One of the most time-consuming parts of blogging is ALL THE SOCIAL MEDIA. Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s exhausting trying to keep up with it all! But you’ve got to be active on social media to promote your blog. I schedule posts and facebook updates whenever possible so I don’t have to be around to publish them…and recently, I’ve learned how to schedule tweets on Tweetdeck, too.
Tweetdeck is a tool that allows you to easily manage your twitter account. From one place, you can see your twitter stream (in real time), your interactions, mentions, lists, messages, and scheduled tweets (to name a few of the features!).
You can sign up for a free Tweetdeck account here – all you need is a twitter handle and an email address to get started.
Scheduling your tweets is easy (and also a great way to increase your twitter presence – you can schedule tweets throughout the day when you aren’t normally available online, meaning that you could reach a whole new demographic and will definitely increase the odds of your tweets being seen by more people).
Once you set up your account, you’ll see your Tweetdeck dashboard. You can move around the columns (and add or delete columns) to suit your tastes.
Your dashboard will look like the picture below. First, you’ll click on the blue icon to create a new tweet.
Next, you’ll write the most awesome tweet EVER. Mine might not be the most awesome tweet ever written, but it’s an important one to me and I need to make sure I don’t forget to send it – which is why I love that I can schedule tweets.
Once you’ve composed your tweet, click on the “Schedule Tweet” button.
Choose the time and date you want your tweet to be published, and click on “Tweet at X:XX” to schedule.
BOOM! Your tweet has been scheduled. You’ll now see it in your “Scheduled Tweets” column. It will remain there until it’s been tweeted (which you won’t have to worry about, because Tweetdeck will send it!).
Scheduling your tweets with Tweetdeck is simple, and will save you time and effort!
Do you use Tweetdeck? Do you schedule out your social media posts?