How do you plan your dream BEST blog?
Plan ahead. Think seasonally.
USE TOOLS. Google has many tools you can use. With the use of tools, you can plan your blog’s entire year. (See my Resource TOOl List at the end of this article)
One thing I am doing this year is scheduling, as much as I possibly can.. Having a clear path of action helps you develop your strategy for reaching your long-term goals. What is the difference between a dream and a goal? It’s the reality of planning that turns your wishes into a reality.
“You must have long term goals to keep from being frustrated by short-term failures.” Charles C Noble
First step –
Prioritize your time.
- What is most important to you?
- How will you use your time scheduling your blog?
- Planning out your posts for the week, the month, the year?
We all have the same 24 hrs. It’s what you do with your time that counts. You need to be clear even if it’s just for yourself.
- how you will use your time,? -Scheduling. – a day to day plan to follow
- what is most important to you,?. -Planning out your blog posts on a consistent basis
- who are your readers.?-Subjects that would be of interest to them
Holidays etc. Brainstorm, post ideas, slot into certain dates in the calendar for your readers – Ex Christmas contest
Second Step –
Google Blog Information
Use Search “Google accounts” and sign up for an email account. – “create your Google Account ” -Google’s tools
My Drive /Docs /Sheets – Spreadsheets see 3 dots /rename or open in a new tab /Slides /More /Photos
-Google has it’s own Blog system – Blogger. I have a site there. This blog is connected to your Google+ page/ site.
Spread Sheets on Google
Use a spreadsheet to evaluate your progress. I never liked spreadsheets. The ones in Microsoft Excel I found difficult to use. However, I have discovered spreadsheets in Google and they are much easier to use. In your email Go to Google /Drive /My Drive / Google Sheets. I use a spreadsheet for blog posts and one for affiliate products that I promote.
Third Step –
Keep a Journal
Over time you can see if your blog changes. Note any successes and also what have been the most difficult for you. What goals have you reached? What promotion have you done? Social Media tools that you have used. Facebook is the largest social network, with 1.79 billion active monthly users in 2016, as reported by Statista. In the US, 79% of all adults who use the internet use Facebook. Use the platform that your audience uses. You can note this on the spreadsheet or in a daily planner. I do both, as well as use a weekly system with post-its on a board. (You can see this article on my site)
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About Kathryn Maclean http://www.facebook.com/marketingofflineonline
A certified Social Media Campaign specialist using Facebook, Twitter Pinterest and Google +. Affiliate Network Marketing using resources such as PAC Power Affiliate Club – PAC Welcome Coordinator.