Are you a new blogger who is trying to write and promote your blog posts? Are you a blogger whose readership is growing? In both cases, you probably feel like the 168 hours that there are in a week isn’t enough time to do all that you need to do.
What if I told you that I’m going to get you some help? I’m going to give you a personal secretary. I use her, but it’s okay because she can spread herself really thin. She’s free; you don’t even have to pay her. She will remember everything you ask her to do, she’ll never argue with you, she’s trustworthy, and she never takes days off. She even has experience. Her name is Hootsuite.
Successful bloggers know that they need to find a way to save time. Hootsuite’s experience lies in the fact that she handles social media for people. Bloggers need to use social media to promote their blogs. Save time, and outsource your social media needs to her.
Do you ever feel like your writing is being ignored? I did until I met Hootsuite. In my post How to Use Your Blog Readers to Get More Blog Readers, I explained that I unearthed research which
showed that the most effective times to Tweet on Twitter were at times divisible by 3: 3:00, 6:00, 9:00, and so forth. As a teacher, I am in a classroom at 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. I often still have students in the room at 3:00 pm. I was unable to post on Twitter to promote my blog posts at the most effective times.
Successful bloggers get help. I got help in the form of Hootsuite, a tool that will post your blog links on social media for you. You don’t need to remember to do it more than once, and you don’t even need to be near a computer when you want your links posted.
Step 1: Make an account by going to https://hootsuite.com/.
Step 2: Link up your Twitter handle. (Hootsuite can be used with many social media platforms, but this post explains how to use it with Twitter.) The down arrow in the diagram below shows I use Hootsuite in conjunction with Twitter.
Step 3: Schedule your Tweets
The big arrow facing left shows where I type my Tweets. The thin arrow facing up shows what I click to schedule them. You will see a list of scheduled Tweets off to the left of the screen, so you don’t even have to remember which times and dates you already scheduled.
Hootsuite is your personal secretary and your new best friend rolled into one. A more stress-free life awaits you. You won’t have to remember to post on social media or even to take the time to do it. Because your posts will more consistently be going onto social media, your ability to network will increase.
Additional benefits of Hootsuite are it takes mere minutes to use. It also provides peace of mind since you no longer have to worry about remembering to post your links. At your request, it will send you an Email that the post was tweeted. Hootsuite even has a sense of humor. If it goes idle, an owl appears on the screen and makes a joke. It’s the same joke every time, but I think it’s funny.
The day after I started using Hootsuite I got more traffic from Twitter than I ever had before, and you can too. Don’t waste your time handling your social media accounts any longer. You have Hootsuite to do that for you now. You don’t even have to give her a holiday bonus.
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Readers, what are your experiences with Hootsuite? Are there other time savers you can think of? I look forward to your views.