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Your blog is new and you can’t afford to put money into fancy tools or plugins. I know. I was there. I have been blogging on a regular basis for over three years. The first two years, I refused to pay for anything blogging-related. Finally, I broke down and now, I admit, there are a few blogging tools I can’t live without. CoSchedule is one of them.
CoSchedule is many things. These are some of my favorites.
Watch this video below to get an overview of CoSchedule from the company itself.
Because it’s awesome.
I was skeptical at first… but after the 14-day free trial, I was an easy sale. None of these tools or plugins below worked for me and COSCHEDULE DID. Here’s why.
Buffer’s free version is great for sharing things on Facebook and Twitter but I don’t like using it to schedule my blog posts. I paid for the plan and then asked for a refund because it didn’t meet my needs. For the price, CoSchedule offers so much more. It’s like they combine a bunch of great ideas into one!
I don’t like Hootsuite. I think I have tried this tool at least twice. Even the free version was too complicated. CoSchedule isn’t complicated and they have great support and free video tutorials!
NextScripts Social Network Auto Poster was a mistake. That plugin gave me such a headache that it was literally a HUGE relief to delete it. The reason I tried Nextscripts is because it was cheap… and it posted to many networks. As I learned, though, cheap isn’t always good. This plugin was constantly giving me errors and slowly driving me mad. No problems with CoSchedule. Not one! I mean look how beautiful this post looks on Facebook…
I used Revive Old Post for a long time because it was free. This one is okay but very limited. CoSchedule’s Requeue kills Revive Old Post. It is worth adding it on to your CoSchedule plan. Trust me. It will help your blog grow!
Jetpack has a Publicize plugin plus tons of other plugins wrapped into one but don’t try it. Jetpack is another one of those plugins that gave me website issues constantly. Some of it’s features are pretty cool but who can afford errors and issues when they have a busy schedule? Again, no errors with CoSchedule!
There are more… lots more… if you are looking for an auto-poster you will come across many tools and plug-ins. I have probably tried half of them. Okay, maybe not half, but a LOT. So far nothing has compared to CoSchedule. So let me save you some time and work. Just give in and try it. What can a free 14-day trial hurt? I am pretty sure after you try you will fall in love like I did ;-)
What more can I say? Signing off, Tina, Blogger Extraordinaire, (At least in my little world. Hehe…)