Have you ever had so much you wanted to accomplish that you weren’t sure where to begin? The overwhelm can be stifling! This used to happen to me on almost a weekly basis, which is why I created this free printable weekly blog planner. Get your thoughts, ideas, and tasks all down in one place.
Organize Your Content Creation
If you are a blogger, or any kind of online entrepreneur, then the amount of tasks probably happens to you as well. Do you start by writing a new post, scheduling posts for social media, or website maintenance? All of these things are essential to running a successful blog. If you don’t have a set list of things to accomplish when you sit down at your computer, chances are your mind will wander.
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What really needs to get done falls by the wayside if you’re not intentional. Being intentional with my time is one of the important lessons I learned in Elite Blog Academy, a blogging course that changed my blog from hobby to business. (Not interested in EBA? No worries, but take advantage of their FREE trainings, which are incredibly valuable.)
Free Printable Weekly Blog Planner
When I created this printable weekly blog planner, I did so to help me plan out my week. I do have a calendar that I use for monthly scheduling, but I needed something else.
Something specifically for blogging that would help to remind me what I was writing about that week, what posts I wanted to share online, and also give me a place for other tasks to complete, as well as an area to brainstorm for future posts.
It’s my hope that this on-page printable weekly blog planner will also be a big help to you. Here’s what the weekly blog planner contains:
Content Creator Planner Sections:
- New Post– If you publish more than one post per week then feel free to modify this page. However, if like me, you aim for one new post per week, then this gives you a place to create your title, category, and long-tail keywords to utilize in your new post. It also gives you a place to check off your social sharing.
- Social Media Sharing– Whether you have one or more new posts per week, being consistently engaged on social media with previously written posts is a great practice. Don’t get caught at the end of the week thinking, “Geez, I really should have scheduled some posts.” Instead, use this area to plan out ahead of time what you’ll be posting and when. You can choose to post on all social media outlets, or just choose the ones that work best for you. (I typically focus on Pinterest and Instagram, since they drive the most traffic to my blog; though Google Web Stories has really exploded for me in the past year.)
- Content Ideas– If you’re like me, then ideas can strike at any time. Keep this printable weekly blog planner out on your desk. It gives you the perfect place to jot down ideas as they come to mind. By keeping your weekly blog planner pages in a binder, you’ll be able to go back and look at ideas you wrote down previously. This can help you plan for future posts, giveaways, or other online ventures.
- Weekly To-do– Besides creating new posts and scheduling for social media, there are many other tasks that a blogger takes on each week. Creating a weekly newsletter, answering comments, checking email, and reaching out to other bloggers are just a few of the things that need to be done each week. Customize other tasks you need to get done each week. (You’ll see the weekly newsletter already printed in, because for a blogger, this is essential!)
- Monthly Goals and Progress– Use this section to write down one goal you have for the month for your website or business and how you’re making progress this week. This can be a course you’re working on or being intentional to post on Instagram one more time per week. This is a great way to simply keep track of an area where you want to make progress.
- Weekly Self-Care- As a content creator, it can sometimes feel like all hustle, no rest. Make a point to do something in the form of rest of self care each week. This can be grabbing a cup of coffee and a 30 minute relaxing rest, a manicure, or stroll through the park. Whatever self-care looks like to you, plan for it each week!
So get started on the right foot each week. Planning out what your week will look like, and you’ll reap the rewards. This will give you the best return on investment for your time. As a business owner and content creator, it can feel as if you’re working all day long at a multitude of tasks.
Get done what needs to be done, and spend the rest of that time with your family or on other non-blog related activities. Sign up below for my blogger newsletter (only once a month), and you’ll snag this free printable weekly blog planner. Have a great week!