Why I Dropped CoSchedule for MeetEdgar
I made a big decision recently when I decided to drop my beloved CoSchedule and made the switch to MeetEdgar for my social media management. I have sung the praises of CoSchedule many times in the past. I have raved about them here on the blog, I’ve recommended them in blogging groups, I’ve suggested them in emails to blogging friends, and I’ve even referred business clients to them. They truly offer an incredible service at an amazing price (it’s currently about $19 / month).
So, why move to MeetEdgar?
To put it as simply as possible, I feel like I’ve outgrown CoSchedule and I don’t have the time to maintain that relationship. Just like in every relationship, there comes a point where it starts to feel like one person is putting in more work than the other and when that time hits you have to make a tough decision. Do you work it out or go your separate ways?
I just decided to go my own way.
CoSchedule has a lot of great features. They offer reporting on your most popular posts, allow you to schedule your social media touts for your content on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and lets you see your activity at a glance. There’s no hate. I wish them the best. They just weren’t what I needed anymore.
MeetEdgar just tries harder
I’m a team of one here at Far Beyond Love. I don’t have a virtual assistant. I don’t have a team of people behind the screen supporting me. It’s all me so when I contract with a service I need them to be willing to put in most of the work. MeetEdgar does that.
All I have to do is add content and set a schedule. MeetEdgar takes it from there. It will post content to your social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) whenever you tell him to and when he’s posted everything you have, he’ll recycle the content.
I need that kind of devotion and hustle in my life. I feel like MeetEdgar makes decisions for me and even though it’s only been a few days I feel like I can trust him too. I had to tell CoSchedule specifically what to post and when. I just tell MeetEdgar to share from this category every Tuesday at 11:00am and he does it. He’ll choose what to share and he does it every Tuesday at 11:00am just like he’s told. He’s a good guy, that Edgar.
How does MeetEdgar work?
Like a BOSS. Ok, so it all breaks down in to two easy steps:
Create a categorized content library
You choose how to label your content and then you just upload it in to the MeetEdgar library. You can import your blog posts via a RSS feed and you can bulk upload if you have graphics or quotes to store. MeetEdgar starts off with a standard group of categories like My Blog Posts, Tips, Inspiration/Funny, which you can keep, edit, or delete. You can also add your own categories (like I did with Other People’s Content) to build a full library of content to use and reuse on your social media channels.
Schedule your content by category
Just select a social media channel (like Twitter) and tell MeetEdgar what kind of content to share and when to share it.
For example: I told him to share my blog posts every Monday at 12:00pm, Tuesday at 8:00am, Wednesday at 1:00pm, Thursday at 4:00pm, Friday at 10:00pm, Saturday at 2:00am and 6:00pm, and Sunday at 3:00am, 11:00am, and 5:00pm. I also have other people’s content, quotes, and tips scheduled to be shared at various times.
You can also add content to be a category designed for one share only so MeetEdgar will not recycle it after it’s shared. I use that category for questions and conversations on Facebook so I’m not spurring the same convo over and over again. That gets tiresome, you know?
He takes it from there
So, that is it. MeetEdgar will continually post updates to your Twitter account, Facebook profile, pages, and groups, and LinkedIn profile and company page for as long as you maintain a schedule. You can add up to 10 accounts (I have 6 right now).
All I have to do is add new content as I discover it so if I find an amazing blog post from another blogger that I feel is relevant to my readers I just go and add it to my MeetEdgar library. If I write an evergreen post that I want to continually share I’ll add it too. I’ll add inspirational images, quotes, questions, tips, etc and let them hang out in there until he decides it’s time to share it.
It’s pretty incredible and it’s a huge timesaver.
Yeah, but what about Pinterest?
So, CoSchedule, I’m sorry and I mean it when I say, “It’s not you, it’s me.” I just didn’t have the time to continually create social media schedules over and over again. MeetEdgar does that for me and I love him for that.