Today’s suggestion is one that I really struggle with, but whenever I implement it, I’m always glad that I did. The suggestion for today is to create an editorial calendar for your blog. If you’re not familiar with that term, simply put, it means that you sit down with the calendar and plot out what you’re going to write on what days.
Sounds pretty simple, right?
As a personal blogger, I find it difficult to do–how do I know what will be important to me next week? Still, some personal bloggers create calendars by having themes–Wordless Wednesday, Stream of Consciousness Sunday, etc.
For almost any other kind of blog, an editorial calendar can save you a ton of time–you only need one brainstorm session to get down a bunch of posts. For example, this series on creating a better blog–before I even started, I planned out 30 titles. Now, when it’s time to write, I just pick one title and get writing. So much faster than sitting down, brainstorming, and then starting to write. I’m pleasantly surprised every time I write one of these posts because they come together so quickly.
See if you’ve got a planner in you–try planning a week or maybe even an entire month. If you can’t stand the idea of micro-managing things then maybe toy with the idea of having theme days.