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Why Planning Your Content Matters {Plus a Free Google Template!!}


Zooming out to see the bigger picture is a must when creating content. 

You need to see patterns and trends and how you can weave your brand story together over time. That's why an editorial calendar is so important for your business. 

To help make this planning process a little easier, you can download my free editorial calendar template. You can use this free Google doc template to plan your content for the rest of 2017. 

It's a simple format.

  1. Put your channels (for example – your blog, Instagram and Facebook) in the left-hand column.
  2. Put your content topic in the applicable date.
  3. You're done!

I've created this template for the remainder of 2017, so you can get started planning June. But if you want to use it for a different date range, simply double-click in the cell with the month. A calendar will pop up, and you can pick the date. It will then repopulate the sheet with that as your new start date.

With a quick reference like this, it'll be so much easier to create your content game plan. Let me know if you have any feedback you'd like incorporated into the template. Or drop me a note if you have an idea for a new template you'd like to see. 

Happy planning!

→ Click here to download your free template