How to Easily Manage an Editorial Calendar with Garrett Moon [Podcast]

Blogging consistently is hard work.

Every blog begins as a side hustle project. You have a passion for your topic. You envision helping thousands of people. You get excited about the idea of earning a living doing what you enjoy.

Then comes the hard work.

Finding time to blog, knowing what to write ahead of time, and promoting on social media become huge obstacles for you to overcome.

What you need is a simple blogging system and an editorial calendar.

You need a simple system for:

  • Capturing your blog ideas when they come to you
  • A consistent publishing schedule for your blog posts
  • An integrated social media tool to simplify your promotion strategies

In today’s podcast, I sit down with one of the founders of CoSchedule. I’ve personally been using the CoSchedule Editorial Calendar now for about 4 months and it has revolutionized my business.

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Here is my personal review of CoSchedule and how I’m using it to manage my editorial calendar.

CoSchedule has helped me to:

  • Have a central place for capturing blog post ideas
  • Publish content on a more consistent basis
  • Do a better job scheduling social media messages
  • Improve my workflow with my virtual assistant

Garrett was gracious enough to spend some time with me to share some of the best practices that bloggers need to develop to be successful content marketers.

How to Easily Manage an Editorial Calendar with Garrett Moon

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A few of the questions, I asked Garrett:

1. Blogging consistently is hard work. What do you think are some of the biggest challenges bloggers and content marketers face?
 
2. Do you have any tips for bloggers on how to come up with and capture ideas for blog posts?
 
3. Most bloggers feel defeated when it comes to social media and just managing it all. What are a few best practices or pointers you can provide?
 
4. Let’s talk a bit about your mission and vision of CoSchedule and how that can help bloggers, content marketers and businesses.
 
5. How can our listeners connect with you better?
By the way, for a limited time CoSchedule is offering a free trial with no credit card required. You can be up and running in 3 minutes!

 

What are some ways you have become a better content marketer and social media manager?

 

    Jonathan has been blogging since 2009 and is still in awe that the Creator of the Universe desires to have a relationship with him. His passions include spending time with his kids, reading, March Madness, surprise get-a-way trips with his wife, and watching funny YouTube videos.

    • Skip Foster

      Thanks Jonathan. I think I’m in the majority of people who don’t blog full time and need some help. The week speeds by and no writing gets done. Great to keep it in front of your eyes. Side note – what plugins are you using for the Twitter and PInterest blocks? I did both of them. Very easy to use.

      • http://bloggingyourpassion.com/ Jonathan Milligan

        Thanks Skip. Which blocks are you referring to?

        • Skip Foster

          I’m assuming it’s a plugin… the pre-loaded Twitter message and the Pinterest pic that says “drag and drop …” I liked them because they were so brainlessly easy for people to push the post on Twitter. It is pre-filled with the text. They are the two social media blocks placed mid-way in your post.