Creating a Blog Posting Schedule

As I am becoming more active in my blogging, and checking out blogs and posts by more experienced bloggers, I keep running into articles about time management in blogging, and creating a blog posting schedule.  I thought this would be a good topic for me to research a bit for myself, and then maybe write about it for my Tuesday post.

So here are a few links (hopefully, helpful) for putting together a blog posting schedule, and perhaps allowing us all to keep up balance in the rest of our lives.  Because let’s faced it, blogging can become very time-consuming (as I am finding out this past week.)

One Woman Marketing – A great post about creating and sticking to a blog schedule, plus she has free templates.

12 Blog Post Tips To Rock Your Editorial Calendar – by Heidi Cohen, Marketing Expert and 3- year blogger.

How To Create and Manage An Editorial Calendar – Rebekah Radice, a social media marketing consultant.  Free downloads!

This is just a very short list of a few places to find information.  I found more articles and information than I could ever use, but I found much of the information is the same regardless of the site you go to.

The ideas that have been most helpful in creating a blog posting schedule are:

  • Have a theme for each day of the week that you want to blog.  I started doing this “instinctively” (because it was just easier for me to have a topic already decided for me each day) – who knew that is one of the ideas mentioned often in the articles I read!  I was born to blog!  OK, wait … forget I just said that.  🙂
  • I use the scheduler in WordPress ALL THE TIME.  I may have an idea for two or three blogs on a certain topic, so I will write them while I have time and then schedule them to post at a certain time.  I do this most often with my Wordless Wednesday posts.  I may find two or three pictures that I want to share, so I upload the photos and get them all ready to post, then schedule them to post on consecutive Wednesdays.  Saves time, and I know I have a post or two “in my hip pocket.”
  • Hootsuite!  OK, this more for social media than a blog, and honestly I just use it for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.  But I am finding it’s a real saver.  I don’t prepare blog posts there, but it does help me to schedule posts for Twitter and my blog’s Facebook page.  And that helps me promote my blog, and stay engaged with other bloggers and my readers.

There are many more tips to share, and I know there is much more to learn.  Maybe another post about scheduling sometime in the near future?  😉

So share … what is your “go to” advice for creating a blog posting schedule?  What has helped you the most in maintaining a busy blogging schedule and a balanced home life?  Please post a comment below to share with the rest of us.  Thanks!

19 thoughts on “Creating a Blog Posting Schedule

  1. Great post!
    Thanks for linking up for Tips & Ticks Tuesday. I hope you will join us next week.


  2. You gave some really great tips and links …I just recently started using a planner to organize my posts, and Hops/Links. It has helped me tremendously. I stopped missing Hops/Links and I am able to pre-write and schedule my posts a lot easier. I’ve even started writing almost 2-3 a day and being able to schedule them out through the week! Yay Me! 😀

    1. Good for you! Thanks for the comments. I need to start using a planner to organize the Hops/Links; I have the postings down to a schedule, but I want to make sure I participate in all my favorite hops and link-ups. I don’t want to miss anyone! 🙂

  3. This is a great post with fantastic advice. Thanks for linking up with us! I use Hootsuite for my social media and my WP Editorial Calendar and Evernote for my posts.

    1. Thanks, Heather! And thank you for hosting. It was a pleasure and an honor to link up with you and other today. I really enjoy reading the other posts that folks have made during the month. Looking forward to most sharing and posting. 🙂

    1. THANK YOU FOR FEATURING MY POST! What an honor to have a link to it posted on your blog today. Thank you, thank you, thank you. 🙂

  4. Thank you for the input. I found I definitely needed to come up with a schedule or I drove myself crazy. Btw – love your design – visit my site and you will see why!
    Coming to you from Saturday Share.

    1. Thanks, and I love you design as well. 😉
      I stopped by your blog to check it out. And thanks for the input – it’s good to hear from other bloggers and find out what helps them. 🙂

  5. I don’t schedule posts either, because I have no time lately to even get a single post done! (reno/extensions driving me insane!). One day would be great to get a few posts up my sleeve and scheduled.. oh how a girl can dream!

    1. Thanks for the input iSophie! I love to hear from other bloggers, and learn more about how everyone manages their blogs. Here’s to becoming a little less busy. Hope that your dream comes true. 🙂

  6. Hmmm… I don’t really do much of a schedule tbh. Not one that I think about though. I do tend to do the same sort of posts on a Monday but that’s about it. Any other day is whatever takes my fancy. 🙂

    1. Jess, thanks for the input. It’s always nice to hear how other bloggers operate, and learn from their experience. Thanks for chiming in! 🙂

  7. Great tips! I hadn’t thought about using the blog scheduler! Funny how obvious it was as soon as you pointed it out! You are very motivated! I can sometimes barely manage to get my weekly blog out on the correct day! 😉

  8. Hi there, I use the wordpress and my gmail calender. At the start of every month I lay out my authors per day in my gmail calender, I may not know what I am going to write but based on whatever author falls on that day this is what the focus will be on. That also goes for Pinterest, Google and Facebook. The blog needs more concentration because I’m writing on it but the social media sites with the author already selected its a matter of choosing a picture. I have a huge selection of pictures I continually update and store, whatever is the author selection I locate a picture in my gallery that goes with the author’s words. On the days when inspiration kicks in for the blog I use wordpress to save for an upcoming day. This is what works for me. Still have not figured out mastering Twitter yet. I save twitter when I read a good post from someone and want to share but I need to figure that out.

    1. It sounds like you have a really good system in place for scheduling and staying organized. I really enjoy all the beautiful pictures that you post! I agree with you about Twitter; I still don’t utilize that like I should. But I am getting better at tweeting my own stuff, rather than just retweeting things from other folks – although, that is a really good use for Twitter. 🙂

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