Last month Kristin from Modjeska Designs released her 2013-2014 Blog Planner. I have to admit, I was intrigued by this notion of planning your blog. It just seemed so foreign to me because I am a fly by the seat of my pants type of blogger. In all honesty throughout this entire year only the posts related to A Lovely Year of Finishes have been planned. I like the idea of being organized so when payday rolled around I bought her Blog Planner.
What I love most about this planner is that it is a way to keep track of practically EVERYTHING! There is a month by month calendar where you can write in your individual posts. I have already started filling in dates for A Lovely Year of Finishes posts.
I clearly need to get some more ideas in store for my January planning, but I think 3 posts is a good start. There is also a section with all of the holidays listed. What is nice about this is that holidays are a great opportunity for special sewing projects and with them listed all in one place I can easily see what is coming up and decide if I want to do a project around a holiday theme.
Some of the sections include:
- Budget Tracking
- Project Sheets
- Linky Parties
- Weekly Timesheets and planning guides
- Security section for passwords
- Advertising (helpful if you are trying to monetize your blog)
- And many many more (for a full list – click here).
This might be my favorite part of the planner, a section of Idea Sketches. I am a bit of a doodler (not a very good drawer, but great doodler) so this section is perfect for me to collect my ideas for a quilt design and write out my supplies list. I know I will refer back to these sheets when writing my tutorials and it will be so wonderful to have them all in one place.
The entire Blog Planner is 67 Full Color pages and you have so much flexibility. I didn’t print every section, just the ones that make the most sense for me right now. You could easily print this at home or take the instant download PDF file to your local print store and run off a copy of the file. I also like that I can go back and make as many copies as I want of specific pages – ie. the Idea Sketches.
This is a very complete planner, after spending several days picking out which pages I wanted to print, there really wasn’t anything else I could think of to include. Kristin really did think of it all. The only thing I added really, was my super pretty binder that I bought at Target. I thought that the outside of my planner needed to be as pretty as the inside.
It is a 2″ thick binder, though now I am only using about 1/8 of the space. I have a feeling I will be reprinting the Idea Sketches and Supply List pages of the planner over and over again and will easily fill this binder. If I do…that will mean that I had a successful year of actually planning ahead of my blogging!
So if you are in the market for a little organization for your blog, I highly recommend the 2013-2014 Blog Planner by Modjeska Designs. It is only $20.00 and well worth every penny! (Oh yes! She has one for food bloggers too!)
I hope everyone has a great weekend!