Daily Blogging Checklist

How I keep organised with my daily blogging checklist

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 Stationery

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

Blog
  • 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
Instagram
  • 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
Twitter
  • 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
Pinterest
  • 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
Other
  • 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.

Daily blogging checklist


What's on your daily blogging checklist?