Mini Tip Monday: How to Schedule Social Media Posts

So this is a rather large topic for a Mini Tip Monday post, but I’ve been asked to share some information about scheduling your social media posts. As authors, you don’t really have time to sit on Facebook and or Twitter posting all day or answering questions.  Today, I’m here to help with that.

 

First thing first when it comes to scheduling posts is how you’re going to do so. Which program you want to use is really up to you. I use CoSchedule, mainly because it connects to my WordPress blog. There are several other programs you can use. Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, Buffer are just a few examples of some of the social media scheduling programs you can use.

The Main Thing

The main thing you need to remember is to be consistent!  Post daily to each social media platform, scheduling these posts makes this so much easier. What I suggest is each Sunday, going into your program of choice and schedule out each day’s worth of posts for the whole week. Then each day you spend about ten to fifteen minutes on each platform talking to your readers. Answering any questions that may come up. Freeing up your time to do other things, which of course includes writing.

Things to Post

Again if you don’t know what to post, the ideas are endless. A few ideas are below.

  • Old blog posts
  • Images
  • Links to reviews
  • Daily quotes
  • Links to your authors Goodreads Page
  • Link to your author page on Amazon

 

Like I said the ideas are endless. If you would like me to do a few mini tip Monday posts or regular blog posts on how to use each of these scheduling platforms, let me know and I will do so. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments below.