The best way to boost your traffic, ranking, conversions and everything related to blog is by posting blog posts regularly. Blogging can become difficult if we can’t plan things effectively before hand on what to post on our blog regularly and if we don’t plan, we might end up posting nothing and keep on procrastinating.
How to manage and plan blog posts easily? There is a simple, yet powerful solution for this and that is WordPress plugin editorial calendar which helps you in planning effectively on which day you have to post which blog post?
How can it solve my blog posting problem?
To be frank, a tool can never solve our problem, but it can help us in solving it. The main problem when it comes to posting fresh content is we don’t tend to get good blog post ideas always (when we are new to blogging or any niche).
The problem doesn’t end by getting content ideas, but when we want to provide more refreshing content for our readers we do research and this is common while researching we might end up not producing any valuable content because of distractions which can lead us to some other destination than the one which we have started our journey (it happened a lot of times with me).
Definition of Editorial Calendar by Wiki – An editorial calendar is used by bloggers, publishers, businesses, and groups to control publication of content across different media, for example, newspaper, magazine, blog, email newsletters, and social media outlets.
With Editorial Calendar, you can plan things beforehand and whenever you get a distraction for writing a new post, schedule it in some other day and complete this post for the time being so that you are not side tracking.
It helps you in following the track which you have designed & plan the track for future today.
Why is this tool needed?
Planning made easy
I have 90 published posts and 300+ drafts in one of my blog, if I want to search for any blog post which I planned way back, it takes a lot of time to search it among the 400 posts. Even though I have a lot of content ideas, due to the overwhelming number of drafts I find it difficult to find one wonderful topic.
They have a feature which shows all the unscheduled draft titles using which I can just drag and drop each every draft to one particular date as per my wish. This way I have organized blog posts for almost for the whole year.
And, instead of focusing on many things every day, I can just stay focused on the posts which I have to write for one week alone.
Progress Tracking made easy
You might want to know how much are you progressing weekly and monthly in terms of a number of posts you are writing and how many blog posts you have in advance from today so that it can be easy for you to take rest when you fall sick or plan for a vacation.
This is one of the best feature I like in editorial calendar through which a calendar is provided to you along with blog posts written, planned for a whole month at once so that in less than a minute’s glance you can track your progress to understand when you missed the target you planned and what are the key areas you have to improve.
Plan for special days
There would be special days in every field, blogging is no different. There are some days special based on your niche and if you have to focus on those to reap maximum benefit from then, you can use this tool to plan all your special days in advance.
For example, if your blog is about Blogging then Black Friday and Cyber Monday are one such occasion during which you can promote sales with the maximum discount to your readers for both your and their benefit. If you plan these special days in advance though you forget them on a specific day, you will be easily reminded when you glance at your Editorial Calendar.
In better words it acts like a good Publishing + Marketing calendar for all your blog posts and activities.
How to use it effectively?
So, the main purpose of Editorial calendar is to plan the blog posts about which you want to write in advance and with the date on which you intend to complete them by.
You can plan your old posts also
If you already have some drafts then no worries you can plan them as well, there is an option called unscheduled drafts using which you can see all your blog’s drafts which aren’t scheduled to plan them on one or the other day.
Plan, at least, one month in advance
From now onwards, whenever you get a new blog idea make note of it and schedule it to one of the days in the near future and whenever you complete post for a given day then start focusing on the immediate next post instead of wasting time.
This way, you don’t procrastinate at all and make the most of your time and improve your blog effectively.
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