When I decided to tweet every 30 minutes, that meant more engagement for my tweets. However, tweeting every 30 minutes also meant putting in twice as much time to schedule tweets. On some days, I would spend hours scheduling tweets, and scheduling tweets for hours had an impact on my writing. I was still able to write quality content, but I was not able to write as much as I had in the past.
When I was tweeting every hour, writing 20 blog posts every week did not seem like a challenge. However, when I started to tweet every 30 minutes, writing 20 blog posts every week got progressively harder. To top it all off, I do other things such as videos, homework, and reading. I knew this was going to drive me crazy so I decided to search for a solution.
The funny thing is that the solution was in front of me the entire time. I use HootSuite to schedule my tweets. I had been using the free version of HootSuite for years, but ever since I started tweeting every 30 minutes, I noticed more of my time was getting gobbled up from scheduling tweets. The solution was HootSuite Pro.
HootSuite Pro has many features, but the only one I cared about at the time was the bulk scheduler. HootSuite gives you a file where you can write in all of the tweet you want to send out with the times and dates for those tweets (maximum of 350 tweets per file). Using the bulk scheduler is much faster than using the free version where you manually schedule one tweet at a time, change the dates, change the time, and change the AM and PM.
Now that I am able to schedule tweets 5 times faster, I am also able to write more blog posts. I now have enough time to write 20 blog posts every week and have time left over to write a book. If you are panicking and stressing about the workload of scheduling a lot of tweets and having it take up a lot of your time, I highly recommend paying $9.99 a month for HootSuite Pro. It is worth every penny and saves me at least 10 hours a week.