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Blog Exercises: Editorial Calendar Check-in

Blog Exercises on Lorelle on WordPress.If you have been with me since January on these blog exercises, it is time to check in with your editorial calendar again. If you are new, welcome, and take time to read the previous posts on the editorial calendar to help you catch up.

So far, you should have the following as appropriate and applicable to your site on your calendar.

  • Holiday-related posts
  • Industry Events, Conferences, and Conventions
  • Seasonal Activities
  • Industry and personal anniversaries and birthdays
  • Various current events and news stories
  • Regularly scheduled link round-ups
  • Weather articles
  • Posts publicizing past articles
  • Follow-up articles
  • Article series
  • Reference and resource articles to do

Blog Exercise Task from Lorelle on WordPress.Your blog exercise is to review these and look for updated information on these events or additions. Many industries start releasing their schedules for fall, winter, and the following year about now. Get them on your list. Start making plans to attend, review, or cover the event in some way.

As you review your editorial calendar and task list, look for gaps in the material and subject matter. The editorial calendar and your project lists give you a big picture view of content on your site. Stand back and look for the holes that need filling and add these to your project and task lists, even to scheduling them on your editorial calendar.

If you blog about this, remember to include a hat tip link back to this post to create a trackback, or leave a properly formed link in the comments so participants can check out your blog exercise task.

You can find more Blog Exercises on . This is a year-long challenge to help you flex your blogging muscles.

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  1. Posted April 16, 2013 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    Great idea for a series Lorelle! You’re really breaking an Editorial Calendar down and helping people build one from the ground up. Printing a calendar is just the starting point. That’s the easy bit. Top quality content is what is on your calendar, not the calendar itself. You’re really helping people find that for themselves.

    Are you hearing/reading about much success from your readers?


    • Posted April 16, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

      The response to this year long series of blog exercises as been phenomenal. Great fun, too. It’s just my way of honoring the WordPress 10 year anniversary and continuing on the same path I’ve been on for twenty years of web publishing. Thanks.

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