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How to keep organised as a blogger

– LIFESTYLE –

I love being organised and I love the idea of being organised, but sometimes I struggle. It took me a while to get there but I would say that I am organised when it comes to blogging. When I first started blogging, if I had a post like this then it would have helped me so much. You learn something new everyday so hopefully this post will help at least someone.
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If you don’t have a set of sticky notes, THEN YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG. Also how adorable are these?! sticky notes are sooo useful. They are great for sticking on important pages or even the bigger ones are great for writing down little notes. I like to write notes done on the bigger ones and stick it on my laptop near my mousepad. I use these ones to stick in the inside of the pages that are important. The ones with the numbers on are great at using them for importance, so if I have a blog post that I need to upload asap I will use like a 9 or exclamation mark.
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You need a main blogging planner. This blogger has literally saved my ass since I started blogging. It has helped me with absolutely everything and I don’t know how I would have been organised without it. It was really affordable and I would 100% recommend getting it if this looks like something you will like. The planner is really thick and there is ALOT of space for content that you want to put inside.
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You need a main planner where you can write everything down, all of your content, your sponsored posts and a notes section and this planner has exactly that. I have already done another post on this planner so check it out if you want to see it in more detail This is the main page inside the planner and it has everything on it. All of the dates of the post, the titles, the idea you have, a little checklist and a mini diary. I feel like that is everything you could want for a content page. Everything on here I use and find it all useful. There is so much room for writing down your content, you could list it or use a spider diagram. I like that you can go back through and see all of the content you have created, it is nice to look back on it.
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The sponsored content pages are so so so useful! I don’t think I have seen this with any other planner. Keeping up with your sponsored content is so important, I think it is also nice to go back through and look at all of the great brands you have worked with. There is enough here to write down everything about the brand/ product that you need to like the product, the brand, the date it arrived, the deadline for the post. Then if you have been paid you can tick the box an if you have published the post you can tick it off too. I like to write down next to the paid box how much I have been paid, just so it is written down in case of any problems.
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THIS BOOK IS SO ESSENTIAL!! You need a book where you write down all of your thoughts on the products you are trying. If you are a beauty blogger then this book is something that you need. When I work with companies and they send me products I HAVE to write everything down about it, from the packaging, to how the product performs and even the price. It is sooo useful when it comes to writing the post as you can refer back to this book. It is really useful as you won’t forget anything when writing the post and it makes it a hell of a lot easier. I also use this book to write down any rough ideas I have and then if I want to use the idea I will put It in my blog planner. So all of the ideas that I have for Halloween posts will go in here and the ones I will actual want to create will go into my blog planner.
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If you are a baking blogger, this won’t come as a shock to you. Having a recipe book is needed. Writing out the recipes that you know you want to make is so helpful. It is so easy to refer back to the ingredients that you need to buy when you are shopping. If I am baking that week then I will put a post it note on the inside of the page so it is easy for me to get to and I don’t have to search around my book for it. This one is really pretty which makes me want to write in it even more.IMG_0820
All recipe books are different, but I like this one as you can write down everything you need on two pages.  I like that it has a notes section next to the ingredients and method. I can write down the servings, the prep time that i will need, how long it takes to bake and any additional notes e.g (leave the cake in the cake tin)
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A weekly planner is going to make your life so much easier. Sitting down on a Sunday night and writing what I am going to be for the next week makes me feel so organised. It makes it so much easier to see what I need to do on certain days. I am at university and I work aswell but being a blogger I can write down what I need to do for each day, so when my life does get crazy I can just look on here and see what I am doing each day. The to do list is good because I write down everything I need to do, even from the tiniest things like charge my camera. You won’t forget anything as you have written it all down, but also you can tick it off as you go. This is the only weekly planner that I have seen that has calls / emails on it – SO USEFUL. Since I have started blogging I need to check my emails every morning, and writing down what brands I need to email back keeps me on top of it.
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I like to write down the Twitter chats that I know I am going to take part in on that day. So on Tuesdays if I know I am going to take part in the GRLPOWRCHAT then I will write it down. it is also good to set an alarm on your phone if you always forget and really want to take part in a chat. Each week you might want to mix up the chats that you take part in.
Twitter chats (the ones that are actually up and running)

Monday- 

5pm – Teacupclub / Cbeechat

6pm – TheGirlGangHQ 

7pm – BDIBChat / TBHCHAT / BritHour 

8pm – CreativeBizHour / FoodieChats

Tuesday- 

8pm – FabBloggersRT

7pm – PLBChat / BeautyBrawlChat

9pm – GRLPOWRCHAT / UKBlogAwards

Wednesday –

7pm – Teacupclub / LbloggersChat / abunchofgirls / BritHour

7:30pm – TheCultureHour

8pm – BloggersSparkle / bbloggerschat 

9pm – LateNightBlogs 

Thursday – 

7pm – afilmclub / TBHCHAT / BritHour 

8pm – GRLPOWRCHAT 

9pm – Cbeechat 

Friday – 

7pm – abunchofgirls / BritHour / BeautyBrawlChat

8pm – BDIBChat

Saturday – 

6pm – BloggersSparkle / PLBChat

Sunday – 

5pm – Teacupclub 

7pm – LbloggersChat / TBHCHAT

8pm – Cbeechat / BlogosphereM

9pm – GRLPOWRCHAT 

 
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Scheduling your tweets is sooo important. YOU NEED BUFFER. I was actually really late on this one, but since I have been doing I have noticed a massive difference. You can set your tweets to go up throughout the day when you can’t do it. You don’t have to worry about tweeting out your recent blog post as it does it for you. I ABSOLUTELY HATE SCHEDULING MY TWEETS I am not going to lie and say it is so much fun, because it’s not. However, it is really worth it in the end. If you buffer your tweets for a week you will see the difference in your views for that week, because when you buffer your tweets I have noticed I get a lot more views on my blog. You can add the social medias that you want to upload your posts to on your settings, I only use Twitter.
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There are some great places that you can get your stationary from. My favourites are Paperchase, The Works and Wilkinsons.
The Ultimate Blog Planner is from Dot Creates
To Do This Week Pad is from Poundworld 
The Pink and Rose Gold notebook is from Wilkinsons
The Stick Notes are from The Works
Recipe Book is from Paperchase
I hope this post has helped someone. It always makes me feel so much better knowing that I am organised. Let me know if there are any twitter chats that I missed and also tell me what you do to keep organised.
Sophia xo
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77 Comments

  1. September 17, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    What an amazing post! I love all your adorable stationary and all your tips for keeping organized! Thanks so much for sharing ❤️

    • September 17, 2017 / 10:25 pm

      Thank you! I love stationary, it makes me so happy haha! Thank you! any time<3

  2. September 17, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    Such a great post!! Omg I need that blogging planner in my life!! Where is it from?! xoxo

    • September 17, 2017 / 10:26 pm

      Thank you! Its from Dot Creates! I would 100% check them out. xxxx

  3. September 17, 2017 / 10:12 pm

    Yaaaas love it! Also love the autumnal header!! Xx

    • September 17, 2017 / 10:27 pm

      Thank you and thanks girl! xx

  4. September 17, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    Ive just bought a new diary so I can keep on top of everything because it was stressing me out not knowing what I was doing day to day! I may have to invest in the sticky tabs though because theyre really cute
    michelle x
    http://www.wanderingcuriosities.com

    • September 17, 2017 / 10:29 pm

      Good! I’m glad haha. It makes me feel so much better. They are so cute, you need them lol x

  5. September 17, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    Such a great post! 💞I’m going to put a lot more time this week into planning my posts! Thanks for the tips!

    • September 17, 2017 / 10:29 pm

      Thank you. You will feel so much better for it. Any time! thanks for reading

  6. September 17, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    I’m organised but never this much so definitely helped me out! Love love love this post and thanks for sharing

    • September 17, 2017 / 10:30 pm

      Aw I am glad then and that makes me happy. Thank you sooo much!!

  7. September 17, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    These are awesome tips! Bloggers have so many things going on at once that it’s important to stay organized!

    • September 17, 2017 / 10:31 pm

      Thank you! I agree, saying on top of things is so important

  8. mentalrocknrollsex
    September 18, 2017 / 12:22 am

    This post was so damn useful, thank you soooo much.

    • September 18, 2017 / 11:13 am

      That makes me so happy so I am glad!

  9. September 18, 2017 / 1:45 am

    These planners and sticky notes are so cute! I like seeing how other bloggers plan and run their blogs. Personally, I just publish a blog post whenever I feel like it. If I think of a post idea, I draft it up so it will be ready when I do decide to publish. If I’m at work and think of an idea, I just email the idea to myself. lol Your method has cute stationery though, which is always a plus. I’ve been thinking about getting a notebook or planner to write some stuff down in.

    • September 18, 2017 / 11:18 am

      Thank you. Thats fair enough, every blogger does it differently. I like seeing how other bloggers run their blogs too, like what goes behind the blog. You should! 🙂

  10. September 18, 2017 / 2:10 am

    That blogger planner looks amazing! It has exactly everything a blogger needs already laid out for you. I seem to write those same things each time I’m planning.

    • September 18, 2017 / 11:20 am

      I enjoy using it so much. Thats good then!! x

  11. September 18, 2017 / 4:06 am

    This post is so helpful to me! I’ve been having such a hard time blogging lately what with my hiatus on my main blog and then my inactivity on my book blog. This really helps me out because I always find then when I’m pulling out of my depressive periods and becoming productive again organizing what I’m going to be starting again really helps. I’ve been a little lost this time on how to start again and this post really helped me when I needed it.

    • September 18, 2017 / 11:25 am

      Thank you! most people go through these stages where they just feel abit crappy about their blog and their motivation towards blogging. Thats good then, I hope this post helps you with that then. I hope you find your way back and I am so happy that It helped you!

  12. September 18, 2017 / 4:56 am

    Love your post, it’s so informative. I always like the idea of this stuff, but then I never follow through with using it. I’m usually pretty good with remembering everything, so maybe that’s why. But when things get busier, I will need this stuff in my life!

    • September 18, 2017 / 11:27 am

      Thank you. I know what you mean, you buy all the stuff and you do it for a couple of weeks but you don’t continue to do it for longer. This stuff is a lifesaver and there is so many that you can get that is similar

  13. September 18, 2017 / 9:35 am

    This is so helpful! You’re way more organised than me!
    Sophie xx // One Unique

    • September 18, 2017 / 11:28 am

      Thank you. I try to be it drives me crazy otherwise! xx

  14. cerealstyle
    September 18, 2017 / 10:03 am

    Such a great post! As a new blogger, I found the list of blogger chats particularly helpful. Love how colourful and neat everything is. Keep up the great work
    x
    Kat
    http://www.cerealstyle.com

    • September 18, 2017 / 11:30 am

      Thank you. Oh thats perfect then, I hope this helps you. I am glad. I thought I would include them because some of the other ones I have aren’t active on their twitter. These are the ones I use and that are up and running so I’m glad it was helpful. Thank you it means a lot!! xx

  15. Yiota
    September 18, 2017 / 10:39 am

    Great post and thank you for recommending Buffer, I need to plan my tweets since my posts are all over the place at the moment! x
    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

    • September 18, 2017 / 11:31 am

      Thank you. yes omg I love buffer. It has made my life so much easier when it comes to Twitter. xx

  16. September 18, 2017 / 10:41 am

    Wish I was this organised!! Your stationary looks so lovely, always easier to do it when you have nice stationary❤️

    • September 18, 2017 / 11:32 am

      Thank you. I love it too because it makes me want to sue it more haha! <3

  17. September 18, 2017 / 11:21 am

    Thank you for sharing this! I didn’t realise The Works had such cute stationary! So I’ll have to pop by there as well as get myself a blog planner! Thank you for all the great ideas and tips 😊

  18. September 18, 2017 / 11:33 am

    I always find posts like this sooo helpful. Great post lovely x

    • September 19, 2017 / 7:44 pm

      It is honestly so good! yessss!

  19. September 18, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    These tips are so useful, thank you. I think I may be the definition of an unorganised blogger so this well help me get on it.
    Maya x
    allthingspinkuk.com

    • September 19, 2017 / 7:45 pm

      Thank you! hahaha we have all been there sometimes I am terrible! I hope it does too! x

  20. September 18, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    Baaahhhhh, these are so cute and look incredibly helpful! I need ALL of this…like right now! Thanks for sharing! xo

    • September 19, 2017 / 7:51 pm

      Thank you babes!!! I’m glad it helped! I know, they are sooo cute! I’m such a sucker for stationery!!! any time xx

  21. September 18, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    This is the first ‘blogger help’ post that I could actually take help out of. Very useful!
    Becks x

    • September 19, 2017 / 7:50 pm

      That makes me so happy! thank you so much!! xx

    • September 19, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you!!! I hope it helped you. any time girl! <3

  22. September 18, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Great tips. I never even thought about keeping a notebook but now I see that I’m making things harder on myself. Going to get one asap. Good looking out!!!

    • September 19, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Thank you! I honestly think it has helped me so much the blog planner and the notebook for when I am reviewing products. I don’t know what I would do without those two. Enjoy looking for one lol

  23. September 18, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    Love how organised you are and how detailed your phtos and blog were!

  24. helenevlacho
    September 18, 2017 / 9:20 pm

    So many useful tips! I swear to planners and lately i was looking for The Ultimate Blog Planner! Stationery and planners are my essential for blogging.

    • September 19, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Thank you! yes!!! you need it, I don’t know what I would do without it! yes I agree! without it I think anyone would be stuck. Also the cute stationery makes you want to use it even more haha!

  25. September 18, 2017 / 10:45 pm

    The stationary planners are super cute. I’m very analytical so I use a spreadsheet to keep up with all my planning, stats, groups I’ve joined.

    • September 19, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      right?!!! that is such a good way also, but it reminds me of maths and I hate maths haha!

  26. Team up Girl - Kate
    September 19, 2017 / 1:22 am

    I am actually going to pin this one because it’s great! AND just today I was thinking I need a weekly planner in a paper version because I don’t like to have it on my laptop (a weirdo, I know :D). LOVE THIS!

    • September 19, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Thank you sooo much!!! I agree. I think because everything is done electorally these days having an actual books helps a lot! thank you so much!! xx

  27. September 19, 2017 / 4:42 am

    The stationary is adorable and will make me do my work effortlessly. I have to give Buffer a try too for sure. Spending one hour will save so much time in the whole week

    • September 19, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      I love cute stationary! it makes me want to use it more. yes give it a go, at first it was really confusing for, but if you get stuck give me a message and I can always help! Literally!!

  28. September 19, 2017 / 4:54 am

    I will definitely be using your tips. I have been needing to get more organized. I didn’t think blogging required it but sadly it does. Organization will help to make it so much smoother. Thank you for the post

    • September 19, 2017 / 8:05 pm

      That makes me so happy! I’m glad that you like them! it does, a lot more then we sometimes would like! but if you want to do well and you want great results then prepping before posting is important! Any time, thank you for reading!!

  29. September 19, 2017 / 9:28 am

    I love this for many reasons, but my favorite one is that now you gave me a reason to buy a lot of notebooks, I love them! I’ve been meaning to try Buffer, and currently, I am using Crowdfire as I have no idea how, I got a free trial, so I’m using it until the trial expires. Do you think Buffer is better, and also, do you schedule tweets from your blog or do you tweet about other stuff? I’m still a bit confused as to how to use Twitter 😀

    • September 19, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      Haha, that made me laugh! I am so happy about that because I loveeee buying new stationery and cute little notebooks and little stickers ( you know the stuff that we don’t really need, well maybe the notebooks ) thats cool. I haven’t heard of that one before, but if it works thats the main thing! I like Buffer, although it took me a while to get used to it. I asked multiple people to help me figure it out! I schedule tweets from buffer about my blog and also like following my Instagram and my Bloglovin etc.. I love Twitter! feel free to drop me a message and I can help you figure it out!

  30. September 19, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    This post is SO incredibly useful omg! I love how you’ve included all the different twitter chats! I also love the sponsored content part of that notebook! X

    • September 20, 2017 / 7:57 pm

      Thank you! yes I thought that might be quite useful. I kept seeing pictures of twitter chats online and they weren’t correct as some of the twitter accounts haven’t been used in years. It honestly is so amazing! x

  31. September 21, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    I absolutely love this post. I have took so much inspiration from it. Thank you so much. The layout is amazing and it all flows really well. I love that you annotate your photos too. That’s something I really haven’t seen before. Keep up the phenomenonal work. 🙂

  32. September 22, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    Thank you thank you thank you for this post! This is so helpful!! Especially with the info about the twitter chats. I have been dying to find more so this was such a big help!

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:30 pm

      any time! I am glad that you liked it! I am glad that I included them now! thanks so much for reading x

  33. September 24, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    That planner looks amazing!! This post is definitely going to be one I come back too, I have recently taken a break from blogging and now I am more than ready to come back more organised than ever. Love that you included all the twitter chats too. Really great and helpful post x

    • September 25, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      It is sooo helpful! it has everything inside that you could possibly need. Well I hope that you are too when you come back! Thank you, I thought I might aswell update them as all of the ones I see on twitter aren’t correct x

  34. September 27, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    I like to think I’m an organised blogger I know I could really be better at time management and planning! Thanks for the tips that planner looks amazing! x

    • September 27, 2017 / 7:51 pm

      I am sure that you are alright!! Any time girl! x

  35. September 28, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    This is great! Thanks so much for the help! Especially for the list of twitter chats! I always seem to miss them!
    Madiha // http://www.mevstheodds.com

    • September 28, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      Thank you. I am so glad that I put them in now x

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