Over the past month and change, I’ve been trying a couple of different methods of organizing my thoughts and scheduling posts.
I tried a blog-specific organizational printable I found on Etsy. It helped me get initially organized, but I found I’m not one to print out the weekly organizational pages. On top of that, having it in a binder was a bit too large for me to comfortably work with.
I also tried using various planning apps, but none of those really stuck, either since I work across several different machines – my Mac, my iPhone and my iPad. Some of the apps I tried didn’t sync across multiple machines, some of the apps I tried weren’t even available on all machines, and some of the apps just didn’t work for me.
But since it’s that time of year for all the glorious back to school supplies to stock the shelves. I decided I’d try something a bit different and get a regular planner to see if I can make that work for me in terms of both organizing my thoughts and scheduling posts. So far, it’s working pretty well. But I just started using it last week. So we’ll see how it goes.
Ultimately, I’m looking for a system that will let me plan in advance, jot notes down on the days the posts are supposed to go up. I need something that will let me see a week’s spread at a time. I really think this regular planner is going to work for that. There’s even spaces in each week for notes that aren’t attached to a day. Yeah, I think it’s really going to work for me, but I’ll follow up with how it’s working out.
What methods do you use to organize your blog? Do you prefer to do everything on the computer/iPad/etc or do you prefer paper and pends? Let me know in the comments!