When do you blog? Do you write posts and publish them immediately? Or do you write a lot of posts and schedule them to be published at a later time or day?
I blog both ways. Sometimes I have a hot topic I want to talk about right then and publish it as soon as I finish writing it, typos and all. Other times I plan out blog posts so I don’t have a lot of similar topics posted back to back. I don’t want to annoy my readers.
In WordPress it is easy to schedule posts. However if you writing a lot of posts, it is not as easy to see which ones are scheduled to post when. That is where the Editorial Calendar plugin comes in handy.
The Editorial Calendar shows a calendar that you can scroll through. You can click on a date and a box pops up to add a post idea and even quickly write on the topic. Then you can click edit below the post title and get the full visual post editor. After you schedule the post to be published you can easily look at the calendar to see what you have scheduled when. You can also drag and drop the posts to different days.
I was truly impressed with the Editorial Calendar plugin. I find it easy and necessary when scheduling blog posts to be published.