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2012 Blog Post Planner

I’ve been scouring the internet for some kind of blog post planner to help me organize my posts, ideas, reviews, giveaways. And I mean, it had to be pretty right? Sadly I haven’t found one that has exactly what I’m after, so I made one and wanted to share it with any of you out there looking for a planner too!

Introducing the 2012 Blog Post Planner!

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Monthly Planner Page One:

Each month has a different color scheme and two information pages with it. The first page is a month layout. The dates are listed along the left side of the sheet, then there is room for the Topic or Title of your post, and Category/Tag (In Blogger, these are called Labels).  Next to that are little check boxes to note if the post is a review and/or giveaway. There is also a winner box so that I can check that once my winner is selected and an email has been sent to them along with a post created. That way I won’t forget to pick my winners!

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Next are social media check boxes, one for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+. I check those to indicate that my post has been shared to all of my social media outlets.

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Monthly Planner Page Deux:

The second page of each month has a spot for review details. This is where I add the due date of the post, the vendor, product, and product pricing. This helps me to keep reviews scheduled and not commit to anything that I can’t deliver! It also helps me keep track of product prices for my taxes.

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This page also has a spot for post ideas so that in the event I have an epiphany, I can quickly jot down my idea for the month here so it’s not lost in all of the information swirling around in my head. I seem to have a finite amount of space up there these days!

I had mine spiral bound so it is easy to flip back and forth. It was only a few dollars to get it done at Office Depot, and they even put on a clear plastic cover just to help protect it.

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And that’s it! I find that keeping my planner handy is the best way for me to keep all of my ideas and posts organized!

I hope the blog post planner can help some of you! If you have any suggestions on making it better, feel free to shoot me an email or leave a comment, I’d love to hear suggestions!

 

–> Download the 2012 Blog Post Planner  <–

 

P.S. Since it’s already April, this planner has pages for April 2012 – December2012 included in it.

Happy Blogging!

90 Comments

  • Mama Jenn April 11, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Love it! I am working on my very own blog planner too! But, I am really liking how you put yours together! 😉

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  • Yvana April 11, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Wow! Thank you, I have been thinking about finding something like this, but haven’t had the time. Thank you for making it available. I may just have to blog about it. 🙂

    By the way you mention something in your post that I didn’t quite understand “It also helps me keep track of product prices for my taxes.” As I am fairly new to the blog world and since it is TAX season I was hoping you could explain this.

    If it is easier you can email me at yvana261@gmail.com

    Blessings!

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    • Jacquelin April 11, 2012 at 10:21 am

      I had a question about that too, can you reply on here or send me an email. Thanks, I love the design and I was just looking for something similar to this!

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    • Erica April 11, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Hi, yes you have to claim your review products as income on your taxes. I run everything through my business, so it’s not personal. I just use the retail price for each product. I keep them in an excel spreadsheet for each year. I use my blog planner to add them as I go.

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  • April April 11, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Perfect! I have been looking for something just like this. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • Suzanne April 11, 2012 at 4:55 am

    Love your design! If you make one for planning homeschooling, let me know!

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    • ANNA April 11, 2012 at 7:55 am

      This looks A LOT like The Well Planned Day planners, and they have homeschool planners.

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      • Scot Keliher April 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm

        I would have to agree and appreciate the shout out!

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      • erica April 25, 2012 at 5:00 pm

        Yes, I love Well Planned Day Planners, they have great yearly homeschool planners as well as student planners.

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  • Jodi April 11, 2012 at 6:00 am

    Printing it right now! Thanks!!!!

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  • Jessica April 11, 2012 at 6:03 am

    Wow! Thanks, this will be very helpful. If you make a homeschooling planner I would love to see it.

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  • Julie April 11, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Erica,

    You are amazing!! How do you find the time??? When do you sleep??

    Julie

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  • Mary April 11, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Thanks Erica, this is fabulous!!!

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  • Tami April 11, 2012 at 6:20 am

    LOVE this! Thanks!

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  • Amy Stults April 11, 2012 at 6:21 am

    This is the most perfect, most gorgeous planner I have ever seen! Maybe it will finally get my blogging consistency on track! Thank you my friend.

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