Schedule & Plan with Me
One of my favorite parts about blogging is planning and scheduling things! I have learned that when I have a schedule in place, I am much more consistent about creating content and I don’t feel as stressed out because I know exactly what I need to accomplish for a specific post. After several months of running this blog, I have started to come up with a system that is working for me!
It will probably change in the future and it will probably get better than what I am currently doing, but for now I thought I would share with you what is working for me!
I started off with a color scheme that I liked, and this is the one I chose for January:
Step 1: Create a good template
I then added the graphics that I have made for each of my scheduled posts and added them to the calendar. I really like this because it is visually appealing and it helps me know what I have planned for the month!
Step 2: Create graphics & insert them
Step 3: Figure out when and how many times you want to post
My goal for 2018 is to post on Sundays and Thursdays, but I have a feeling it might turn into posting on Sundays and either Wednesday or Thursday. I am hoping that I have enough discipline to post twice a week! For days that I haven’t figured out what I want to post, I put a question mark (like seen on the 7th). For days that I know what I want to post about, but don’t have graphics for yet, I will put a title or a little blurb of what I want the post to be (like seen on the 18th).
Below is the full month of December that I had scheduled out! I had more posts planned between the 23rd and the 27th of December, but things got hectic (as they normally do during the holidays, let’s be real) and I decided to take a small break from blogging.
Step 4: Create a master list of post ideas
Another thing I find super important is keeping a running list of posts I want to make. Whenever I am at a loss for ideas, I turn to this list for inspiration! I have a pretty long list of content to choose from, and this alone makes it easier to post new things.
I am currently working on a pre-blog and post-blog check list! If this is something you are interested in me posting about, let me know in the comments! Let me know if you are interested in some of the posts that I have on my master list of blog posts!
How do you schedule and plan your posts? Let me know in the comments!