 hour
Twuffer: Schedule 30 tweets. One per day. I use Twuffer for quotes. It keeps my account active and I don't have to watch the tweets for interaction as much as I do with my other tweets.
Then, I use the Crowdfire app on my iPhone to follow accounts.
I use Round Team to schedule retweets. There's a limit, but it's better than nothing.
On Facebook, I schedule posts of my blog and relevant industry articles. I alternate, one per day.
For Pinterest, I use Tailwind. I schedule 2-3 pins and repins per day.
I plan my Instagram out by 30 images. Yes! That is a lot of images, but it's 30 images I don't have to worry about! I use PostVu to view my feed at a glance and once I'm happy with the "style" I can post directly from the app.
It takes me an hour to do this, but it helps that I have content to use. There are plenty of other posts that will automatically post to various social media outlet. For example, when I post to Instagram, it automatically tweets my post (via IFTT) and when I tweet an image, IFTT then reposts to Pinterest.
And, my blog posts automatically post to Facebook.
If you write a lot of blog posts, you'll end up with more than 30 posts per month without spending hours at your desk. You can use that time to do other things, like sleep, drink wine or nothing at all.
Hope this post helps you get your social media game in order!