Blogging is a job, ask any blogger and they will tell you just that. Whether it be part-time or full-time, its a job. As with any job, you have a schedule, and if you don’t you will quickly find out that every thing flows better with one. Things stay more organized, tasks are easier to complete, and overall, it makes the entire experience of doing something much more pleasureable. When things are awry, chaotic, and all over the place, you don’t know where to start and it ends up being more work than it should. With blogging, this is the last thing you want to happen!
I’ve been guilty myself of blogging on a whim, no schedule, no organization, no real structure. Blogging is so much more than just writing, its content creation. The thing with creating content, is that you need to create content that is useful and resourceful to people. It doesn’t matter how you blog, but you need to be able to put on content that people want to read and share. Having clear, concise, and well thought out topics to write about results in content that people want to read, share, and continue to come back to. As a blogger, this is just what you want. Of course, if you’re blogging for personal reasons, say as a diary or journal, this might not be very important to you. For those of us that blog for a public cause, it is essential.
This is one of main reasons why you need a blogging planner. A blogging planner is a tool you can use to help brainstorm and sort ideas for your posts. Your planner can be as simple as one page, or as intricate as several specific pages that break down te different elements of blogging. Below is an example of a blogging planner that is a part of a daily planner. It is one page, with several sections for jotting down quick notes and ideas. This is one would be best used on a weekly basis. It covers just enough to give you a snapshot of what you plan to post that week.
For more thorough and long term planning, you will most likely want to have an entire planner dedicated to blogging, like this one:
It has several pages, specific to different elements of blogging. You have individual sheets for everything, allowing you to plan more thoroughly. This especially helps those of us who post several times a week or have many projects going on our blogs at the same time. A planner like this is perfect for someone who needs to keep track of sponsored posts, giveaways, and affiliate account. It can be difficult to keep everything organized just in your head, or jotted down on memos here and there.
Being organized and planning effectively is essential to your success as a blogger. So whichever method you use, one week at a time, or planning well into the future with a comprehensive planner, keep yourself organized. Knowing what’s coming next always makes things easier in the long. Additionally, you won’t spend idle time frustrated trying to come up with post or series ideas. You also won’t miss a deadline for a campaign or sponsored post, which will lead you to even more opportunities. This is the one dominoe effect that will do you good!
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