How I Schedule My Blog Content

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As mentioned before on Beauty Candy Loves. I have a full-time job and work on my South African Beauty Blog in my spare time. If you have a full-time job, you will know that running a blog that posts four times a week can be pretty stressful. I thought I would share How I Schedule My Blog Content and how I prepare my posts to make things easier for myself.

 

Scheduling is KEY

I can’t stress enough how important having a schedule is. Planning our blog posts ahead of time makes things a lot easier to manage. I usually have my posts one or two weeks in advanced. Writing all the content and choosing the days I would like them live, makes it easier for me.

Take Bulk Photos

I usually dedicate one day a week to taking blog photos. Because I use natural light with all my photos, I tend to do this early morning when the sun is not too harsh in Summer. I also write my blog posts in bulk. Depending on my creativity on the day I usually write about three or two blog posts when I can.

Make Use Social Media Scheduling Apps/ Plugins

Because of my job, I don’t have as much time to spend on social media. So I tend to use apps to help me schedule tweets, Instagram posts, and a WordPress plugin to help to automate my content. For Instagram and Twitter, I use Buffer and for Facebook I have a plugin called Revive Old Post which allows me to post on social media posts that are already live on my website. This helps to create traffic to older posts.

 

These are basically How I Schedule My Blog Content.  I can’t stress enough how important planning is when it comes to your blog. It can take hours for me to get everything in order.

49 Comments

  1. January 17, 2018 / 8:58 am

    Thank you for sharing this. It’s honestly so nice to know that there are other blogger that have full time jobs and can find social media and posting hard to blend into their schedule. Planning = life. What type of planner do you use?

    Bisous,
    Allison // Peplums & Pie

    • January 17, 2018 / 11:32 am

      I actually plan everything on my phone! I find that having it written down on paper doesn’t work for me personally I jot things on my ipad or my phone.

  2. Cheryl Daly King
    January 17, 2018 / 10:27 am

    Such practical advice, thank you so much.

  3. January 17, 2018 / 11:33 am

    A lovely post – this is so good to read and it’s always interesting to see how people schedule their time and work around their blog. Well done to you!

    Hope you’re well!

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

  4. January 17, 2018 / 11:41 am

    I need to start taking photos in bulk! Living in Manchester, UK, the weather is so unpredictable and is usually raining so when it is nice weather I need to make the most of it!
    Cloe X http://clxelouise.blogspot.com

    • January 17, 2018 / 7:20 pm

      Ah I can imagine! Luckily it’s summer over here, but when it’s winter the bulk photos will help so much.

  5. IsobelleJane
    January 17, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    I loved this post! Theres something about ready posts which help you organise that make me feel so much more inspired to plan properly! Ill be using the FB plugin! Thanks for the great tips lovely!
    Emily x http://www.isobellejane.com

  6. January 17, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    Great tips! Thank you for sharing, I need to get better at scheduling posts on social media xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  7. January 17, 2018 / 5:40 pm

    This is such an interesting post! I guess I work the same way, I just don’t use the scheduled-tweets apps anymore. But I plan out ideas way ahead so I know what to take a photo off when I have some free time!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

  8. January 17, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    I definitely do all of these things too! Bulk shooting is so helpful. Especially when it’s good lighting x

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • January 17, 2018 / 7:18 pm

      I do it all the time it’s the only way I can get things done. Take advantage of good lighting while I can.

  9. January 17, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    Hello, thanks for the information. Have a nice day

    • January 18, 2018 / 7:12 am

      Hi Danielle, that’s so true. I probably wouldn’t have one too. Already juggling a full time job is though.

  10. January 17, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    Having the posts ready to weeks in advanced would help me so much. I normally tend to finish them at night the day I was planing to publish them and end up being late. Thanks for the amazing tips!

    Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

  11. January 18, 2018 / 12:48 am

    I just started scheduling my posts with Buffer and love it! I definitely need to start blocking out time for photography (and editing), one day a week – I’m currently all over the place!! Thanks for the inspo! 😉

    Jessica | Jessoshii.com

  12. January 18, 2018 / 1:02 am

    Scheduling is definitely the key! I’m trying to get better at scheduling tweets, but it’s not the funnest task haha! Taking photos in bulk is such a help too. Great post xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  13. January 18, 2018 / 2:24 am

    This was exactly how I was the past 2 years but this year it all changed. I am following my gut and heart and prepare my post on the day itself. I want to fall in love with blogging again so I’m just going with the flow for now.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • January 18, 2018 / 7:08 am

      It’s great that you found what works for you. I have been winging it mostly, but I find that working doesn’t allow me to do that so scheduling works well for me.

  14. The Secret Board
    January 19, 2018 / 9:03 am

    Planning is so super important! I also take bulk blog photography and it’s quite exhausting, haha! Really enjoyed your post xx

  15. Erin Russell
    January 21, 2018 / 5:37 pm

    I need to start being really ahead like you! I work and go to college to but I am SO bad for writing content due up the next day! :O I need to get better at this, thanks for the boost lovely! 😀

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  16. January 22, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    I don’t use any scheduling apps, because I don’t think I need them yet. I have tried using them but having a lot’s of free time at the moment, I haven’t figured them out. But when I’m getting busier, I might check them out better! But for scheduling blog posts, yes. And bulk photography, yes!

    Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner

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