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With all the craziness going on in my life right now between having just coordinated essentially two moves (one to Austin and one to somewhere else), parenting our toddler, packing our house, our going away party at our house, his fini flight (which required me to look cute AND provide food for the squadron), unpacking everything here, getting settled in, finding friends for Matthew, this blog, and all my doTERRA business... Needless to say, planners are my lifeline. I have one that I use for my blog planning, one for my business, one for our home, and one for the rest of my life.
Of course, my love is this. The blog. It's what I do for me, it's my quiet time, my something-not-for-my-family. It's the only space in this home that I reserve specifically for myself. Needless to say, a lot of (although not enough) time goes into it, so why wouldn't I want to make sure it's as successful as possible, while making my life a little easier? The way I do that is to keep a binder with the world's greatest blog planner in it! When Jeannie from ListLab sent me this gorgeous blog planner, I was beyond thrilled. It has everything I want for organizing my little corner of the interwebs!
I love using the Blog Post Crafter for keeping track of my ideas on the same page as where I plan out the posts themselves. It makes it so much easier than having to have multiple pages. I just fill in my ideas and then go back and fill in the rest of the planner when I'm thinking about actually writing out the post. Then, writing the post is a piece of cake because it's already half-written when it's outlined on paper!
Any blogger knows that stats are important! Not necessarily the reason we blog (I hope), but it's definitely fun to see your numbers go up and your readership increase. Being able to track those is important not only because it helps with sponsorships, giveaways, reviews, etc. (which is what can help offset the amount of time we bloggers spend on these things!) but also so we know what months are most popular for blog reading and which posts seem to do the best which lets us cater to what YOU want to read! I love that hers is by week as well as month so that I can really tell what posts did the best!
In short, I love love LOVE this blog planner. It's made my life a thousand times easier and my blogging time (little that it is right now) far more efficient, which means I get more written and spend less time doing the nitty gritty, tedious stuff. Worth it? I think so!