Don’t you just hate the moment when you know you need to post your weekly newsletter and you don’t have any idea what to write? Or, when you need to post something because you promised yourself that you would post on your blog every Friday; but you don’t have any freaking idea what to put on your paper?
You probably do! I personally don’t like that feeling at all. This is something very frustrating to most writers.
But…what if there was an easy, even very easy way to fix this? What if you were relaxed and even happy when it is time to post your blog?
Wouldn’t that be a great feeling?
I suffered with this problem for quite some time, mainly because I didn’t have any structure put in place for my content. I didn’t have a plan and knew I needed to do something about it.
Believe it or not, the solution is more simple than you could even imagine
To fix this problem all you need to do is to create an editorial calendar. Easy, right?
You can use Google calendar (which is great), or this one called http://www.calendarsthatwork.com
Calendars that Work is a great website that you should check out.
Here are the steps that you should take in order to get organized
- pick the calendar that you like
- map out all the content that you want to share on your blog or newsletter
- create a 6 month schedule with all the ideas that you have
- stick with it
Maybe this seems too simple for some of you, but it can have a really big impact on your communication with your audience and in your creating content experience.
You don’t need to create the whole blog post for the whole period; you can write down only some ideas or headlines that you have in mind.
Once you have some basic ideas about what you want to write, you can easily start doing some research, collecting data about your topics and begin to write it all down.
By using this method you won’t have problems like ”Oh… my God, I need to get my newsletter out today! I should figure out what the heck I am gonna do” Just stick with your calendar and you will be fine.
Implementing this strategy right away will put you way ahead of the game compared to other people who are still struggling to pull it all together. 😉
Now, what about your content? Do you have your own editorial calendar put in place yet or you need more time? If you already have one, how many months of scheduled content did you finish by now?
Use the comments section below and let me know what’s happening in your world when it comes to scheduling content.