Yesterday I convinced you that you need an editorial calendar.
Today, I want to help you figure out HOW to use an editorial calendar.
1. Write down everything. I mean it, write it all down. Who you need to email back, what is hot in bloggy world, ideas for a smashing post, etc.
3. Add your affiliate links. When you plan out your posts, make sure you include any affiliate and trackback links, so you don’t forget them in your post.
4. Write in pencil. Confession: I don’t follow my calendar. My calendar is great for keeping ideas and coming up with new ones, but I don’t follow it completely. I had a totally different post planned for today, but then I fell in love with the idea of this series and moved that other post to next week. Stay flexible with your calendar.
5. Look for what works. Use your calendar to keep track of what is working for your blog. Are your posts on parenting flopping but your DIY posts viral? Then work on adding more of what your readers like.
How has using an editorial calendar help you become a better writer/blogger?