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January 22, 2024

Content idea tracking

Welcome to the world of organized creativity with Retable's content idea tracking spreadsheet template! Designed to cater to the dynamic needs of content creators and marketers, this template is your go-to resource for efficiently managing your creative projects. Whether you're brainstorming new ideas, tracking the progress of ongoing work, or evaluating completed pieces, this tool simplifies the process. It neatly organizes key information like content types, descriptions, authors, and project statuses, all in one accessible and user-friendly format. Say goodbye to cluttered notes and hello to streamlined creativity!

Content idea tracking spreadsheet template

📌 To copy and customize the content idea tracking spreadsheet template to your own Retable dashboard, click the "Copy to workspace" button in the upper right corner of the template!

Columns of the content idea tracking spreadsheet template

Retable's content idea planning spreadsheet template, there are several columns, each with a specific purpose to help organize content development.

  1. Team's votes: It's a vote column type. This column likely allows team members to vote on the content ideas, providing a way to gauge collective interest or prioritize topics.
  2. Content title: It's a text column type. Here, you can find the proposed titles for each piece of content, which provide a quick idea of the topic or focus of each content piece.
  3. Content type: It's a multi-select column type. This specifies the format of the content, such as blog post, ebook, case study, etc., which helps in planning the development process according to the type of content required. You can add more content type as an option.
  4. Description: It's a text column type. A brief overview or synopsis of what the content will cover, giving more detail on the angle or the specific aspects the content will address.
  5. Status: It's a select column type. Indicates the current stage of each content piece in the production cycle, such as 'Draft', 'In Review', 'Awaiting Approval', etc. You can add more status option.
  6. Author: It's a select column type. The name listed here represents who is responsible for creating or authoring the content, or who it is assigned to. you can change this column type as "Collaborator" to easily assign contents to your teammates.
  7. Summary: It's a text column type. This provides a condensed version of the content's main points or highlights, serving as a quick reference to understand the core message or focus of the content.

The template is designed to streamline the content planning process, making it easier to manage and track from initial idea to published piece.

Views of the content idea tracking spreadsheet template

The view types in your Content Idea Tracking template are designed to offer different perspectives and ways to interact with the content data. Here's a brief explanation of each view:

Grid View (default):

This view presents the content ideas in a traditional spreadsheet format, where each row represents a different content idea and the columns represent the various attributes of each idea, such as title, type, description, etc. It's the most detailed and comprehensive view, suitable for editing and entering data.

Kanban View:

In this view, content ideas are displayed as cards in a Kanban board, allowing you to visualize and manage the workflow of your content. Each card represents a content idea, and they can be moved across columns that represent different stages of the content creation process (e.g., To Do, In Progress, Done). This view is helpful for tracking progress and managing tasks.

Card View:

This view also represents content ideas as cards, but it may provide a more condensed overview compared to the Kanban view. Each card typically shows key information at a glance, such as the title and status, and can be clicked on to reveal more details. This view is useful for a quick review of content ideas and status checks.

Each view serves a different purpose and can be used depending on the specific needs of the moment, whether that's detailed data entry, visual workflow management, or quick status overviews.

Retable's content idea tracking spreadsheet template is a powerhouse for efficiently managing your content ideas, enabling you to capture, organize, and progress each idea from inception to publication with ease. With options like Grid, Kanban, and Card views, you can customize your workflow to suit your team's unique needs.

Ready to explore even more ways to streamline your processes? Dive into Retable's diverse collection of templates and find the perfect fit to elevate your project management to the next level. Discover Retable's templates today and transform your ideas into impactful content with just a few clicks!