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Weekly Blogging Tasks For Organization, Success & Inspiration

When I started blogging, I didn’t realise just how much STUFF there would be to do. Although I wasn’t in this position for the first few years I had my blog, somewhere down the line, all the STUFF just kept adding up. So if you don’t like doing stuff, I’d suggest you don’t start a blog. Particularly when you get to a point where your blog is bringing you in some dollar or you’re actively trying to grow your platform, you’ll notice there’s a lot to keep on top of. Setting yourself weekly blogging tasks is a great way to manage all that… stuff.

Weekly Blogging Tasks: A cup of tea in a pink Jack Wills mug, with an open notebook in front of it

You’ll know I’m already a big fan of organization. But by setting some time aside – preferably on a Sunday before the busyness of the week begins (also particularly useful if you also work full or part time and don’t have that much time during the week for these extra tasks) – is a good way to not only GET organized and inspired…

But to also stay that way.

Keeping up the momentum is really important when it comes to blogging. Especially serious blogging. As in, if you want to do this for a long time and maybe even earn money from it. You’ve heard it before…

Consistency is everything. 

So by implementing weekly (or even daily) tasks into your blogging schedule, you’ll soon notice higher organization, increased inspiration and even more success than ever before! Everything I’ve listed below I personally do – sometimes not weekly (let’s be honest, life gets in the way sometimes) but when I do, damn, I feel so much better for it.

So ready to get organized, inspired AND have the success to go with it? Here are 11 weekly blogging tasks you should implement into your schedule:

Weekly blogging tasks for organization

Schedule your promo tweets

Probably the most BORING point of all of them – seriously I HATE SCHEDULING TWEETS. But I do it. Because it works. Sometimes I do this weekly. Sometimes daily. It depends what’s going on on my blog on any given week. But by scheduling your promo tweets in advance you’re not only giving yourself less to stress about later but also giving yourself more blog views throughout the day when you’re busy doing other, more fun, life stuff!

Create new pins and schedule them

I’d fallen in LOVE with Tailwind over the last few months. It makes scheduling the amount of pins you NEED to post in order to increase your presence on Pinterest (and ultimately, click throughs, incredibly easy.

If you don’t have Tailwind, don’t sweat it! You can manually schedule through the app or website!

Update your blogging diary or planner

And if you don’t have a blogging diary or planner, I highly suggest jumping on that NOW for ultimate blogging organization. You’ll thank me later. I created my own online blogging diary for this year using a spreadsheet. It helps me keep track of which posts I have going live and when, which social platforms have been scheduled and allows me to colour code things so I know which posts are complete, which still need photos etc. I know, I’m extra.

Declutter your emails

You know those screenshots people post of their iPhone home screen and it’s like, “278 unread emails”. Yeah. That makes me sweat. And makes me a bit nervous. I can’t stress enough how helpful it is to stay on top of your emails as a blogger. If you can’t do it daily, at least weekly. And don’t forget to check your spam. Among all the emails about penis enlargement, there’s sometimes a pretty sweet blogging opportunity.

Recommendation: Pinterest With Ell Course (affiliate)

Weekly Blogging Tasks Pinterest

Weekly blogging tasks for inspiration

Brainstorm blog post ideas

Repeat after me: Consistency is everything. Posting consistently on your blog will help your views and growing your blog following in the long run. But in order to have consistent blog content, you need to have ideas flowing. I’d suggest keeping a note on your phone for blog post ideas and keeping that list topped up. A regular brainstorming session could help with that!

Spend some time reading other blogs

There’s nothing more inspiring than other bloggers, in my humble opinion. Other bloggers have so much to offer and it’s always good to support other bloggers too – you get out what you put in (sorta) after all. So spend some time reading and commenting on your favourite blogs and being inspired by all the wonderful things they’re doing and writing about. You’ll soon some away bursting with motivation.

Evaluate your blogging stats and make note of what’s done well

This could possibly come under organization, inspiration AND success so killing 3 birds with one stone here. But I’ve always found it very useful in terms of finding inspiration as well as gaining success with my blog going forward to evaluate my blogging stats and which posts have done well and which haven’t. It’ll give you a clearer idea of what your readers react well too and can help you plan your content more effectively.

Weekly blogging tasks for success

Pitch to brands you want to work with

It’s not recommended that you pitch to like, 10 brands you want to work with all at the same time because if they all say yes then that’s a damn lot of work that you’ve got to do. Space it out but consistently pitching to brands is better than once in a blue moon, as you’ll not only be more likely to get a yes the more you do it but you’ll also be gaining that valuable experience in how to pitch and what works well.

Create new pins for your blog posts

Creating new pins can be super fun and SO easy, when you use Canva. There are hundreds of great templates to use or you can make your own design if you’re handy like that. But for success on Pinterest and again, ultimately then your blog, you need to be creating NEW pins regularly – as Pinterest doesn’t like having the same image, with the same link, posted to the same board multiple times!

Apply for all the blogging opportunities you want to take part in

I do this daily, sometimes twice daily, depending on what I’m doing. But to get regular blogging opportunities, you NEED to be doing this regularly. Once a week at the absolute minimum. So check the #bloggerswanted hash tag on Twitter, check any outreach websites you’re a member of and any Facebook groups your part of and actually APPLY to things you’re interested in. Put yourself out there, yo.

Update your media kit / stats / about me – anything that might need updating

Finally, a small, boring one but still kinda important. Making sure you just keep things updated, neat and tidy with relevant information is always handy. Especially your media kit, so if a brand wants to see it, you send them the correct and updated information. If your stats are featured anywhere else on your blog, like mine are in my advertising for bloggers page, make sure those are regularly updated too.

Recommendation: Pitch Perfect – A Guide To Pitching Products, Payments and Press Trips by Kirsty Leanne

What is included in your weekly blogging tasks to aid organization, inspiration and success? Do you do any of these things weekly or have anything to add? Let me know!

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Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

92 Comments

  1. Alice Anne says:

    Oh this is such a helpful post – especially at the moment when all motivation is lacking xx

  2. So I’m manually pinning right now and the affect has been insane for my blog! I am looking into tail wind but I’m not sure yet!
    So many great tips!
    Rosie

    1. I wouldn’t get tailwind! A lot of people got rid of it because manually pinning has so much better results!

  3. Having planner, scheduling pins and reading other blog posts are my favorite tasks. Whenever I have an idea, i like to write it down and take notes of a plan for what to write in the blog posts.

  4. Have you ever thought about the feasibility of using something like a Zoom app for group video messaging with a blog? Any thoughts about this idea?

  5. Such a great post. I love all of your blogging tips posts. There’s a few things mentioned here I need to get on top of so I’ve made a weekend list to keep me busy while we’re housebound.

    https://littlemissmelanie.com/

    1. Great time to get on top of things like this!

  6. So many useful tips, thank you Jenny! x

    1. You’re welcome z

  7. katy gilroy says:

    oh this is so helpful. gonna use this time to up my blog game haha x

    1. Yassss chick x

  8. Honestly these tips are amazing!

    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan

  9. I really need to schedule tweet and start using Pinterest x

    1. You really do, it’ll do wonders for your traffic x

  10. You always sound like you have organisation down to a t! xx

    1. Thanks haha x

  11. I got a little nervous when I saw 11 things but I guess you forget that some of these things, like your emails, are technically tasks because you do them without thinking. At least that’s my logic. The only thing here I suck at is pitching. Really need to get my act together and get a little more confidence in putting myself out there like that x

    Sophie

    1. Absolutely 🙂

  12. This is such a helpful post, Jenny! I love that you have a colour coded spreadsheet, that’s the level of organisation I aspire to! Currently, I just have a list of upcoming posts, but I’m hoping to add a more detailed plan in my bullet journal soon 🙂 I’m the same as you and feel a bit anxious with too many e-mails, decluttering helps me stay calm and on top of things. Thank you for sharing your suggestions and the encouragement to reach out to brands again – fab post! <3 xxx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. Haha I love my spreadsheet! <3 xxx

  13. Love this post, it’s extremely helpful. I’ve been trying to become more organised as I’m balancing blogging and motherhood. This was exactly the guide I needed, just bookmarked and pinned.

    Tx.

    1. Hope you find it helpful when you come to put these things into practice!

  14. This was a very helpful post for me because my blog is an infant (only a few weeks old) and I’m still unsure of what I’m doing but I try very hard. I didn’t even know what a media kit was so I pinned that post of yours as well. Thank you for the tips. I’d love to see your spreadsheet you use sometime. It might be very helpful because I love organization and spreadsheets. lol Thank you for the tips!

    1. I might do a blog post about the spreadsheets! 🙂

      1. Awesome!!!

  15. These are great tips, thanks for sharing! While I don’t have pinterest I do try schedule out my social media with hootsuite for twitter and facebook, but it’s definitely a work in progress as some weeks I just don’t have time to do that!

    Hope that your week is going well 🙂 I’ll be working from home this week which will be interesting!

    Away From Blue

  16. I love reading other blogs and creating new pins. Inspiring post..

  17. Admittedly, I do not do all eleven things on this very handy list, but I always keep an eye on email and keep an eye out for blogging opportunities, such as online presses where I want to submit poetry and fiction. Actively hunting for new places to branch out to does not hurt either. 🙂

    1. It definitely doesn’t!

  18. I love this! These are some great tips and things I can use as I learn more about my blog/blogging 😊 there is a lot more to blogging than people think xxx

    1. There really is! Thank you xxx

  19. Out of all of these things, I definitely need to work on my Pinterest strategy. It’s pretty much nonexistent right now even though I know many bloggers say it’s one of their best referrers for blog views. I just need to sit down, figure it out, then plan out my schedule to stay consistent with it.

    Weekly I often also have a list of people to check in on–from friends to accountability partners to networking connections. As an introvert it can be a bit overwhelming and I often lose track of how much time has passed, so it helps me to write people’s names down on my week list.

    1. Yes, I’d definitely recommend doing that with Pinterest. Have you checked out the course I linked? xxx

  20. I usually sort through emails through the week. At the start of the week, I tend to plan what content I want to publish in the next seven days! A great post as always! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    1. Thank you! xxx

  21. Amazing post, lovely!! You honestly never consider the work that goes behind a blog when you first start. No wonder some people make it a full-time thing when they get enough numbers! I’m planning to have a day tomorrow scheduling to see what happens! xD

    1. You really don’t, there’s SO much that goes on behind the scenes!

  22. I am so glad that I am not the only one who hates scheduling tweets, the only reason I do it is because otherwise I would forget! Email organisation I am not good at! Must try harder.

    1. Haha nope, it is the most BORING thing!

  23. These area all great tips! I never thought there would be so much to blogging, but it has really become a full-time job!

    1. There really is so much that goes on behind the scenes, especially when blogging IS your job!

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