Universal Blog Planner - Life With Lorelai

Blog Planner – Get Organized!

Universal Blog Planner - Life With Lorelai

Blog Planner – Get Organized!

Using this Universal Planner

 

I finally got sick of all the pieces of paper and scraps of this and that I had hanging around for my blog. I was creating so much work for myself by not keeping track of certain things and then having to search post-to-post, through comments, etc. to find what I needed. I was in special need of a way to keep track of what post I linked-up at what party, and if any of my posts were lucky enough to be featured. It was time for my little blog to take the leap and have a Blog Planner.

So, I researched blog planners and ideas, and finally devised some forms of my own. I wanted a Universal Blog Planner that I could use from year-to-year. It also needed to be adjustable in size according to my needs.

I know not every system works for everyone, so I have put together individual sheets, as well as some that are combined. You can mix and match ’til your hearts content. Pick and choose what works for you.

This FREE Printable Blog Planner includes:

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A Universal Calendar:

Fill in your own Calendar dates. This feature allows the calendar to be used from year-to-year with just a press of the print button. No need to search and download another one next year.

Monthly and Weekly Views:

The Monthly View has a Weekly Overview, To Do List, Blog Maintenance, and Notes.

 

The Weekly View has a Daily Overview and Notes.

Idea Bubbles and Post Production:

Idea Bubbles give you areas to scratch out your thoughts while putting in place key elements for your post such as, Idea, SEO (key word), Link To, Categories, Tags, Affiliate, Needs, and Other. It also features areas for Related Posts, Title, and Notes.

 

The Post Production sheet allows you to keep track of where you are on the construction of your post. Post Title; URL; whether or not there is an Affiliate or Giveaway with this post; Post Written–Edited–Scheduled; Pictures Taken/Found–Edited–Graphics Made; Needs/Props gathered; Other, and when the post is finished and ready for a Published Date.

Link Party Log, Social Media Tracker, and Monthly Tracker–Featured Post/Linky Party Listing:

The Linky Party Log lets you keep track of to what parties you have a specific post linked. It has space for the date you linked, the party, and if the post was featured.

 

Sometimes you get called away in the middle of promoting your post on social media. With this Social Media Tracker, you will be able to track specific posts to exactly which venues you have promoted and where to pick up again. The form is ready for all the main social medias, email promo, and other. You have a place for marking the post as affiliate or giveaway. It helps make sure you get the public coverage you need.

 

The Monthly Tracker Featured Posts / Link Party Listings is a great resource to see where you promoted the blog in general during the month, and what posts got featured during that time. It has space for Date, Post Title, and Link Party. Over time it will help you see what is working and what is not, so you can maximize your efforts. This form is going to be a huge help to me with my new monthly feature of Gratitude, Promise & Memories.

Combined Form: Production, Social Media & Linkies

If you would rather have a form where you can keep track of everything for one post on one form, this is it. The Production, Social Media & Linkies form combines the features of the single forms so you can see it all on one page.

All of these forms have a semi-transparent background to give them a little color, but leave it light enough for easy writing.

No matter how large or small your blog is, this Blog Planner is adaptable for you. Get a binder and some tabs and print up what you need, as you need it.

The Blog Planner comes in FOUR STYLES. Choose one, choose all, or mix and match.

I hope you will find this Blog Planner helpful and easy to use. If you have any suggestions for other planner pages or needs, let me know. Download, have fun, be flexible, plan, and get organized! Don’t forget to share this Blog Planner with all your blogger friends.

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Do you find Blog Planners helpful?

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44 thoughts on “Blog Planner – Get Organized!”

  1. Your blog planner looks awesome, Lorelai! I’ve downloaded so many (paid for) planners that didn’t really fit my blogging style, but yours is the 2nd one I actually like and can see myself using.

    I, too, have made a commitment to have an organized blog in 2015. I’m so tired of writing down things on scraps of paper and then misplacing it.

    Thanks bunches! Pinning!

  2. I agree with all the extra work by not having a planner. I did not create printables but I finally got tired too, and just use a simple notebook planner. Great idea to create them for specific things – I could never remember what link parties I have linked up with until one of the hosts come by and comments on them. I am thinking, these could all be combined in one big binder!

  3. Omggg I love this planner so much. Being a new blogger, I didn’t even know this was a thing! I can’t wait to print this out and use it, I think it’s really gonna help me stay organized.
    Thankyou Thankyou Thankyou!!

  4. At the store the other day, I almost grabbed a planner for the blog/promotion/posting/Etsy tracking, but it was over 10 bucks! Thanks for the fantastic free printable. I’m terribly unorganized, but it looks like you have everything covered with this! Downloading and printing soon!

    1. So glad you didn’t waste your money. Now you can just download mine for free… weeeeee! 🙂 Let me know if you have any other specific needs and I’ll try to accommodate them as well.

  5. I’m like you and have all this paper just laying around although I have a book that keeps me organized. What I truly need is one that is specifically geared to bloggers and how we work. I’ll print this off but then it’ll be more paper laying around. 🙂

    1. Well, now I have this planner with my pretty pages all tucked away into a binder with pocketed tab dividers to hold any little scraps of this or that that I collect for a post. It’s much neater and definitely more organized. 🙂

  6. Your blog planner is awesome. I am an new blogger, 7 months, and I am an organizer from the word go and these are wonderful. I found you on IBA. I shared your planner on Twitter and Pinterest. Please return the favor. I am numbers 1 and 2, for now on IBA. 🙂 I wish you continued success.

    1. Clearissa, thanks for stopping by. I’m so glad you like my Blog Planner, and I hope you get lots of great use out of it. I will definitely be checking out your blog. All the best… 🙂

  7. I use a few planners on Google Drive but that’s about how organized I am. I really need to improve my blog organization. I’m horrible! I love the fact you provide multiple colors. That is fantastic! Thanks for sharing and linking to Scraptastic Saturdays.

  8. wow these are great I love them all which creates another big problem I now have to decide which ones I want lol I am definitely pinning so I choose any or all for that matter lol
    Thanks so much <3

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