How To Make an Editorial Calendar

The other day I was snapchatting about my cookbook collection which happens to live just under my editorial calendar in my office and was FLOODED with questions about the calendar situation! So I figured I’d put it on the blog so it doesn’t disappear in 24 hours like the rest of my snaps!

How To Make an Editorial Calendar / (@whatsgabycookin)

Here at What’s Gaby Cooking we plan content a few weeks out. I juggle my schedule with my photographer and stylists schedule which means that we shoot things roughly 4-6 weeks before they go up on the blog. So… by the time we shoot them in the studio, all the recipes need to be tested 4-5 times and be absolutely PERFECT so we can shoot them and put them in the queue! Meaning, I work on things months before they go live. Christmas in July is 100% a thing here at WGC.

So keeping an editorial calendar keeps me on track! Since these pics were taken, I’ve upgraded to mini post-it notes so I can write my content on a post it and place it on the day something is going live. And that way, if I need to move it, I just simply move the post-it! Easy peasy!!

Scroll down for links to the 3 things you need to put these together!

What's Gaby Cooking Office Makeover / (@whatsgabycookin)

What's Gaby Cooking Office Makeover / (@whatsgabycookin)

What's Gaby Cooking Office Makeover / (@whatsgabycookin)

Printed Calendars // Custom order from River and Bridge on Etsy

Frames which come with Glass // Amazon

Sticky notes // Amazon

Then all you have to do is assemble 4 months at a time and you’re ready to rock and roll!

Photos by Amy Bartlam

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  1. Alnissa

    LOVE! I’m one of the people that snapped you asking about this. This will be such a great addition to bring some order to my hectic schedule. Thank you so much for posting!!

  2. Megan

    I love this! A peek behind the scenes is always great. I just want to know, are you going to do a Harry Potter-themed week of recipes or a party or something? Because the Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts are happening, it’s only appropriate!

  3. Denisse | Le Petit Eats

    Love this! My editorial calendar is online but I love the idea of having it up on the wall and always visible in the office. Also had to note the color coded bookshelf. Mine is the same- I know an obsessively organized gal when I see one!

  4. Elizabeth Minchilli

    Thank you!!! I was just pulling my hair out, trying to figure out a way to organize my next two books, and then remembered this post. Downloaded and printed and currently filling it up with multi colored post its. Not nearly as neat as yours, but it’s doing the trick.

  5. Denise

    Love it Gaby! I am right there with you, calendar on the wall and sticky notes! I just discovered wall-sized sticky notes and will begin using them as well!!

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