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 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
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:
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.
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.