One of the blogger’s* goals is to be organized with their blogging life!
Well, mine is. Along with becoming famous, destroying all humans who do not agree with my rule, conquering the earth, eating a variety of foods, and also making my blog better.
But let’s focus on the organization part!
I haven’t exactly achieved the perfect mode of “blogging organization” but I am organized in certain… areas. Kind of.**
*And yes, I’m speaking for all bloggers that exist and have ever existed.
**AKA I create schedules and lists and whatnot to pretend that I’m organized when my organization is just a big mess falling apart.
I’ll admit that I stole this idea from May. I steal a lot of things from her (because she’s a fabulous blogger). Like ideas. And mangoes.
(Before I make a schedule, whenever I needed to post something, I just browsed through my post drafts and thought about which one I wanted to write the most.)
I have a posting schedule, which has a list of all the post ideas and the dates of which I will post them, all the way down to October or November. Because having an idea gives you more ideas and so on.
I use Google Docs for my posting schedule and for a lot of my different documents and notes that I have. I also use it for my writing*!
Here’s my posting schedule for June, if you want to take a look at it.
Wherever it’s highlighted is whenever I procrastinated on posting or posted late, ha. Ha.
And whenever I post the actual post, I strike through it!
(I’m honestly too proud of myself for making this, ok? LOOK HOW ORGANIZED IT LOOKS** AND IGNORE THE FACT THAT I STILL KEEP ON PROCRASTINATING.)
But if you make one of these, take note of this: I constantly move around things on my posting planner. Because I’m more of a mood-writer. I write what I feel like writing, and so far it’s worked! This is more of a schedule that I can use whenever I feel like it, but I haven’t let it stop me from posting what I want to post!
Here’s my posting schedule for July!
And as you can see, I had a little post abandonment for around a week. But I’m back, (back again).
Having a posting schedule also helps you to keep track of your ideas! Whenever I have an idea, I usually put it in my planner, and then I realize that I’ve already had that idea. I’m copying myself all the time?? And my ideas aren’t even that good??
*And I’m laughing at myself because wHAT WRITING HAVE I EVEN DONE.
**A major reason I even have this posting schedule is probably just so I can look at how ORGANIZED IT LOOKS.
CODING, TAGS, & OTHER THIGNS
I use Evernote for a lot of different things!
I kind of use Evernote for my whole life, and I have a notebook for books and bloggerly stuff. I pride myself on keeping track of a bunch of different things, but reality is that I probably have missed a lot of different things.
I have a note open for all the awards/tags that I have been tagged in for 2017! I also include the times I’ve been mentioned in a post, so that I can put it in my monthly wrap-up*!
Here’s what my “Awards I have done” section looks like**.
I always list the person I’ve been tagged by and include the links to their posts, so I can easily link to them in my posts.
SEE?? I AM ORGANIZED. *nods convincingly*
I also have another note for html codes, which you can gaze at lovingly here:
I have the codes for changing text size and for links, so that I can just copy and paste whenever I need it.
Half the reason I made this is because actually typing it out is too much work. Laziness = efficiency, right?
*And also pretend that I’m famous because WHO DOESN’T PRETEND THAT THEY’RE FAMOUS?
**I’m only including the awards I’ve already done because… I have done absolutely no tags yet. #oops I WILL SOON THOUGH.
And… books. This doesn’t really count as “blogging,” but I’m a book blogger…
So I use Goodreads for everything. I LOVE GOODREADS.
WHY GOODREADS IS AWESOME:
- You can update your progress of a book if you don’t have a bookmark because you DOESN’T LOSE THEIR BOOKMARK??
- You can keep track of all the books you’ve read during the year so you can look at your high or low number and either cry yourself to sleep or… cry yourself to sleep. There are no other options.
- You can look at all of your friends’ posts unless you have no friends. THEN GO FRIEND ME ON GOODREADS, ‘KAY?
- You can keep track of your TBR or at least pretend that you do. I have around one thousand books on my to-read shelf HOW DOES ONE KEEP TRACK OF ALL THAT?
- You can discover new books so that you add more to your TBR and slowly die over the crushing pressure.
- You can enter giveaways for books because IF YOU ARE NOT BROKE, tell me how you don’t buy the first book you see????
- You can upload your writing but honestly, who even goes to that section?
In fact, I love Goodreads so much that I even made a post about how it affects my life #ShamelessSelfPromo.
How do YOU organize your blogging life? Do you use Goodreads? Are you as obsessed with Obama as I AM???