Saturday, 22 August 2015

How To be An Organised Blogger

How To be An Organised Blogger


I love me some organisation! Who doesn't?! It always baffled me when a kid turned up to school without a pencil case or their bag! Like seriously, organisation man! Blogging gives me the perfect excuse to be able to whip out the highlighters and coloured pencils, to make my life even more organised than it already is. So if you are a blogger and struggling with organising your blogging world, then help is at hand. 

#1 LISTS

LISTS LISTS LISTS!!! Lists will be your absolute life saver if you suck at remembering things. You can make lists for blog post ideas, things to photograph, general to do lists. * Pardon the pun* But the LIST really does go on. Now this is where I can start to feel sides dividing. Are you someone who keeps track of things via their phone, laptop etc. or someone that uses notebooks and paper. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, don't get me wrong. By looking at the photo below you would presume I organise my blogging life on my phone, And yes I did when this photo was taken, but that is the beauty or hindrance of bulk photographing. 

My phone needed a factory reset a couple of weeks ago so I lost everything. When I did use my phone however I used the memo section ( The only and most useful app that ever comes with any phone) to jot down my blog ideas in lists depending on their category. I could then remove it when I had done that post.

How To be An Organised Blogger

However after losing everything I then brought a weekly planner and notebook, where I have lists of all my different topics of future blog posts, which leads me on to my next point.

#2 COLOUR

No one wants to look at a dull diary or list. Its not inspiring and definitely not motivating. You were probably told to use colour when revising and its the same for organising your planners and lists. Use a key to signify the different parts of your diary for example, red could mean exam or test, green- task complete, pink- personal etc. And while you are at it buy little sticky notes for your pages in your planner so you can separate it up for different areas. I am basically telling you to go to Wilko and buy all the stationary they have!! :) 

I like to plan my posts out a month in advance, so that's, wait let me to the maths! I upload 3 times a week, for 4 weeks in a month...12 posts! I also write them in pencil in case I change the schedule. I also use symbols like dots and lines to indicate different things as well! 

How To be An Organised Blogger

#3 KEEP ON TOP OF SOCIAL MEDIA

The biggest and best way to draw more attention to your blog is to use social media. You can't be on twitter all the time, I know. So to make sure you draw in traffic at all times a day, even when your asleep, which lets face is, is most of the day! You can schedule your tweets. I use buffer, which is free and simple to use. Just connect your twitter or Facebook account. Type what you want and include your link and just buffer that for a suitable time and hey presto, Organised social media.

How To be An Organised Blogger


#4 EMAILS

No one likes going through and trying to find an important email in amongst Tesco club-card, Boots rewards and books clubs you singed up to when you were seven, emails. So make sure you unsubscribe from all the rubbish and you could even create a separate email for your blog so all 'bloggy' related things don't get lost. 

Thats it! Again I have only managed to come up with four points! I am almost starting my own little series, of advice posts with only 4 points. The first one being my 'How to be a morning person' which you can check out HERE, if you missed it! 

If there is any other advice posts, similar to this you want me to do you can comment below or send me a cheeky DM 

Thanks for reading! I hope you found this useful. If you have any tips on how you stay an organised blogger then do leave them in the comments! 



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  1. This is so useful for anyone that is just starting out! I would have loved this post at that time :)
    Peace xo
    www.waitwhatok.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh Thank you, that is very kind of you to say x

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    2. I'll take all the advice I can read. Thanks for the tips. Right now I am trying to put "pages" up. It's all great fun though. Take care.

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    3. I am glad it could help, have fun! x

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  2. Ooh some great tips here! I find it hard to keep on top of blogging so lists are my best friend!
    Great post Nicole!

    Aim | www.thetracesofmythoughts.blogspot.co.uk x x

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  3. Great tips! I too like to plan out my posts a month in advance so I know what I want to do that month :)

    Katie @ lifeof-a-daydreamer.blogspot.com/

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    1. I love planning a month in advance so I don't get stressed that I have missed a upload date if other things come in the way x :)

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  4. Some cracking tips! I'm terrible at organising myself but others I'm fantastic. I've recently realised that I need to get my time management sorted and these will help loads :)

    Bex x

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    1. Oh definitely, it has really helped me and my blog grow! x

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  5. These are some really helpful tips! You can never go wrong with a good list and some strong colour coordination haha! x

    http://chloejanex.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you and yes I totally agree with you x

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  6. Lists are my favourite thing in the entire world - like how do people not have them? Fab tips!

    Robyn xo
    www.phasesofrobyn.com / BL : https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/phases-robyn-14137231

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    1. Lists are great, the only thing I don't like about them is when you make one, then realise that you haven't done anything of your list :0

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  7. Love reading about ways people stay organised, I just find it so interesting! I use Evernote, which is basically a memo app for your phone, to jot down any ideas that I have. I don't like to schedule posts but I do schedule tweets from time to time. Lovely post, I love to stay organised so this really helped!!

    Nabeela x
    http://nabsticle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I have never tried evernote, I may give it a go sometime! I suppose it depends on how busy your life is, if you schedule posts- for me I have no choice :( x

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  8. Such a lovely post! I have just purchased a new notebook which will be my daily planner and I have a smaller notebook that I fill with lists of all kinds. I am a list maniac.
    I like putting pen to paper as I feel like I somehow get my head organised at the same time when writing to do lists out by hand!
    Flo x

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    1. oh wow, that's a lot of lists! I agree, I sometimes make lists on my phone but forget they are there! x

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  9. So useful! You've made me want to go out and buy a new diary and lots of coloured pens/ sticky notes!! Somewhere else I can put my 100000 notes! haha :)

    Great post!

    JordanCourtney | www.jordan-courtney.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. haha! A new school year is the perfect excuse to buy loads of stationary, that you don't need x

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  10. Love this post! I am never far away from my notebook and I completely agree with you on using colour too, I do this all the time! Fab post! X

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  11. Fab tips! I love making lists! I have many on the go at one time!

    Cat from OutsideBeautyInsideHealth

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    1. I have lists scattered all over the place, most of them are unfinished! x

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  12. Love this! Completely agree, I was friends with the kid who didnt bring a bag to school because she couldnt be bothered, I mean I'm lazy but how?! I love to be organised and love this post as always xx

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    1. How can you not be bothered to bring a bag to school? haha :)

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  13. As I've recently ventured into blogging this post was so useful. Such great tips!
    Josie xo
    josieannacatherine.blogspot.com

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  14. I love this post it has helped me so much and as I have only been blogging for 2 months it has really helped me!

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    1. I am glad it has helped! If there is anything else along the same lines you want to see, do let me know! x :)

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  15. Wow! I feel so inspired by this post- it was incredible! I totally agree with the list idea- I can just keep going through it and when I think of something I can add to the list! Well done!xxx

    Check out my recent blog post?
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    1. Oh wow thank you, I am glad that I have inspired you x

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  16. Great blog post! and great tips too. I find it so hard to keep on social media, for some reason I just can't get into twitter.

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    1. I definitely recommend you use buffer, it will make your life so much more easy x

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  17. This is so helpful for me to manage my blog during my GCSE year! I will definitely be taking your amazing tips on board!! xx

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    1. So glad it could help! I stopped blogging regularly for 2 months before my exams as well x

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  18. So useful for someone starting blogging and even me after a year still need reminding to be organised!

    KatieLou

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  19. I literally couldn't agree more with the checking emails regularly and having a separate one for blogging- I almost missed out on a competition I'd won from all the junk mail! xx
    http://pinksmartiesblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. oh gosh, you are lucky you didn't miss it then! organisation is a wonderful thing x

      http://thriftyvintagefashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. I have to write lists for everything, otherwise I just can't get by! Great post.

    Kayleigh xx
    http://hazelnutmusings.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Thanks for the tips nicole very informative.
    would love it if you could check out my blog and even join the site
    tweetykel.blogspot.com

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  22. Brilliant post! Can't believe you have a months worth of post planned out ahead, that's amazing!! I loveeee stationery too and I've just bought a new planner... I've been going crazy for stickers and washi tape, colour and fun and pretty stuff really does make a difference ;) I'm interested in scheduling tweets too so that I don't have to sneak on twitter at work haha! x

    Polly Cat Contemplates

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    1. Thank you,I like to be prepared. Oh I haven't yet explored the world of washi tape yet! x

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  23. I make so many lists but these other ideas are great too! Might have to steal the colours ideas for my new planner! I'm also constantly crossing out and my notebook is just such a mess.. not quite sure why I've never thought about using pencil, now I will! Great post xx

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    1. Oh definitely! Colour keeps me focused ♡♥

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  24. I have started to use a diary and wrote in pen for what and when to upload posts but kept changing my mind so now it's a mess, I have no idea why I didn't think of using pencil! I have a twitter for my blog but rarely actually use it to advertise my blog, I really need to fix that! Such a useful post, thanks Nicole!x
    libbyjade26.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Twitter is a very powerful tool, tweet about your posts all day long x

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  25. Great tips! I loved this post i'm a total freak when it comes to organizing i go full out seriously haha xx
    Daizy
    http://brightdreamerz.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I love organisation so much, it makes me really happy! sad I know :)

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  27. Great post! This tips are really useful - thank you! I've tagged you in the TMI tag on my blog, I'd love if you checked it out!

    Jemima x
    anotherrantingreader.blogspot.co.uk

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