I’m terrible at remembering what I have to do. That’s why I love apps that can help keep me on track.
Here’s how I use Asana – a project management app – to manage my content creation and delivery. I use Asana for client projects too, but right now I want to show you how it can be useful just for yourself and especially for items that happen (or should happen) regularly in your business.
You can achieve a similar process by using any kind of reminder software that allows you to schedule in recurring events, I just happen to like Asana. It’s free for small
Step 1: Create a project called Content Management
Step 2: Create separate tasks for my content
I break tasks down into bits I know I can complete easily. For example “Draft blog post”, “Review blog post” “Publish blog post” instead of “write and publish blog post”.
Step 3: Make them recurring weekly, monthly etc.
You’ll need to set a “due date” for the first instance.
And then select the “set to repeat” and change the “periodically” to whatever you’d prefer. Here, I’ve selected weekly.
Step 4: Assign the tasks to myself
Asana assumes you’re working with more people than just your lonesome, but by assigning tasks to you, you’ll get reminders when things are due.
Step 5: Use the Asana app on my phone
At the beginning of each day, I check in with my Asana to see what needs doing and add any tasks to my daily to-do list – which is pen and paper – because I work better that way.
Have you tried using project management software like Asana to wrangle your content management? How did you go? I’d love to know. Tell me in the comments below.