An open love letter to CoSchedule…
Before I met you, my social media life was in ruins.
I was dating another editorial calendar– let’s call him Ed — but there were problems from the get-go.
We met on the WordPress Plugin Page and at first, I didn’t want to admit I’d made a mistake… but the truth is, there just wasn’t any chemistry between us.
Most of the time, Ed just sat there, absorbing the energy I was putting into our relationship.
True… Ed didn’t make many demands… He never asked me to pay for anything. He never even urged me to do anything I didn’t want to — you know, like write a blog post so I could stay in touch with the people who need my help.
But you know what? He also never got in touch with me — I was always supposed to take the initiative and a one-way relationship is so hard!
And when we were together — mind you, it was only because I made it happen — I felt guilty! I knew I should be doing something — but what I really wanted was for Ed to do something… inspire me, excite me… do something to make my life easier.
True, he added a little organization to my business life, but beyond that… not much. He was so uninspiring that within a few months, I had even had a hard time looking at him.
I was so disillusioned that I started blogging sporadically, and I hardly ever kept in touch with my social media followers.
I was on the downhill slide to anonymity.
But then I met you, CoSchedule!
Suddenly I saw so much that I’d been missing… so much that I craved without being able to put words to it — and so much that I didn’t even know was possible until I had a relationship with someone who cares as much my success as much as I do.
I’m talking about things like…
- Knowing that you never forget about me — you send me emails, whisper in my ear about how my posts are doing, and give me ideas that really make a difference.
- Scheduling my social media posts at the same time I write my blog posts — your gentle presence inspires me and makes it impossible to forget to tell people about my blog post.
- Being able to move things around in my calendar by dragging and dropping — who knew life could be so simple?
- Getting answers to my questions — even the ones I feel silly asking — quickly and without making me feel dumb for asking.
- Suggestions for refreshing old posts in social media — before you started telling me how great people thought my posts were, I never even considered giving them a second glance.
- Driving traffic to my posts continuously — when they publish, and then later that week, and again next week, next month — and…
Suddenly, my calendar is full of social media posts, and it feels effortless!
I don’t feel alone anymore… I feel like we’re in this together.
I know you’re not giving up on me, so I don’t give on myself.
CoSchedule, you’re the social media team I thought I couldn’t afford!
Looking back, I realize that I started being a better blogger the day I met you. It was so easy because all the things I needed to do were laid out for me at the bottom of every blog post I wrote.
I can see the trends in what I’m doing, so I write more. Because I post more on social media, I’m more engaged with the people I’m writing for, and I get more comments.
More people are opting into my email list, so I have the chance to make a bigger impact.
I run into you everywhere I go!
And I love it that you want to give my friends a free trial for their WordPress blogs!
If they need more information, you’ve even made a video for them — 2 minutes to get all the details on how their social media life can be as great as mine!
Thanks so much, CoSchedule!
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