This weekend my best friend and I went away to our cabin by the lake. A weekend of reading and watching movies. Just a chance to be still and quiet for a change. I spent most of my day drawing my new months layouts, including my third attempt at adding my blog planners into the mix.
Since I started using my Bullet Journal I have been adding more and more blog related pages and they have become incredibly handy! I have tried 3 different layouts now and they all have their merits. This little blog of mine is still coming into it’s own and rarely are two months the same so far, but I think I’m getting the hang out it now and I am on the right path.
February’s Blog Planner
My first blog planner is a two page spread and can be broken up into three different categories, brainstorming, tasks and editorial. On the left hand side I drew out 3 boxes for the three main topics of my blog. To the right of that I had a task list…it got very full very fast. Under that I had a section to track the Adventure Planner Printable Layouts that I am working on.
The second page was dedicated to the editorial calendar. I listed the days down the left side and added a tracker for social media promotion.
March’s Blog Planner
I really liked my editorial section for the month before, and I obviously still needed a task list so I transferred those right over!
The biggest struggle I have when it comes to blogging is finding a routine and making it a habit. I’m really trying to get better at this so I added a habit tracker. I can’t say that every square is being filled out but it does help me when I sit down in the morning and I’m not sure where to start. This included social media engagement and actual productive tasks like writing and checking for new comments (Which I love getting BTW)
I still wanted space to brainstorm post ideas so I added a separate page for it. I decided that I would always want to bring these lists forward to the next month so I used post it notes to write on. (*Spoiler – I don’t transfer those sticky notes but decided to use a different type because my mind is scattered and changing all the time.)
April’s Blog Planner
This month I went all sorts of crazy and decided on doing not just one all new layout but three! I wanted to be able to schedule tasks as well as posts. I decided to go with a nice big calendar and I decided to try and preschedule a few things a week – more as reminders to do them. Hopefully it will keep me on track.
On the next two pages I created a post planner for brainstorming and a social media tracker. Building up my followers is going to be a big focus starting now!
Do you use your bullet journal for your blog or your small business? Please leave me a comment below on the one thing that you would add month after month?
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