I have to say I love my new blog planner so much I'm doing a giveaway with Paige from Eloping Stethoscope! She is awesome and when she says quick, customized delivery she isn't kidding! I seriously had mine within 24 hours and it was perfect. I purchased the deluxe blog planner from her shop Eloping Designs because this is what my planner looked like before:
For me this was total disaster but I didn't know what else to do. If you've been following along on my blogging journey I just started all of this in February so it is very new to me I didn't realize that there was so much organization and planning that went into running a blog that is socially interactive and people actually follow. No complaints on my part I'm just learning really fast that this is essentially like a business so I should start treating it like one!
In order to get organized I knew I needed a little help so I started searching around and one of my sponsors – Paige – happened to have a sale on Facebook for her shop!! Coincidence?! I think not! She has lots of other amazing products including jewellery and other printables be sure to check them out at Eloping Designs. I made a purchase then and there and eagerly awaited the arrival in my inbox. To my surprise she sent me an email almost right after purchase with a few questions I needed to answer so she could customize for me and then she finished before lunchtime the next day…can you say fast service?!
I knew that there had to be something out there that somebody already designed because it would take me forever to make it just perfect. I did a good old google search and found a ton of free planners but none were just what I needed considering ad spaces, stat tracking, weekly post schedule, monthly schedule, group giveaway, to-do list, link up and the list goes on. I'm not sure if this is what every blogger does or not but this is what I have to do to feel organized. And you can see why:
I give the deluxe blog planner a 5/5
Why you might ask. For $15 you cannot beat the value that comes with this package that comes as a pdf. I can honestly say it was almost instant delivery and fully customized with my logo, ad spaces, colors, and a perfect to do list. The deluxe version also comes with up to 3 edits, trust me you probably won't even need 1.
I've been using it for about a week now and I truly love it I feel more organized and I can reprint any pages I feel like, because I like my notes to be neat and organized so if I mess up I can just reprint!! I'm even thinking of switching it up and printing it to fit in a smaller binder so I can carry it everywhere I go because I like it that much. I am using the pages in combination with my Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery binder that has an inside pocket, zip pouches, little sticky notes and bookmarks, and dividers so I am now super organized!
Ok, I do have 2 minor things that I would change (and might ask for in an edit) are:
- The monthly page to have 5 weeks instead of 4 – this is super picky but when you're like me and total type A it makes sense
- The weekly stat tracker was a little more customized to include alexa ranking, unique page views, and best day for traffic that week – just me being me again!