I schedule everything. Sort of like Ashley Olsen’s character in New York Minute. So of course, when it comes to blogging, I’m all about the editorial calendar.
My system is simple.
In my Moleskine journal, I write a numbered list to signify days in a month. I highlight lines to show weeks, and pencil in content so I can see everything at a glance. Obviously, it changes. But it’s nice to have a plan.
If you want a pretty print out, Ché made a great one, and links to many others too.
As for generating content, here’s a secret.
It’s all about the categories.
I was inspired by XO Sarah‘s clean categories, and Nubby Twiglet‘s sleek features-centric blog. Here’s my twist on their awesomeness.
To fight blogger’s writer’s block, I restricted myself to a pattern.
- Monday – Simple Fix
- Tuesday – video
- Thursday – Wardrobe Weekly
- Friday – FabulosiTEA tie-in
Now, these are structurally-themed posts. What still didn’t jive was the content. So I went through my recent posts, and defined some broad themes that I cover:
- Being a Heroine
- Capsule Wardrobe
- Habit Building
- Mini Adventures
- Minimalist Lifestyle
All of my posts fall into one of these categories. Identifying those really helps me in the planning process!
If you’re a blogger, or a maybe-one-day blogger…
Check out this week’s episode of FabulosiTEA! We’re talking about “the beauty of blogging”, from navigating the sea of web platforms to meeting likeminded ladies online.
How do you organize your editorial calendar?