STAYING ORGANISED AS A BLOGGER

Another classic post I’m jumping on. But I’m an organisation f r e a k. I love keeping everything organised and scheduled and having a system. And I know that, staying organised as a blogger can be a struggle to keep organised. Especially when you’re tackling jobs or studies at the same time. I’m currently jugging 4 part time/freelance gigs and it kind of made me realise how I need a system. So I think I’ve tried basically every organisation regime and products there is, and finally found the ones that works for me.

Thus, here we are. I’ll take you through my own system and what I use to keep organised, so if you’re like me and love stationary and keeping organised you’re going to have a field day reading this. Obviously everyone’s way of doing things is different, and this is juts my way. But I think it’ll be a way that works for many people.

staying organised as a blogger

MY PLANNER

So, a little context to get us going. For ages I tried to force myself into an organisation system which weren’t working. Especially bullet journals. I loved my bullet journal for a good few months, and I still think it’s a fab way to keep organised. As you literally create your own layout, so I thought it’d be perfect for someone like me. However it was just too much time. And I know that’s kind of the point, however when I want to jot things down and plan content I don’t want to have to be fussing over drawing tables first.

I now use the Ponderlily undated planner. And I don’t think I can rave about this planner enough holy cow. I bought this about a month ago and I’ve fallen in love with it. The one thing I wanted in a planner was to have a monthly overview and then a weekly overview too, which most diaries don’t have. But this has exactly that, with space for weekly to-do lists, notes, positive habits. And then a monthly round up at the end of each month and a notes section. Halle-fucking-lujah. It also has a cute quote at the beginning of each month with is just the sweetest touch.

So each month I plan out when I’m posting content, when I’m shooting or going to events. And then any personal bits or if I’m working on other jobs. And if I suddenly think of ideas for say December (yes I’m planning Christmas content in August and what) I just whizz to the notes section at the back of that month and keep it under a ‘blog thoughts’ section. So at the beginning of the month I can also consult there to plan content or see what brand deals or specific things I need to do. I then plan each week as it comes and breakdown each day with what I’m doing.

MY PHONE

I do also use the diary on my phone. Less for content planning more for what I’m doing day to day. So all my personal bits or events get put on there too. Simply because I don’t always carry around my planner so if I need to look at my schedule I still have it with me. And I just keep everything colour coded so it’s easy to see what’s going on.

Then I also have a notes section on my phones specifically for my blog. Containing a collection of my latest blog post links, as it makes scheduling tweets 10x easier (life hack). I also have a section for any blog post ideas I may have. As, I don’t know about you but they always come to me at the most random of times. And then any other random thoughts or links to refer to later.

staying organised as a blogger

THE DAILY JOTTER

For day to day I have a journal to write down my daily to-do lists and write down any notes or thoughts whilst I work. It’s just a handy notebook to write everything down on and I can plan my blog posts or right any quick notes in. And it keeps everything in the same place. A rather small but necessary item to have my friends.

MY BLOGGING RESOURCES

There are a few resources I have for just blogging which I thought I’d pop in at the end. The first of which is a blogging income spreadsheet. They’re perfect if you make money from blogging and want to keep a record of what’s coming in and out from blogging each month. If you just search in google ‘blogging income spreadsheet’ so many posts with free downloads will pop up to save you the hassle. Likewise, I also have a separate spreadsheet of all my raised invoices. Just the invoice number, amount, who it’s sent to and when and then the deadline. And I colour code it so I can see what’s been paid when and what hasn’t. As for my actual invoices I keep them all in a file so they’re easily accessible if I ever need them.

I could go on forever about organisation. As I bloomin’ love it, and I’m so happy with the system I have right now. And I know this is very intricate how I do things, but I find it makes life so much easier. I’d love to know if there’s any specific way you like to keep organised!

Em x
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27 Comments

    • emibeccamarven
      02/09/2018 / 10:45 am

      I definitely love to have all grounds covered! Ahhh that’s a good idea! x

    • emibeccamarven
      02/09/2018 / 10:46 am

      Aww it’s okay – Ponderlily are fab I love them! x

  1. foreverseptember1
    02/09/2018 / 7:46 pm

    I’m a sucker for a good planner, I love the look of the one you have – might have to place an order!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • emibeccamarven
      03/09/2018 / 6:52 pm

      As am I! Yesss get it I’m obsessed! x

    • emibeccamarven
      03/09/2018 / 6:49 pm

      Yesss love a good to-do list! xx

  2. 03/09/2018 / 6:43 pm

    This is such a good post! I love the planner, it’s gorgeous and I love the way it’s laid out! Super random, but where are your glasses from, I’m looking for a new pair! xo
    http://www.lexiealexandra.com

    • emibeccamarven
      03/09/2018 / 6:53 pm

      Ahh thank you! Those glasses are actually fake, I’ve had them for years but they’re from Amazon! xx

  3. 04/09/2018 / 4:04 pm

    I love organisation but I literally do everything on my phone, it’s always in my pocket so it makes sense to keep all my notes on there!

    • Emilybecca
      Author
      05/09/2018 / 6:44 pm

      I wish I could be the sort of person that does it all on their phone! I think I just enjoy having diaries to write in haha! x

  4. Macey Gloria
    05/09/2018 / 4:34 am

    I love to keep my organisation simple & jot everything down in one journal! I’ve never thought of putting all my recent blog post links in my Notes, that’s something I totally want to try x
    twinklexthoughts.blogspot.com

    • Emilybecca
      Author
      05/09/2018 / 6:47 pm

      Definitely give it a go, it’s great having them all in one place x

  5. 06/09/2018 / 10:48 am

    I do love being organised, though I feel like I’m less so when it comes to blogging. I might have to get back into making spreadsheets as it seems rather helpful!

    Sophie | Sophie’s Spot

    • Emilybecca
      Author
      07/09/2018 / 12:29 pm

      I went through a ‘don’t think about it too much’ stage in my blog organisation but I definitely prefer planning more! x

    • Emilybecca
      Author
      07/09/2018 / 1:17 pm

      Thank you! Ahh hopefully you find something that works for you!

    • Emilybecca
      Author
      11/09/2018 / 7:15 pm

      I love it! Yesss it’s so much better having everything laid out like that! x

  6. 17/09/2018 / 11:59 am

    I have a planner, the calendar in my phone, and the calendar in my email haha. Then I have hundreds of draft posts with ideas that need fleshed out.
    I definitely need to up my spreadsheet game though, take my organisation to the next level 🙂
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

    • Emilybecca
      Author
      17/09/2018 / 12:12 pm

      Yesss spreadsheets saved my life! x

  7. 17/09/2018 / 5:57 pm

    I love being organised but with everything going on sometimes it’s hard to be. Thank you for the tips!

    • Emilybecca
      Author
      17/09/2018 / 6:21 pm

      Aww it’s okay!!

  8. natashaketel
    04/11/2018 / 5:10 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your tips, they were so so useful! Are there any apps that you use to keep organise that you would recommend?

    • Emilybecca
      Author
      04/11/2018 / 9:21 pm

      Ahh it’s okay! I schedule all my tweets using Hootsuite which is great, and UNUM is fab for planning Instagrams! xx

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