As a Virgo, organization comes as second nature to me. What I lack in social skills, I make up for in organization.
The way you organize your blog things will be different than the way I organize mine. Which is fine. This post is to give you ideas and get you on the right path. It is also ok if you decide some of the techniques I use will help yourself.
Today, we will be looking at various effective and inexpensive ways to help organize your blog. That way things will be well ordered and neat. I will also be showing the system I use for Fablemoon Says.
The Benefits of Organization
Organize- to form into a coherent unity or functioning whole
I was trying to find a less complicated deffinition but this is the best I could do. Basically organize means to put things in an order which is most effective.
Ex- Organizing your clothes by color
What benfit do we get from organization?
- Makes life easier
- Makes blogging easier
- Makes life feel less chaotic
- Makes things in order
- Helps calm mental health since you are making things easier
- Keeps things in order
I am not really one for electronic putting in the information mainly because I just don’t trust computers not to fail and delete my documents.
A better option is a notebook. I also use an app where I write the ideas than copy/paste what I wrote in my blog. In case I am too lazy to get my notebook
This is the notebook I use to jot down some information I would like my posts to have. I also have a flip pad of paper in the back for ideas.
Past Post Archive
If you really want your blog to be organized, you will put somewhere all your past blog posts. A lot of people do this with Spreadsheet online. I do not.
In my binder
, I have paper separated by tabs
. The tabs have a slot to add paper to them so I added different colored construction paper per label I have on my blog. I wrote the label name on the paper ex- mental health.
Then on the sheets of paper
, I write down the corresponding posts along with word count.
I do not put the date when they went up in case I decide to redo the post and schedule the update for a later date.
Here you can also see my binder includes sections where I can add paper. I like to add a range of magazine clippings or other goods that I can use for printables.
Very, very important. This will help you stay on top of the various things you need to get done. Here you can write your do to’s for the day. I like to write when I earn money from surveys
I suggest a spiral planner with daily sections. This give you room to write down what you need to get done for the day.
I have been doing a lot of research about blogging and found some useful tips that I may need on hand. I have a dedicated notebook for this.
Inside I have my social media schedule, blog colors, font, helpful information for blogging and Pinterest, sites for free photos, helpful sites and my passwords. I have plenty of blank pages where I can write down any more information that I find and need.
You can see an insight of that notebook on my Instagram
What I think helps is writing down your goals. I use that as a visual to make me work harder.
Below you can see that I have some paper in the front of my binder. One of those papers have my goals for 2020. I look at my goals when I need some motivation.
Knowing that I have something to work towards helps keep me on track. Goals=Motivation
A blog post planner will also help. I do not have a printer, so instead I copied this onto a blank piece of paper and put it in my binder. Right in front of my goals. It is basically a checklist that includes keywords, call to action, content and resources.
There you have my way of organization for my blog. These are very effective methods which altogether cost me about $30. I wanted a nice binder and paper.
Hopefully, you are organizing your blog as it will make things a lot more easier.
It took me a bit to figure out how exactly would be the best method for me. I find this the best method because I can bring my binder everywhere, it is big enough to hold all my notebooks and my calendar.
I do hope this post gives you some insight and tips into organization.