How to Plan and Organize your Blog Posts

Does blogging overwhelm you? Maybe blogging doesn’t but the actual act of staying consistent, getting your blog on track, and following a calendar does? Well good thing for you, I have JUST what you need to plan and organize your blog posts. Let me introduce you to * drumroll please * ASANA! 

P.S This is a SUPER quick and easy guide to planning and organizing your blog posts. I am on this kick where I am doing EVERYTHING with no fluff. Just giving you the important stuff because you don’t have time for fluff!

What is Asana? 

Asana is a free project management software similar to Trello that allows you to color code, plan, and make amazing things happen! I won’t go too in-depth because that might scare you away but the great news is, Asana has a FREE template to use if you have a blog and it’s exactly what I am going to tell you to start with! 

Start by signing up for your free Asana account and navigate to “creating a new project” from there you can select the blog template and I will meet you below!

How to Plan Blog Content with Asana

Start by signing up for your free Asana account and navigate to “creating a new project” from there you can select the blog template and I will meet you below!

This is what the Asana blog template looks like:

Basically I want to change everything, so if you wanted to, you could just use a blank template.

Click on the names of each column and rename them Idea dump, Outlined, Written, SEO + Images + Editing Done, and Scheduled. Once the post is scheduled and the marketing is done, you can check it off!

I love these columns because they just go along with my blog post writing style well! You can feel free to change them up to see what works better for you.

Here is how it works:

Dump all of your ideas for blog posts in that first column and as you progress with them, you can move them down the line. Make sure to assign each of the blog posts to yourself because that will come in handy later! Once you have decided to move forward with a blog post, you can schedule a due date. 

You will also notice that there is a “calendar” feature where (if the posts are assigned to yourself) you are able to keep track of when each is due! 

I LOVE this feature because I am able to login to Asana every day and figure out exactly what I need to do and when I need to do it by. 

You can also add color, more projects and plan out your whole workflow like this! 

Something fun you can also do is if you are like me and you write out your blog posts in a google doc, you can attach the google doc to the Asana task for easy access! 

That is how you plan and organize your blog posts! Let me know your thoughts! Are you an Asana user and if so do you love it?

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