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.
- Blog Exercises: The Editorial Calendar
- Blog Exercises: Blogging with the Seasons
- Blog Exercises: Current Events January
- Blog Exercises: Honor the Past with Anniversaries and Birthdays
- Blog Exercises: Current Events for February
- Blog Exercises: Weekly Link Roundups
- Blog Exercises: Weather Reports
- Blog Exercises: Schedule Blogging Time
- Blog Exercises: How Many Posts Can Your Audience Handle?
- Blog Exercises: Blasts from the Past
- Blog Exercises: March Current Events
- Blog Exercises: Post-Op Care Content
- Blog Exercises: Add Industry Events to Your Editorial Calendar
- Blog Exercises: What Are Your Reference Articles
- Blog Exercises: April Current Events
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
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.