Hello, today’s blog 101 I am talking about organising your blog using Trello. I am a big fan of Trello. In my previous role I used Trello to organise an entire marketing department’s work, it is free and you could do so much with it. Even in my current role I organise my entire workload using Trello. Today’s post I will talk about the getting started with Trello, the benefits of Trello and how you can use it to organise your blog.
What is trello?
Trello is an organisational tool. It works by using cards that you can move around in columns.
Benefits of Trello
- It is free
- You can add anyone to trello and set work on other people’s boards.
- It is so easy to use
- You are not just setting cards you can also add checklist to cards, image and emojis.
Using Trello for your blog
The way I am using Trello for my blog is to set up a new board (to do this go on trello and click on Boards and Create new board). Set the columns up (just click add new list) and set them up in this order:
- To do
- Posted on social media
- On hold
Another way to set up your blog organisation board:
- To do
- Create shorted link
- Posted on Facebook
- Posted on twitter
- Posted on Pinterest
- Posted on Instagram
- Reply to comments left on the blog
- Respond to emails
You can if you want have more than one board for your blog. As an example you could have a board just for blog posts and a board just for social media. A way you could set up your social media list could be:
- To write
- Reply to social media comments
- Record social media statistics
- Analyse social media statistics
- Record noted trends to implement next time.
- Follow relevant social media
Within the cards you can set up due dates with times. These dates are useful as you can see the due dates in calendar view and clearly on the card.
If you decide to use Trello for more than just writing and scheduling blog posts you can use the label option. By labelling different cards in different colours you can see quickly which part of your blog/email/social media needs doing.
I personally would rather have one board with more columns than lots of different boards. The beauty about trello is that you can build it more or less any which way you want.
Using Trello for work
In my last role. I had to manage a team which included a Web Developer, Marketing and Communication Assistant, Social Media and Promo roles and Graphic Designers as well as my own work load. Having one board would have been crazy. Instead I separated the boards out:
- Marketing and Communications Assistant workload
- Social media and Promo Assistant workload
- Web Developer
- Graphic Designers
Within these boards I would checklists to the card (if relevant) and allow people to comment. I would assign people to cards. This was such an easy way for myself, my assistant and the staff to keep on track. It almost meant when I wasn’t in the office and any of the staff members came in, they can get straight to work. For the graphic designers, I would upload the creative briefs to the cards and add checklists for each format that needed created.
Do you use Trello for your blog? If so how do you layout your Trello board?