Blogging Schedule

Creating a Blogging Schedule

In an ideal world you would get up each morning knowing exactly what you are going to write about, because you’ve filled your blogging schedule in and it’s packed with inspirational content for your lovely subscribers for the month ahead.

If you do have a blogging schedule, I applaud you!

I would like to say I am super organised like this, but it would be a big fat lie.  I am more of a fly by the seat of your pants kind of gal!

What I do have however…

….is a clear list of what I hope to achieve each day. 

But I am quite relaxed; if it doesn’t happen I simply roll the task over to the next day.

So whilst I don’t have a set in stone blogging schedule, I do have a list of activities that I try to complete, in between being a mummy and an international pop star. (One of those is not true, I’ll let you decide.)

So below I have set out some of the activities I strive to do, or plan to do as part of my ‘relaxed’ blogging schedule.

Blogging Schedule

Blogging Schedule

Image courtesy of Renjith Krishnan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

Themed Blogging Days

Not something, I do just yet.  But I do want to mix my blog posts up more.  I am being really pulled towards having:

  • blogs tips and tricks,
  • personal development/success type posts for bloggers,
  • vulnerable blog posts where I connect more with my readers
  • and maybe some contest or promotional type posts.

I would love to know if you have themed days on your blog?

Do you do the same kind of posts on a particular day?

How has that worked out for you?

Break-up your Blogging Activities

So as you will probably have worked out by now, blogging isn’t just about writing content.  It’s about sharing your content, replying to comments, commenting on other blogs, finding new material and so much more.

Have you thought about scheduling all these activities? 

No-one tells you when you start out blogging that to be effective you will have to do all these additional tasks, but professional bloggers know that building and maintaining relationships with your readers is one of the secrets to success.

Niche and Focus

Taking time to find new inspiration, reading great content and keeping on top of your niche could be the difference between you standing out as a top blogger in your space and just being like all the other bloggers.

Do you have a routine to ensure that you are on top of your niche?

BE YOU posts

I mentioned above that I want to do more ‘vulnerable blogging’ especially after the success of one of my latest posts and I do love benefits of really connecting with your readers. 

So I do believe that you should think about when and what you might like to write about, that isn’t niche specific BUT is relevant to YOU and who you are and where you are on your journey right now.

So now that I have scared you half to death with all the tasks you need to fulfil!

It would be great to get your thoughts and find out whether you have an approach. 

Or do you have more of a haphazard approach like me :)

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Beth Hewitt

Blogging since 2009 and passionate about blogging, personal development, marketing and helping others succeed. In 2012 I founded the Simple Blogging Network because I was tired of seeing intelligent, talented bloggers getting disillusioned and frustrated because they never made a dime online. I aim to cut down the learning curve for bloggers new and old, simplifying all aspects of blogging and helping great bloggers get the recognition they deserve.

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32 Comments

  • Joseph Giannotti

    Reply Reply February 13, 2014

    I would love to be more organized in many areas of my life, blogging is one of them. Typically my posts are inspiration/love and marketing. Maybe I’ll mix it up a little having read this post! Thanks for sharing.

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 13, 2014

      Hi Joseph,

      Yes I wish I was more organised as well! Hey Ho!

      Loving your loving your love and inspiration posts.

      Beth :)

  • Sophie Bowns

    Reply Reply February 13, 2014

    Hi Beth,
    I’ve never really considered writing a blogging schedule. I write fiction, so I always have ideas.

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 13, 2014

      Hi Sophie,

      That’s great that you always have ideas. I find a schedule helps gets people to expect content on a certain day as well. A bit like someone tuning in for their favourite TV programme every week.

      Thanks for your comment. :)

      Beth

  • nicole

    Reply Reply February 13, 2014

    A schedule is a MUST for me, or I’d never get it done. What I want to start adding to my schedule is time to repurpose and refresh old content, so I’m not constantly creating.

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 14, 2014

      Hey Nicole,

      Thank you for your comment. I not sure if you saw this post, but I did a video about repurposing and syndicating old content. It take me about an hour to schedule a months worth of content :)

      Beth :)

  • Carolyn Coleman-Grady

    Reply Reply February 13, 2014

    Thank you for this blog. Great suggestions. My biggest x
    Challenge is writers block. Times when I can write and writ and other time I’m blank. I like the variety you provided. Thanks for the tips.

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 14, 2014

      Hey Carolyn,

      Thank you for your comment, so glad that you liked my tips. Perhaps you would like the other tips I share via my newsletter. Hope to connect soon.

      Beth :)

  • Amy

    Reply Reply February 13, 2014

    Beth,
    It so depends on what is happening in my “real life” but I’m pretty much a fly-by-the-seat-of-the-pants type, too. Sigh. I have really appreciated much of your content, and this post is no exception! Keep writing!

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 14, 2014

      Hey Amy,

      Thanks for the kind words :) The name of your blog, cracks me up everytime.

      Beth :)

  • Clara

    Reply Reply February 13, 2014

    I like the concept of ‘vulnerable blogging’, but I have to admit it’s sometimes hard to do – at least for me. Very encouraging post. Just what I need to hear.

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 14, 2014

      Hi Clara,

      Thanks for stopping by my site, I am glad I was able to encourage you :) Let me know if you write a vulnerable post :)

      Beth

  • Merle

    Reply Reply February 13, 2014

    When I get an idea for content I just make a title and stick it as a draft and I try to do 20-30 of these in one go (not always works like that though !!) and then go back and fill in the content at a later time. I can also be a bit haphazard as you put it but it works for me. I also like to do content occasionally that has nothing to do with online marketing just for a change. Thanks for sharing Beth and not sure if it is pop star or not LOL

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 14, 2014

      I’m an International Popstar! LALALALALALA

  • Nate Leung

    Reply Reply February 13, 2014

    I like the idea of just be you. I think that is something I will give a whirl about and test out. Thanks for the awesome idea Beth!

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 14, 2014

      You are welcome Nate, let me know when you have written your vulnerable post, would love to read it.

      Beth :)

  • Krystle

    Reply Reply February 13, 2014

    This is a great idea you have here and it makes total sense Beth. I will definitely be enforcing a blog schedule to keep me on track.

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 14, 2014

      Hey Krystle,

      Would love to know how you get on with your blogging schedule :)

      Thank for your comment,

      Beth :)

  • Carrie Medford

    Reply Reply February 13, 2014

    I really don’t have a blogging schedule either… I do try to cover some specific bases during the week, though. I post a Personal Reflection Exercise on Mondays and through the rest of the week I try to cover personal development, network marketing strategies and how-to’s.

  • Jeanne Melanson

    Reply Reply February 13, 2014

    I’m too disorganized to be organized, but I do have a vague idea of what I’m going to do each day. I try to get a blog post done first thing, then do all my syndicating and promoting. Later I work on my online retail store. My blog topics are all over the map. I don’t really know how to categorize my blog. (If you can give me your opinion on that, that would be great.) ;) I write about ‘stuff.’ I’m like one of those ‘jack/jill of all trades, master of none’, you know? My blog posts reflect that, I think. Thanks for your post, Beth. I like the idea of the vulnerable post too. Peace

  • Tandy Elisala

    Reply Reply February 14, 2014

    Love your post about blog scheduling and expanding your horizons and posting on other topics! I have difference aspects to my business; Coaching people towards their greatness and family caregiver coaching. I blog on both but I seem to have more inspiration flowing around the family caregiver areas. I do have a schedule and like doing series type posts. However, after the one I’m doing now, I think I will take a different approach and still blog on this but include more personal, vulnerable posts and videos.

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 14, 2014

      Hi Tandy,

      I’m going to check out your blog :) Look forward to reading one of your vulnerable posts.

      Beth :)

  • Tami

    Reply Reply February 14, 2014

    I enjoy writing but don’t have a lot of time. I’ve committed (recently) to publishing one post every Monday and Thursday. They may be book reviews, posts about my One Word for 2014 {Gratitude}, posts for working moms, or whatever else prompts me to write.

    I need to schedule the other things, too, but at the moment, I do what time (or my son Abel) allows!

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 14, 2014

      Hi Tami,

      Thanks for stopping by. Doing two posts a week is a really good achievement, especially when we have little people in our lives :)

      Hope to see you back here again soon,

      Beth :)

  • Ryan Biddulph

    Reply Reply February 14, 2014

    Beth,

    I dig your approach! Change things up. Be creative. My posting sked varies but I alternate between styles, from story telling, to 5 simple tips, to videos…etc.

    Smart stuff here. Thanks!

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply February 14, 2014

      Hey Ryan,

      Thanks for the comment :) I think it’s good to mix things up, keeps people on their toes.

      Beth :)

  • Merle

    Reply Reply February 14, 2014

    Ha, Ha Beth, I thought I recognised you from my part of the world LOL

  • Jennifer Kennedy

    Reply Reply February 14, 2014

    Hey Beth!! I wanted to hop right over to your blog after seeing your comment on Barbara’s site!

    I’m terribly bad with having a blogging schedule. Last year, I stuck to one for about 4 months! I was very proud of myself, but it didn’t last too long, and now I’m mostly haphazard! I do keep a running list of blog post ideas that I refer to often when brainstorming my next week’s posts. But, I love writing sometimes when inspiration hits — those tend to be my best posts.

    I love your ideas about mixing it up with themes and be You posts! I’m actually thinking of doing video because I feel that I can be more ME when I’m on video! Thanks for your ideas..and I’ll be sure to swing by again.

    ~Jennifer

  • Michelle

    Reply Reply February 15, 2014

    When I can, I have Monday’s Question, Tuesday’s Tips and Wednesday’s Video. I also just started using Google Calendar for my blogging. Liking it so far.

  • Des

    Reply Reply February 18, 2014

    It is important to set a blogging schedule in order to become more organize. By the way you did a great post and I really appreciate it.

  • Peter Pocklington

    Reply Reply February 21, 2014

    YES, YES, YES…

    So much to be thankful for in this post, it almost demands its own post :-)

    Loved the definition you gave as to what being a leader is all about (though you called it a professional blogger). Building and maintaining relationships with your followers (you know them as readers)

    But the greatest power is behind your ‘vulnerability blog’ concept. It is in the Law Of Paradox that our greatest strength lies in our ability to be ‘vulnerable’. Am so looking forward to watching your success in that arena.

    Namaste, O GREAT One :-)

    THANK You, Thank YOU, THANK YOU

    • Beth Hewitt

      Reply Reply March 3, 2014

      Thank you Peter, you always say such nice things in you comments. Thanks for being part of the community. :) I look forward to reading more of your posts.

      Beth

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