How to Plan One Year of Blog Post Ideas

In the blogging world, a new year is more than just a new date. It’s a time to re-organize and think about what’s been working and what hasn’t been working. If you want to make 2014 your year of blogging success, then it’s time to sit down and start mapping out a blogging plan. A great way to get started on this plan is to plan out your content and this post will show you how to do just that!

(And if you need a little inspiration for content, make sure to check out our 31 Writing Prompts for January.)

How to Plan One Year of Blog Content

Planning regular blog content is a challenge for me. I tend to write about the topics that are on my mind in the moment. I’m an impulsive writer, and like many of you, my posts come to life through my experiences in real time.

While that process works for the day-to-day topics that spring up just through living life, it’s hard to actually plan content that way. In the last year, there were a lot of topics that I thought to write about a day late and dollar short, and I felt like I missed the boat on more than one occasion.

I wanted to come up with a way to create a stronger foundation for my blog content, and I needed something simple and straightforward.

After using these basic steps for my own content calendar, I was able to create a backbone of post ideas for the entire year.

And? I did it in one weekend!

Are you looking for a simple, yet effective way to plan your blog content this year? Then, look no further!

I’m going to show you how to put your content calendar to work for you and plan one year of blog post ideas!

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Comments

  1. I don’t know if I’d ever be able to plan ahead so far! I write my posts based around what’s going on in my daily life. All of my inspiration comes from ideas I get from things that happen or from things I read about or see.

  2. Great ideas!!!

  3. Such a great source for us bloggers when we get writers block. :-)

  4. I am using Content Brew’s calendar. I’ve always written last minute, so it’s a process for me to convert to planning out long term. I’m taking it one month at a time, but the full year is a goal.

  5. I’ve never thought of trying to plan the whole year out of blog content! May have to give it a try!

  6. I feel like this is so ambitious, which is probably why I want to do it ASAP. Thanks for the encouragement!

  7. The timing couldn’t be better for this post. I have 2 sites I need to plan and this will help so much! Thank you!

  8. Really like this idea. I’m always looking for content ideas. I’ve just got to get to it.

    Thanks for this neat idea.

    Frances

  9. Great ideas! I also tend to just post about what is going on, often lead by children’s interests. Many times too, I’m too late to make the holiday posts because it happens right on the day, not before! Thanks so much for the tips.

  10. You are making my weekend! Thanks for featuring this post!! ;)

  11. Great ideas. Thank you!!

  12. Great ideas! Helps to bring better focus, and discipline into ones life and even better blog content. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Love this! Totally going to do this asap! I’ve been in the organizing scheduling mood the past few months and this fits perfectly with what I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with my blog content. Thank you! :)

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