How I Use My Blog Planner

 

How I Use My Blog Planner

Blogging can be time consuming and things can get totally crazy if you don’t keep your ideas, content, and social media channels in check. Bloggers have different ways of scheduling their content. Some use online resources (such as Google calendar), some bloggers use notebooks, some bloggers do their blog planning right in the same agenda they use for school work, clubs, and other personal stuff! It doesn’t matter how you do it, I just know that in order to stay sane, you have to put your ideas somewhere.

The planner.

May Designs blog planner

Personally, I use a May Designs agenda. I bought one two years ago to use for school and have since realized that they’re a little too tiny for my every day academic needs. However, it’s the PERFECT blog planner. I’ve been using mine for a year and am thrilled to have a brand-new one to use for 2016-2017. Since this planner doesn’t begin until August, it’s pretty blank right now so some pictures will be of my old planner so you can get the gist of how it actually looks when there’s a ton of stuff scrawled all over the page! In the photo, my old one is in the back and my new one is front and center!

Monthly view.

May Designs blog planner

May Designs blog planner

I use the monthly view to keep track of payments and sponsored posts. The top picture is from my old planner and the bottom picture is from my new planner, that’s why the monthly views look different!

Weekly view.

May Designs blog planner

I use the weekly view to plan out my blog posts and write down which posts I want to go live on which day. As you can see, it gets a little messy and I change things around, but it’s the method that works for me right now! This is the weekly view in my old planner since I haven’t gotten the chance to plan anything for August yet in my new planner!

It’s hard to get into a good schedule sometimes, but planning out my posts at the beginning of the week is what helps me stay on track! It’s also nice to have those post ideas in your head throughout the week so you can think of what you want to write before you even have to write it!

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  • I love seeing the behind the scenes of how other bloggers work!

  • Ashley

    I love seeing how other bloggers plan!! Those planners are the cutest!

    xo Ashley

  • Such a good method! I use my Day Designer for EVERYTHING (blogging included)
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

  • Rachel Vogt (Rachel Vogt Trend

    Awesome. Thanks for sharing this.
    xoxo, Rachel
    http://www.rachelvogttrends.com

  • This is great! Super cute planners, too. Thanks for sharing babe xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com

  • You are so organized! I love it! I need a planner like this! Love it!

    xoxo, Candice
    http://www.candicenikeia.com

  • Omg I am sooo NOT organized!! I am lucky if I have 2 blog posts a week! Lol! ( love your new organizer!)

  • Kayleigh

    I need to get a separate planner for blogging!
    http://www.kayleighskloset.com

  • Lily

    Wow! So organized I love it!! :)

  • This planner is super cute! I am horrible at staying organized! I keep all of my blog checklist in my head! I definitely need to check this planner out!

    HashtagFabLife

  • I currently use an erin condren but am looking to switch it up in 2017!

  • Love this planner! I always have such intentions of being organized and I struggle… yes, the struggle is real! LOL!

  • The Confused Millennial

    You are so organized! Having a planner for blogging makes the process so much easier. Thanks for sharing!

  • Alexis Prieto

    Your planner is so cute! I have a planner and I write my ideas, due dates and everything in between in it! I LOVE lists, calendars and notes!

  • This is such a cute planner!! I really like looking at other peoples to see how they organize everything.

    Tori

  • Sarah Louise Zerbe

    I find writing down when I am supposed to be paid is SO helpful.

  • This is such a cute planner! I personally used to plan my blog content right in my school planner, but I started using calendar monthly spreads and I love this method a lot better! I may have to look into buying a small planner like yours though because I would love to use a weekly spread as well!

    Amelie | http://awanderersadventures.com

  • I currently use a blog planner that I was given by an agency that I work with, but I’ve taken lots of great tips about HOW to use it from this post!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  • i have a planner and rarely use it! need to get on it! http://www.heartofchic.com

  • Sara Kate Steadman

    I am so bad about using my planner, but I really need to hop on it. It’s literally perfect for this! Thanks for the motivation!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

  • Michelle Mink

    I really only use my planner for personal things but i can see the benefit to using it for the blog. Especially with tracking payment from sponsored posts.

  • Shoot, I just barely missed the giveaway! Such a cute planner, perfect for blogging :)
    xoxo,
    Danika | http://whatdanikadoes.com

  • I do not have a personal planner for blogging. I use a notebook to do that. But I love this planner. So gorgeous xx

  • Macarena Ferreira

    So cute! I actually just got my planned for 2017 and I can’t wait to use it!

    xo // http://www.thematerialgirl.co

  • Kristin Thompson

    Loved seeing this! I do all my blog planning on a giant Excel sheet and then I use my planner for appointments and things like that!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

  • Love this post! Staying organized is so important for me. I actually just got a new planner and made a post about it too :) Planners are so fun!
    Emma
    http://life-as-emma.weebly.com/

  • Courtney Drew

    I love May Designs, I have gotten notebooks for myself and gifts as well as some stationary and photobooks! I love the patters and you can customize them! I use my regular planner as my blog planner as well. I like to see what I have going on (dinners, events, and that helps to figure out when I think that I will have extra time to write a post or 2!

    xo Courtney Drew

  • adriana nudo

    I love this! My planner is always by my side haha I love the way you break it down between the monthly and weekly view!

  • I also use my May Designs Agenda as my blog planner! It’s so perfect!
    XO
    -Elizabeth Mayce
    http://www.elizabethmaycelovelifebeauty.com/

  • Thank you for this! I already have two planners not sure I could handle a third, but I love see how other stay organised <3

  • Caitlin

    I love this! Thank you so much for sharing!
    -Caitlin

  • I love seeing how other people use their planners! I am always looking for new ways to strategize!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial