Do I Need an Editorial Calendar?

I am totally loving this Fab Five Friday idea and couldn’t resist trying a theme within the theme. So I am sharing information on how to create and maintain an editorial calendar for your blog.

Why would you want an editorial calendar for your blog you ask? These four posts share tons of tips on time management, content management and why not take advice from people who are more experienced? I love the editorial calendar WordPress plugin and use it for this blog as well as 12 Most.  I am always looking for ways to grow and improve, I hope you are too.

1. 7 Tips for Managing an Effective Editorial Process by Renee DeCoskey

2. How to Develop Your Editorial Calendar by Heidi Cohen

3. How to Create a Successful Editorial Calendar by Angela Stringfellow

4. WordPress Editorial Calendar Plugin – a must have plugin for your blog!

5. How to Build a Blog Editorial Calendar Even if You Don’t Know Where to Start by Stanford at Pushing Social

I hope that you find this information helpful and you get started on an editorial calendar for your blog. Let me know how it goes! If you already use one, how have you found that it helps your writing and blog? 

Featured image courtesy of  Thomas Hawk via Creative Commons.
Article by Peg Fitzpatrick

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Peg

Writer & Social media strategist
Co-author of The Art and Science of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users with Guy Kawasaki. Social media is my passion. And my job. I'm here sharing my professional experience working day to day in the trenches of social media, marketing, and blogging. I work with global brands and leaders in the social media sphere every day. I've spearheaded successful social-media campaigns for Motorola, Audi, Google, and Virgin as well as having been a brand ambassador for Kimpton Hotels. I work with the best brands and make them even better! I'll share tips and tricks, provide positive inspiration and answer social media questions through the content that I create and curate. What sets me apart? I'm an innovative idea girl that follows through and gets the job done. Social media is my career, not just a hobby.

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  1. [...] So, what does this mean for today’s social media marketers and professionals? You need to be entertaining and add some fun into your social media content mix. Promoting only your product, book or blog non-stop won’t be interesting to anyone, most likely not even yourself. Keeping your ratio of content at 80% other people’s content (OPC) and 20% your own content will help you but don’t be too dry or stuffy when you create your editorial calendar. [...]

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