The hardest part of creating a steady stream of content for your blog is simply creating it. Now that you are brainstorming a months worth of content thanks to the 4 No-Fail Methods to Curate Content you will need a great way to keep things organized.
I find that using a great editorial calendar is key. But with so many different methods it can be difficult to find one that works for you. I have tried using a paper planner, Google Calendar and numerous other methods that have not worked to well for me. I am not saying that these methods should just be dismissed they just were not for me.
The WordPress Plug In Editorial Calendar That Works
The best method that I have found to manage an editorial calendar that works is to use a plug in for WordPress. Now there are quite a few editorial calenders and depending on your needs it may vary. The one that I absolutely love is called Edit Flow.
This editorial calendar allows for you to manage a team and assign tasks depending on what each person does to get awesome content published. Now if you are just a blogger without the luxury of an assistant I still strongly recommend this plug in.
When I plan out all of my potential posts for the month I enter every idea as “pitch”. This helps me to keep things better organized and help push posts through the funnel until they are complete and scheduled.
I even am able to check a box within writing each post if needs a picture so that I am able to quickly go back and add these before it is scheduled.
This is a feature rich plug in that should be a premium plug in but am happy to share with you all that is free.
The same concepts could be applied to a written planner but I find that the built in feature to be just what I needed to create an editorial calendar that works.