Some people plan out their blogging schedule with calendars or perhaps notebooks, or even with computer word processing software. Did you know you could utilize draft mode in WordPress to plan your blog schedule? Yes… you can!
WordPress has the ability to store posts or pages until you either schedule them to publish, publish them, or remove them. The ability to save drafts allows you to come back to your post later and work on it.
Each week, 2 weeks, or month… however you like to plan posts in bulk, take some time to come up with topics to write about on your blog. In your posts area of your WordPress, add a new post. Just start with the topic you want to talk about. You might even just want to go ahead and write a title out. Then, write a brief summary sentence or whatever ideas you want to cover, and save as draft. There is a button to the right in a box labeled Publish, as seen in the screenshot above.
This is a great way for multi-author blogs to coordinate who is writing what. The main editor can remove or talk with the authors to adjust their topic schedule so no one is writing the same thing.
For people who attend events, this method would keep you on target with what to cover on your blog so that the event is fully covered. I have had clients who are fashion bloggers who do this when they attend Fashion Week and other events. I also do this myself.
Aside from covering events, you can use the draft mode as a general to do list, so if you have already scheduled posts, you can always go back and add more topics from ideas that came by on the fly.
Do you take advantage of the draft mode feature in WordPress to plan your blog schedule?