Yeah so, lets just pretend that I’m NOT posting about a yearly blog planner at the end of January instead of 3 weeks ago like I was supposed to. The honest truth is that I designed these planners over a year ago and just never got around to labeling the dates for each month. But that’s ok, cuz it’s my
laziness quirky ADD that makes you guys love me right?…..Right?
Of course, there are already dozens of blog planners floating around the interwebs, but they all felt like they were designed for the more “serious bloggers” (ie Those who’ve got sponsors, guest posts, and paid adds to keep track of.) Since I’m not quite to that level I decided to just design my own planner to suit my more
elementary laid-back style of blogging.
I have a super hard time remembering the ridiculously long list of “bloggy stuff” (yep, that’s the technical term) that I’m supposed to be doing each month. Please tell me I’m not the only one who’s constantly forgetting to check for broken links, and don’t even get me started on when the last time I made a back-up was! I need a planner that will remind me of all that maintenance type stuff that we bloggers need to do in order to keep the our sites up to date and functional.
The same thing goes for each individual post. If I remember to fill out the Alt text, then I probably forgot to add the tags, or an internal link. I’m sure it should just be routine by now, but unfortunately it’s not. There’s just too much little stuff for me to remember. I’m definitely NOT all about the tech side of blogging! Sure it’s fun to edit pictures, but I’d much rather be off sketching up a new collection or
petting sorting my fabric stash, coming up with new projects. So you all know what we need (dun duh da…) a checklist! You know I love em’.
Now each post has it’s own individual checklist so I know exactly what I’m forgetting to do. And since each post is on it’s own sheet, I can easily rearrange them in my binder if a project takes a little longer than I planned. (Which pretty much happens with every single post.)
If you could use a little help keeping your blog duties straight too, I’m more than happy to share!
You can print out a copy of my 2014 January – December Monthly Printables, a Blank Monthly Printable where you can write in your own dates, or a bunch of Individual Post Planners to help you get organized. Rather save a little paper? I’ve also got a Blog Maintenance/Post Review Checklist that you can laminate and use as a reference sheet!
Woo Hoo! Now we can all at least pretend that we’ve got our blogging crap together.
Is there anything I’m forgetting that you would have added?
Let me know in the comments, and if you’ve got a great idea maybe I’ll make some changes!