An editorial calendar is a list of upcoming content that you want to publish.  There are a couple of benefits of having an editorial calendar.  The first is it helps you to batch future content so you are not being forced to create some content when you aren’t motivated. Second, an editorial calendar can help you develop themes or grouping of content that are related.  Third, you can schedule upcoming content to match calendar dates like holidays.  Finally, an editorial calendar gives you a framework to create the content in a similar way and have an outline for all the necessary components of the content.