Do you run a blog while living with a chronic illness? If so SocialBee may just be the tool you didn’t know you needed. In case you have not heard of SocialBee let me introduce you to my new Social Media automation tool and explain why I believe in SocialBee for spoonie Bloggers.
What is SocialBee?
If you are familiar with Buffer or Hootsuite (and if you are a blogger and you are not, we really need to talk) well SocialBee is similar but that bit sweeter… Sorry, yes I did just reference honey! Just like the other services SocialBee lets you share your social media messages however it goes beyond this basic service.
How does SocialBee differ from the competition?
When you create an account with a social media automation service, the first thing you need to do is to set up the times you would like to publish your content. Then you need to fill these slots with content and keep doing this for as long as you use the service. You can do exactly the same thing with SocialBee if you like, however, life can be so much easier with SocialBee for Spoonie Bloggers.
All content is not equal and SocialBee understands this. It allows you to use content categories and they provide you with an example set, you can either use these as they are, edit them or scrap them entirely and create your own. Categories include: your own blog posts; relevant, related blogs you follow via RSS; curated content, like images with captions; Curated News and Fun stuff or quotes. I kept their suggestions on the whole.
Alongside creating the categories for you SocialBee can also with the press of a button populate a recommended schedule with a mix of these categories. Once again I began with their suggestions and edited a couple along the way. Using this schedule saved me so much time working out how often to publish each type of content to each platform. When you have low energy levels and possibly Fibro Fog too, this is a real gift!
Recycle your best content
We all know that our blog posts should keep being shared, but equally we know that it is not a good idea to share stale, out-of-date blog posts. So how to you find the balance? Once again the website comes to the aid with SocialBee for Spoonie Bloggers. Many of the categories (including All your Blog Posts) are Evergreen. This means that you can publish them at a specific time and then the Bee adds them to the back of the queue and shares them again. You have more control than that though. You can decide to either retire a post from a certain date or to share it x amount of times.
That is the question. There is a useful thing that SocialBee does to help with this. I mentioned that you can import other creators blog posts via RSS. On one hand, this can be great because it does the work for you, however, it is useful to have editorial control. It is your social media accounts these posts are going on. To fix this you can use the Content Approval Tool, the RSS imports the posts and you can add a brief introduction or your opinion and select which account/s you want to share it on. Through using Content Approval, I have ensured that posts without images haven’t tried to post to Instagram or Pinterest. Or funny/sarcastic posts haven’t headed to LinkedIn.
SocialBee for Spoonie Bloggers Tour
If this overview has tempted you to try SocialBee, and you are safe trying it because there is a 14 day Free Trial and a 30 day 100% money-back guarantee. They are rightly that confident that you will love it. I would be grateful if you used me affiliate link. It won’t cost you any more but I will get a small commission for introducing you.
Do you want to see more?
If you would like me to cover any specific elements of SocialBee in more detail, why not check out my Roadmap Blog Post, then head to my Roadmap and put in a request? Similarly, if there is any other websites you would like me to cover add them to the Roadmap too.