Not only do I enjoy writing for my blog, but I also enjoy reading other writers blogs. I recently came across a blog that talked about creating a binder to help keep your blogging information organized. It was like a light bulb came on. Seriously, why didn't I think of that? Until now I have been relying on my brain to keep it all straight. You know how that goes. So I took her advice and put together what I thought I would need to be successful. Today I am going to share with you the awesome advice that I found so you too can work towards a more successful blog.
You will need:
Card stock Paper
Business Card Pages
Binder Envelope Page
FREE Printable Pages from Infarrantly Creative
I added my calendar printout from Infarrantly Creative to start the book. When I open my binder I wanted to see a rundown of what I have going on for the entire month. This way, I know if I need to gather supplies for the following week or if I need to confirm details with some of my vendors. This also helps me see what days I have open so I can find a post to fill it.
Next, I added a divider and then my weekly schedule pages. These pages are great for jotting down ideas for individual posts during that week. There are also spots to list your "to do's" and ideas. The part of this page that I like the best (and I would have never thought of hadn't it been for Infarrantly Creative) is the weekly stats section. This is a great reference if a company asks for this information or just to visualize your own growth. There is also a section called "blogger to encourage". This is a sweet idea and can help to create beneficial relationships with other writers.
After another tab I added a business card holder section. This year I am hoping to attend my first blog conference. This type of event is a great place to network with companies and other bloggers. The last thing I want to do is loose these contacts once I get them.
Finally I added a large envelope to hold bits of information like contracts, gift cards, ect. This would also be a great place to store receipts and things needed for year end taxes.
Hopefully this information will help you as much as it has me. It feels GREAT to be organized and I can focus on what I really enjoy doing. . being creative. Also a big thank you to Infarrantly Creative for offering her print outs for free. Please stop by her page and leave her a note of gratitude.
<3 Dick and Jane
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