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Blog Binder Organization

When I first started blogging, I posted whenever I wanted to and about whatever was on my mind at the time. That worked for the first couple of months, but then I (permanently) moved to Nashville and started working, and I knew that if I was going to keep blogging regularly then I would need to be a bit more organized.

It took me a little while to get a system that worked for me to plan blog content. Here is what I finally settled on.

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Blog Binder

I like the binder approach because it has all my information in one place. Easy to keep everything together, especially because I usually need to flip through different sections.

Month Plan – Editorial Calendar

I make a general plan a month in advance. If I know that I’m going to be going somewhere or doing something special, then I plan around that. After that, I add different topics to the days. What I mean by that is I assign a topic to the days I’m going to post, but don’t usually identify the specifics of that post until the week before. This way I can make sure that I’m not posting a lot of about the same topic in a row.

Week Plan

I plan specific post 2 weeks ahead of time. This lets me know what I need to prepare, such as taking photos or editing images. Once I have a week or tow planned out, I start drafts on Blogger with the potential title of the posts. I’ll jot down a few notes in the draft about what I want to include and anything I need to put in. 

Other Sections

My binder has multiple sections. I keep tracks of who I sponsor as well as who sponsors me, so that I can make sure that I’m doing everything I need to. I also keep track of analytics, which is especially helpful to compare statistics changes and to have handy. I have a couple pages of notes, too. They’re generally about blog tips, ideas for posts, or things to try out.

So this is how I do it. How do you keep your blogging organized?

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