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.

5 Comments

  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.

    Thanks.

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