Yesterday I promised you tips to plan your content, for the next 27 days – and it’s easy once you do it my way.
First let me introduce you to a concept I use for brainstorming – mind-maps. They get very often used in business or project planning, but I love them for the creative process. Here’s why: mind-maps speak to both sides of your brain.
Also, I am a visual type and I love how I can use colours in the structure or add to it, whenever I have a new idea. For a brainstorming session it works for me way better than making lists. I love non-linear things. So, give it a try, will you?
Start with some themes you love to talk (and write) about – for me that’s mainly being authentic, reclaiming your true voice, being creative. I love music, films and books. I love knitting and working with different yarns. I love to plant, cook, bake and ground myself.
So there are many areas – write down some ideas for each of your themes. Work with colours, to group your ideas.
Now: write each idea on a little sticky note or index card.
Then I start grouping some ideas, like for instance winter, creativity, writing, photography, knitting and so on. I go looking for pictures and quotes that fit my themes. I play around on Canva a lot.
Many times an interesting quote inspires a whole new blog post.
After that I print out a sheet for the month and put my ideas on colourful post-its.
Now the real fun starts with putting themes and titles to the dates and schedule some writing time.
When I know that I’ll have a bit more time on a specific day, I then write several posts and schedule them.
Because I know after several Blog Challenges that I may find myself one evening and – having completely forgotten about the UBC – and I start panicking about my posts. If I prepare my posts in batches, I can avoid that stress – or at least try.
So, this is my way to plan and prepare for the challenge. Any questions?
Feel free to ask and stay tuned for more to come.