As some of you may already know, I’ve recently dived head first into the blog pool. Along that journey, I’ve come across the term “Content Planner“. During my research on “how to blog” it was a topic that would pop up often and I will confess that I didn’t exactly put this planner into practice right away. Needless to say, I learned the hard way that a content planner is probably the most important tool for bloggers everywhere.
Check out my planner on Etsy
I found myself struggling to come up with topics or ideas to post and I’m sure I am not the only one who’s struggled with this. It’s easy to plan a blog post once you have the idea, but if you need to post new content on a regular basis, this shit is going to give you a serious bout of writers block pronto!
As it is in my nature, I looked around for some inspiration and then created my own version of a Monthly Content Planner. In order to plan a full months worth of content, you will need to take some time to come up with ideas. Then, you figure out how it’s going to improve your end goal. For example, if you are selling headbands, how is your content going to lead up to a sale? You must plan and post with intention. Once you have your intentions clearly defined, you can transfer onto the content calendar. Write down what content you need to post and how often. Each block in your calendar represents a day. Honestly, it doesn’t take a very long time to prep, there’s a million ideas out there you can find for free with a basic Google/Pinterest search for” blog post ideas.” I cannot tell you enough how much this tool will help you get it together. You will dramatically decrease/eliminate completely the stares off into space when you’re trying to think of what to post last minute.
Content planners/calendars are an organization tool that all bloggers and content creators use to keep themselves sane. If you are the type to try and think of content on the fly, you will burnout and quick. Plan ahead my friends.