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!
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.
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).
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!
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!