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.
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.
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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.