Welcome back, lovelies! Today on the blog, I’ll be sharing how to plan one year of amazing blog content in 7 days. I know it sounds crazy and maybe non-achievable. But believe me, it’s totally possible and it’s the best thing ever. Last year, I spent so much time thinking about what to write about, and we all know it can turn out to be a really stressful task at some point. Especially when you hit a wall and you don’t know what to write about. A total lifesaver in that regard!
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How To Plan One Year Of Amazing Blog Content In 7 Days
Planning your content so much ahead can sound a little bit overwhelming, even more, if you post like three times a week. That means more content and more time to think, right? And what happens when you feel uninspired and you don’t know what to write about? This will definitely help you!
Sometimes life doesn’t go as you planned and even though you had content for the whole year doesn’t mean that you will have to stuck with that. So this is more than a guideline, it helps me to think even more ideas! Last month I had settled to wrote 4 posts and I end up changing two of those ideas. Why? Because I felt uninspired and I wasn’t feeling the topic. That’s why you need a backup plan, and I will help you with that too! How to plan one year of amazing blog content doesn’t have to be overwhelming!
1. Download OneNote
Or any other software that can help you to organize better. It can be Evernote, Word, or a notebook. Why do I like OneNote? Because it’s free, I like how everything can be organized in different folders and the different features it has. You can also synchronize it with your phone which gives you easy access everywhere you go.
2. Write Holidays & Celebrations For Every Month
You can see a little how I organized my OneNote. I have different folders and in every folder, I had different pages. It’s a complete app that it’s very easy to use!
Once you wrote every month of the year (I did this in February, that’s why I started from March), write the seasonal topics you want to share each month. You know, like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, National Brownie Day. Whatever topic that is related to your niche.
Not only that, you can also add when do you want to start preparing topics for big holidays and celebrations. Just like I did for the month of April, May, and November. That way, you can have a clear idea when you should start looking for ideas for a topic in particular. Like I said before, planning in advance is the best you can do!
3. Create a title for every month
The next thing you have to do is write every month of the year as a title. Then add as many boxes as you need, depending on how many posts you want to write per month. In my case, I set my minimum at 5 posts. That way I can know how many posts I have to write no matter what. This is key for how to plan one year of amazing blog content.
You might ask yourself why I use those boxes. Well, the answer is very simple. I love checking those boxes when I publish that post I had planned. It makes me feel like I’m doing something right and following my plan. Which always make me feel proud.
4. Start thinking your ideas
Like I mentioned before, you can do this whole process through another app or on a notebook, which can be fun too. But I like having it with me all the time in case I’m not at home. That way, I can easily write my post ideas on my phone if I feel inspired out of nowhere. We know those things happen to creative people, so I just want to be prepared.
Now we can really start the process of how to plan one year of amazing blog content! How I made possible to think so many ideas in a week? It just took dedication and time. Every day I spent one to two hours brainstorming ideas with the help of Pinterest, Facebook, and the good old Google.
If you look for new ideas on Pinterest, just search for certain topics in your niche and start looking at other articles. Also, pay attention to the part where it says “More like this”, because it will show you more option and not necessarily will be popular posts. Sometimes I get lost looking at so much content!
Then I would go to Facebook. But exactly where in Facebook? In different groups! Not so long ago a join many groups related to my niches. For example, a few long-distance relationships groups. People ask so many questions, and it’s a great source for new ideas! After all, we want to solve those problems!
But I did something else too. I started to look for different blog post titles templates. You know, those very catchy titles that are supposed to get more clicks for the words they are using. So I copy many of them and pasted them on another page in my OneNote app. Just take a look at the image, you can see on the left where it says “Blog Titles SEO”.
Once I pasted them all, I started to read one by one, trying to imagine what new post I could create with that idea. For example, if one the titles were: The Do’s And Don’ts Of _____; I would think, okay, what kind of Do’s and Dont’s I can write about? You have no idea how helpful that was! Because it also gave me an idea of the way I should title my post. We can all agree that titles are key!
5. Setting your post in each month
To not have your ideas on different pages, write them all of them on the same page you have the titles for each month, just like I showed in point #3. You can see a final look of my list at the gif above. You can see there where I wrote the different ideas I have, plus the posts I want to write each month.
So far, this idea has been working amazingly. After I set the different post ideas in the months I want to write them, I make sure to write in my blog planner too. That way I can see them more often and plan my writing schedule ahead. Although I still need to work on that, I’m not so good at writing in advance.
Did you think this how to plan one year of amazing blog content in 7 days post was helpful? Let me know in the comments. If you have another way to plan content in advance let me know too!