Content batching is something that you’ve probably heard before. The Secret To Batch Content Is Revealed and today’s you’ll learn how to batch your content like a pro! You’ll also be able to snag my Free Content Planner to help you stay organized.
What exactly is batching?
Batch working is essentially your workflow to focus on one topic at a time. Batch content creation involves completing similar tasks in a scheduled block, avoiding the need for switching back and forth between skills and concentrations. Instead of bouncing from task to task and trying to refocus, you’re ticking your to-do list for a single category. For example, scheduling an entire week of social media content at once! This means you spend less time because you’re repeating the same processes one-by-one. This optimizes your workflow!
Why does batching content work?
- It minimizes start-up time. Noticed that you feel slow switching from doing one type of task to another?
- It improves your focus. Instead of having 10 different tabs open, and trying to do things as you think of them, you’ve got a schedule to follow. These blocks of deep, uninterrupted concentration, help you reach your goals without getting distracted.
- It helps you stay organized. Ever feel anxious when you haven’t finished next week’s content? or you have no post scheduled for your Instagram? It feels like a great relief when you have scheduled your content in advance.
How do I batch my content?
Before getting started with content batching, you want to think about your workflow and which days are best to do your planning. I usually find that a Saturday or Sunday works best for my lifestyle as I do have a full-time job that takes up most of my time during the week. Now it’s time to get organizing! Pull up a calendar, look at any major deadlines (launching products, blog posts) and plan out what your batching will look like. This will also give you an idea of what’s most important and what you need to get done first.
I work along with my content calendar or content planner which houses blog posts, mailer content and social media content. Having all these in one place makes batching your content easier. You can also track what needs to be done on each content idea. Once I have done everything that needs to be done on a specific piece of content I will then schedule them on the relevant platforms. My blog posts are all scheduled on my website, I try to schedule my posts a week in advance. This allows me to focus on other aspects of running a blog and social media platforms.
All my social media posts are planned and scheduled on a social media scheduler called Planoly. Planoly can be used to plan your Instagram feed posts, stories and Pinterest pins which makes content batching easier.
There’s are so many apps and tools out there all promising to help you be more productive. It’s key to find a process that works for you, as having too many apps can have the opposite result. Having one content planner that allows you to plan everything in one place should be your aim.
To help get you started with content batching you can download the FREE Google Sheets Content Planner by signing up to my mailing list. This content planner is a 3-page template which you can customize and plan your content all in one place! Make sure to read the instruction on the first page as you will need to make a copy of the sheet before you can get started.
Do you find content batching and having a content planner useful? Let me know if you enjoyed these tips in the comments below.