Yesterday, I shared why planning blog content ahead of time can help you tremendously when deciding what to blog about. In a nutshell, think about the last time you went to a grocery store without a list; did the trip take longer or did you spend more money than planned? Think about the last time you went to the grocery store with some form a list; how did that go in comparison to not having a list?
I might be a total mess in comparison to you, but if I don’t have a list or a schedule, I have a tendency to fall apart. So don’t EVER ask me to go shopping for you without a list. I promise that you will end up with bags full of the latest and greatest vegetarian and hipster-designed products you ever thought possible. You will not, however, get the eggs you sent me to get. Nope. That will go out the window unless you at least text me a list or pin a note to my shirt.
Which brings me to why I plan. I plan a lot. Do all of my plans happen flawlessly? Pretty much never. Like right now, this article wasn’t planned but then I got inspired by another article I’m reading right now and wanted to share with you how I use Asana to plan my blog content so you can consider this tool for you as well. Even though there is room for diversion from my plans on a regular basis, the plans put things in perspective, and far more importantly, I can dig into my work so much faster when there’s a plan to go off of. Planning blog content is no exception. The plan is what gives me confidence and grounding to move mountains in epic time and feel like I mastered the universe for a moment.
Planning blog content is no different. Here’s the thing about a planning tool: It has to be easy, easy, easy and it has to be flexible because a great planning tool knows plans change on a moment’s notice and needs to be ready to capture your creative flow as quickly as you can write it.
Planning blog content with Asana is awesome because:
- It is super easy and super flexible.
- For someone with one person in their business, as is the case for me, I can use Asana for free. Asana has a ton more features that aren’t free, but for what I want to do, it is freaking great in its free form.
- I can also access Asana on my phone.
- If I ever did have staff helping me, I can add them to the project and share items with them.
- You know how sometimes you have an idea and that idea comes with notes, photos, articles online, etc., to flesh out the idea? Asana will totally let you do that.
- Do you want to break your ideas into subsections? You can do that as well in Asana.
- Do you like checking things off your list when you are through with a task? I do. It’s like my favorite thing to do; I think this has replaced the level achievements I used to experience when I played video games. Asana not only will let you check things off your list, you might see a flying unicorn when you do.
- If you want to attach your blog ideas to dates on your calendar, you can. I currently don’t use this feature, but for those of you who light up at this thought, Asana can accommodate.
When you look at Asana’s site, you’ll see they don’t really look like a tool that is designed for planning blog content and you’ll probably think I’m crazy for suggesting that it is easy and perfect. So that’s why in my next article I’ll show you how I use Asana to plan my blog’s content.