Last week I wrote about creating an editorial calender for this blog. It’s really helpful as long as I stay on schedule and find some time to write. Since I have designated certain topics on certain days/weeks, I can look at my calendar and know what I should be brainstorming about. This week I wanted to cover some tips on how you can create your own editorial calendar.
Now if you are very new to blogging and do not have any other post other than the default/welcome post, creating an editorial calendar may seem difficult but here’s what you can do. First you need to decided what you blog is all about. Secondly you need to decide realistically how many posts you can put out per week. Let’s assume your a Solopreneuers (team of one) and your run a Public Relations Business. Since you are waring all hats in your business you probably can only post something once or twice a month to start. Don’t worry about recommend posting minimums, lets just focus on what you can handle with also juggling your business.
Here’s are two topics you can put in your calendar – 1) all about what is going in the your industry and 2) a Q&A post where you are answering your most asked questions that your get from clients/potential clients. The last thing you have to do is pick a day of the week and put an reminder in your calendar tool of choice. So there’s you go very simple and easy. If you want to post more often you can do or or you can hire either an intern or myself as your Virtual WordPress Assistant.
So what if you are not a newbie. Then in this case you can use what you have already written to produce a calender. Pour over your posts and see which topics/categories you have written the most or are more popular with your readers. I’m going to use my self as the example here. When my traffic was at an all time high it was because of posts related to blogging and technology. In the post past I create post series such as Motivational Mondays to create some stability to my postings. I wanted to make sure I had something to post every Monday. Then there were things that I just love to write and those are supper easy to bang out. Base on those factors I create my first editorial calendar. For example this week Monday post satisfy my blogging tip post with next week being an Motivational Mondays post.
My last tip is to let you know that what you decided today as your calendar is not set in stone. Yes, it will help your reader in knowing what to expected when they come to your blog. I do recommend revisiting it maybe 3- months to see if your reader like what you are doing. Well I hope this weeks blogging tip was helpful to you.