With this Workflow Kit, you can set up an Editorial Calendar for your Blog – in two different ways: in the basic way and the standard way.
(If that is still too basic for you, you may want to check out the Advanced Editorial Calendar setup [coming soon]!)
The Basic Editorial Calendar is based on a Trello board that is set up of 3 lists and comes with a set of workflows that move cards between lists, add checklists to cards, make use of intelligent label triggers as well as due date tracking.
Have a look at this video to see how the Basic Editorial Calendar is set up and what workflows are included. And also make sure you check out the associated cheatsheet in the ☛ Gallery tab above.
If you need more granularity in your editorial process, you might want to use the standard setup instead, which is also part of this Workflow Kit.
The setup of the Standard Editorial Calendar is based on a Trello board that consists of 6 lists that reflect the processes of creating, reviewing and promoting your blog posts through 6 different stages.
The Standard Editorial Calendar comes with a variety of workflows highly useful in this process, like:
- attaching checklists to a card (as the blog post moves through different stages of creation process)
- moving cards between lists as certain conditions are met,
- the tracking of a post’s due date,
- the tracking of critical actions (taken by you or someone you share your calendar with),
- notifying of incomplete checklists,
- sending reminders of critical steps to take.
Have a look at this video to see how the Standard Editorial Calendar is set up and what workflows are included. And also make sure you check out the associated cheatsheet in the ☛ Gallery tab above.
Both the Basic Editorial Calendar and the Standard Editorial Calendar come with a PDF tutorial that guide you to implement the included the workflow commands. All you need to get started is a free account with Butler for Trello (instructions in the tutorial) and a free Trello account.
Included in this Workflow Kit are the commands responsible for the smart workflows of the calendar. All commands are easily adjustable (it’s plain English), and in the tutorial I explain step by step what you have to do to set up your automated Editorial Calendar board.
Also included in the Workflow Kit, are text files with pre-created checklists. You can use those as a template for your editorial calendar workflow, or you can replace my checklists with yours.
I have also added a full page of article and video resources to keep you on the road. And if you haven’t done so, yet, you may want to consider to enroll in my free online course that teaches you everything you need to know for using Butler for Trello in order to automate your Trello boards.
Have a look at these short videos snippets that show you different aspects how the Standard Editorial Calendar works:
- Automated List Setup of the Standard Editorial Calendar [add link] – works the same way in the Basic and the Advanced Editorial Calendar
- Workflow Sequence 1: moving a card from list “Ideas” to list “In Progress [add link]
- Workflow Sequence 4: moving a card from list “Scheduled” to list “Promotion” to list “Published” [add link]