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!


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!



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.


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.


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.



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!


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

  2. 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


    • 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!

    • 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.

  3. Perfect! I have been looking for something just like this. Thanks for sharing :)

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

  5. Printing it right now! Thanks!!!!

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

  7. Erica,

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


  8. Thanks Erica, this is fabulous!!!

  9. LOVE this! Thanks!

  10. 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.

  11. This is fantastic! Thank you!

  12. Meghan Hunt says:

    I would like ideas on chores for different ages

  13. Very well done and a joy to look at. Love the clean layout and easy to follow.

  14. Lake Lili says:

    This is terrific. I run our Historical Society blog and this will be incredibly useful. Thanks!

  15. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing it!

  16. So I printed one last night… and thought this is not very pretty… I should create one …PRETTY… and behold…. YOU MADE ONE…. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!


  17. Wow! How beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it; it will be INCREDIBLY helpful!!!

  18. Hey dearie…this is gorgeous! I’ve used Microsoft Excel for YEARS and YEARS to make all sorts of planners, calendars, and forms (yeah, I’m old enough that I can actually say DECADES–as in PLURAL!!!–and NOT be stretching the truth a bit!), but have never “figured out” how to give it the cool floral background you’ve done here. LOVE. IT!!!

    Care to share how to do that?

    Hugs from a Soul Sister in WV…

    Deb <

  19. Thanks! This is both beautiful and practical.

  20. Wow, Erica! Thank you for this! The planner is beautiful and so helpful. You are so talented and so sweet for sharing. Be blessed!

  21. Looks great! I just shared it with one of my other favorite bloggers! :)

  22. Erica, I don’t even have a blog, but this is so beautiful, and my obsession with pretty paper made me want to download. lol. Maybe I need a blog, hmmmm.

  23. I so appreciate all the blogging helps you willingly give!! I just printed these pages and will start setting them up today. I tried so hard yesterday to get tabs up and running using your page on that but just didn’t succeed.

  24. This is beautiful! Thank you!!

  25. That’s gorgeous! I would definitely be downloading if I felt I had a need for a blog planner, but I know what you mean about making your own – I just made my own yearly planner recently because I wanted it to be so customized. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Christina says:

    This is gorgeous! If you ever make one like it for general planning/ homeschooling I will buy it. Especially if it has workbox planning pages. :) I can’t find one that has what I need and is pretty, and I am not talented like you are in that respect. Great job!

  27. Just what I have been looking for! Thank you soooo much! :)

  28. This is so cute! thanks for sharing!

  29. Thank you so much for sharing. I’ve just starte geting serious about our site and am blogging with a friend and we’ve been trying to figure out a system that works for both of us to be on the same page. This will be perfect! THANKS! Pinned it onto our Blog Info Board too.

  30. You are SO organized! I love this; thanks for sharing!!

  31. Erica, You’ve done it again. This is beautiful and just what I needed to organize my blogging life! Thanks, thanks, thanks!


  32. Thanks so much for sharing! This is absolutely FABULOUS!!!


  33. These are so organized! The design looks a lot like the Well Planned Day planners that I use in homeschool.

  34. These are GORGEOUS!! 😀

  35. This is PERFECT … and so beautiful! Thank-you so much for sharing.

    Runde’s Room

  36. You are a genius! Thank you so much for sharing this! Sharing is what blogging is all about.

  37. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing :-)

  38. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing it! =)

  39. Love it, Erica! Thanks for all your hard work!

  40. I love this I just wish there were lines for up to 5 posts per day instead of only 1. If there was I would be using this for sure…

  41. I’ve been using Google calendar, but have incorporated a paper trail too.

    This is FANTASTIC.!!!

    A Teacher’s Bag of Tricks sent me:-)

    Thanks so much!

  42. Just thought I’d say Thank-You. I downloaded the Blog Post Planner. It’s so pretty. I got your link off of Can’t wait to use the planner. ~Christina

  43. Oh my gosh, This is awesome! I have been wanting to be more organized with planning out my blog posts so I don’t get overwhelmed. Thank you!!!

  44. Thank you for this! I’ve had a hard time keeping our business blog on track and this will be a huge help – plus it will match up beautifully with my Well-Planned Day planner and binder for our personal/homeschool stuff! Thanks so much!!!

  45. Thanks so much! I’m a pen and paper girl and LOVE this planner!

  46. Just getting started in the official blogging world! Thank you for your generous gift of time and love!

  47. Yay yay yay!!!!

  48. I absolutely love this! Thanks so much for passing it along!

  49. This is so wonderful! Printing it off right now:) Thanks so much for making this available!

  50. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this, Erica!! Yay! You just made my life so much easier and more organized!!! Hugs and a BIG thank you!!

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