If you answered "yes" to that question then maybe, just maybe
this post can be of some use to you :)
I just started keeping a blog planner.
I have a regular planner that I use for work, school & social activities.
I tried to use it for my blog planning as well...but that didn't work out so well.
The pages started becoming cluttered and ideas were scattered everywhere.
My planner was stressing me out...! (that's a true Type-A personality for you)
And then it hit me.
Why don't I have a separate planner/notebook just for blogging?
I was going to buy a planner, but then I realized that my planner needs
change weekly when it comes to blogging.
I thought about it for awhile & this is what I came up with.
I've been using it for 3 weeks now and it has worked wonders for me.
Blogging is more fun, because I have everything planned out, and I don't
forget things that I need to do...whether it's answering an email, creating a link up,
or writing a guest post. Everything is laid out nice & neat...just the way I like it :)
I use a simple spiral bound notebook. I like that it's spiral bound so I can easily flip the pages behind each other. It also has a little pocket in the front to hold other random papers.
This one is from Martha Stewart's line of office supplies. So cute.
I use Post-It tabs to separate the notebook into sections.
This Week: Pictured below
To Sponsor: A list of blogs that I want to sponsor and the months that I plan on sponsoring them
Post Ideas: this section is divided into 4 subsections, one for Smell the Roses task ideas,
one for random post ideas, one for Oh How Pinteresting theme ideas & one for Product Spotlight ideas
And here is a look inside. I like that I draw in the days every week, because I can
change it up whenever I want to...which means I won't get bored looking at it ever!
On the left page I have the dates written out, a place where I can write/draw/glue anything
that is inspiring me that week, a to-do list section, an other section, a section to record my stats (GFC followers, FB fans, Twitter followers, etc.), an area to write down the blogger that
I want to encourage that week, and a section to show my nail color of the week (it holds
me accountable to change my nail color weekly).
On the right page is a box for each day (except Sunday). The sizes vary, because
the info that I need to write down for particular posts is different.
Here's one thing that is in my "Inspiration" section this week :)
And that is what my "I'm Wearing" section looks like.
How do you stay organized when it comes to blogging?
Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed?
I got my inspiration for this planner here.
So, I've figured out how to organize my posts/to-do list...
now to conquer how to avoid spending 3 hours a day answering emails ;)
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