How to stay Organised – Blogging Edition

I’ve been blogging for over a year now and during that time one of my ‘bad habits’ has become organising.  Obviously, I try to be as organised as I can, but of course, sometimes, it just doesn’t work. I have so many notebooks and diaries etc. I feel like it can be hard to find the perfect one that suits you. I just love blog planners and I have tried out 3 different types in my short time blogging, and I’ve realised it’s about finding the one that suits you.

I’m going to start this post by sharing some of the things I use when planning. And then give you some of my best tips on how I stay organised.

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This year I’m using:

The Boss Blog Planner: £10.49

I love this blog planner because it is unmarked, meaning it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, you can adapt it to fit your needs. It has pages at the beginning to help you plan what you want out of the year ahead. There are pages for ideas, calendars, statistics and post plans.

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Dot Grid Journal: £4.99

I love this bullet journal because it is simple, small and cheap. As my first bullet journal, I didn’t want to spend loads of money on a journal that I may or may not use. I like the size of it, it fits in all of my bags, which means I can take it anywhere with me.

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The Mindfulness Colouring Diary by Emma Farrarons: £4.49

I absolutely love the illustrations in this diary, because there is only 1 design per week it makes it easy to keep up with it. Every design is different meaning you have a new design to colour each week.

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1.  Notebooks, Notebooks and more notebooks…

So I’m a strong believer that my notebooks help me stay organised and each one of them has a different purpose. Rather than cram all of my ideas all together in one notebook, I have designated a notebook for each. This helps me separate like-minded ideas and not have to shuffle through pages of uncategorized ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.  Every day I make a to-do list for the next day.

This may seem like a chore to some of you, but it’s really not. As a blogger, it does take up a lot of your time, even when you are not blogging you are still doing something behind the scenes for your blog. My to-do list isn’t just for my blog, I make a to-do list of everything I’d like to accomplish in that day including housework and my personal life. This way I don’t feel bombarded by my blogging tasks and I can split my day up so I’m not sat in front of my computer for too long. I use the App Wunderlist which is available on the Play Store (Android) and the App Store (iPhone).

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3. Plan in advance.

I mean I know that sounds very vague but what I mean by this is, give yourself an easier time by making sure you have content already made. I have a lot of unpublished posts in my drafts that are ready to publish so if there is ever a point that I need a break or I have to take a break, I can schedule these posts so even when I am not blogging, the rest of you think I am. Most blogging sites will give you this option to schedule and Facebook also has this feature.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Make sure everything has its own home!

This is really important because when you’re working from home, the last thing you want to happen is losing something. Make sure all of the materials you need for blogging are in one place and keep them organised in folders, drawers or files.

I recently finished watching ‘Tidying up with Marie Kondo’ on Netflix and it has changed my life if you haven’t already I recommend you watch it. Now that I am happier with my home I feel like I am happier working from home.

 

 

 

5. Don’t let thing’s pile up.

With a positive mindset, you will be able to change that ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’ to ‘I’m going to do it right now’. By far one of the best things I have done is change my mindset on how I look at things. By doing things right away, I limit the number of tasks I have for the next day and maximize my productivity. When an idea strikes I now have the flexibility to act on it straight away.

 

6. Designate a working area.

This is a very important step especially if you are working from home, by designating a work area you will be able to differentiate between work and leisure. I’m very fortunate to have a study in my home but that’s not the case for everyone. When picking a work area it needs to be somewhere where you feel relaxed but also somewhere not piled with distractions. Make sure your area is entirely for you and all of the things you need are there.

I hope these tips can help you all on your blogging journey! I’ll be back soon with another Author Interview and book review for you all. I hope you are having a wonderful February.

 

 

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Hello, I'm a young passionate writer and professional photographer from the North West of England. I am new to Wordpress this is my first ever blog. I look forward to speaking and making friends with like minded people.

6 thoughts on “How to stay Organised – Blogging Edition

  1. I definitely need the blog planner and the coloring diary! Oh my goodness. And thank you so much for the tips. My whole life is unorganized. It would be good to start with organizing my blogging and go from there.

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