January is all about new starts and planning the year ahead. So, I decided that this year, I’ll offer you a free downloadable blog planner as a little New Year’s gift. [If you’re reading this at any other time of the year, just consider it my gift for popping by – it’s still free.]
One of the most difficult things for anyone writing a regular blog is the question “What shall I write about today?”. If you have planned your editorial calendar in advance, then this question is already answered. You simply write about the topic that you have planned for that particular date.
I have created the blog planner (also known as an editorial calendar) for 3 months (13 weeks) assuming that you’re blogging weekly. If you’re only blogging twice a month, it will, of course, last twice as long. That bit is up to you.
What does the downloadable blog planner provide?
The planner has
- a space for the date (week commencing or w/c),
- a space for your weekly topic
- a tick box to indicate the post has been published
- tick boxes to mark on which social media platforms you have shared your post
You can keep the sheet on your desk or noticeboard to remind you to blog regularly and where you are in the blogging process.
A little note regarding the topic. You don’t have to come up with polished titles in advance. Simply write down the general topic you are intending to cover. It is best to start with a topic or working title and only create your final title once you have finished writing your post. The working title will keep you on track, so you don’t go off topic. Once you know exactly how many tips you have come up with or how many steps you are describing or what exact “secrets” you are revealing, then you can come up with the best title and make it really engaging.
Remember that engaging titles are super important when it comes to click through rates and reading statistics. The average title will only encourage 20% of its readers to read the rest of the article. The rest will either not continue thereafter or not even click through to the article. It’s THAT important!
Click the image below to download your blog planner.
Here is a little preview of the pdf you will receive:
Over to you
To download simply click the image. I hope you will find the downloadable blog planner useful. If you need any more help with starting your business blog, please check out my online blogging course Business Blogging Made Easy .