When I first started blogging in 2005, it was no more than a hobby. I didn’t have sponsors, paid posts or even reviews. Words like “PR” and “deadline” had nothing to do with my weekly writing that was more diary than job. When I made the decision to monetize my blog several years later I (foolishly) thought nothing would really change. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Suddenly I had a schedule, due dates, appointments, followups and more. The more work I did, the more requests I received. This was great, of course. But, I quickly got lost in all of the things I had to remember. Don’t even get me started on remembering when hosting costs were due or if a client had paid me yet or not.
I can only imagine how many jobs I lost over the years
simply because I was so disorganized.
As time went on and I learned more, it got better. But I still found myself looking for a sticky note that fell off my desk or a phone number that I thought I put in my phone but never did. Was the store event this Thursday or next Thursday…and what time did it start? I wasted hours going through emails trying to remember all the details. I tried using a whiteboard – not quite portable. I bought five different daily planners. Great – I’m portable now! Not so great – these are not made for bloggers. I needed space for job details, not a grocery shopping list. Then I found something made just for bloggers like me.
The Blogging Planner
The Blogging Planner is an all-in-one organizer, calendar, record keeper and more. Created by professional blogger Trisha and direct sales coach Lynsey – The Blogging Planner caters specifically to bloggers.
The Blogging Planner covers all of the major elements of blogging like:
- Brand Events
- PR Contacts
- Post Ideas, To-Do List and Sponsored Posts
- Monthly Monetary Focus for Profits and Expenses
- *Full Ring Binding So it Lays FLAT on Your Desk!
- Daily Entry Calendar
- Weekly Notes with Blogging Tips
- Monthly Overview Calendar
- and more like tracking Giveaways and Planning for a Conference
The planner comes in two sizes: Travel 8.5″ x 5.5″ ($37.99) and Executive 8.5″ x 11″ ($57.99) I work just as much on the go as I do from home – so even though I’d ordered the (first version) travel size, I decided I also wanted the Executive. Check back because I’m going to share my experience with you and give you tips and tricks on how the planner can help you organize better in the new year.
More info: bloggingplanner.com
I was provided with an Executive size Blogging Planner to review and share my honest opinions.