Having a blog calendar is a good idea for both the blogger and the audience. If you write about different topics on your blog like me, then it’s essential to have a good organization. Blog calendars, or editorial calendars, are a great tool to know what to write and when. It’s also important to let your audience know what topics you write about and which days, so they can visit your blog when they see that they’ll find those topics.
Having a blog calendar allows you to put your ideas in order as well. Sometimes you’ll come up with tons of post ideas, while others you are as dry as a desert. Imagine you have a list of topics as a backup for those days when you have no ideas at all. These come in handy and allow you to keep posting at your pace without any interruptions.
Although you can expect some topics during the whole week on dePepi.com, central themes are different depending on the day.
- Mondays: I mainly talk about shows and movies. I have talked about geek guides in the past. So, it’s very likely that you’ll find these topics every Monday.
- Tuesdays: you’ll find Geek Anthropology topics. These are more serious posts, and they might even take me weeks to complete. Because these to be very difficult to write, there might be weeks when I just share the standard topics of my blog. However, if you stick coming back during Tuesdays, you’ll find serious Geek Anthropological posts.
- Wednesdays: fandom and focal vocabulary are the main targets of Odin’s day. I’m currently creating a geek speech vocabulary list, and I know it’s going to take me a long time. I try to write about an alphabet letter each week. If I feel more keen to write about fandom in general, then I might stop talking about words and start talking about fans themselves.
- Thursdays: I share all about comics. It can be reading comics, or the history of comics, or anything related to comics. At the moment we’re reading Thor and Loki comics.
- Fridays: I share tips and things about writing and blogging. If it’s writing books, I like to talk about fantasy, since I’m writing fantasy at the moment. Today is such a day, and here we are.
- Saturdays: the weekend starts with mischief. Saturdays are the days when I share reviews of yaoi manga. I’m also considering to add yuri manga to the pot since I don’t read as much yuri as I read yaoi. Let’s say that Saturday is all about being Loki. Thus you get Loki reviews.
- Sundays: this is when I share random stuff. I tend to share more pop culture and books, but I take Sunday as a day for sharing whatever is in my mind.
I created an image (see above) with all the topics on my blog which I share regularly. In doing so, newcomers also know what to expect from this blog.
So, I have everything divided by topic and day. Depending on your blog and the topics you write about, you might want a different pattern. However, I highly recommend you to have a list of themes besides having an editorial calendar. Having a pool of additional topics to fish from when you have no idea what to write is very helpful. What I do is to create a simple list of those topics, and when I have time I write the posts but I don’t publish them. I will only do so when I need them.
Because I have a hectic schedule and I write almost all days, I need to be very strict with my writing habits. Writing a blog and a fantasy book are very different things. However, writing posts every day let me have a good writing habit which is very helpful in writing a book right now.
If you’re not using any blogging calendar at the moment, you could use these printables to start doing so. Be audacious and try to organize your blog into being amazing!
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