Tuesday, 27 January 2015

:: How I Keep My Blogging Life Organized ::

Hello lovelies!
It's no secret that both blogging and going to school/ work can take a lot out of you. I've started trying to be more organized with my blog as of late, and I would love to share how I'm doing it. But before we begin, I want to say that whatever works for me might not work for you. Go with whatever feels right for you!

What I Use:
A notebook:
I find it really helpful to devote a page in my notebook for every month. At the top of the page I write in my goals for the month, and I use the rest of the page to jot down ideas. I find it really helpful to write down any ideas that I have, you never know when they may be useful!
A planner:
I use my planner all the time and find it really helps me get organized. In most planners there will be a calendar at the beginning of the month, and I like to jot down a loose post schedule in it.
A second notebook:
I use this notebook to sketch out any ideas for DIYs I have. I find this to really help my creative process.
Sparkly Gel Pens:
Writing with these make everything so much more fun! I love using the bright colours to cheer up a boring page.

The Posts Themselves:
I find it really helpful to start working on your posts a few days before you plan on publishing them, and schedule it for the day you want it published. I love waking up in the morning with a new post already up!

The Attitude:
Remember, you don't have to post everyday. If you do, that's great! But I find it really hard to make my best content if I post everyday.

What do you do to keep your blogging life organized?

~Amy~

Items from the photo: notebook2nd notebook (similar)plannererasergel penslip balm.

78 comments:

  1. All is so cute!! I use post too for working.
    Xx
    onlybmh.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi Amy... I'm so def agree with this post.
    It's kinda hard manage your time to blogging and work/study. Sometimes it doesn't so easy like we know. And this post kinda help me tho <3

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    1. Thank you!
      It is. I'm so happy I could help ♥

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  3. Great post, thanks for sharing your tips!!

    I have a new outfit post on the blog, I would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

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    1. Thank you Helen! No problem ♥

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  4. love this! I agree a 100%! i carry my planner everywhere to be able to post
    xo
    Orly
    coffeebeansandhighheels.weebly.com

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    1. I love gel pens, I used them all the time as a kid ♥

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  6. I keep ,like you,two notebooks and I find they help so much to organise my thoughts on certain posts! xx
    fashionismyfirstlanguage.blogspot.ie

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  7. Loved this Amy, thanks for the great tips :) x

    http://shannenandco.blogspot.ie/

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    1. Aww thank you so much Shannen ♥

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  8. What great tips. I really need to get organized. hehe

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  9. Sounds good, I wish I could be that organised! :-)

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  10. This is a great reminder of how to stay organized! :) I love all the tips you gave. Especially the one about not blogging everyday. When I started blogging, I tried to post everyday, but then I realized it was becoming more of a chore than something I did for fun, so I quickly changed that <3 completely agree with you!

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    1. Thank you Melissa! Me, too. I found it really hard to make good posts every day! ♥

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  11. i try to do scheduled posts as well!! and i keep my blog tags present so that i can easily look back at certain categories in my blogposts!! :D

    Animated Confessions

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    1. That's such a good idea Libys ♥

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  12. Sparkly gel pens? What a throwback! I go fully digital when organizing, but I may need to go back to classic paper after seeing your post.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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    1. Thant's cool Sabrina! I find myself to be more creative when I use paper, but everyone is different ♥

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  13. Getting to know someone else's creative process is so awesome! Thanks for sharing :) I love how focused and organized you are!

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    1. Aww thank you so much Ashely! I'm so glad that you liked this post ♥

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  14. Writing everyday is really hard! I like planning too.

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  15. These items are useful and cute.

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  16. Nice post :)

    http://imaginarymi.blogspot.com/

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  17. Great post! Must get myself some sparkly pens :)

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    1. Thank you! You totally should ♥

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  18. I love this post, Amy! I need to get some cute notebooks and pens :)

    lovejoanna.com

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    1. Thank you so much Joanna! You should ♥

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  19. Great ideas! A notebook is something I need to start using for my blog so I won't forget what I want to do haha :)

    http://floralsandsmiles.blogspot.ca/
    twitter.com/floralandsmiles

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    1. Thank you! I find a notebook really helpful ♥

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  20. i've been having a blog notebook for some time now which does help to keep you organised! and i'd love to get more on top of posting by having a proper schedule. at the moment, i just post whenever, sometimes scheduling posts and sometimes just publishing them right after writing:-) i've not had gel pens since primary, but i kind of want some now, yours look so cute! x

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    1. It totally does! I've just started being more organized, Me, too! I got them for Christmas and have been using them since ♥

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  21. Great post, that's really helpful. :)

    yellowpumpkiin.blogspot.de/2015/01/black-and-white.html

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  22. Great tips, interesting post!

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  23. Goodness, yes; school, plus blogging, plus life in general gets to be a lot sometimes, but being organized helps so much. :) Nice list, and lovely post, Amy. <3

    xx

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    1. It totally does! Thank you so much Sarah ♥

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  24. Great post and tips, thx for sharing.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thank you Lenya, no problem ♥

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  25. Great post idea and helpful tips! Love it! <3

    www.coralbuttons.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you so much Tatyanna ♥

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  26. That's really interesting because most of us, blogger, don't know how to arrage our blog lives. Great tips

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    1. Thank you so much Pampilho ♥

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  27. Love these tips! I'm pretty organized already so I carry around a notebook in case I get inspired. You never know when you need to write something down! Thank you for sharing :)

    xo www.naomiinwonderland.com

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    1. Thank you so much Naomi! Me, too ♥

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  28. I use all the same tactics as you to stay organised! I love using the glittery pens x

    Aine Oh

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    1. That's awesome Aine! Me, too ♥

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  29. Love this post! It's definitely essential to keep a journal/planner to keep track of ideas and have some sort of schedule for posting! Having cute pens and tapes make it way more fun as well :)

    <3 Kelsey
    Chaos Parade

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    1. Thank you Kelsey! It totally is ♥

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  30. Definitely. School always keeps me busy but I still make it a point to blog at least twice a week. I like your tools. Cute stuffs especially the colorful pens :)

    Looking forward to see more of your posts!
    Have a nice day, Amy! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too Shaira! Thank you so much ♥

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  31. Lovely tips for keeping a blog organized! A notebook is absolutely necessary, and colored pens and markers don't hurt either:) I also like to get my posts ready and schedule them ahead of time, so I'm not rushed the last minute!

    Dee
    http://urbanchicblvd.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Dee! It totally is. Me, too ♥

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  32. Great tips! Cute notebooks! ♥
    I have notebook for ideas :)

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  33. Hi Amy! Just out of curiosity, do you assign dates to your blog posts, or do you kind of pick and choose your ideas as you go? I'm having such a challenging time staying up to date with a rigorous blogging schedule and all of my posts feel so sporadic, so I'm just curious!

    XxMO
    madame-ostrich.com

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    1. Hi! I always post on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. I assign This Week posts to Sundays and pretty much go from there. I have a loose blogging schedule of the things I may want to post each day, but nothings set in stone. I always try to make the post the day before or earlier and schedule it to post in the morning so I don't have to rush to get a post up that day!
      I hope that I could help ♥♥

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  34. nice post :)

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. wow Amy, you're so organized! I'm still trying to work out the whole blogging/school thing--recently my schedule has been super busy and I don't find much time to craft! but, I'll certainly try using your tips, thank you! xx

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    1. Thank you so much MJ! Me, too. I hope that they help you ♥♥

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  36. you must be doing so well! I'm currently struggling to organize my blogging life

    Najlaa 'Aqilah

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    1. Thank you so much Najlaa! I hope that this could help ♥

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  37. Some great tips, love the one about the sparkly gel pens!
    Kirsty x

    PrettyBugBlog.

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    1. Thank you so much Kirsty! I can't live without sparkly gel pens ♥

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