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How I plan +6 months of blogging

Back in January I shared how I plan and organize my plog posts > How I plan my blogging. But since then I’ve updated my methods a bit. I found that my planned posts were a bit all over the place, so I made a schedule to help with that. I also started setting up my planning a bit differently in scrivener. So let’s take a look.

The schedule:

The biggest change I made, and what have helped me so much, was to make a schedule about what kind of posts to post when. It is such an enormous help to know exactly when each kind of post need to be planned, and it removes the annoying, oh no, I’ve planned three posts almost the same in a row.

As I cover a lot of topics, I’ve spaced them out over a month like this

Blogging schedule
An example of my blogging schedule. If the first blogging day is a Thursday, I just shift the whole schedule, so the order stays the same. If the month have less days, I remove the random, and then one of the blogging/social media if needed.

I stick to this plan unless some kind of holiday or something happen, that needs to be worked into the system pops up. It has eased my planning so much because when needing two posts for a month I’m not sitting there ripping hair out not sure what to post about. I look at the schedule, see it’s a blog/social media post, and go to pick one out of the idea list.

Which brings me to the next part.

The scrivener planning:

Last time I showed how I had all my posts divided into my blog categories. And it worked fine, until I suddenly reached way to many posts, and it just got confusing. Trying to figure out when I posted what, and how long since I wrote about what topic was just so annoying. So I made some changes.

So now each month has it own folder, where I keep the posts planned for that month. Like this:

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My monthly blog planning

I still have all my categories, but those are only for ideas and unused blog posts that can be used at a later point. Having these categories makes it real easy to find an idea for say dinner recipes. And having the monthly overview means I don’t have to search to find all the posts for a specific month.

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All my categories – Which correspond with the categories on my blog

Other than that it’s pretty much business as usual, and I love it. It has made my blogging life so much more managable, which is so important. I post at least twice a week (every monday and thursday), but I also work full time, and got two kids, so being prepared and having posts written and scheduled ahead is so important. I think not planning enough was one of my biggest fails of my old blog and why I never got it to work.

I hope this have inspired you.

Love, Tea

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24 thoughts on “How I plan +6 months of blogging

  1. Wow! You are so organised. My blogging is very random (you may have noticed). I have thought a few times about being more consistent with it but I think that just feels like too much for me at the moment. Maybe in time. 🙂

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  2. Wow. I just started my blog but it already feels like it’s all a jumbled mess so reading this gave me a lot to think about. Now I’m off to plan categories and post ideas.. thanks for posting this! Great help!!

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  3. This is really helpful! I definitely need to start using an actual plan for my blog and this has given me some great inspiration for how to do that. Thank you for sharing your system ☺️

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  4. This is very helpful. I need to start organizing myself better because ever since lockdown started, I’ve been all over the place!

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  5. Goodness, you are very organised! I’m far more random but things are better now I’m only posting once a week on a Monday. Like you, I work and have a child, so blogging has to be fitted in as and when. Maybe when things get back to a new kind of normal I can get more productive! Stay safe, Tea, happy blogging 🙂

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  6. Amazing! I guess because my posts are poetry it is a bit hard because I can only do so many and as inspiration strikes – but I do sometimes feel very “rich” when I have a weeks worth in the bank and loaded up on schedule

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  7. I love how organised you are, it is very inspiring! I tend to have about 3-4 blog ideas in advance which gives me some kind of schedule. I used to blog 3x a week which took up a lot of my time, so I’m happier that I just do one a week now. Thanks for sharing Tea, always enjoy reading your updates! ❤ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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  8. Wow I love this! I’ve just recently put together and shared my own content schedule so I loved seeing how someone else has approached it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  9. I love your planning skills. I am too lazy or may be because of my regular 9 hours job, I manage my blog somehow on Saturday and Sunday.
    I learned some new things from this post. Thanks!

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  10. This for me is major organisation goals!! I love seeing how other bloggers organise their content and this is one of my favourites – I will definitely be taking on some of your ideas for the future! 🙂 Thanks for sharing xx

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