Blogging Editorial Calendar for DIY Bloggers

Blogging Editorial Calendar
Blogging Editorial Calendar

Last year, in an attempt to get myself more organized, I started using a posting calendar for my blogs. It really helped a lot, being able to plan things out each week. This year, I wanted to take that a step further, by creating a loose editorial calender with subject ideas, laid out for each month for the entire year.

Typically, I will be posting away each week, and all of sudden I realize that Valentine’s Day is next week, and I haven’t posted any Valentine’s Day projects yet, or out of no where Thanksgiving is 5 days away, and I haven’t posted photos of my Thanksgiving Mantel yet! You get the picture. The Seasons and Holidays tend to sneak up on me, and then I’m not prepared, like I would like to be. As a DIY Blogger it’s important to push the Seasons a bit too,  in order to get your projects out there early enough for your readers to recreate them in time, for use in their homes. Also, you will more likely be featured in Round Ups and blog posts, that are Seasonal/Holiday specific, if you have your posts on your blog early enough.  Which can really help to increase your traffic!

I began by doing a bit of research and poking about to see what types of subjects other DIY bloggers were posting about each month, and I created a list of topics for each month of the year. If you happen to be like me, you may find this information useful, so I thought I would share it. And at the very least, I know I’ll be able to find it when I need it, since it will be right here on my blog!

January

  • Goals
  • Trends
  • Organization/Storage
  • Cleaning
  • Winter Projects
  • Valentine’s Day

February

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Winter
  • Spring

March

  • Spring
  • Spring Cleaning
  • Easter
  • Garden
  • Porch
  • Outdoor Living

April

  • Easter
  • Spring
  • Garden
  • Mother’s Day
  • Spring Cleaning
  • Wedding

May

  • Mother’s Day
  • Spring
  • Garden
  • Memorial Day
  • Coastal
  • Graduation
  • Patriotic
  • Summer

 June

  • Summer
  • Summer Garden
  • Coastal
  • Lavender
  • Porch
  • Summer Mantel
  • Outdoor Living
  • 4th of July
  • Picnics

 July

  • 4th of July
  • Garden
  • Summer
  • Outdoor Living
  • Travel

 August

  • Summer
  • Summer Organization
  • Coastal/Beach
  • Outdoor Living
  • Back to School
  • Fall

 September

  • Fall
  • Fall Table
  • Fall Mantel
  • Labor Day
  • Halloween
  • Fall Porch

 October

  • Fall
  • Fall Mantel
  • Fall Porch
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving

 November

  • Fall
  • Thanksgiving Table
  • Holiday Tablescapes
  • Christmas Mantel
  • Christmas Decor

 December

  • Holiday Decor
  • Christmas Crafts
  • Holiday Mantel
  • Christmas Ornaments
  • Handmade Gift Ideas
  • Wrapping/Packaging
  • Christmas General
  • Year in Review/Best Posts
  • New Years
Obviously these are just general guidelines, nothing is set in stone and you can tweek it to fit your own life, your family may celebrate different religious holidays then mine does, or your may live in a milder climate where you can extend your “outdoor living” posts longer then I can etc. I left out nonseasonal posts, like room redos etc., since they can fit into any month. Also, I highly recommend Beckie Farrant’s Printable Blog Planner , it’s super cute and will get you uber-organized!

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