Sunday, 14 February 2016

How To Organise Your Blog

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Now I know what you are thinking another organisation post! " Doesn't this girl  get sick of organisation by now" well the truth is I love organisation and there is just so many things you can organise in the world and I have so much advice/ tips I can offer! Then why wouldn't I! ( I am too kind like that) So I have done general organisation posts, blog organisation posts so what an earth am I going to talk about in this post that could be any different from the other post! Well, my friends, you would be surprised! Today, I am going to be discussing some of those important things that go alongside your blog that you might just forget to organise!

#1 YOUR PHOTOS
Okay, one of the biggest parts of being a blogger is taking the photos! Whether you have a big fancy DSLR or you use your iPhone,  you're going to have least a couple of photos to take for each post! That's all great but where do you put them when you have taken them?  How do you store them? How do you not lose them? I think looking at some bloggers computers for any organisation freak like myself would be a nightmare! When I finish taking my photos, I pop the sd card into the computer and then take all the pictures off and put them into my blog photography folder! After this, I will select the photos I want and edit them and then rename them. Within the blog photography folder, I have lots of other folders ( surprise surprise) named after all the different topics I cover on my blog, I will then proceed to put those photos in the relevant folder.  At this point, I should delete the other photos but I have a problem- I am a hoarder of photographs!


#2 YOUR LISTS/ IDEAS
Okay so I know not all bloggers do this but when discussing with other bloggers in twitter chats, what they do with all their lists and ideas there is often a mixed response with lots of them not doing anything to keep them lists organised. I used to be the worst for this so I don't blame anyone! If you have lots of gadgets you will often find yourself making notes of blog post ideas when they come into your mind and quickly jotting them down but forgetting them because of the little organisation implemented! What I like to do is to go through my phone/ iPod / tablet etc. At the end of the week and write them all neatly in a lovely notebook from paperchase! Once that post has been published I will cross it out very neatly. My notebook isn't divided up it's just one big old list! If notebooks aren't your thing than keeping one big list on the note section of your phone works equally as well.

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#3 YOUR TO DO LISTS.
There is two types of people in the world,  those who live by to do lists and those who just don't get it! No prizes for guessing what category I fall under! I love my desk to do pad, again from paperchase! I highly recommend all bloggers getting one of these! I use this mainly for the holidays and at weekend's. At the start of the day I simply right down what I need to get done and list it accordingly. By having a pad like this, it helps organise your thoughts and helps cut back on the 200 unfinished lists you have in the note section of your phone.


#4 YOUR TECH AND EQUIPMENT
I am fully aware that not all bloggers have a large range of tech and equipment and nor do I think it is a needed requirement to be a blogger but if you do it is important that you look after it and keep it nice and organised.  I tend to organise a quick clean of my camera before and after every session ( let's face it it doesn't always happen) and a deep clean before going on location. I keep all my filters and lenses in my photography rucksack ( yes that is a real thing) so I know exactly where they are before starting a shoot. It's also incredibly important to keep a record of battery life etc. Because there is nothing worse than setting up for a shoot and having a dead battery.


#5 YOUR EMAILS
Some bloggers love their email inboxes and others dread them. I don't mind sending emails but I do get annoyed and some of the really stupid spam ones I get! I like to organise two slots in the day to my emails, first thing in the morning and in the evening.  I try to avoid it throughout the day as it can be very distracting! In my inbox I have folders ( wow! No way! Really! ) for PR, Collabs and #SpeakUp so if I have an email I know exactly where to put it ( mostly spam haha) in order to keep it nice and clean!


And that's it! I hope you enjoyed this round up of tips and advice for you to be able to organise all those things that go alongside your blog that but can be so easy to forget!

How do you organise your blog? Do you use lists, notebooks, folders? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, as always x 
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  1. I love organising too! Although I definitely need to get back on track with my blog - I am so terrible at answering emails it's ridiculous! Will definitely be using this post to help me get a bit more organised with blogging! :) x

    Becky | BCKY.CO.UK

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  2. I find organisation with blogging to be key to stay on top of things! I should really start to create folders for my email because I just keep everything in my inbox! Lovely post as always!

    www.makinglifeacamera.co.uk

    xox

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    1. aw thank you! You should it helps I promise x

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  3. This was such a helpful post, thank you! x

    Kate// katerosexo1.blogspot.com

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  4. I definitely love the notebook tip, I also always write mine in a notebook so I always have an idea on hand!

    Kinkx

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  5. Great post! Organising my pictures in folders is so important for me, I'd lose them if I didn't!
    Paula | www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

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  6. I really can't believe how organised you are.
    I've been trying to get more organised and work on my organisation so I can get more posts done while managing to keep up with my college degree. I have a notebook with a list of things to do for the week - blog, gym and college and cross them off. I need to get more organised with my pictures but it'll do for now until I sort it.

    I think a lot of people will find this post very helpful.

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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    1. aw thank you so much for your lovely comment x

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  7. Great post, I'm such an organised person so I really enjoy reading things like this. I love your notebook, its gorgeous! I am forever writing lists and taking notes.

    Alice ♡ // beautybyalicee

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    1. Thank you! I am glad I am not the only organisation freak around here x

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  8. Great post! I try to be organised all the time and although it occasionally fails. I love posts like this! Your notebook is gorgeous x

    beesytimes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thank you very much! Keep at it don't give up x

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  9. These are great tips! I love having all of my blogging stuff in one spot with different folders for everything!

    Renee | Lose the Road

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  10. Honestly I'm nowhere near as organised as you! I'm trying to stick to a schedule lately which is working pretty well and eliminates the feeling of panic I used to get when I hadn't posted anything for a month. As far as ideas for posts, I usually start a new post with the subject title that I want to use and any information about what it will be and then save it as a draft until I have the time or brain power to continue it. I find this works really well for me as either the draft gets deleted, or finished and posted. I like to make to-do lists in the work environment when I want to be very structured but for my blog it wouldn't work as it would limit my creativity and take the fun out of it.

    I organise my photography in folders by year, then event/date (eg. 16-02-07 James Bay Concert at Brisbane Convention Centre). I also upload those to dropbox so I can access them easily from my phone for Instagram purposes, and so I don't have to fear ever losing them. Most blog post photos that are a one-off are usually deleted after I've uploaded them into the post.

    Erin | beingerin.com

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    1. wow! You should organised to me! I think i need to look in to using dropbox! x

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  11. I love organizing, my mind doesn't work otherwise! I'm a big fan of lists and folders :)

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  12. I write detailed to-do lists, they help me a lot in staying on track with work.
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    Stella from a Looks & Travels

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  13. I LOVE organisation! I agree with all of these points, the one time when my old laptop broke down I scared the man recovering my documents because it was all so organised, haha!

    Paige xo // The Joys of Being Paige

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  14. I literally need you to organise my life!!! I'm the worst for having random folders called "outfit" or "frosty" (literally I have style snippet folders called that) and then when they get too messy I just highlight them all and stick them in one big folder! It's a mess, I really need to take your advice and sort it out! I also need to sort out my emails, I'm the worst because I always get really nervous and put off opening them hahaa!! Great post, I love your organisation chats Xxxx

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    1. haaha! I am the same, I get nervous when opening emails and put it off, don't know why! Thank you x

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  15. These are some great organizational tips for bloggers. I'm very organized with my email. I always put it into the correct folder after reading &/or replying. :]

    // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  16. Oh wow, your photography is stunning! Also some great tips that I'll take on board. xx
    pinksmartiesblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Great tips, definitely agree with them all!
    Grace xx
    http://gracexkate.blogspot.com/

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  18. These tips are so handy! Ideal for a first-time blogger! You never know, I might even pinch one or two of them haha! I think I've just a similar post on my blog:)xx

    Check out my blog?
    I'm trying to blog everyday in half term?:)
    http://hannahporterx.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/a-z-blogging-tips.html

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  19. Great post! I'm definitely one of those people who live by "to do lists", I'm way to forgetful if I don't write it down!
    Xxo tj
    www.andsoitgoesxo.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad I am not the only one who loves my to do lists x

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  20. Ahhh this is a great advice post for me - I never tire of reading posts about organisation as I'm SO disorganised. I've started writing lists recently and highlighting the things that have to be done by the end of the day so I know what's important. I think the next step for me is organising my email inbox into folders...that's something I haven't tackled yet! xx

    www.francescajayne.com

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    1. aw well done for making some progress! I really recommend you tackle that inbox, set aside an afternoon to do it x

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  21. I hoard all the blog photos, too. I'm always like "but what if I need a photo someday and want to use this extra one." I also have a blogging notebook that I keep all my ideas and info in. It's such a lifesaver! Great post - you know I love organization haha

    - Courtney
    courtneylthings.blogspot.com

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    1. haha! I thought I was the only one who hoards photos! Can't beat organisation x

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  22. I am such an organised person! I have folders within folders, and I file everything!! Also, I swear by to do lists.

    Tash x
    www.skindeep247.blogspot.com

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    1. aw YAY for organisation and folders x

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  23. Just found your blog through a Twitter RT and I'm so in love with it, so helpful. There isn't a blog post i don't want to read!

    http://www.paigespreferences.com xx

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