If you’re a blogger, this post is for you! This post includes tips on how to get more organized as a blogger plus a free printable to put it into action!
Bloggers have so many tasks to do; from writing, ongoing education, graphic design, networking, and marketing, the list can be overwhelming. It’s imperative to be organized to increase productivity, so our blogs don’t take over every moment of our lives!
What I Did to Be An Organized and Productive Blogger Before My Blog Launch
As a busy homeschooling mom, doTERRA business owner, and student aromatherapist, I knew that I could not start a blog without mastering productivity skills. So, to remedy that, I took a course called Daily Productivity for Bloggers that was extremely helpful! I wish I could provide a link to this course, but it’s not available at this time.
Another helpful resource is a book called Eat That Frog. It’s a short read, but full of valuable information for bloggers to be super productive. I bought the audiobook from Audible, and I’ve heard it several times while gaining new insights each time.
Both of these resources taught me actionable steps toward goal-setting, planning, and avoiding distractions!
What I Did to Be An Organized and Productive Blogger After My Blog Launch
I love making to do list using a pen and paper. Maybe it’s just the ability to cross things off a list to make myself feel like I got something done. At the same time, as a blogger, there are certain tasks that are done regularly that I would rather not re-write all the time to do. To remedy this, I made myself a blogger’s to do list printable to combine all the steps I need to take to be organized and productive. I’ve decided to share it with you since I’ve found it so helpful!
In The Blogger’s To Do List, the first thing I do is circle the day of the week up at the top and write in the date.
I start the schedule at 4 am and end it at 12 am because sometimes I wake up early to blog, and some days I stay up late to blog.
When I schedule my day, the first thing I do is write in my scheduled tasks like any appointments or scheduled webinars. Then, I schedule my other more flexible obligations around those times.
I look through my blogging activities section of The Blogger’s To Do List, and I circle which items I plan to work on that day. The blogging activities listed include:
- WIP (work in progress) blog post
- Update plugins
- Approve Comments
- Write Newsletter
- WIP (work in progress) lead magnet
- Product creation
- Social media
These are all activities that I ask myself if I need to do them daily so I don’t ever miss out of them. I consider these blog activities to be staple to do’s for a blogger.Bloggers have so many tasks to do. It's important to be organized to increase productivity!Click To Tweet
I will look over my blogging Facebook groups that I participate in and see which ones I plan to participate in for that day. Three lines are listed in The Blogger’s To Do List so I make three groups my goal to participate in. I do this so I stay connected to other bloggers without overdoing it so I get other blogging related activities done in my limited blogging time.
Lastly, I look over everything that I have written in and choose my top 3 to do’s and write them in from number one through three. If it is a task with multiple steps I may even letter them starting at the letter a.
Always start with tasks that will make the most difference to your blog’s goals. Work on activities in batches when you can as I’ve noticed it makes a difference in how much you can get done when you’re focused on that activity. For instance, I can make my images in Canva for the next six blog posts pretty quickly which helps me out a lot when it comes to writing the blog posts.
If there are other blogging to do’s that you want to add to the list after you’ve scheduled your day, really take a look before adding it to your to-do list to make sure it’s not a distraction from your goal or if it’s really important but forgot to write it in earlier. If it’s something you want to do for your blog, but not today, then make another list for that. I keep a running blog task list in my Google tasks that I look at when scheduling my day.
I use The Blogger’s To Do List every day to prioritize and keep my many blogging tasks going so I can work on what really matters to me when I have a moment to work on my blog.
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