I love editorial calendars. Ever since I worked at a newspaper and a magazine, I saw the benefit of these powerful tools. When you're under deadlines it's sometimes hard to come up with an idea and at that time your editorial calendar will be your best friend.
There's no time like the present to embrace the beauty and productivity your pet blogging can reap from an editorial calendar try these steps:
- Make each month of your editorial calendar home to a monthly theme. Your themes should focuson what the readers want and expect from you when they come to your blog. Know your audience is a mantra you should repeat often.
- An editorial calendar helps you avoid the, "What Am I Going To Write About" syndrome. Writing fresh content is not an easy thing to do even when you’ve been doing it daily for years. One problem many pet bloggers run into is “have I already written this post?” syndrome. After a while, believe me, content runs together; your editorial calendar helps prevent that. Keeping track of your content on an excel spreadsheet, is a great way to track what you’ve written and what you want to write.
Use your editorial calendars to help you market yourself on your social media sites. Note your social media platforms on the calendar and check off the dates that you’ve updated your social media with information from your blog. Do you use an editorial calendar? Is it helpful?