I, Salvagesista, am completely addicted to organizing supplies.
Is there a support group for that?
“Hi, I’m Deborah, I am an organizing hoarder.”
(Wait, that’s kind of a oxymoron isn’t it?)
Since blogging is such a HUGE job, there are many things to keep track of.
There are lots of blog planners out there. I’ll be honest, I haven’t tried many. I am a…. in hands kind of person. I need to touch it and look through it. Is anyone else like that?
I also don’t want to pay an arm nor a leg.
After Christmas, our local calendar shop has an entire 50% sale!!!! WHAT?????
The great thing about this sale is there is more than calendars. There are puzzles, games, toys, and much more. This is a great time to stock up.
Okay, back to the blog planner.
They have this planner…..
(I was able to get mine at the sale for $9.50, however I did find it on Amazon for $12.73//affiliate links)
Now, this is a 17 month calendar. By first appearance, there are 5 months you can’t use.
NOT SO FAST!
Here’s it where the MAGIC BEGINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This LABEL MAKER is a MUST to get a customized planner, blogging or not!
I take the previous year tabs to label different areas. Under each month I use the pages as follows:
August became Instagram
- Tag Series/Group Challenges
- WIDN, etc
- Follow Fridays
- Other Accts
September became Posts
- Guest Posts
- Sponsored Posts
- Post Ideas
October became Facebook
November became Pinterest
- Group Boards
December became Misc
But wait there is more…..
The great thing about this calendar is the full month view and then weekly views.
On the August of the previous year full month view I chart the days and what I will use them for each week.
Now that I have used up the old (#salvageresources), let’s get to the current year:
The weekly view is where I schedule out the days details (appts, to do, blog posts, prayer requests, etc)
In the side notes for that week, I always give myself a project to complete.
ie. Look into this plugin, update this post, create printable, etc
The full month view is to schedule out sponsored posts- blocks of time.
Some Additional Features:
- Business Card Holder (great for cards collected from conferences and such)
- Sheet of Labels (calls, birthdays, party, vacation, etc )
- Front Pocket
- Spiral Bound (so it lays flat)
- Holiday List (dates for this year and the next which is very helpful for blogging!!)
- 2 Year Calendar Overview
- General Info Sheet
Since all they had was the black one, I am going to use some CRAFT SUPPLIES to bling it out.
This is exactly what I use. I wanted to share what works for me. Of course, there are things I miss, but this helps keep me focused.
I am always learning and will make adjustments as needed.
What blog planner do you use? What am I missing?
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