I love it when people ask me blogging questions. I missed my vocation as an agony aunt because I like giving people advice and it makes me feel useful.
So I’ve got a topic called Blogging Coach here dedicated to answering questions and giving solutions to common blogging questions.
When copywriting blogger Carla Fisher at Said and Sung asked me for tips on how to create an editorial calendar for her blog I was delighted. But also flummoxed because, after years of blogging, I’d felt the need for an editorial calendar, and I’d even published one on my blog to let readers know what was coming up. But I still hadn’t found a good solution for actually creating one.
My blog editorial calendars were painful to make. First I got my calendar off the kitchen wall, then in a draft blog post, text document or email I manually typed in the chosen dates, added blog post ideas and noted if they were written as drafts, unwritten or already scheduled to be published.
It helped me get organised but it was also an organisational problem switching between programs and windows and manually copying and pasting blog post titles.
You can imagine my relief to find from stylist and blogging friend Nikki Parkinson that is a more efficient way.
Carla, and all you bloggers who want to get organised and plan your blog posts in advance, the WordPress Editorial Calendar plug-in was created for us. I’ve already started using it and love what I see.
I won’t go into all the details about how to use it because that’s all explained in this five minute screencast with the clever creator Zack Grossbart.
Without further ado I hand you over to the WordPress Editorial Calendar plug-in.
I know you’re going to love it.
And it’s free too! So a big thank you to style blogger Nikki.
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