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2016 is definitely the year of the blog for me, I have big blogging goals to achieve and I know that if I stand any chance of achieving my blogging goals I need to be organized.
I do use an editorial calendar, but to be honest, I’m a pen and paper girl and I find it much easier to have things in my growing blog planner folder rather than on the computer.
My theory is, if I find a printout like this useful, then maybe you will too. So I’m sharing it.
How to use the blog post weekly planner printout
As with all of the blog planner printouts I’ve kept things simple. Fancy designs are nice, but when you’re going to be printing out a years worth of weekly planners, you don’t want the design to use up a load of ink.
You can always personalize and brighten your planner up with coloured pens or crayons.
So this particular blog post planner is designed for people who are adding more than 1 blog post a week. I’m currently posting 5-6 times a week, so I definitely need to keep track.
Sections included on the weekly blog post planner – Day – Blog post title – Category – Link to – affiliate to link to
Category tip: I got this top tip from my fabulous friend’s Kevin and Sarah Arrow who run the 30-day blogging challenge – Only add each post to one category. To find out why you’ll need to do the challenge. I do remember it being really important but can’t remember the exact reason. It’s definitely a tip worth knowing though.
Link to. To reduce your bounce rate (when people leave your blog after just viewing on page) and keep people reading more of your blog posts, it’s important to link to other posts you have on your blog that are relevant. This is something I kept forgetting to do, so I added it to the planner.
You can also use this area to make a note of any outside links you wish yo refer to.
Affiliate to link. Use this area to note any affiliate links you want to include. So for example, when I wrote about improving confidence, I knew I wanted to add an affiliate link to Hypnosis Downloads as they have special downloads to help improve confidence. You can read the post at 6 ways to boost your confidence
At the time of posting this blog post, I have 4 weeks worth of these weekly planners filled out. Some are complete and others still need link notes adding.
Mix up your categories
Mostly though I recommend mixing your blog posts up. Some of the main categories I post to on my blog are Business Tips, Blogging, Social Media, Achieve your goals. There are more categories and by using the weekly blog post planner, I can easily look back and make sure I’m regularly adding to each category, yet not clumping a load of the same category posts together.
How to get the blog post weekly planner
If you’re already subscribed to my mailing list, I will have already mailed out this planner to you. If you’re not subscribed. Go ahead and fill in the information below. You’ll not only find the Blog post weekly planner, you’ll also have access to all of my other downloads too, including my FREE Business Success Workbook.
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I’m going to be adding more printouts over the coming weeks and months.
Have you found this post helpful? How many blog posts are you currently writing each week? Do you have a blogging schedule?
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