5 Tips To Keep The Best Blogging Calendar

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For all you newer bloggers, like myself, I put together some helpful tips for your blogging calendar or to maybe convince you that you need one. I didn’t start mine until a month or two ago and the benefits speak for themselves. I highly recommend that you give it a try if you haven’t already!

Schedule Posts In Advance

Keeping a calendar allows you to write down weeks or months in advance of all the great ideas you have noted in the past. Writing them down in your calendar and planning out which days you’d like to post really help you keep consistency which is a major factor in growing your blog.

Note Time To Write & Photograph

Scheduling your actual blog posts is great; but, making sure to also write down when you need to put some time aside to write those blogs or go photograph something helps immensely. I would be lost without planning out every single detail of a blog.

Fluidity

Things change, situations arise. For someone with a bit of OCD, like me, a digital calendar keeps things clean. Whenever I need to move around some blogs or change times on any of my events, all it takes is a couple clicks and my calendar still looks beautiful. I use Google Calendar for my blogging and really like it. (I also have the app on my phone for ease of mobility.)

Space Out Similar Posts

If you don’t want to settle in one niche, like me, using a calendar to make sure you space out fashion, lifestyle, and beauty posts is a must. It’s so easy to see if you have too many of one specific topic being posted one week rather than the other. It’s great to make sure your readers never get bored.

Keep Track Of Larger Milestones

Putting certain events in your calendar (i.e. your blog anniversary, collaborations, holidays, etc.) is a good way to make sure you don’t forget. Setting reminders a couple weeks in advance so you don’t forget is even better. Use your calendar to your advantage to make sure you don’t get any unwanted suprises.

Overall, planning out your posts and schedule for your blog helps you keep everything straight in your mind and keeps your readers happy. I don’t know how I started blogging without a calendar. How do you like to keep your blog calendar? Do you have any tips for other bloggers?

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New Year’s Resolutions / Goals

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Happy New Year everyone! Naturally, one of the first posts of 2017 needed to be my resolutions/goals. I’m very excited to share with you what I’m looking to get out of this New Year! If you read my How To Make Realistic New Year’s Resolutions blog, you know my opinions on these goals that people set. Keep reading to see what I’m looking forward to doing this year!

Work on my blog

I would love to start blogging more frequently throughout the week. I would eventually love to work up to every day of the week. Along with blogging more I want to put more time into my other social media outlets and really make it all a well-oiled machine. I know this will definitely be the hardest and most time consuming goal but it’s also the one that gets me the most excited!

Cook more meals at home

My husband and I did WAY too much eating out last year. It’s just so hard to come home after a long day and find the time to plan out meals and actually cook. However, this year, I would love to get better on meal planning to make it easier on the both of us.

Travel Somewhere New – even if it’s a weekend getaway

There is so much of the world that I haven’t seen and I want to get out there and experience new things. You don’t need to go halfway around the world to experience new things so I think this is a feasible goal for me this year and definitely excites me! I’ve definitely been eyeing Airbnb for a while and love the idea of traveling like this. I think we will definitely be using that site this year for cheap travel!

Comment down below what your resolutions/goals are for this year! Let’s all keep each other motivated!

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