Thursday, July 3, 2014

Blog Planner

I am ridiculous excited about this post.  It really is embarrassing!

I work so hard at being organized, but I am just...not. My desk looks  like the dump.  And it is in the middle of our living room.  Yikes!

When I can't see the bottom of the computer monitor from the mounds of stuff, it must be cleared off.  I cleared it off the other day and found all kinds of hair clips from my daughter, a ruler, copy paper,miscellaneous copies, candy wrappers, an empty soda can, and the odd pair of Barbie panties.  That is when I knew enough was enough. It is one thing to find your own panties, but some one else's?  Just kidding.  I keep my underpants upstairs!

A goal of mine has been to get my blogging and product ideas organized. I have bought all kinds of planners and printed out sheets and made a binder and bought notebooks...and nothing worked.  So, I peeked over the pile of junk on my desk and created this masterpiece!  I am so excited!




I made my own blog planner, and tailored it just for ME!  Yahoo!  I used my laminator for the cover and my hubby used his binding comb machine from college (which cracks me up that he HAS a binding machine from college!) and put it together for me.


The first page has passwords and a reminder checklist for my TpT products.  I always forget a few random steps, so I hope this helps jog my memory.


The next two page spread I designed just for me and my terrible memory.


On the right side is a monthly calendar.  I can write my ideas for blog posts in each day to make a plan for the month. The little check boxes are exactly what I wanted!! The FB check box is for when I schedule a post on FB, I can tick off the box to see when I schedule posts.   I try to sit down and schedule many posts out ahead of time.  The BP check box is for me to check off when I actually write the blog post and schedule it- basically a reminder that I actually posted it and not just planned to!


The left side of the page has a place to remind myself of the giveaways I am participating in, a place to check off that I promoted it, and sent the prize to the winner...without that follow up email. Opps! I included another box for linky party info and a check box to tick off that I actually scheduled the post.  I also have space for notes and a large to do list area.


After each monthly page spread I have a blank page for sketches and a lined page for notes. My idea is to do a lot of my planning for my TpT products on these pages.

It just makes me so happy!  I only made until December...because my track record isn't so hot with these kinds of things!! Notice the whole thing is blank...that is because I am afraid to write in it! LOL! 

 So how do you stay organized?

PS- Did you see my latest offer on Facebook?  help a teacher fill her Donor's Choose product and I will match your donation in free products (until the project is completed)!   You can read about it here!







7 comments:

  1. That looks awesome! Way to go with the blogging binder!
    Bex
    Reading and Writing Redhead

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  2. I love it! I need to create one for myself, but I am being lazy! Gotta love summer vacation! Good luck! I hope that it works for you!
    Hilary
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

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  3. This is great. I have one somewhere that I need to unearth. I'm just getting started with blogging.

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  4. That looks great! I'm terrible with any kind of organizer, but I really like this idea. Hope it helps you stay organized!

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    1. Hey Christine! I just wrote a post about it yesterday as a freebie! Yahoo! You can download it here

      http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Simple-Blog-Planner-2014-1311756

      I hope it helps!!
      Mandy

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  6. I am so excited about this!!! I just downloaded it. Thank you!
    Sarah

    Kovescence of the Mind

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