Unbelievable but true: We're down to the last 32 days of 2011!
If you're like me, things will probably slow down in the business side of things while you focus on celebrating the holidays (I just love Christmas, even though I'm no longer a child).
But even so, you can hit 2012 running by planning your marketing content and activities before you wrap up the year.
This blog editorial calendar is a printable PDF that allows you to plan one week's worth of content. Here's a screen shot of a page in the calendar:
As you can see, you'll have space to plan, not just blog post content, but also emails to your lists, promotions you want to do, and notes for other stuff. One way I'd use the notes would be for planning social networking updates and making time to go through the different information products and other courses I've purchased.
An extremely useful feature of Blog Energizer's calendar is the list of the different celebrations, special days, and other noteworthy dates. These will allow you to plan your promos and around these holidays and remembrances. My celebration-specific posts always get plenty of traffic, so this is one way to get additional traffic from the search engines. If you collected these special dates yourself, it could easily take you at least a couple of hours.
These special dates are also good guides for scheduling product launches, affiliate contests, and opt-in offers.
I guess you could say this blog calendar is very useful indeed. It just might replace my Moleskine notebook.
Don't let me keep you.
PS: After you download your blog calendar, let me know how you like it, ok? Just post your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks!
PPS: Thank you to my good friend, Lynette Chandler of TechBasedMarketing, for creating this blog calendar every year and making it available for the extremely good price of free. She's one smart and generous entrepreneur!
Lexi Rodrigo is a communication and marketing professional for multimillion-dollar businesses, co-author of Blog Post Ideas: 21 Proven Ways to Create Compelling Content and Kiss Writer's Block Goodbye, and host of "Marketing Insights LIVE!." Connect with Lexi on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.
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