A Complete Blogging Checklist to do every day

How I keep organised with my daily blogging checklist

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I've been blogging on and off
 for over 5 years now under various guises but always while either studying at university or holding down a full time job, because of this my daily blogging checklist has been an absolute lifesaver for keeping me organised and on schedule. So I thought I'd share my blogger to do list and the tools I use to keep me on track

Daily Blogging Checklist

Blogging Checklist Tools

So for my to-do list I always have a project book* like when I was at school, it helps me keep organised and compartmentalise different aspects of blogging. I also use an Eligo desk expander* to keep everything organised from blogging course materials, invoices, tax returns (check this post to find out everything you need to know about your blogging tax return), even lists of ideas. I tend to have a section each for each area of my blog too. This is where I can file away tickets to shows and events I need to write up, articles from magazines that interested me and ideas for blog content.

When I'm creating my to-do lists I use my Stabilo Highlighters* to organise my thoughts, I find that assigning a different colour to each area of my blog gives me a good idea of what tasks I'm completing and which ones I should focus on more. Each day I'll highlight the tasks I complete and switch my focus if I'm using too much of one colour/task. I even colour coordinate my 101 goals too. I get all of my beautiful Stationery and office supplies from Office Monster - even if you're not a business there are some fabulous deals.

That's the blogging tools out of the way now onto my daily blogging checklist

Daily Blogging Checklist

  • Write a new post including images and SEO
  • Publish a new post
  • Add a new post idea onto my editorial calender
  • Respond to comments and comment on 5 new blogs
  • Edit an old post ensuring links are updated and backlinking to relevant new posts
  • Post a new grid post
  • Create a new story post
  • Engage with anyone who's liked commented etc.
  • Follow new/relevant users
  • Schedule new post including 30 relevant hashtags
  • Respond to comments
  • Check new and trending topics and contribute
  • Follow new/relevant users
  • Share and promote both new and old posts
  • Check hashtags for potential opportunities such as #prrequest
  • Create a new pin 
  • Repin 15 new pins
  • Repin my own pins from other repinners 
  • Post pins and contribute to group boards
  • Explore, comment and pick up ideas for new posts
  • Follow a new blog via bloglovin or RSS feed
  • Read and comment on new posts
  • Check and clear emails, chasing invoices etc.
  • Pitch to one new client a day
  • Facebook group contributions, join 10 new threads

That's 25 individual tasks a day, some of these can be completed in less than 5 minutes, some take quite a bit longer but I start with a fresh list every day, I'll star 5 and thats my focus for the day everything else additional is a bonus.

Blogging Checklist

What's on your daily blogging checklist?