Monday, August 20, 2012

Blog Organization

I wanted to write a post asking how you all keep your blog organized. I just started a new system of planning out my posts that I wanted to share. However, I wanted to know what works best for all of you!

I like planning out my posts in advance because I never know when I'll be busy or not. I try to post everyday (except Saturdays), so I started scheduling posts using a binder that I made.


Ta-da! I filled it with printable, free pages from LivingLocurto.com that help you keep a calendar of your blog posts. The calendar can be found here.



Here's what one of my (half filled-out) pages looks like:


  • As you can see, I write the post topic under the day of the week that I plan to schedule it. I strikethrough it when the post is written and scheduled on Blogger
  • I put boxes to check off when I've replied to every comment of that post and when I've visited everyone's blogs back
  • The middle box on the right is where I list the "blog hops" I plan to join that week
  • Above that is a "to-do" box where I write down if I still have to make any images for a blog post that week
  • The bottom righthand box is a place to put ideas for the following week

Does anyone else have a similar system? Do you like planning your posts in advance or do you write them spur of the moment?

19 comments:

  1. Wow! talk about organized! I have a binder for blogging where I list out the posts for the week, but it is not as detailed as yours. I love it!

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    1. Thank you!! I find using the binder really helpful to list out the posts for the week too. Glad you like it!

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  2. I like that so much! I think I'm definitely going to do that while I'm abroad!

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    1. Thanks! Can't wait to hear about your travels abroad!

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  3. I might have to try this out! especially when school starts :O)

    - Avé
    averenee.com

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    1. That's why I started it! Because school is coming up and I know I'll have less time to blog. Hopefully it'll help!

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  4. this is a GREAT idea! Thanks for sharing..I'm totally doing this!

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    1. No problem!!! It's really helped me out and I would recommend doing it.

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  5. This is an awesome idea! I'm definitely going to print these out and start using them! I'm usually more of a 'blog when I feel like it' type of blogger,aside from my weekly picture post, but I am trying to become more consistent - I think this would really help so thanks for sharing :D

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    1. I wish I could be a "blog when I feel like it" blogger, but then I panic about having the time to blog. So I have to write them in advance to make sure I'm keeping this blog up! These pages have helped me become more consistent...hopefully they'll be helpful for you too :)

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  6. Wonderful post. Thanks for sharing! I'm definitely going to print that page out. Right now, I blog when I have time and then post it immediately. So some days I post at 10pm, others at 9am etc. It can be a little all over the place. I think it would be better if I were more organised not only with what I'm writing about, but with the time I post.

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    1. I've played around with the posting time a little bit, and I find it works best if I schedule posts for 6am. I think most people blog in the morning before work, so my blog ends up at the top of their Reader when they first check it. At least, that's my theory! :) Glad this will help you out!

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  7. Hello! I just came across your blog, and I love it! I’ve decided to follow you! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest outfit post! While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in touch! :)
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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    1. Thanks Elle! I'll go check out your blog now.

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  8. Have to make on of those!!! better get organize!!! xxx

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    1. Do it! It really helped me get organized.

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  9. Thanks for the post, read it earlier this weekend and decided to come back to it to try to make my blog prepping a little more organized.

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    1. Yay, I'm glad it helped you out. The binder really has made my blogging life a little more organized.

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  10. So today I decided to start on this and could NOT remember who posted about it - yep, I searched every single blog friend I had! hahaha. found ya!

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