How to Create a Schedule That Actually Works

Hello fellow bloggers! It’s your girl Diamond here. Today, I’m going to be sharing how to create a schedule that actually works and how to stick to that schedule.

Now, I completely understand not being able to stick to a schedule. I know because I’ve been there. But now? I’ve honestly gone over a full year without missing one of my posting days. How did I do it? Read on to find out!

Step 1: Figure out your sweet spot

I’m not going to sit here and tell you you should only post once a week or whatever. The ideal number of posts is going to be different for each person. For some people, posting once a month is their sweet spot. Others may be able to post every day. (I do recommend against posting multiple times a day though. It gives readers almost no time to read your posts.) For me, my sweet spot is about 2-3 times a week. Though, I do have mutliple blogs to juggle, so I like to spread my posts out throughout the different blogs. It may take some time, but you will eventually know the perfect number of posts for you to post in a week/month.

Step 2: Decide when to post

After you know how much you want to post, now it’s time to decide upon what day to post on. For me, I post on Tuesdays on IH12OP, and Fridays on BABF. Tuesdays, because everyone could use a little something on Tuesday, and Fridays because it commemorates the start of the weekend. I also select what time I want each post to go up(12:00 p.m. etc.) but that’s completely up to you. Anyway, I recommend picking a day(or days) of the week to post on and sticking to that.

Step 3: Planning what to post

Okay, so let’s go off the example of posting once a week. You’ll be posting 4 times a month most of the time, so you need to plan out your content. You don’t have to know exactly what the post will be about, but I recommend coming up with at least a basic idea of what your post will be about. I typically plan out my schedules a month in advance, but that may differ for you. Maybe you only want to plan a week in advance, or maybe you want to plan out 3 months in advance. Figure out what works for you.

color coding is wonderful if you have multiple blogs!

Step 4: Keeping track of your schedule

There are so many different ways to keep track of your schedule! I’m going to list some ways I’ve had positive experiences with in the past, but this is definitely not a complete list.

  • In a Blogging Notebook
  • On a Sheet of Paper
  • In a Planner/Bullet Journal
  • On a Word Document
  • On a calendar

But Diamond, I like to post in batches!

Oh boy. This is one of the biggest rookie blogging mistakes you can make. (No judgement, because I too have made this mistake. Many, many times.)

One thing I see new bloggers doing is posting 5 post in one day, and then nothing for two weeks. DON’T do this! Constistency is important, and while there are times you may deviate from your schedule(holidays and hiatus’s are great examples of this), you should aim to be consistent. Want to know my biggest blogging secret of how to be consistent? Schedule your posts.

WordPress(and Blogger) has a neat little feature where you can schedule your posts. How does it work? Basically, you type up your post and get it all ready to publish. But, before you hit that publish button, change the date of the post! Then, your post will automatically publish whenever that day comes. Genius! This feature works perfectly for batch posters. You can write up a bunch of posts in a day, but schedule them in a more spread out way. Trust me. Scheduling your posts will make you come across as a very polished blogger.

Okay, well that’s all I can think of right now. But, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! I will gladly answer any question you have about schedules or simply blogging in general.



  1. WOW. this post has so many tips and I’ve been posting out of schedule for.. well quite a while now, BUT I did stick to my schedule last month and that’s all it lasted.
    This was super helpful!! haha yes, posting in batches… I’ve only done 2 posts in a day is that bad?😂🤔
    Thanks for the tips!✨😉

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  2. AWESOME tips!! I have a question. What if you are someone who schedules her posts, but you are someone who also likes posting the day something happened. Would you say just post? I’m someone who would like to start scheduling my posts, but at the same time, I’m a lifestyle blogger. I post about life. The day something happens. Any tips?

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  3. These tips are awesome Diamond! It’s so cool that you’ve been consistently posting to schedule for over a year. This was the perfect post for you to write since you have a lot of success and experience on this subject! Also your handwriting is so cool!

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  4. wOaH, You’ve got fancy writing and awesome tips, but for me I sometimes don’t post on the day I need to post on even when I schedule it. You have a very clean and organized schedule so this post made a lot of sense and I loved it!
    Hopefully when I use your tips, I won’t go out of schedule.
    Fab! x

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  5. Thanks for the tips! I want to come up with some sort of posting schedule, but for me that is hard. 😦 partially because I am so busy that I don’t always have certain times or days even that I can post. I think I am going to try to post once a week for first and then figure out if I can do more. 🙂 These tips were helpful to read!

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