This year I’ve started a blog planner. It’s not anything fancy, just an Asda Plain Notebook that was £4, but I’ve made it work for me.
I was originally going to get a mini Happy Planner but I wanted space to plan out blog posts extensively and not be restricted to one small column per day, so a plain notebook was the way to go.
I decided to create a dashboard for each month with my starting follower count, goal follower count and blog/youtube goals and to-dos. It helps me to have a focus that is more specific and reachable than a long-term goal.
Next is the posting schedule. I like to have at least a month in advance planned, as it makes life 100x easier and so I know what to buy (if I need to buy anything) before the filming or writing day.
On the next page is a filming/writing schedule, which I just call the Edit schedule, so I know what I’m doing on what day. This is a lifesaver. I like to have things scheduled to post automatically a few days in advance, just in case, and it also means I’m writing and filming things less frantically!
On each page I date it and include a short name for the post that’s posting, then I write the title and thumbnail details. Below that I plan out the photos and content. It means that when I actually go to write, film and upload, things are so much simpler and quicker.
Lastly, at the back of my Blog Planner is my ideas page. I had over 200 ideas in my bullet journal but I transferred the ones I hadn’t done yet into the Blog Planner, and I’m adding more each day. I can’t show you this page as it would be too much of a spoiler!
How do you plan out your blog posts? Let me know in the comments!