I have mentioned editorial calendars a couple of times here but I have always been thinking of something electronic. As it turns out there is a company who has developed a physical planner almost designed for the job!
What you need in an editorial calendar is days laid out calendar style with space to write brief notes. What this planner from AGlobalWorld adds to the mix is international holidays.
Intended for travelers, these holiday details let you know when there is a national holiday happening so you can plan around it. Extremely useful I am sure you will agree if you have ever been stranded in a strange place wondering why all the restaurants are shut. For bloggers this is useful to know when traffic is likely to be light and what the devil a “boxing day” is.
These planners can be customized with your own company logo and details for giveaways and merchandising. The one I have has a simple black and gold cover which doesn’t look exactly “designer”. It is scratched already so combined with the lack of attractive design you couldn’t say it looks posh enough to leave lying around, but it’s the practical details that matter rather than appearances. That said, these contents in a moleskine kind of package would be nice.
As you might be able to see from the pic above, in some places the space to write is quite cramped, so I am going to have to work out a set of abbreviations or index system. I am going to see how I get on with this planner but if you find anything else that would do the job even better, do let me know!