A couple of days ago I shared a post — ‘Schedule your posts‘ — where I spoke about creating a content calendar for your blog to be prepared with a post bank and save yourself from Writer’s Block.
Creating a content calendar ensures a post on your publishing days. It also gives you a fair idea of which topics you have covered and which need to be written about.
Today, I am trying to write about planning a variety of ideas for your blog so that it becomes easy for you to schedule your posts.
This gets easy if you have a niche. I mean, if yours is a travel blog, or a food blog, or even a health blog, like mine, then you already have solved half the problem.
You know which topics you can possibly work on.
And even if it’s not a niche blog, you can decide on a variety of topics to be scheduled for the future! In fact, I feel that is easier on a personal blog. It’s like a diary where you share your thoughts, anecdotes from your daily life, or views on certain matters you might wish to share with your readers.
For a niche blog:
Mine is a health and wellness blog. And, I have divided this category into four sub-sections.
Physical Health – fitness and its importance, various fitness regimens.
Mental Health – mental illness, care for caregivers, etc.
Emotional Health – practicing mindfulness, meditation, self-care…
Food & Nutrition– kinds of diet, benefits of different foodstuffs, etc.
I have divided my diary into four parts, where I plan my posts every month. And, in every section, I note down related topics as and when I think of them. Or, maybe when I come across a topic while reading the newspapers or a health magazine and feel I could write it from my point of view.
So, basically, if you first make a list of topics you could write on for your niche, or on your chosen subject, it becomes easy slotting the topics throughout the month. Allotting a topic per section throughout the month gives equal focus to every sub-category. Even your experiences can be worked upon for a post when it comes to a health post or a travel post.
This being the first time that I am working this diligently on topics for a particular category and on creating appropriate content for my blog, this post is actually for me, to remember when I create the calendar for the coming months.
I hope you are able to take something away from this post; something that might help you in preparing topics for your blog, if you are a newbie blogger.
If you have any suggestions regarding how to plan topics for a niche blog, do share. Your pointers will be helpful for me as well as my readers.
My theme for the A to Z Blogging Challenge is all about my blog, Metanoia, and my blogging journey from the time I started, 5 years ago. The lessons I learnt, the tips and tricks I picked up from fellow bloggers and the guidelines I could have used back when I began.
You will find all of my A to Z posts here.