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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.

102 Comments

  1. I love this post! One of my faves you’ve written, actually. ๐Ÿ™‚ I really need to start decluttering my emails are they’re an absolute mess x

    1. Ah wow, thanks babe! xxx

  2. Great tips! Great inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!

    1. You’re welcome! xxx

  3. This is such a great post. My incoming email is still fairly easy to deal with, but yes, keeping on top of everything makes the week so much less stressed. Thanks for sharing.

    1. It really does. Even the junk mail can REALLY build up!

  4. I’m just starting a blog and will definitely be referring back to this. Thank you!

    1. You’re welcome! Good luck! xxx

  5. I love your posts because they always inspire me to be more organised and get stuff done and I seriously need to stop being lazy and actually implement some of these steps haha. What’s the platform you would recommend the most for scheduling tweets? I know there are quite a few so I’m unsure which one is good and secure. Thanks for sharing as always Jenny and hope you’re well xx

    1. I use Buffer ๐Ÿ™‚ The free version (which I use) only allows you to schedule 10 tweets at a time but I usually schedule my tweets for the day in the morning and I’m never going to schedule more than 10 promo tweets in one day!

  6. I already do some of the things that you have mentioned on here but I definitely need to step my game up! I don’t have a media kit and I definitely don’t schedule tweets or pins! Thanks for the great advice, as always!

    1. I’d highly recommend those 3! If you’re not working with brands then the media kit could wait but definitely start scheduling those tweets!

  7. I definitely need to be a bit more organised with my blog. I do sit down at the end of every month and plan all my posts for the month coming which I find helps a lot. I really need to start planning and scheduling my tweets! X

    1. That’s a great idea but yes get scheduling girl! xxx

  8. themagicballproject says:

    Thank you for sharing! Some of these things I do every day (like looking at my analytics and panicking over every little detail) and others I do once a month if at all. I’m going to use this list to get myself focused.

    1. Don’t panic over them, please! xxx

  9. Great tips! I usually do a pretty good job of scheduling my tweets and pins, as well as brainstorming and planning out topics. But I really need to get better at updating my blog. Certainly some old posts and pages that need some love.

    1. Oh yeah I’ve been doing a bit of that this year too! xxx

  10. adamjnew85 says:

    Thanks for sharing this great advice. I need to come back to this and put some of this in action.

    1. You’re welcome!

  11. This is so helpful! I really need to get better at Pinterest & create some good pins. Also I recently cleared THOUSANDS of emails and it felt so good!

    Jazmin | https://www.jazminheavenblog.com

    1. Ahh that’s amazing! xxx

  12. This was such a helpful post. I LOVED it.

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  13. There are some really fantastic ideas here! This is the perfect post for anyone who’s looking to take up blogging seriously! I’ve been blogging for 3 years and even still I learnt loads from this! I still need to get to grips with pinterest and tailwind for sure.

    Thanks for sharing Jenny!!

    Ashleigh – https://www.ashleighsmoments.com

    1. Yess definitely! Check out the Ell Duclos course if you can, highly recommended! xxx

  14. Obviously I love this post – some really great suggestions! I do most of these, but Pinterest has become a real bane on a Sunday evening… Trying to stick to manual pinning as that’s what it prefers but it takes so long! Can’t wait until I can hire someone else to do it for me, ha!

    1. I know, I hate manual pinning like REALLY hate it!

  15. I loved this posted Jenny. Thank you!! As a brand new blogger this helped me SO much. I am really interested in creating a blogging diary spreadsheet like you mentioned to try and stay organised but not sure exactly what to put in it? If you ever fancy doing a post showing what information you record in it, I would be super interested! Great post! xX

    1. I was thinking about that so I’ll add that to my notes of posts to do! ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  16. Oh God, I LOATHE scheduling Tweets, I find it sooooo tedious! I’ve been trying to make time to create some new Pins for older posts as well because I’m blogging once a week now and so have less new stuff to promote. All of these are such good tips and prompts though, Jenny, you are the blogging queen of organisation! xx

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s SO boring! I do pins for loads of old posts too, sometimes it’s the older ones that do better! xxx

  17. Lisa Alioto says:

    Fabulous list – I just couldn’t make it work for me so I blog for someone else but I think my problem was too narrow of niche market. Now I’ve broadened my niche and it’s worked out great!

    1. Good idea! xxx

  18. Great list! It’s incredible to me just how much there is to do every day to say ahead of ( or even just on top of) the game!

    1. There’s definitely more than meets the eye! xxx

  19. Such a helpful and great post Jenny! There really is so much to do if you want your blog to be seen as much as possible. But I donโ€™t think we should overdo ourselves, because then weโ€™ll just suck the fun out of blogging.

    1. True. It’s difficult though, when blogging is your job and you HAVE to stay on top of these things! xxx

      1. Yeah thatโ€™s also true!

  20. This is such a helpful post. I definitely need to up my game when it comes to Pinterest.

    1. Check out the course I linked, highly recommended!

  21. Love this! I hate scheduling tweets as it’s so boring but it’s still one thing I make sure I do every single day! xx

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    1. Same! I LOATHE doing it though haha! xxx

  22. Boss Babe Chronicles says:

    I do almost all of these, too! Recently I’ve been scheduling tweets which I also find vey boring, but it has helped a lot, especially since a lot of my followers on Twitter live in different time zones.

    1. That’s great ๐Ÿ™‚ xxx

  23. Love these ideas! I am still figuring a lot of the behind scenes stuff in regards to blogging.
    Thanks for the tips!

    1. You’re welcome! xxx

  24. When I first started blogging I would never have imagined there was so much to it! This post is so useful as it brings everything together as a sort of checklist so I shall be returning back to this post – thanks Jenny! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. You’re welcome! Glad you found it helpful! xxx

  25. Ah I love this! I go through stages where I’m organised (I think my Tailwind has 200 pins scheduled!) but then times when everything is a frantic rush to catch up and some things, mainly engagement I’m ashamed to admit, always ends up taking a back seat as I’m trying to juggle everything. I definitely need to get a proper planner/spreadsheet sorted out – I’m okay for the blog posts but not for the social media side of things. Fantastic post and great advice – as per usual!

    1. Social media is the more boring part of it though I think! xxx

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