Welcome back to the 12 Days of Blogging Christmas. If you missed Day 1 – Photo Post, you can read it here.
Day 2 – Break Editorial Schedule (a little).
If your blog’s editorial schedule requires you to be on top of all current news, then scheduling posts will be harder for you (here’s a good post on News Sense).
So I would mix it up a little and instead of doing a ‘current’ news post, I would do a ‘best of’ news post. You can analyse the articles that:
- had the biggest impact (positive or negative)
- those that didn’t live up to the hype
- those that had the best tips
- had great comments
- were misinterpreted (always good to learn from mistakes)
Of course, the news round up topics will vary greatly depending on your niche – but the ideas above should be enough to get you started.
Naturally, breaking editorial schedule can mean a lot of things – such as yesterday’s Photo Post idea. Is there a type of post, or a topic that you wouldn’t normally cover? Write a short post that you wouldn’t normally and you can gauge the reaction.
And don’t forget that part of breaking editorial schedule is also giving yourself permission to change the frequency you post.
Do you use an editorial schedule? Any tips for people who have trouble straying from their plans?
Want to read more of this series?
Day 3 – Guest Post
Day 4 – Lists
Day 5 – Newsletters
Day 6 – Tutorial
Day 7 – Case Study
Day 8 – Story
Day 9 – Printable