Welcome to the fifth post in the Createyou86 August Blog Series: Secrets of The Organized Planner & Secrets of The Organized Blogger. This post marks the end of the organized planner aspect of the series, and propels us into the part of the series about being an organized blogger.
So you have started your blog, and you decide that you want to post more than once a week or once in a while. In order to keep in good SEO standings with Google, and for your page to show up closer to the top of a Google search you should be posting to your blog three (3) times per week. For some people this can propose a challenge when they work, have kids, and a social life, or even school events, classes, and working. There are a whole bunch of different lifestyles which may make blogging a challenge. We are here to tell you that it doesn't have to be that way if you want to be a serious blogger!
The greatest thing you can do for yourself as a blogger who plans to blog relatively often or at least up to Googles standards is to get a planner. It could be a monthly planner from the Dollar Tree for $1.00 or some other store where they sell them super cheap. This would not be something i would put a huge amount of money into. You could even print your own calendars like this one. The photo showed below came from a woman who makes her own monthly calendar sets. This one is from a few months ago. check out her page here KellyJaneCreative. She is awesome and her designs are super cute. The one below i printed, and put in an A5 Filofax, but you don't have to do that you can do it however you choose!
What is great about these particular calendars is that she sends them in a set. They are undated, and you can print as many as you like. You can see the hole punches on the left side, and i simply folded it in half to make the paper size fit. This is what Createyou86's Editorial Calendar looks like this month. This is not my particular way of planning out posts, but i figured it would be a great way for everyone to see what we do every month, and how you might consider scheduling your posts on your own editorial calendar. Using this method allows you to plan other things on this calendar as well. I'm sure if you have a Fauxdori you could have a blogging book or calendar, and it wouldn't take up much space, but you would have it with your important information which makes planning around you posts very easy. If you wanted to you could even color code your posts, but if i could give any blogger any type of advice it would be to plan, and use an editorial calendar to save yourself time, and aggravation.
On a side note Createyou86 will be moving across country come November 1st so there will be a definite change in planning, and organization of posts. Not only will we be on the East Coast, but there will be several other life changes that will take place as well.
There are still three more secrets about being an organized blogger that will be revealed before the end of August so be sure to check those out on Monday's, and Thursday's.
Do you use an editorial calendar to keep your blog organized? If so which type? Let us know in the comments below!