In this chapter of the Above The Fold podcast show, I share irreplaceable tips-off for coming your blog prepared for the brand new year, 2021! Yep, I know we have a good few months before this year is even over, but now is the best time to start planning and strategizing!
Transcript for Episode 11
Hey, “whats goin on”, guys? Fabrizio Van Marciano from Magnet4Blogging scattered net coming to you with another incident of the Above The Fold podcast show for bloggers, purveyors, and solopreneurs.
This is episode 11 of the podcast, and if you’ve just see this substantiate by terminated coincidence, a BIG warm welcome to you, and it’s great to have you here. I hope that you stick around.
This show is all about me sharing practical and actionable gratuities and impressions for developing your blog; From creating content to monetization to doing marketing and promotion to growing your audience and a whole lot more. So, here’s what I’m going to be talking about in this episode –
How to get your blog ready for 2021, programme, strategize, and implement- so let’s get to it.
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Hey, guys, welcome to the show, so we’re fast approaching the brand new year. Well, OK, we still have like 12 weeks left of 2020, but I’m pretty sure most of you folks listening in can’t wait for this year to be over and done with, and what a year it’s been. And if you’re listening in the future, well, I hope things are a lot better.
Anyhow, 2020 is not over yet, we can still finish this year off on a high, and more importantly, if you’re a blogger, you should be using the time left to get your blog ready for 2021. Hopefully, you’re tuning into this around October or November time; that’s the best period, in my opinion, to get your blog ready for the new year.
And when I say ready, I mean to plan your approach for developing your blog, contacting your goals, and taking a step close to becoming successful, or more successful.
I want to share with you some of the things I’m doing to plan for next year. As you can imagine, I’m already consider the issue what I want to achieve next year with my blog. So, yeah, I’ll start with planning, then I’ll talk a little bit about strategizing, and then execution or taking action if you will.
So planning is a pretty important step, and unhappily not sufficient bloggers take the time to plan. Don’t get me wrong, people, when I say planning, I don’t mean to have a New Years’ decide. That won’t work. I mean to proper plan!
You don’t need anything to start projecting, a notepad, pen, and a few cases hours dedicated to figuring out what you want to achieve in the next three, six, or twelve months. So I begin my planning around about now, in October, and before I plan anything, I typically like to take a step back and examine where my blog is.
So, I consider the current state of my existing material, my blog motif, my commerce crowds, number of email subscribers, conversion paces, income, etc. And consuming all of this data, I then I try to figure out where I can make improvements, firstly, you are familiar with? What do I already has been put in place that I can make better?
So the podcast, for example, was something that was already set up on my blog. But I hadn’t paid much attention to it for some time. I decided this year, 2020, was its first year that I would resurrect it start putting out more content, more shows.
Right then, so formerly I’ve made a list of what I want to improve, I then reaching a decision on what brand-new things I’d like to create and establish in the future, be it a new type of content, new concoctions, etc.
Just assessing my blog, there were numerous blog poles that need modernizing, and this has been an ongoing process since the beginning of the year, so this is one of the things I would want to add to my plan.
Of course, when you’re planning for your blog, in addition to making improvements and deciding what new things you want to introduce, you may have other goals in brain. In such cases, I would most suggested that you document everything.
Don’t leave anything in your top. Because it’s OK to tell yourself, well, next year I want to increase my freight or sell x sums of my digital commodities or write X sums of blog announces, but if you retain all of this in your head and don’t have a plan, you’re going to struggle to reach your goals, period.
Write your contrive and goals down in a notepad. Or if you have something like Evernote on your computer or smartphone, use that. A better strategy, use a blog planner like my Ultimate Pro Blog Planner Workbook. I’ll talk more about this towards the end of the show.
So the next step is to strategize. Strategizing is one of my favorite things to do; it’s also a critical, critical pace. I have my programs-‘ how’ and’ when’ am I going to implement these?
I use a got a couple of implements to help me strategize and planned my workload. The first one is CoSchedule( Affiliate associate ), which I’m pretty sure you’ve seen. I’ve mentioned this tool several times in my blog posts and videos. I’ve been using CoSchedule now for the last two years, and so this is a tool that I can’t live without.
One of the things I dislike doing is returning from site to site and using multiple apps, having variou invoices open in my browser, etc. when planning, scheduling, and promoting my blog and material. So CoSchedule lets’ me do all of those things in one place.
I use CoSchedule to create email newsletters exercising MailChimp or Convertkit. I also use it to organize my blog poles, cause social media campaigns, to-do inventories, and more.
For me, this app has always been a game-changer. It has helped me to become more organized and productive in my business. There are various other apps that I like to use, Todoist on my iPhone and also my Mac, and the other one is called BeFocused, which is a productivity timer.
Right then, so with the planning done, the strategizing out of the channel, the next step is probably the hardest, and that’s executing what you set out to do.
Let me tell you why proposing and strategizing is so crucial in blogging. When the time comes for taken any steps, you should be ready to start without hesitation.
I’ve said this before; there’s little level in waiting until January to start planning. When January comes, you want to be hitting the sand extending, getting straight-from-the-shoulder to work on your goals , not preparing them.
The planning is done and dusted, and so that means you can get ahead by executing. And that’s always been my strategy when planning for the New Year. And likewise, you’re going to be a lot more caused and focused, knowing that you can get on and not wait around until you have a plan.
Ultimate Pro Blog Planner 2021 Edition
Right then, that is it, that’s my approach for going my blog, my objective, my hopes prepared for 2021. I now want to talk a little bit about my Ultimate Pro Blog Planner workbook, which I’ve recently fully revised and updated.
It now come here for 70 printable templates, including planners, organizers, schedulers, trackers, checklists, mislead sheets, and more, including a full collection of terminated social media planners and trackers.
If you’re super serious about moving 2021 your best blogging year yet, I urge you to check out my blog planner; over 1,000 bloggers exercised the planner in 2020, which is incredible. And so I’ll have a link to it in the depict greenbacks if you want to check it out.
The planner comes in downloadable and printable PDF format; each template can be printed in whatever size you demand from, A5, A4, A3, etc. It’s also printer-friendly and eco-friendly and won’t use up an extortionate sum of ink.
I’ll too have a video coming up very soon where I’ll display you how to use some of the templates to assist you adjusted destinations, programme your material, coordinate your social media, and more. So lots of good things to come.
OK, tribes, so that is it from me for another episode. I hope you concluded this one just as helpful. If you want to leave me a comment, you can do so if you’re tuning in via my blog over at Magnet4Blogging.
Podcast tools exercised In This Episode
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Garageband( Tutorial for recording and revising podcasts) Auphonic( Audio leveling) Fusebox( Affiliate association- Podcast Player) Libsyn( Podcast hosting) Podcast ArtworkSoundStripe( Affiliate association- Podcast Music)
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