One given in managing social media, websites, email, and everything related to an online presence is this simple fact: time is extremely limited. That’s due in part to the sheer volume of content that must be developed and posted in multiple locations. Thankfully, there are options for scheduling posts ahead of time. There are some apps that handle that. For now, I’ll share how to schedule posts in individual social accounts.
I currently use Hootsuite to schedule my posts, especially since it’s easy to shrink URLs. In Twitter, you can schedule tweets for ads. You can schedule tweets in Hootsuite. Here’s how to use it.
Schedule Tweets Using Hootsuite
1. Select your account profile.
2. Type the content of your tweet in the content box.
3. Select the calendar icon.
4. Select a date and time.
5. Select Schedule.
It’s easy to schedule posts directly on a Facebook page. Here’s how to do it!
1. Go to your Facebook page.
2. Type an update in the status box.
3. Select Publish > Schedule.
4. Select a date and time to publish.
Yes, it is also possible to schedule publishing a blog post on a self-hosted WordPress site. That means that yes, you can publish a post when you’re busy doing other things. Because it’s your main content on your hub, this is very helpful.
1. Prepare your post for final publishing.
2. In the Publish box, select Publish Immediately > Edit
3. Select the date and time to publish the post.
4. Select Schedule.
To schedule tweets and posts in other social media platforms, copy the permalink at the top of your draft and use that for the URL (or shortened link). Be sure and schedule the social posts for a time after the time you designate for the post to be published.
Your email provider likely has the option to schedule when to send an email. That could include posting on social media at the same time. In Constant Contact, I know that you can schedule social media announcements for any one mailing multiple times. Check your email provider help documentation to see what options you have available.
There are applications you can use to schedule posts in multiple social accounts. Here are some you can look into:
This list can change over time, so there may be others as well.
For other tips in this series, see the following post. This is day three!