How To: Plan Blog Content

Hey Guys, today I’m coming at you with a new How To, and today I’m focusing on how to plan your blog content because let’s be real it can pretty trying at times!

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1 WHERE TO START

The first thing you have to is pretty simple if you’re in the right mood for it. You need to find topics to talk about on your blog. If you already have a little list written down somewhere, fantastic, you’re all ready to go!

If you need some ideas (or ideas for ideas) click here.

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2 SCHEDULE YOUR LIL’ HEART OUT

Now, is the time where you get your calendar or your diary out and you get ready to officially start planning! You have an idea or in my case, you’ve been hoarding ideas for a few months and being slack af and now you have to plan every all at once.

Basically, get a cup of coffee, a calendar and whatever device you use to schedule/write your blog posts with. Now, go through your ideas and decided when you want them to go up on your blog and then write them into your diary/calendar/memory apparatus. And, if you want to go that step further you can also properly schedule them with dates and titles into your actual WordPress schedule. I do this with all my posts (written or not) and find it super helpful in terms of readily knowing what to write next and also accountability!

Here’s an example of what my March looks like for 2019! (Yes, I know, I know I plan maybe too far ahead sometimes).

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3 OUTLINE

Now, steps 3-5 are optional depending on how you go about scheduling and planning your content but hey, you do you!

Personally, when I schedule posts into my WP schedule & my Google calendar, I also like to outline the posts or at least bullet point what I want the post to be because as you guys saw, I plan really far ahead. Seriously, I think I have full months of posts planned until around June/July and this is me trying to slow myself down on that front.

So, outline or bullet point these posts – even if you just write some buzzwords in your calendar square for that particular date – and try not to stress about it!

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4 GIVE YOURSELF A PAT ON THE BACK

And now, probably the most important (but hardest) point of all. Give yourself a pat on the back, make yourself a nice drink and feel good about yourself. You just planned 1 or more blog posts and, to quote Mario,  you’re a superstar!

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HOW DO YOU PLAN OUT YOUR BLOG CONTENT?

DO YOU PLAN OUT YOUR CONTENT?

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11 thoughts on “How To: Plan Blog Content

    1. Ahh, that’s so comforting, it stresses me sometimes because I don’t know how far other people plan ahead.

      Haha, I’m the other way around. I plan meticulously on my blog but, irl I’m terrible!

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    1. Haha, sometimes I worry whether I plan too far ahead. But, I think it’s fine!

      I usually post my reviews 1-2 weeks before or after the release date, depending on how far in advance I’ve read the book. I usually post 1-2 weeks after the release though, because that way the book is definitely out in stores and there are more reviews available to read. Also, depending on the publisher, they might ask you to post on a particular date for within a particular span of time, so you should pay attention to their time frame.

      Hope that helps!

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  1. This is how orgainzed I aspire to be! I’ve got most of the rest of the year planned out for when I come back from hiatus and I use my Google Calendar for EVERYTHING!!! I’ve also started to put what I plan on posting in the WP schedule with all my format and stuff in ready for when I can sit down and write it out!

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