How do you organise your blogging? In the past couple of years, I have used scraps of paper, upgraded to a notebook, use my phone, laptop and many other ways of trying to stay organised. I have recently upgraded from a notebook to a Filofax so am going to show you how to manage your blog using a Filofax.
That’s the beauty straight away of a Filofax. You can purchase or create your own customised sheets to make your Filofax unique. There are so many ideas out there that you will never be lost for one. Take your own style and add it into your Filofax. My supplies are quite limited at the moment, but I can see myself getting addicted to the likes of Washi tape, highlighters, post it notes and plenty more when I delve deeper into the design of how I want my Filofax to look.
For now, I am concentrating on how to manage my blog using my Filofax, so here is how I have started.
With plenty of notepaper included, I got started organising my blog very quickly. The Filofax comes with some standard numbered dividers, but I decided to customise some for my blog using some thick card stock, and a divider from the Filofax as a template. I have three dividers just for writing my blog posts, divided up into “To write”, “Waiting for” and “Blog post ideas”
- To Write – Says it all, everything I have waiting to be published on my blog. This list usually consists of the reviews that are waiting to be written after the review product has been received.
- Waiting For – Again this list says it all. Once a review product has been agreed, I pop it in this section until it arrives in my home. At this point I transfer it over to the “To write” section. This helps me keep track of wayward items, and knowing how busy the review section of my blog is going to be.
- Blog Post Ideas – Well we all get inspiration at random times don’t we. I use this section to write down all the ideas that may or may not develop into something in the future. I know though that I wont forget about them if they’re written down.
The diary section is then used to record the planning of blog posts over the weeks / months. I can use it to record when giveaways are starting and ending.
Here’s a short video taking a look inside the Filofax.
And how to make dividers for your filofax
Disclosure – I received the Filofax free of charge but all opinions are my own
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