Before I start this post, I have to give credit to TeaPartyBeauty as I got the inspiration from her when I set this up. When I started blogging again, I started reading a lot of tutorials and found Hayleys posts really helpful, so be sure to check them out as well.
So I start off by creating a excel spread sheet to help me keep track of everything. I divide it by a new tab for every month.
In each sheet I include the following:
- Post Ideas
- Products received
- Photos needed
- Images needed
- Things to do
All together it looks like this:
I also have a colour coded system to mark when posts are – complete, written only, pictures only and missing links/information.
I usually try to plan my content about a month in advance. There are certain things I post about weekly – i.e. Friday blogging tips and Sunday weekly round up posts, so I put them in straight away. I’ll then have a look at the events I have coming up and the products I’ve received and schedule them into the month as well. I’ll also pencil in anything I know i’ve bought/going to buy that i’ll blog about as well. Surprisingly a months worth of content can fill up pretty quickly.
Once I know what I’m going to write about, I start filling in the rest of the form for photos I need to take, or images I need created.
Thought the month I’ll fill in the Things to Do section, it could be anything from updating links/images to installing updates…basically just general blog maintenance and I try to tackle that when I have extra time.
I’ll do a separate post on how I manage to post everyday and how that works for me, but this is how I organise my blog schedule. I hope you found this helpful.
How to you organise your posts?