I am so excited to share today’s blog post with you! I’ve been working on this post for quite some time now! I’m sharing everything that I do when it comes to organizing my blog content! So this includes what I do in the beginning of the month and the days/weeks after! When you write a lot of blog posts, it can get a bit chaotic when you are planning everything. When I first started, I had ideas and titles on random scraps of paper. I’m sharing how I keep everything that has to do with my blog completely organized!
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How to Organize Your Blog Content
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At the start of every month, I always create some monthly goals. I do this by looking at the previous months stats. For example, if I had 2,000 monthly viewers, I would increase it to perhaps 2,500 monthly viewers. It’s important to look at the previous month in order to create obtainable goals. I tend to do goals in a couple categories:
Number of Blog Posts
Right now, my goal is 10 blog posts a month. I like to see how many I can actually get done in a month. I used to do about 8-9, so I created an obtainable goal of 10 blog posts this month. Next month, I may increase that number to 11 or 12.
I don’t love doing the behind the scenes work, but it is necessary! Have you been wanting to change up the layout of your blog or want a new header image? Do you need to add disclaimers on posts? Anything that has been bugging me, I’ll make it a goal to go in a fix it.
I love creating statistic goals because it’s something that you can actually see growing. You could do: # of monthly visitors, # of blog followers, # of monthly viewers from Pinterest, etc. I don’t always limit my goals to my blog specifically. My blog’s traffic almost entirely comes from Pinterest, so when I focus on that too it helps my blog.
Blog Post Ideas
This is probably my favorite part of the blogging process! I LOVE coming up with new ideas and finding inspiration. Some of my favorite ways to come up with new ideas are:
Take a look at your old blog posts, which ones have done really well? My college blog posts do very well, so I can always write about that. Is there a blog that you could expand on? Such as the original post could be “10 things to do in *blank* city” and you could come up with 10 more things in a new post!
Have you done anything lately? Been on a trip or visited a new city? Your own experience can lead to a variety of blog posts! Are you planning on doing anything in the future? Make sure you bring your camera and create a mini travel guide or fashion content.
I love looking at what is trending on Pinterest and seeing what people are looking for. If you click “search”, your most recent searches will pop up and right under that, the trending searches will pop up. Right now, living room ideas, prom dresses and outfit ideas are trending. See if anything that is trending fits into your niche of blogging.
What is going on seasonally? Easter is coming up next month, Fourth of July in July (duh!), Back to School in August, etc. Thinking seasonally can lead you to create an abundance of blog posts! You can also do a deep dive into that season. You could easily do 4-5 blog posts on one subject. Easter outfits, easter desserts, easter hair inspiration, etc.
I break up the month into five weeks (sometimes months are four!). I like to plan out when I want to publish blog posts and share the content.
Throughout the week, I’ll also do outside work that pertains to my blog. When are you sharing it on Pinterest? Do you share the new blog post on Instagram? When are you planning on actually working on the blog? Do you need to take photos? I’ll include everything that I want to do in these weekly lists.
I’ve been doing these for quite a few months now and it’s made the biggest difference. It is especially helpful for when there are seasonal things I want to share. There is nothing worse than making a seasonal-related blog post, only to have it shared on your social media the day or two before the actual day happens. For example, you probably don’t want to share Christmas gift ideas the day before Christmas.
Find What Works for You
If you are a busy person, maybe you can only do one blog post a week and that’s okay! I try to aim for 2-3 on days that I am available. Take a look at your schedule and see what days work the best on a consistent basis. If your readers expect a new blog post every Tuesday, then you’ll want that day available!
Blog Post Organization
Now comes the actual blogging part! In the blogging planner I’ve included 10 blog post organization pages, which is roughly 2-3 blog posts a week, but you can easily just print some more if needed! I always start with what I want my blog post to actually be about. I almost always end up changing the title as I go. Sometimes I end up going in a completely different direction.
In this section, I included a checklist of things to get done before and after the post goes live. If you do anything else, make sure you include that in your checklist too!
When creating goals, it’s important to take some time and reflect on them. How did you do? Did you meet the goals? If not, how can you meet it next month or why didn’t you? Maybe you had a busier month than expected. Sometimes you might make a goal that ended up being not reasonable. In the following month, you can tweak the goal to be more achievable.
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I hope you enjoyed today’s blog post, it was a ton of fun to create! What else would you like to see in regards to blogging? How do you organize your blog content? Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed the free printable!
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