Whether you are in social media for business (in which case, maybe you have even better tips to share, so comment below!), keeping up with social for your blog, or running an account for your dog (@guster_grams, for instance), figuring out how to keep it all straight can be a pain! Luckily, there's an app for that ;)
Facebook is probably the easiest of the three to manage because it tends not to rely on third party apps for scheduling and management. Their scheduling feature is easy to use and allows you to schedule posts up to six months in advance! For work, I just keep an editorial calendar of social media posts and schedule everything ahead of time. The best thing I have done, however, is downloading the Pages app to my phone so that I can easily manage the NOCQUA and Life, Love, and Coffee Stains pages. Disclaimer: it took me quite some time (probably more than it should) to realize that I couldn't post as a Page from my personal Facebook app.
Apparently the adventure gear community is not very active on Twitter, so I primarily use Twitter for LLandCS or personal use. Hootsuite has by far been the easiest scheduling app for Twitter, and is great for those days when Leah and I are ahead on blog posts (which is unfortunately, not right now!). I also loveTweetDeck for managing Twitter chats. You can have multiple dashboards open and see your notifications, personal feed, and whatever hashtag you are following, all at the same time.
I will admit, when it comes to managing multiple accounts, Instagram is the bane of my existence. For some reason, Facebook (who owns Instagram) refuses to make a feature that allows multiple accounts on one app, so you have to log in and out every time you want to navigate between profiles - meaning a pretty constant bounce between @Lifeloveandcoffeestains and @Nocqua. Their online webpage also leaves a little to be desired. Fortunately, there are a number of third party platforms that make using Instagram a little bit easier. For managing online, I am a huge fan of Iconosquare. It not only gives an easy layout of your feed and notifications, but it allows you to search people and hashtags, which you can't do from Instagram's homepage. Total lifesaver! For scheduling, I use Latergram, which is an easy platform and allows up to 30 uploads a month for free (Premium is $16/month). After you schedule online and enter all of your text and hashtags, Latergram has an app that you download to your phone. Because it isn;t allowed to post directly to Instagram on its own, it reminds you at the scheduled time and all you have to do is open in Instagram and hit post.
Know of anything that I missed? Please share below! Leah and I are always looking for ways to make our (and your) lives easier so we appreciate all the help we can get!
Happy Hump Day!