10 Comments

  1. Liton Biswas
    January 11, 2018 @ 2:27 am

    Hey Ruth,
    Great idea here for planning content.

    I just plan my content for a month. At the beginning of every month I just plan my content for the month.

    To make a year through content plant seems overwhelming to me. And I can’t just give that lot of pressure on my brain.

    But, after reading your post, I got an idea how I can do this easily.

    However, thanks for sharing your valuable post.

    -Liton

  2. Jessica
    January 11, 2018 @ 10:20 am

    I love this idea! Do you know of any great planning tools? I plan my post in an app for Instagram and I’m sure there is some sort of tool similar for hosting ideas for blogs. Finding a cool tool aways makes me more likely to do the planning!

  3. Kari
    January 11, 2018 @ 1:02 pm

    Thanks for this! It makes me feel a lot better about the longevity of my blog. I am brand new to the blogging scene (just started last week), so this is perfect. I definitely plan to use every bit of this info!

  4. Ronald Saucier
    January 11, 2018 @ 2:12 pm

    Hi Ruth:

    You have some great ideas. However, I like to target my posts on current events and news worthy ideas of the day. I subscribe to several holistic publications and try to use their current research topics as the subject of my blog posts. The public has become more aware of holistic methods of healing and preventing ailments since the advent of those TV commercials listing those serious side effects of the pharmaceuticals they are promoting. I like to target my blogs in response to those ads.

  5. Trish
    January 11, 2018 @ 9:55 pm

    Thanks, Ruth! This is a very helpful article. i love your idea of using the post it notes. Just this afternoon I was working on my editorial calendar through March and before I was done, I was scratching out titles and changing them. The post it notes would be much more efficient! Thanks for all the help!

  6. Sarah
    January 12, 2018 @ 12:48 pm

    Excellent and I am pleased to see I am on track. I created a simple spreadsheet for planning and have the year planned with mix of evergreen and seasonal as you suggest. I make use of National holiday and awareness days to engage relevant posts on social media.

  7. Andreea
    January 17, 2018 @ 9:42 am

    I started to do this before launching my blog in order to have my first month planned already. I am using Google Calendar, color coded the categories and it is the perfect tool for me at the moment. Besides the blog posts, I also added an “Maintenance tasks” category where I plan, for example, when to send the newsletters or organize a giveaway.

  8. Stephanie
    January 29, 2018 @ 10:47 am

    This is a great post. I will come back to it over and over for inspiration and direction. This is one of my biggest issues. I have so much content in my head that I get overwhelmed and then don’t actually write. So now I’m going to make a solid plan and put it into action. Thank you.

  9. Bernie
    February 9, 2018 @ 6:08 am

    Spotting this today has been a timely reminder about batching my content creation. I’d slipped out of the habit, and it takes far longer to switch between the different modes of putting posts together. It gave me a nudge to recall what we used to call “switching costs” when changing over any form of work activity. Now I’m back on track, I should be much more efficient. Thanks for reminding me.

  10. Earnistan
    February 28, 2018 @ 2:49 am

    I like the idea of planning content month-wise instead of stacking up ideas for a year. This is quite helpful to create rough ideas of the titles at the start of the month, making a schedule and sticking to it.

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