One of the keys to being a successful blogger is staying organized. I’ve always been a planner by nature so that part is fun for me. #nerdalert.
I’ve been blogging for almost 3 years and I feel like I’ve tried every planner, printable, blog organizer, etc., but I hadn’t found the perfect system. Then, my friend Lilly created the most amazing blog planner and I got my first Erin Condren Life Planner and was all was right in the world.
Pros of EC:
–Customizable (inside and out)
–Lots of room for writing
–Dry erase lists on the inside covers
–Zip pocket for storage
–Pocket files in back
I like the 3 block set up. I use one for personal, one for work, and one for the blog. Some people use their planner like a scrapbook and decorate with stickers, washi tape, and other things. I have purchased some stickers, but just basic ones for birthdays, weddings, bills, holidays, etc. Etsy has TONS of sticks and Michael’s has a decent selection.
I ordered these customer headers from Etsy. I put them on MWF and leave the TTh blocks blank for anything blog related that I need to do.
If you’re just trying to get more organized or only use a planner sometimes, I wouldn’t recommend the EC. They are expensive, but definitely worth it in my opinion. The Happy Planner is similar and might be a better option for some.
–Well thought out and designed by a blogger
–Printable: have the option to print only what you want & need
–Includes great resources, lists, and blog post worksheets
–Not a tangible, bound planner you can purchase in stores.
As I said earlier, I used to have binders, notebooks, planners, lists, and everything else all over the place trying to stay organized. It worked, but it wasn’t the most efficient way. This planner was everything I had been wanting and looking for.
I stay organized and can plan for my posts so much better with these 2 planners plus colored pens and dividers.
P.S. How cute is my blog assistant? He was investigating everything that I laid out to shoot so of course I had to include him.