If you’re looking for an easy way to take your social media use to the next level, try scheduling posts. If you’re blasting out multiple updates at once, you run the risk of having people miss out on something important. Or worse, people could find the waterfall of posts annoying and unfollow you.
On a Facebook Page, scheduling posts is as easy as choosing the clock icon in the bottom left of the update box. Once you click you, you’ll be prompted to select a year, month, day, and hour. If you select a date in the future, it won’t show up until then. The cool part is that you can also use this to back-date a post to either bury it on people’s feeds or highlight a past event.
Tumblr is just as easy. You can future or back-date a post by You can throw a post in your queue by clicking on the arrow next to “Create post” and selecting ”Publish on…” option. There is, however, an even better feature on Tumblr for spreading out your posts. It’s your queue.
Selecting ”Add to queue” will put it in line to be published according to intervals you have previously selected. A well-managed queue will keep a million things from posting at once, and your followers will love you for it. This feature is especially useful on group blogs where you might accidentally post something the same time as someone else.
Editing how often posts move from your queue to your blog is handled in the settings for you blog. If you post a lot, chose a smaller interval just to space things out. If you don’t post that often, you can also use the queue to keep the content looking updated more often by spreading out the posts a little further.
Twitter does not allow for natively scheduling posts, but many third-party apps do. Hootsuite is one option with a powerful calendar feature to visually see all the posts you have coming up. If you want something a little simpler, though, Tweetdeck is a great option that is now maintained by Twitter themselves.