12 Days of Blogging Christmas: Day 2 – Break the Editorial Schedule

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).


12 Days- Break Editorial Schedule
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

10 Replies to “12 Days of Blogging Christmas: Day 2 – Break the Editorial Schedule”

  1. Great post idea for this time of year when so many take breaks. There are definitely less readers around but I definitely think it’s up to you and your blog to find a schedule that works best for you at this time – and throughout the year.

    1. Thanks Nikki. I have a few ideas and metric’s I’m looking at through this series to see how well it works, especially when so many people are away. It will be interesting to see if the results match my ideas.

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