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After you’ve been blogging for a while there is a good chance you might get the blogging bug.
The blogging bug is not a blogging term you hear all the time but there is such a thing. It’s when a blogger gets so hooked on blogging that he or she starts another blog in a different niche.
I outta know. This is my third blog! There is this blog for blogging tips, Not Now Mom’s Busy for legit at-home jobs and side hustles and I have a third dummy blog that I use to play around with the CSS.
There is no cure for the blogging bug. The only thing you can do about it is go with the flow.
It’s an exciting feeling, isn’t it? You get a rush when you start a new blog and anticipate the day your site is designed so you can publish your first blog post with the world.
But when the rush wears off you’re hit with the reality that you have another blog to manage.
And that means there is the responsibility of sharing that blog’s content, manage that blog’s social media pages and of course growing your blog.
So if you do have more than one blog you will need to invest in automation tool so that you can stay sane while managing them.
Here are some of my favorite automation tools that helps me keep up with all my blogs and their email campaigns and social media pages.
First, let me start with content automation tools you’ll want to use to stay sane.
Content Automation Tools are just fancy blogging words that mean tools to help you share content from your blogs.
Content marketing is time-consuming for one blog. Imagine having more than one?
There are plenty of tools to choose from – fit for any budget and I’ve got the top three right here.
If you’ve known me for a while now, you will know that I love me some Hootsuite Pro. I started using Hootsuite Pro about five years ago – maybe longer.
Why do I love it so? Well, for one, you can reply to your social media posts on their dashboard instead of having a lot of tabs running.
You can integrate other tools to really boost engagement and grow your blog or business on social media like my favorite PromoRepublic which I’ll tell you about in a bit.
I had cancelled my account about three months ago due to some Twitter issues but while I was putting this post together, I realized how much I miss it so I signed back up!
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Buffer is the tool I used before I discovered Hootsuite Pro and it’s the tool I’ve been using for the past three months.
Just like Hootsuite Pro, Buffer has the same features like auto-scheduling posts and you can integrate PromoRepublic plus it’s less expensive.
But if you want to reply to comments, that’s where you’ll have to pay. You can create the perfect Buffer Reply plan so I did…one user and 10 social profiles. For a professional account, it would cost $140 a month.
If you’re like to give Buffer a try, they also have a free Buffer trial for new members.
I came across CoSchedule when I was searching for alternate tool to HootsuitePro. This is one I’m putting in my reserve file because I really like their features.
You can manage your blog posts and social media campaigns and you can add one user without any extra costs.
It’s integrated with Google Docs so you can share documents with team members. Another feature I like is the ability to share blog posts with guests. Let’s say you write a guest post. You can share your link with your guest and they can pull the content and images from your CoShedule dashboard. No more emails!
And For Your Social Media Marketing Needs
Wanting to drive traffic to your blogs goes without saying but you have to have the right tool to help you boost engagement on social media.
My favorite tool right now is PromoRepublic* and now that I can install the app onto the Hootsuite dashboard, I’m really loving this tool!
Imagine being able to save time you spend on creating social media campaigns. For me, it takes a couple of hours at least because I’m searching through images, writing the perfect copy, editing, etc.
PromoRepublic has thousands of premade templates to share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
There is also an editor to create your own. All the images are free and there is a nice selection of fonts.
You can schedule social media posts on their dashboard or download it and you can also share your blog posts.
Here’s an example of a Facebook post:
And as a member, you get access to their weekly seminars. Each one shows you a different social media campaign marketing strategy to boost engagement and sales.
For Your Email Marketing Campaigns
I’m sure you will be starting a mailing list for your blogs so you’ll need an email automation tool that allows you to set up rules so the app can do the work for you.
I use ConvertKit* for my email marketing campaigns. Their features were built specifically for bloggers who want to grow a successful online business. So every app is tailored to a blogger’s needs.
You can create attractive forms and create automation all with the goal of turning a reader into a customer.
But ConvertKit also knows their service is not for everyone, that’s why they wrote 5 Reasons You Should Not Switch from Mailchimp*.
Try ConvertKit* for free but if you feel it’s not for you, read on to find out about MailChimp.
MailChimp is free for up to 2,000 subscribers. They have a drag and drop feature so you can create cool email campaigns tailored to your brand.
And they have hundreds of integrations available such as WordPress, Eventbrite and SurveyMonkey.
Learn more about MailChimp.
And There You Have It
So those are the automation tools you should be using if you’ve got more than one blog to manage.
It can get a bit overwhelming – trust me, I speak from personal experience. But when you’ve got the right tools and you use them to their full potential, it will make managing all your blogs a breeze.
Let’s chat! What are your favorite tools to help you manage your blog(s)? Tell me about them in the comments below!
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