Are you a blogger? When you decide to take it on as a business (whether part-time or full-time) you need to treat it like a business. The New Year is the perfect time to focus on goal setting and planning.
- Setting goals
- Content planning
- Content calendar
- social media scheduling
- tracking social media statistics
- brainstorming, manifesting, and dreaming about where it will take you
My Daily Planners
I use a mix of digital and pen and paper to keep track of my days, my family, and my businesses. When it comes to content planning and social media scheduling, ‘pen and paper’ is what works best for me. It’s a creative process and that gets lost on the computer.
A planner design for bloggers
This year I discovered The Content Planner. A planner designed for bloggers. I’ve tried using regular planners in the past but I like to have one 100% dedicated to my blog. I have a separate planner and also use Google Calendar for keeping track of my own and my family’s events, to-dos, meal planning, chores and so many other things.
For me to use a planner or process it has to work for me. If it doesn’t work completely for me, I stop using it. Over the years I’ve used different planners for my blog including regular calendar planners and printables. This year I found The Content Planner while searching the internet, placed the order and eagerly anticipated its arrival.
The Content Planner – Pink out box with a teal planner
The planner comes in this gorgeous pink box which you can use to protect your planner when you throw it in your work bag.
The cover of The Content Planner is a gorgeous teal blue. Reminds me of Tiffany blue. This seems to be my color this year when I think back to what I’ve been buying this year.
Spiral Binding makes me happy
Spiral bound is key – allows the pages to lay flat which makes it easier to write in. Especially as someone who is left-handed.
Blog Planner Stickers
The planner comes with stickers for page tags and my favorite – stickers for social media scheduling. Bloggers are creative people and having a paper planner allows you to be creative. This includes using stickers with bright colors – it gets the creative juices flowing and visually inspires.
Blog Content Planning Prompts
The first few pages of the planner are lists of monthly themes and holidays which are useful to use when content planning. Especially those national food holidays like #nationaltacoday and #nationalpizzaday are always great for content planning both on the blog and social media.
Blog Content Calendar Pages
The calendar pages provide space for blog post content planning and social media content. Each month there’s an area to fill in your social stats so you can track your growth. I love that the calendar doesn’t have dates printed so you can start the calendar the month you order it.
The last few pages of The Content Planner give you room to plan, strategize, and dream. Or even doodle. When I plan I write all over my pages with circles and arrows – there’s no staying in lines for me.
If you give the Content Planner a try, let me know what you think. How has it helped you to reach your blogging goals?
disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. I purchased my own Content Planner and after receiving it signed up to become an affiliate so I could share it with you.