Why Every Blogger Needs an Editorial Calendar // The Biz of Blogging // Part Three

This is part three of a series in which I am sharing my story as an Instagrammer/blogger. Last week I wrote a blog post titled “Working With Brands“. The post shared tips about how I collaborate with brands.

Before I get started let me explain what an Editorial Calendar is. If you google it, it is likely you will see Editorial Calendars for most major magazines. For these publications, they publish an editorial calendar which lists their themes and major articles for their upcoming issues. Believe it or not, many major magazines publish their editorial calendars a year in advance. This allows them to sell ads that are in synch with each issue.

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Six Ways You Can Show Gratitude on Instagram

Let’s face it. Social media can be brutal. Sadly it is pretty cutthroat in some communities. But what about the home decor community? Not even close. The home decor community does an incredible job showing gratitude on Instagram every day. And there a few things you can do every day to help make it even better.

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How a Silly Game Taught Me Security in Our Home Needed to Be a Priority

As a kid I remember playing ding dong ditch. My friends and I would ring the doorbell of a friend’s house and then hide when they answered the door. Of course, we never hid that well and our friend always found us. But it was all in fun and a thrilling game to play when you were ten years old.
But when someone plays ding dong ditch because they are trying to determine if anyone is home at your house so they can break in, then it’s not a good thing. This happened to us a few weeks ago and suddenly, safety in our home became a top priority.

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If You Speak, I Will Listen

 

I know what you are thinking. “What the heck is she talking about?” It’s simple. I love when you leave me comments. I love when you make suggestions. And I do listen to what you all have to say. It’s wonderful because I have received so many brilliant and creative ideas from you! I am very thankful. 

One of the comments I receive quite a lot is that the recipes I include in my posts are hard to print. I understand this because it happens to me all of the time when I am surfing the internet for recipes. It’s really frustrating when you find a great recipe online and you try to print it and it either prints out on ten pages or doesn’t print at all.

I did a little research and found a Word Press plugin that fixes this problem. And can I just tell you how excited I am? 

I am using YumPrint and it’s super easy and it looks great! Check out this photo of my blog post featuring my fabulous Crab Cakes. Now you can save the recipe and print the recipe.

 

 

When you go to print the recipe, it looks like this. I love that it gives you options to select font size and format. For those of us who need reading glasses, it’s a great feature.

 

Obviously, it is going to take time for me to change the format of all of my recipes. So give me some time. But I think it is a great enhancement. 

So don’t be shy about letting me know how I can improve things. I love your comments.

I really do.

Five Ways to Create the Perfect Outdoor Space for Entertaining

 

I think it is safe to say that Spring has finally arrived. For some of you, that is big news. The snow has melted and it’s actually possible to spend time outdoors. For those of us in Southern California, it pretty much means that we can add one more day to our lawn watering schedule. For all of us, it’s time to think about outdoor entertaining.

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