Making a Blog Editorial Calendar

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When it comes to making an editorial calendar I've always been so indecisive about how to and what way I want to do it.  I've always went from planners to Google Calendars to writing it out on a notepad. And until recently I figured out exactly what works for me. Which makes my life a whole lot easier. So I'm going to share with you my way of making a blogger editorial calendar. And for school that's a whole other post.

Your Schedule 

Having such a busy schedule it's hard for me to determine what my blog schedule will look like. I can try having blog post ready for the month, but with school and work some things come up that through off blog post. Which is mostly why I don't have a set in stone block schedule, that is one thing I am trying to get better at. Lately I've been making sure that I post on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays. And if I'm able to post on Tuesdays and Thursdays that's a bonus. So if you know what days you're going to post that will help you in making your editorial calendar a lot more easier.  I use planner and just write down the posts that I'll have for the week. I kind of have an idea of the post that I want to do for that month but I won't assign a date for that post to go up until maybe a week ahead. That way if I have anything on my schedule that needs to change I can do so.  And sometimes post will come to me that I didn't plan for that month so that also will allow me to add that post to my schedule for that week.

Phone, Electronic Calendar, Planner ? 

I have decided that I like writing out my editorial calendar. I've tried electronic calendars and putting things on my phone or a Google Calendar and those things for me just don't work or are not as effective as writing it down. My planner will look a mess sometimes but I find that if I write it down for some reason I'm able to get it done, it like it’s more engraved in my memory to get that task done. I don’t know maybe that's just me. But I know that doesn't always work for everyone, some people prefer electronic version so just do what works for you. I use planner and just write down the posts that I'll have for the week. I kind of have an idea of the post that I want to do for that month but I won't assign a date for that post to go up until maybe a week ahead. That way if I have anything on my schedule that needs to change I can do so.  And sometimes post will come to me that I didn't plan for that month so that also will allow me to add that post to my schedule for that week.

Nothing's Set In Stone 

The last thing I would recommend when making a editorial calendar is to be flexible about it. Especially if you have a busy schedule like I do it's hard to not make changes to your blog schedule so it's okay to make those changes and maybe someday skip a day or two for catching up on other things. Make sure that you just make your editorial calendar work for you and hopefully that'll help you make better content and keep you more organized when blogging.

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