With the arrival of Spring it’s time for some (content) spring cleaning.
Here’s a summary content checklist to keep on hand to help you get to spring cleaning your content:
For more details, read on!
Put your ideas where you can see them
Having your ideas physically in front of you helps you remain centred and keeps your important ideas top of mind.
Take a look at this vision board template to start putting together your core ideas. Putting together your ideas visually can make them seem more tangible and within reach. Even if it’s as simple as post-it notes on your desk that you can see everyday.
💎 Top Tip: Spring clean your content ideas! Sift through your notebook or notes app and put together a list of content ideas you can use this month. Even the shortest notes that seem to make no sense to you now can spark something great.
Set creative goals
Having set goals means that you can start seeing what you need to do to reach them.
Pinpoint 2-3 points of focus for the month and ask yourself:
- What am I going to focus on?
- How can I get there?
Answer those two questions and take a look at how to set sustainable goals to make sure you reach them. The trick is to work backwards from what you want to achieve in order to see the steps you need to take more clearly.
💎 Top Tip: Take some time for yourself to try something new and creative to help set your goals. The Jar Concept is an activity that involves filling an empty jar with a handful of thoughts, ideas and tasks that you can draw from when you need some creative inspiration. One of the benefits of doing this is that it helps you think of your creative goals.
Take a moment to brainstorm what you would like to achieve creatively and put in slips of paper that will help you explore those ideas. It’s a great way to come up with interesting new content ideas!
Create a schedule
Knowing what you need to do each day helps you stay on track of your goals.
Make a to do list the night before and braindump everything that you need to do or that’s on your mind.
Put down only a few tasks – that are actually urgent – in your schedule and focus only on those the next day. If you overcrowd your mind, you won’t get anything done.
Grab my free content planning toolkit if you need a starting point.
Take a look at these extra resources if you need some help refreshing your content: