Raise your hand for me if you’ve ever plopped down in front of your computer to type up content for your social media platforms and simply glared at your screen with a blank mind. Come on, show of hands!!
I know I was a victim of these more times than I’d like to admit. I’d read something during the day and be dead set on sharing info about it only to completely forget by the time I sat down to work. Literally, blank mind syndrome would set in as soon as I heard the familiar ding of the computer turning on. Can I just say, if you haven’t already figured it out for yourself, that wasting time like that is detrimental to your business and your mom life! You already have very little time to spare since you are rocking the mom life and the house organizer roles, you simply don’t have time to spend sitting at your computer staring blankly hoping an idea will come to you.
Hello Life Planner – The sayings on these planners are VERY motivating
Blue Sky Planner – There are a ton to choose from
Bloom Daily Planner – This one I got as a back up one year and loved the layout
I usually have 2 planners that I work from regularly. One, my Erin Condren Planner I keep for work deadlines, personal/family life, and for quarterly goal dates. My social media planner is what it sounds like, it’s a planner I use to keep a running list of my social media content ideas, when things need to be posted, when things need to be shared on what platforms, etc. I decided that this was going to be the year where I planned an entire year in advance. I sat down during the first week of January and wrote out all topics I wanted to cover on my platforms. I’ll admit that this was not an easy task but here we are April 24th and I am so glad to have a list to work from. Not having to come up with new topics each week has saved me so much time each week that I have been able to reallocate to other tasks.
Now don’t think this is a fool proof plan. YES I have a list of topics for each week of this year but I do go in and adjust the list according to what my audience wants to hear. I have chosen, loosely, what I want to cover each week through the year but if I find my audience wants something more specific I obviously bend to their needs. The beauty of this system is that you can always change things up as you go along.
HOW DO YOU PLAN OUT YOUR CONTENT?