Why You Should Use an Editorial Calendar for Your Blog

Why You Should Use an Editorial Calendar for Your Blog

Blogging Calendar

All serious bloggers use some type of editorial calendar. And, there are some good reasons why you should too if you aren’t already using one. Using an editorial calendar for your blog will not only help you with scheduling upcoming posts, but it can also help you track what you’ve written about in the past, spark ideas for new blog posts in the future, and maybe most importantly, keep you motivated to come up with new content for your blog.

There are many online tools available for editorial scheduling, but your calendar doesn’t have to be anything fancy. In fact, for many years I’ve simply used a spreadsheet listing the titles of my blog posts along with the publishing dates.

If you use WordPress for your blog, there are a number of great plugins you can use for an editorial calendar. You can simply install and activate the plugin and you can view and use your calendar directly from your WordPress admin dashboard.

WordPress Editorial Calendar

I like the WordPress Editorial Calendar by Colin Vernon, Justin Evans, Joachim Kudish, Mary Vogt, and Zack Grossbart. Once you’ve installed and activated this plugin, you’ll not only be able to see all of your scheduled posts, but you can also click and drag the entries to change publishing dates. The one caveat to this plugin is that it only works for posts at this time—not pages. The WordPress Editorial Calendar is available for free in the WordPress.org plugin repository.

I’m interested to find out what other editorial calendars you use for your blog. Feel free to leave a comment below.


  1. I heard about this editorial calendar from Darren Rowse of Pro blogger podcast, but only now I see a photo of it and how it was actually use.

    I think this is really beneficial because it will also force you to stick to your schedule and thus update your blog regularly. Thanks for the plug in suggestion.

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  3. I heard about tis calendar from Point Blank SEO. They wrote in an article that is is worth looking into. Being able to view the calendar from my dashboard in WP is a plus.


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  5. I have been using Google Sheets for a long time. Might give this plugin a try.

  6. Editorial calendar is much beneficial because it will force you to stick to your schedule & thus update your blog properly and regularly.

  7. Editorial calendar is a must for a serious blogger. It helps to plan the content flow and is a great tool for an author to plan blogging in the long run.

  8. This idea of having an editorial calendar makes complete sense, like every other task blogging also requires some planning and discipline and having a calendar to remind us of that is a great idea.

  9. some planning and discipline and having a calendar to remind us of that is a great idea.

  10. This is good, thanks for this. I like “Edit Flow” too, especially for multi-author blogs. It cuts down on back and forth emails about different topics.

  11. Procrastination has been my greatest weakness when it comes to blogging. This will help me up my game. Thank you so much

  12. I love the idea, and I got a real live one, it works for me on that haha, love your post though!

  13. Article logbook is much valuable since it will compel you to adhere to your timetable and in this manner refresh your blog legitimately and frequently.

  14. Having a content plan/editorial calendar means that when you sit in front of your screen to write your post, you have an idea or topic to write about that you have had time to ponder and meditate on in advance making the writing come easier

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