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Day #2: Setting Up Your WordPress Editorial Calendar

 

30 Day Blog Challenge | Day #2

 

In this video, Kevin Davis from Social Traffic Lab shows how they are using WordPress Editorial Calendar plugin to manage their blog posts.  The plugin makes it really easy to move posts from day to day, and to quickly move draft posts on to the publishing schedule.

 

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Even professional bloggers like best selling author Chis Brogan use this plugin to manage their Editorial Calendar.

Here are some of the features it offers:

  1. See all of your posts and when they’ll be posted.
  2. Drag and drop to change your post dates.
  3. Manage your drafts with our new drafts drawer.
  4. Quickedit post titles, contents, and times.
  5. Publish posts or manage drafts.
  6. Easily see the status of your posts.
  7. Manage posts from multiple authors.

Here is another great post from Copy Blogger on some of the reasons why you should start using an editorial calendar today.

You can even use your arrow keys to move around in the calendar:

  • Move 1 week into the past – Up Arrow
  • Move 1 week into the future – Down Arrow
  • Jump multiple weeks into the past – Page Up or Ctrl+Up Arrow
  • Jump multiple weeks into the future – Page Down or Ctrl+Down Arrow

 

 

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Robert Scoble On Online Curation

In this video, the “Scoblizer” Robert Scoble talks about content curation from a curators perspective.  Robert is one of the key tech bloggers/journalists out there and relies heavily on other news sources to develop the content he creates.

Back in the early days, I made a lot of money with Adsense scraping content from RSS feeds and auto-blogging.  That is not what content curation is about at all.  Curation is about adding perpective and view points to existing content from other sources while also giving them credit.

Content curation is a great way to build content for your business and your clients.

I was fortunate enough to check out some new software that Paul Clifford has developed to not only pull in content based on your topics of interest but also format and post the content while giving proper credit to the original owners of the content.

The software is very cool and saves a lot of time.

Like Scoble, one of the tools Spencer and I both use now on our iPads is Flipboard.  Towards the end of the video Robert mentions a site that helps you find quality people to follow on Twitter based on your topics of interest.

That site is http://listorious.com/

I am going to be using Listorious.com to pull in better sources of content for both Lean Startup and Social Media news for our blogs and the article that are getting aggregated on our newspaper at Paper.li

 

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