In this blog, I’ll discuss everything about using the free ClickUp tool to construct and arrange your whole editorial calendar, including scheduling, task assignments, and more.
I’ll demonstrate how to utilize ClickUp content calendar templates for content planning and brainstorming, storing your ideas in one location, assigning tasks, and maintaining organization to help you be more productive and save time.
However, carefully preparing your editorial calendar will make all the difference between publishing high-quality content and having your best ideas slip through the cracks.
- Develop a list on ClickUp
When everything is organized, managing your editorial calendar seems pretty straightforward. Make a list and give it the title “Editorial Calendar.” Your upcoming blogs will be accessible for you to follow and arrange at both high and granular levels.
- Create fields
Now let’s discuss the specifics! This step aims to finalize the minute details of the subtasks, data, and labels. Create a single blog task with all the fields below rather than going through this process for each blog article. This can be simply duplicated by using it as a template.
In this order, we advise creating the following fields:
- Using the drop-down field for the content pillar, select Call To Action
- Choose a blog type from the drop-down menu
- Utilize the website fields in progress
- Next, use it to publish a link
If you want to efficiently utilize the content calendar templates, also add these – Author, targeted keywords, and SOP.
- Mark all topics as tasks
Enter each of your themes as individual blog tasks. You will eventually discover what needs to be modified and vice versa. But for the time being, this will serve as a useful location for your editorial calendar task list. Right-click and choose “duplicate” once your template blog job has the necessary fields. You can change the name and the elements to copy over by using ClickUp’s prompts. I suggest altering the character and incorporating all fields if you’re utilizing an open blog template. Additionally, ClickUp allows you to build other content calendar templates simultaneously without the need for duplication.
- Add relevant infos
The wonderful thing with ClickUp is that you are not required to put in every detail. So just leave it blank for the time being if there’s anything you’re not sure about, such as the deadline or which employee to allocate to the assignment, and whatever else. However, it’s best to provide as much information as you can. Minutely follow the instructions in the bullet points under “Create Fields” to create your editorial calendar; you are all prepared to get it rolling.
Furthermore, always keep in mind that you shouldn’t let uncertainty cause a bottleneck in your workflow; focus on continuing and completing whatever you can. Remember to block off time on your calendar so you can return and complete these fields to ensure that everything gets done.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to complete each and every task on your calendar? Thus, it’s recommended to schedule the blogs with due dates in order to ascertain that nothing gets missed. An efficient way to do it is by scheduling the beginning and end dates of each subtask. Let’s take the example of wanting to post a blog on Christmas on December 25th. Plan the blog’s outline three weeks in advance to ensure that you or your staff will have enough time to meet the deadline. Then, plan the drafting to happen across a few days, two weeks in advance.
Creating an editorial calendar on ClickUp with its excellent content calendar template is a great way to stay organized and on track with your content marketing efforts. By following the tips in this blog, you can create a calendar that meets your goals, attracts your targeted audiences, and helps you achieve your content marketing objectives.