This year is going to be one hell of a year!
And it is safe to say it is going to be the biggest year of my life so far!
Not only do I have to complete my final school placement, survive my last exams, graduate, find a full time job ready for September and probably some supply work in between, attempt to start tackling the crippling student debt, save up a deposit for a house and hopefully try to get a holiday at some point, but I have also made a vow to myself that this year is going to be all about my crafting and my Blog!
Phew I’m tired just thinking about it!
Luckily, sewing and blogging is something I am enjoying immensely - so despite the fact that it takes up a whole lot of time, it is something I can do to relax and wind down. I have big plans for this blog and I fully intend to see them through! From really connecting with not only my followers but the wonderful blogs I follow myself, to being more consistent with my posts and updates, even delving into new territory such as tutorials, recipes and features.
I truly believe that if I put my mind to it I can create a little corner of the big wide web all for myself that I can call home and truly be proud of. Of course I want to get the views and followers up – who doesn’t, plus it is kinda hard to meet people and chat about all things crafty if no one reads what you are writing, not to mention a little bit pointless if the only person who reads it is the hubby because he is bored at work (nah, he is super supportive really )
But what I REALLY want is to get to know like minded, creative people, learn much more and further my crafting skills, and gain more inspiration – oh my the inspiration! I have already gained so much from blogs and Pinterest, yet I know I simply haven’t even scratched the surface!
I just can’t wait. 2013 is going to be the year of the blog and I am going to love every second of it!
But like I said, it can be pretty time consuming and I have found I become rather easily addicted.
So I made a decision to GET ORGANISED!
If I am really going to put into effect all these wonderful ideas I have then I need a battle plan – something to ensure that my blog is not only organised and my posts are consistent, but something that will help me monitor my time and prevent me from staying awake until the early hours of the morning because I have no self control and can’t pull myself away!
This is where my Super Awesome Best Blogging Planner Ever comes in!
As you can see this is a weekly planner with space for me to plan what I need to do every day – and write in time allowances if needed! There are also several sections for notes (you can never have too many of these) and a space for a brief plan for that weeks blog post. I particularly like my section for checking up on various media sites such as Facebook and my emails. This way I have a tick list that I can check so I can make sure each has been updated at least once a week. These categories are changeable if you download the document.
Then there is an overview blogging calendar:
I thought a calendar would be useful as sometimes you need to plan a little more long term, especially when you have ideas for a Christmas post in the middle of summer. This way I won’t forget all of my ideas and I wont have to panic about completing any lengthy projects in time. I have been a little sneaky with this calendar. Rather than create 12 separate sheets, one for each month, leaving me drowning in paperwork, I have left it blank so you can just print out the same sheet as and when you need it and fill in the numbers. I have found this way works much better for me, however you could easily make a few tweaks and add the dates before printing, it would take a matter of minutes really!
I am really excited to share these planning proforma with you – I feel like I am embarking on a New Years Blogging journey and I am sharing all the little details – it makes it really personal.
Of course feel free to download these plans and use them for yourself
To make it easier here they are as word documents:
And as PDF files:
I would LOVE to hear what you think – maybe you have some ideas for how these could be tweaked and improved. What sections would you add or take away!
Hugs and Kisses everyone, and have a very happy New Year xXx