The Best Way to Manage Your Blog in CoSchedule

The Best Way to Manage Your Blog in CoSchedule If your current blog management process is disorganized, messy, and time-consuming, this guide is for you. You’ll learn the perfect strategy and the CoSchedule recommended process for getting your blog in order – from brainstorming to promotion. Let this blog post be your blueprint to turning your blog from a haphazard mess, into a streamlined, well-oiled machine. Just imagine…
  • A month of blog content scheduled in advance.
  • Your social channels filled with messages with almost no effort from you.
  • Never running out of content ideas.
  • AND getting more traffic than ever to your website.
This might sound too good to be true, but the fact is, CoSchedule has made this a reality for thousands of bloggers, solopreneurs, and small businesses.

The TL;DR Version

TL;DR Version. Brainstorm So You Never Run Out of Content Ideas. Copy To Make Sure All Your Blogs Are Published on Time. Write Your Blog Using The Text Editor or Google Doc Integration. Get More Traffic by Choosing The Perfect Headline. Apply Those Awesome Social Templates and Watch Your Social Messages Write Themselves. Schedule Your Content and Let CoSchedule Do The Rest

Step 1: Start Brainstorming and Filling Up Your Ideas Bin

One of the best parts about CoSchedule is the ability to build a treasure trove of content ideas, so you’ll never be left scratching your head wondering what to write about. To start, come up with a handful of content themes. Here are some examples of different use cases to help: Food Bloggers:
  • Super Bowl appetizers
  • Christmas cookie recipes from around the world
  • Halloween party must-haves
Fashion/Lifestyle Bloggers:
  • Amazon finds
  • Designer dupes
  • Gift guides
Fitness Bloggers:
  • Couch to 10k
  • Post-baby boot camp
  • Exercise of the week
Mommy Bloggers:
  • Must-have baby items
  • How-to blogs
  • Toddler menus
Based on these content themes, you can start brainstorming content ideas. Set a timer for 15 minutes and write down as many blog ideas as you can. Don’t worry if they’re any good or not – you can vet them later. For now, you just want to get as many things as possible down on paper. Next, put them all into your ideas bin in CoSchedule. You can also skip the pen and paper exercise and do this directly in your ideas bin if you wish. Simply click the “Ideas” button, and then use the plus sign to add an idea. Click the plus sign on the ideas board to add a new idea. Once you’ve added all your ideas into the CoSchedule ideas bin, drag and drop them over to the calendar to begin the execution phase.

Step 2:  The Perfect To-Do List to Get Your Blogs Accomplished on Time

Once you’ve moved a blog post from your ideas bin to the calendar, add some tasks to make sure that everything will get accomplished on time. Here’s our recommended blog post task list for you to copy and paste into your calendar.
  • Outline post - 14 days before publish
  • Write post - 12 days before publish
  • Create graphics - 8 days before publish
  • SEO optimize - 6 days before publish
  • Proofread - 5 days before publish
  • Add social campaign - 4 days before publish
  • Change status to Scheduled - 3 days before publish
Here’s what all your tasks will look like once you’ve added them into CoSchedule: What your tasks on a project within CoSchedule.

Step 3: Save Time Writing Blogs Using the Text Editor or Google Doc Integration

Under the attachments area of your blog post in CoSchedule, you’ll see options to add either a text editor or a Google Doc. Both can easily be converted to WordPress, so feel free to choose whichever one you feel most comfortable writing in. After your blog post is completed, click the gear in the corner and choose convert to WordPress. Click the cogwheel in text editor and select the option to covert to WordPress. CoSchedule will automatically transfer everything and create a WordPress post on your site. Once you’ve converted your content to WordPress, you can easily move between CoSchedule and WordPress by clicking the edit in WordPress button. Click edit in WordPress

Step 4: Get More Traffic by Choosing The Perfect Headline

The CoSchedule Headline Analyzer Studio is built right into your calendar, so you can quickly test out different options to ensure you’re getting the most clicks. Headline Analyzer Play around using different emotional and powerful words to raise your score and build the most clickable headline for your audience.

Step 5: Get More Traffic With Social Campaigns and Save Time With Social Templates

Social campaigns in CoSchedule ensure that you’re driving more traffic to your blog by consistently posting social messages over an extended period of time. In an earlier post, you created the perfect social campaign and turned it into a template to reuse every time you write a blog post. If you missed that post, no worries. You can re-read it here. Click on the “Templates” icon and apply one of the social templates you created. Click one of the option for a social templates Apply the template and see all your social messages, links, and images magically write themselves.

Step 6: Schedule Your Content and Let CoSchedule Do The Rest

The final step in the process is moving your blog post from draft to scheduled. Can the status in the bottom corner. Use the drop down box to change the project from "draft" to "scheduled". Don’t worry – your post won’t go live until the specific day and time you’ve set. CoSchedule will automatically publish your WordPress Blog and all the related social messages exactly when you’ve told it to. This means you don’t have to be at your computer to manually push things live when you’re ready to publish. If you're a visual learner who would rather learn this in a how-to video, see below. ?
About the Author

Leah Johanna is currently the digital director at North Dakota United. Previously, she was the Customer Marketing Lead at CoSchedule. Outside of work, she loves hunting for cool stuff at thrift stores. If not for marketing, Leah would be a psychiatrist, given her fascination with Dateline NBC, true-crime podcasts, and Netflix documentaries about cults.