Review of CoSchedule

Coschedule is a WordPress Plugin, that is a combination of an Editorial Calendar, and a Social Sharing Tool, all in one place.

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When I first launched the new design of my site in June, I had some issues with my scheduling because I had written a large back log of posts, during the 8 months my site had been semi-non-functional. I also had posts that had been live on the old site that were good content.

So I went in search of an Editorial Calendar. The key thing I needed was the ability to easily schedule my posts on a regular schedule and taking into account product launches, vacation weeks, and life in general. I looked a few basic calendars that would show me visually when my posts were scheduled. Read more

Advice from my Mom

When I was in maybe 8th grade, I asked for a “cd player” for Christmas. My mom, knowing I already had a portable CD player, realized that I was asking for a stereo. After clarifying she said something that’s stuck with me all these years: “You really should be specific about what you want or (she held her hands out flat and imitated a deep sigh) you’ll be disappointed in what you receive.” I remember that image in my head as if it had happened just a few minutes ago. I could even tell you what she was wearing.

I often find, in reflection, that the results I receive are the most disappointing or frustrating come from poop and unclear instructions. “Give me that.” instead of “Give me that towel so I can clean up this mess.” “Move.” instead of “Please move out from in front of the dishwasher.”

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