Enter the blog notebook, most of you seasoned bloggers probably already have one and if not I’m sure you have a system in place to keep your blog running smoothly. I purchased this binder over a month ago from Target, initially to use for a home management binder but that hasn’t happened yet.
I decided to keep things simple and use just a few categories.
- To Do
Not only does this calendar have space for you to schedule your post, it also includes a space for weekly and monthly goals. Look closely and you will see my goal for June is to reach 100 or more followers. If you aren’t already following me, I would love for you to help me reach this goal. There is also a place on the calendar for you to write notes or ideas.
Coming up with ideas for my blog and be a challenge sometimes, especially when I haven’t completed a craft or home project. I don’t know about you but sometimes I will get an Ah-ha moment and have an idea for a great post and then forget what my thought was. Does this happen to you, too? Hopefully this list section will help solve this problem, write it down and you wont forget.
Recently I finished the 31 days to a better blog challenge and one of my favorite pieces of advice was to use a “mind map" to flush out ideas. Basically the idea is to take one of your old post (it could also be a new idea) and brainstorm ways to expand on the idea, kinda like this one for my recent curb appeal post.
The final category in my blog binder is dedicated to things I need “to do”. Because my blog features my own home projects, a lot of my to do’s are projects I need to finish in order to blog about it.
One way that I hope to reach my goal of 100 followers this month is to utilize linky parties efficiently. In the past I have linked to a party one week and forgot about it the next week. Hopefully this wont happen with this blog link list I created in excel.
I have all the linky parties categorized by the day of the week that the party happens. So that I make sure not to link the same project more than once at a party I type the title of the post in the appropriate date column. I decided not to include a paper copy of this in my binder because using an electronic copy allows me to simply click on the hyperlink to go directly to the party instead of typing the address in the web browser. As linky parties are cancelled or I find new ones they can easily be added to the spreadsheet.
If you have any questions about any part of my blog organization I’d love to answer them for you.
Linnking Up at these great parties! Bee Sure to stop by and see all the creativeness out there!