How I plan a year of blogging and social media.
The social media
This is part three of my series about how I plan a year of blogging. If you haven't read part one, you can read it here -The Planner- and part two here - The Blog -
In my last post I talked about how I planned all my blog posts. This time I’m gonna explain how I planned a year of social media.
Now, one of my years for 2019 was to be more present on social media. For me this meant planning and noting down in my planner to keep track of everything. To achive this I decided to make a challenge for each month. Some were easy, because they were already made and all I had to do was follow them. Challenges like Booktober and A-Z April are things I enjoy and it made great sense to use them.
Other challenges was made by looking at the national “theme” of my month (mentioned in my last post). March was among those, where I have chosen to post about a female writer every day.
And then again some were chosen because of an event that month, like September where it is my birthday, so it made sense to make that month all about self-love. Or Christmas in December, because I loooove Christmas.
The rest was just funny ideas I came up with or found by looking at the net. Like february motivation, because who doesn’t need a bit of motivation once the joy of the new year slowly wears down.
After I had found a theme for each months challenge, I started to actually decide how the challenge should go. Again my love for lists came into play and I wrote a list for each month and started to fill them in. What authors did I want to feature? How does self-love actually look like? How do you post motivation?
I asked all these questions and the more questions I asked, the more ideas I got. And it took less time to plan every single months social media than I thought was possible. Every time a list was completed, I transfered it to my planner, so it’s easy to see what needs to be done each day.
Now, one thing I keep in mind is that this does not mean I have to only post about this every single day. I try to do one post each day with the challenge and the rest of my engagement comes naturally and as needed. These challenges are all about getting into the habit of social media, and never ever stand in a situation where I go “Uhhh it seems that I’ve forgotten to post anything the last two weeks”.
All of this, both the blogging and the social media took me about a week to plan and life is so much easier this way. If you want to check out all my challenges, you can find them all here: 2019 challenge
I hope this have given you some ideas, and I’d love to hear how you plan your social media in the comments.
Have a lovely day.
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