Tips to organize your Blogging routine
Blogging has become way too common now thanks to the internet revolution. While it seems simple enough, managing a blog could prove to be a very hectic task as your activity and posts start increasing day by day. Especially if you’re working with other writers and clients it becomes a heck of a job to keep things organized.
Most of the experienced bloggers have found their way around it by using status sheets similar to ‘Gantt charts’ but for blogging. They are more commonly known as blog editorial calendars. These calendars help you schedule your work in a way that you can chart all your activity on one place i.e. the topics you want to blog about, the content that needs to be written, whether its approved or waiting, the dates articles need to be published on and similar stuff.
How to Organize your Blogging calendar?
Of course it is not easy to keep all of that in your mind and it would be time consuming if you keep track of all tasks separately and it would also be difficult to prioritize and schedule your overlapping activities. One way around it is to hire a manager to do that for you but that is not cost-effective. Therefore we give a few tips in this article to the efficient bloggers out there on how to list and track all editorial activities in one place one on a single interface in order to keep yourself organized.
If you’re not aware I would like to add to your knowledge that we have a number of plug-ins that could be used to schedule blogs on a calendar within a WordPress blog. for more on WordPress plugins, have a look at the best plugins available.
With such plugins you can save calendar entries for the work you need to schedule and modify or change the status as time goes by and deadlines come near. Moreover it gives an excellent platform to manage activities since you could see activity for multiple users along with their status. If you’re working with other writers you could set up custom reports feature which would allow them to add their own comments and you would be able to monitor and manage the activities from there. It works more or less like a status sheet.
Similarly you could also assign tasks to your team on the editorial calendar. The good thing is you could customize it according to your own needs, if you think you need to divide the work in stages you could add two or more fields with relevant comments and the assignees would add their notes to keep you posted with the status of their tasks.
Also you could make different groups according to the tasks assigned so that only the relevant member get notifications and emails so that you have an efficient feedback loop.
Last but not the least if you need to micro manage things or think you have a bad memory you are given a number of options for each post on calendar. You can decide to follow a post or edit or preview it any time you want or you could decide to trash it if you think it’s no longer necessary.
Although I have discussed generally what you can do to manage your blog with the help of editorial calendar plugins there are many other applications available on the web to do the same.