Review: The Blogging Planner

If you are a regular reader here, you will know that I’ve gotten sick. I also just had surgery last week (what, you didn’t notice? You’ll find out why in this post.) My organization method for all my blogging stuff (and my life) has always been in my head. Then I got sick with Hashimoto’s (for those who aren’t following along) which is a thyroid disorder, and my brain is a fuzzy mess most of the time. I’m in the process of getting treatment for that (it takes months to get into an endocrinologist here!). However, that being said, all bloggers really need to get their hands on The Blogging Planner.

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Keeping track of things any other way than The Blogging Planner is just absurd. I was one of those bloggers who didn’t think I needed this, Hashimoto’s I have been blogging for 7 years. My system was working. However, it really wasn’t. I totally was making everything a lot harder on myself. Even though I do live a lot online, I am a paper person. I keep lists of what I need to do on paper. I have a paper calendar. Needless to say, The Blogging Planner was a perfect fit for me once I got past the fact that I can’t use my head anymore.

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I love that this blogging planner was created by 2 bloggers. They know what you need and have laid out the book, so you can become a better blogger. I love that I have a full view calendar. For me, it allowed to me lay out the Twitter parties I am hosting plus posts that have static review dates. I was also able to add in my kids’ commitments, so I know exactly what I have going on each day.

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For me, I used the “Notes” portion of the book to keep track of all the reviews I had to do! With two blogs, it is quite a bit. I now know what is sitting in front of me in all the boxes.

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I also love how it helps me lay out my week. I also can track my giveaways and any paid posts I may have. The giveaways were so helpful when I was out for the count this last week or so due to my surgery. I am able to see when I started them and when they end, so I know when to pick winners. I am also able to track when I have payments coming in. Not everybody pays right away — you have your net 30, net 60, net 90, etc. Nobody can remember in their head when everybody pays out.

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For me, I really like the weekly calendar to lay out what posts are going on what blog and when. It allows me to schedule. Yes, you may not have noticed I had surgery and have been gone for a week just due to me scheduling posts for you all to read. However, I have to keep track of when each post goes up to make sure you I’m not scheduling 5 posts for today and none for tomorrow! The Blogging Planner definitely allowed me to do that.

If you are a new blogger or an experienced blogger, I can only recommend The Blogging Planner.  It has definitely made my life a whole lot easier (plus it’s the perfect gift for the blogger who already has everything!). This is one of those products that I don’t know how I lived without it! The Blogging Planner is available in two sizes: Travel (8.5? x 5.5?) and Executive (11? x 8.5?), and I’d love both (I did review the executive one).

Comments

  1. I could use a blogging planner i’m all over the place sometimes.

  2. I’ve been wondering about this planner!

  3. I am in love with the Blogging Planner! It has helped me get organized and back on track after falling behind. Such a great blogging tool!

  4. What a handy little tool! I could definitely use this!!

  5. Wow I really need this! I am all over the place using notebooks and piece sof paper now.

  6. I finally got myself organized for blogging, could have used a planner to help.

  7. It looks great. I could use a copy. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I have to get one for me! Seems perfect to get all blogging things under control.

  9. This will be a great help for all the bloggers out there. Thanks for the amazing review.

  10. I’m awful at planning out my blog. I always start out really well then abandon the plan. I wish I could stick to a planner though!

  11. I’m sorry you’re dealing with Hashimotos! That has to be so frustrating! I’d love to try this bc after two kids I’m lost!!

  12. I finally started using a blogging planner and it has really helped!

  13. Helene Cohen Bludman :

    I definitely need to become more organized, and this looks like a great way to do it. Love that there is a travel size, too.

  14. I really need something like this! I am completely disorganized!

  15. I may need to invest in one. With my blog picking up, I really do not want to miss any deadlines.

  16. I keep saying I am going to get one of these. I think I will get one for Christmas.

  17. First off, my partner has Hashimoto’s and after almost a year, we are finally getting to a balance point. I wish you the very best. Second, this books sounds like something I really need.

  18. It looks like they put a lot of thought into designing that planner!

  19. This is really a great idea. For anyone that needs to get organized, they should check into this planner.

  20. Great review. I definitely need to get better about keeping up with my blog planning.

  21. this would be perfect for me! I’m a scatterbrained mess most days!

  22. I use an online planner but sometimes it would be nice to have everything written down in front of me.

  23. I sooooooo need one of these! But every time I start using one I stop after a couple of weeks!

  24. Sounds like a great tool!

  25. This looks so handy to keep organized. Thanks

  26. I can’t live wo a planner

  27. AWESOME! If they could do this and have it publish itself too…that would ROCK!!

  28. This planner looks wonderful. I use a planner all the time !

  29. A blogging planner is a must!

  30. I am way too disorganize NOT to need one of these!

  31. I need that

  32. OOh I really really like this. Especially the weekly portion, I am in desperate need of something like that. Thanks for sharing this!

  33. No matter how much technology I have at my fingertips, I still prefer to put my pen to paper. I would love this!

  34. I’d love a new blogging planner!

  35. That looks incredible. I envy you successful bloggers. It takes me forever to write an article.

  36. I love having a planner!!

  37. This looks like soemthing I could use

  38. I could use a tool like this

  39. I want a blogging calendar. I am a new blogger and a good calendar would help me plan my days.

  40. this looks awesome, I so need something like this to keep me organized, because I am not!

  41. Thanks for sharing, great review! Feel better soon…

  42. Oh my goodness, I NEED the blogging planner!

  43. This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing, I could use one!

  44. Your review has me convinced I need this!! So throrough!

  45. Could really use one!

  46. I will definitely check this out, I need to get better organized

  47. I so need one of these like asap!! Going to check this out asap!

  48. I have an online calendar but it’s very basic. It’s about time for something more detailed

  49. How did you know I just said TODAY that I really need a planner?

  50. There is just about everything a blogger could need in there!

  51. This is exactly what I need! I’ve already planning on getting more organized this coming year and this would be perfect. Thanks!

  52. I really need to get better at organizing my blog activities.

  53. This is going right on my holiday wishlist. Ever since I quit my job and started a home business, I’ve been struggling with organization. I neeeeed this!

  54. @MusingsSAHM That looks really cool!

  55. i so need this

  56. My planner is almost to its’ end will look into thanks for sharing.

  57. This seems like a nice idea for pen and paper bloggers.

  58. I really need this…somedays are unreal!

  59. what a great tool for bloggers

  60. i can’t live without a planner of some sort. and i need a pen and paper. not all things aer better digital

  61. I’m so glad this helps you keep yourself organized, even with two blogs. It’s not easy.

  62. need to check this out

  63. I need one!

  64. This does look helpful!

  65. Gosh I could REALLY use something like this! My notes are a mess!

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