Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Blogging: Keeping Organised...

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Working full-time and having a busy gym schedule means that sometimes my blog can get a little behind on content. However, since the beginning of this year, I have been actively trying to organise my blog in advance so there is always something new to read.


Monthly planner:

I find that having a monthly planner is key to keeping my blog organised. This little gem I picked up in TK Maxx at the beginning of the year. In the planner, there is a double page for each month with a section for notes at the side. I particularly like this layout as I can easily see what is being posted when and I can also see if there is a variety of content available.

Google Calender:

Sometimes when I have a little time to kill (like on my commute), I will type up a few blog posts. However, I never seem to have my monthly planner handy when I need it. Enter Google Calender. Google Calender is great as once content is finalised in my main planner, I can input it in there to refer to at any time I need to.

Block shooting photos:

Generally the only time that I have to shoot and edit photos for the blog is at the weekend. Even then, I don't have a huge amount of time to do it. So I find that block shooting and editing photos as far as I can in advance really helps.

Sticky Dots:

These dots are one of my favourite things to organise my blog with. Generally, I use them as a colour code system: red is for a post going live; light blue/dark blue is for photos and graphics being completed; yellow for Social Media and green is when everything is completed. It is such an easy method to work with and great for a visual person like myself.

Social Media:

Once a post has been completed in Blogger, I will schedule the social media to go with it. My weapon of choice for scheduling Social Media is Hootsuite. I don't 100% rely on scheduled Social Media as it does fall along the lines of being robotic. However, when you're as busy as I am, it sometimes is a godsend.

How do you keep your blog organised?


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