The first thing you see when you log into Scoop.it Content Director is the smart calendar. This is where you can visualize your current publishing, and plan posts for the future.
There are 3 colors you will see on the smart calendar: blue, red, and orange.
Dark Blue represents posts that are scheduled to be published in the future. Light blue represents posts that have already been published.
Dark Red represents future goals in your calendar. These are goals that you can set for yourself, to remind yourself of when you want to publish. Our system will let you know when you are missing the goals you set.
Light red represents missed goals that have already passed. There's nothing to be done now, but we are just letting you know that you had a goal that day that was not reached.
Dark Orange represents a draft you have scheduled for the future. Light orange represents a draft whose scheduled publish date has already passed, but the draft was never validated. Drafts will always remain drafts until someone validates them. If the date passes, they will remain a draft, but you can move the scheduled publish date.
You can edit your goals at any time by clicking on "edit goals" on the far right of the calendar. For a full guide on setting goals, click here.
You can use the Smart Calendar to directly publish content to your blog, social networks, and email newsletters. Each of these options will have its own calendar in the dashboard. You may have many rows in the calendar, depending on your business model. Each row can have unique goals.
If you click directly on the calendar on any given channel, you will have the option to publish or schedule a post!
If you click "Get content", you will be redirected to the Scoop.it Suggestions, where you can find a 3rd party article to curate to your blog or social networks.
If you click "create draft", you can create a blog or social draft post directly into the Scoop.it calendar. Again, these will not be published until they are validated.
You can also attach a google doc to Scoop.it . Here is our guide to using the Google Doc integration.
Your social media channels will appear underneath your blog integrations. They are labeled ?distribution channels. If you click directly onto a social media network's calendar, you have the option to create a tweet from scratch, or share an existing post to social media.
If you click "create a tweet" (or facebook post / linkedin post / and so on), you can create a normal text/picture tweet from scratch. If you click "share existing content", you have the option to pull an older post from your blog to publish, or you can curate a 3rd party post to this social network.
Your email newsletters can have their own calendar as well. If you have mailchimp, you can add mailchimp as a distribution option. If you are not using mailchimp, click "add other newsletter exporter".
To create a newsletter, click anywhere on the newsletter calendar. Select "create a newsletter".
From here, please follow our newsletter creation guidelines.