Since committing to blog more consistently (more on that here), I’ve been determined to be more organized. With a full time job, I know that I’ll only reach my blogging goals if I’m strategic and have a plan. Hence, my need for a blog planner. I’ve always had a haphazard running list of post ideas on my phone, but I’ll often forget ideas, not optimize the timing of a post, or fail to maximize upcoming trips and holidays and potential content that relates to those events. For example, I’d be wasting the chance to create Coachella content and reach festival-goers if I post my camping guide in May instead of March.
I ended up purchasing a traditional weekly planner from Sugar Paper (such cute options at Target right now!) and have adapted it to my needs, but I ended up finding (of course after I made my purchase) a wealth of free planners available right here on the lovely interwebs. There are actually quite a lot to sift through; and sift I did, so I could share only my favorites with you. Check out my top 5, get planning, and become the #blogboss you’ve always dreamed you could be.
Designer Blogs – Their Ultimate Blog Planner Kit is so beautiful and so all-encompassing. I love the chic black and gold design.
Mom’s Small Victories – Tanya’s planner has a page for tracking your link-ups and is Google Drive accessible, so you can access and plan on the go. Such a smart feature!
Nina Hendrick – This option is template based, so while not as detailed, it is easy to personalize and tailor to your own needs. I think this option is perfect for the pickier blogger who needs more control or is set in their own style.
Sarah Johnson – Sarah’s creation is not specifically for blogging, but it’s too pretty to not include. You could easily adapt this for your blog priorities, scheduling, and notes, just like I have with my Sugar Paper option.
Love at First Book – Girly but not too overpowering in its design, this planner is another excellent, thorough option. Some unique and useful pages include a guest post tracker and series planning inserts.
BONUS: While not a complete blog planner, I had to include this daily blog checklist by Kelly at Smart School House. I love how she organized this printable, as each blog post truly has too many moving parts to juggle, and it’s so easy to get sidetracked by one piece of the puzzle. I will definitely be using it to supplement my planner.
What do you use to plan your blogging routine? Let me know in the comments how you like to stay organized and if there are any other great printables I should check out!