One of the most handy tools in a blogger’s tool belt is a blog planner.
A good blog post planner can help you brainstorm new ideas, plan your content calendar, and give you some direction on how to promote your blog post.
Every successful blog and company that blogs has a plan in place, whether it’s a formal document (like those in this post) or it’s in the mind of the blogger or editor. A standard process is the only way to guarantee growth.
Here are 10 free printable blog post planners that will help you create a process to grow your blog audience.
The Entice Blog Planner has helped grow the blog for a software company to over 120,000 visitors per month.
While this planner helps you brainstorm blog post ideas, it gets you to think about how you’re going to promote the post before you actually write it.
Most bloggers don’t think about promoting their post until after their post is published. But the Entice Blog Planner gives you the opportunity to bake promotion into the post before it gets written, increasing the chance for success.
- The SEO Checklist
- The Blog Promotion Checklist
This is one of the most popular free blog planners out there. It has been downloaded over 70,000 times.
With the Designer Blogs Ultimate Blog Planner, you can plan your weekly posts, fill in a weekly to-do list, and help you plan the promotion of your post.
The Ultimate Blog Planner is 9 pages, but you can also purchase the 52 page extension pack for advanced planning for $17.99
- Post Brainstorming Guide
- Weekly Post Planner
Three Little Monkeys Studio
This cool one page blog planner is short, sweet, and to the point.
It’s a weekly planner that allows you to fill in your blog post schedule for the week. There is ample room for daily notes, maintenance and ideas for future posts.
- Future post ideas section
- Blog promotion section
Coming in at 66 pages, this encompassing blog post planner is designed to help you plan your blog for an entire year.
There are 12 month at a glance pages that allow you to do some long term planning. Then each month is broken down to weekly planners where you can get more granular in your blog post planning.
The weekly planners allow for more granular planning. You can fill in a blog post or activity for each day of the week.
- 12 month-at-a-glance pages with a monthly focus list
- Social Media trackers (track Twitter hashtags, Pinterest boards and more)
Elite Blog Academy
So, I thought the Homeschool Creations blog planner was huge, but I hadn’t seen anything yet. The Elite Blog Academy blog planner is a whopping 136 pages long.
This blog planner contains everything you’d need for your blog, and then some. You’ll be able to set goals, keep track of them, monitor your social media presence, schedule publishing dates and more.
- Long term goal sheet
- Weekly post planner
Mom’s Small Victories
The Mom’s Small Victories blog planner features 12 monthly editorial calendars.
One of the cool things about this blog planner is it’s accessibility. You can use it on Google Drive if you’re on the go, or you can simply print it out and place it in a binder for optimum organization.
- Monthly Social Media Promotion Checklist
- Trackers for analytics, subscribers, income, and expenses
Georgia Lou Studios
This simple, but powerful blog planner is designed to focus on content planning and creation.
This blog post planner comes complete with a monthly editorial calendar, a post brainstorm sheet, and to do checklists.
There are even monthly dividers so that you can be organized the entire year.
- SEO Checklist
- Task tracking checklists
Start A Mom Blog
The Start a Mom Blog Blog Planner centers around helping bloggers define and achieve their S.M.A.R.T. goals, both for the blog and for a business.
They believe, and I do as well, that if you write down your goal, you’re far more likely to achieve it than if you don’t.
- Blogging goals sheet
- Weekly action plan
Another one page printable, this blog planner features a weekly schedule where you can plan your blog posts, guest posts and content for the week.
The idea being that you can simply print out a new sheet every week or use as needed.
- Space for Blog Parties
One of the best parts of this 17 blog post planner is the 30 day launch action guide. When starting a brand new blog, it can be overwhelming at first.
Kate Doster removes the overwhelm and shows you what you should do to help you get your blog off the ground in those initial, critical first 30 days.
- 30 Day Launch Action Guide
- Goal Setting Worksheets
There you have it. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to organize and grow your blog, you can’t go wrong with any of these free printable blog planners.