Social Media on Your Schedule

If you’re a blogger you know the importance of social media.   You know the value of having your image pinned, you’ve read about the optimal times to tweet about your latest project and you try to keep your facebook page updated with interesting goodies for your followers.

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I don’t know about you… but it seems like lately every month there is something new in the social media realm.  Trying to keep up with it all is overwhelming!  This year I’ve made it a goal to make my blogging time purposeful.  Like you I’ve got a busy, crazy life outside of blogging… 3 kiddos, sports, activities, PTA, volunteering, … the list goes on and on.

So here’s some of my tips and tricks that I use to make my social media time work on my schedule!

Facebook

Did you know you can schedule your posts in facebook? 

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If you click on the clock icon you can select the date and time you’d like your post to appear.  You can even schedule your post all the way into 2013 (email if you are that organized and you can help me).

Twitter

For twitter I use TweetDeck on my laptop.  I use it to view tweets and to schedule my tweets.  If you use Chrome you can use their TweetDeck App. 

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Clicking on the clock icon here will let you schedule… all the way into 2013 too.  You can also connect your facebook account(s) so when the tweet goes live it will publish in those accounts as well.

Pinterest

My latest love is Pingraphy.   Once you set up your account you will have the icon on your toolbar.  When you click it you can select one image or multiple images from a post to pin. 

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You select the board you want to pin to, when you want to pin it and if you’ve selected multiple images, the interval to have them pinned.

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This is a great way to spread out your pins so your followers aren’t swamped with your images in the 20 minutes you’ve jumped on your computer.

Google+

Google+ is another hot social media right now and Do Share, a Chrome extension, is a great way to schedule your updates there.  You have to use Chrome to take advantage of this.tutorial, social media

Once you add it to your Chrome, the “Send to Do Share” button will appear as an option in Google +.

When you click on it you will be taken to this screen…

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When you click on “schedule” this will be added to your screen…

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Here you can pick the date and time you’d like your google+ to be updated.

So I hope these tips can help you too!  All of our time is preciousI hope these help to free up a bit more of yours.

So… Do you use any of these?  Do you know of any other great social media tips to optimize your time?  Do share!!!

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Comments

  1. says

    You’ve just thrown me a life preserver! I’m reentering the blogging realm with a vengeance (lol) after trying to juggle a home business and homeschooling my 2 boys. I fell to the wayside before with feeling overwhelmed. This is going to be a huge help for me to stay on track.

    Thank you so much!!!
    Jen @ Noting Grace

  2. says

    Hi Maryann! I am on all these sites and I get that same overwhelming feeling to keep up. And, it’s necessary to keep up to grow your business. Thanks for the great tutorial, I did not know about scheduler on Google+.

    I’m having a, “It’s a Social Hop like Crazy” party. I’d love for you to hop on over, grab a button and link up your blog.
    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/11/social-hop-like-crazy-party.html

    Have a crazy beautiful week!

  3. says

    You are a time saver! I had no idea you could do this and have never done this. I am going to add this to my to do list soon. p.s. You mentioned the best time to tweet and I am assuming that’s the same for other social media….do you have a list of those times? Thanks so much!

  4. says

    Thank you so much! I didn’t know about Do Share for Google+. Now I can schedule those posts, too! You’ve really helped me out. I’ve been using the FB scheduler and HootSuite, and I just started with Pingraphy. Thank you again for this informative post, Maryann!

    • Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says

      I had been searching for a while for a WP plug-in or something Peggy. I was so thrilled to finally come across this.

    • Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says

      Of course Jessica! They really are a time saver for me. Once my post goes live I spend a few minutes setting up the social media for it.

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