Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Blog Organization

I'd have to say that I succeed in getting my home life organized. I even cleaned the toilets! Like I said yesterday, today is the blog's turn. I've been blogging for a year and a half, and have learned so much in that time. One of the things that has helped me with blogging the most, is keeping a calendar. I've been using one for a while, but this trick that I learned from Sew Much Crafting, has made it so much easier.

Before I get into that, I'd like to introduce my two newest sponsors! Lanaya from Raising Reagan & Kelsey from Pardon My French! I know many of you know Lanaya. She is mom to adorable Reagan and business owner! Kelsey is a fellow Army wife, and mom of three gorgeous kiddos up in Alaska.

Now, my blog calendar. A few months ago, I purchased the printable blog planner set from Mama's Got It Together. The first things I started using was the monthly calendar. By the end of the month, it was looking like an ugly scribbled mess. I would either not have time to post, or something would come up and I'd need to switch posts around a bit.

That's when I saw Danielle's post. She gave me the idea to start using Post-It notes to write my blog posts on, so that they could easily be moved around with out causing a mess. I bought a $1 pack of four small Post-Its at Walmart, which I was able to cut in half and stick on one of the page margins.

Now when I get ideas, I jot them down on the sticky note and stick it on the calendar. This month I'm using four colors instead of just two. But only because I like pretty colors. I haven't really assigned a subject to any of the colors, so for now I just go in rainbow order. One day I might start color coding, since that usually helps with staying on top of things.

Do you do anything like this for your blog?

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  1. Good idea! I end up with lots of drafts with ideas scribbled in the body and vague headlines, not the most efficient method, but it's a start.

  2. Genius!!
    I need to start planning and getting back into writing more.

  3. I don't keep a calendar for blogging, I mostly just wing it. :)

  4. I use a cheap planner and attempt to plan out my posts but I am constantly falling behind and crossing things out. I like the idea of the post it's.

  5. I have to different calendars for blogging. One to move posts around and the other where I write little notes of post ideas since they always come at the oddest times.

  6. This is an excellent idea and maybe would help me be more consistent with my blogging!

  7. I love this idea! I am going to have to use it to help with my blog schedule. I always have great idea and never write them down.

  8. I've started using the calendar on the new Windows desktop -- I can toggle between Blogger and that just by hovering over the corner of the screen.


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