APR
10
2012

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!

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Comments

  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 yvana261@gmail.com

    Blessings!

    • 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??

    Julie

  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. 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!!!

    Monica

    http://www.godsmostprecious.blogspot.com

  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. 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. http://pinterest.com/educatorsspinon/blogging-stuff-to-share-with-kim-amanda/

  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!

    Darci

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

    Krista

  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!! :D

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

    Jen
    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 http://www.moneysavingmom.com 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!
    ~Liz

  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!!

  51. This is a great idea. Thanks for generously making it available!

  52. Thank you for sharing! This is a really great planner. Blessings to you, Sharra

  53. Thank you so much for sharing, I so have to get organized!!

  54. Wow…. I love it. Hopefully it will help me with consistency issues as well. I love it!

  55. Hi Erica,

    This is GREAT! Thank you for your work. I appreciate how time consuming this can be because I have been making homeschool planners for years and LOVE LOVE color! So I am so glad you did this in color. I am such a visual person, it helps.

    Thank you again Erica.
    Tina

  56. Thank you so much for sharing this great tool!

  57. WOW! I LOVE IT! Thank you SO MUCH…I cannot WAIT TO USE IT!
    C~

  58. This is fantastic! Thank-you!

  59. Wow! Wow! Wow! I repeat- WOW! I printed this out and absolutely love the floral background and perfect amount of space for recording our blog! ;) Thank you so so much Erica for sharing :)

  60. I could not download it :( . It keeps giving me an empty page!!!!
    Thanks anyway for your hard work.

  61. This is freaking awesome. Thanks for sharing it!!

  62. Thank you so much for your quick response… you really care for your readers :)
    It is working perfectly now.
    Thanks again for sharing.

  63. I love this! Thank you for sharing!

  64. Just gorgeous, am so going to print it. It’s just going to take me a little getting used to the dates that way, as over this way of the world we go day/month/year. Thank you for sharing your talents, again and again and again!

  65. Thanks Erica, I was using the same format from List Plan It, but I was filling in all of my dates and days of the week down the left side, NOT ANY MORE!!! I am using yours starting in May ;-)

  66. Thank you for this, I downloaded it printed it via Kinkos and had them bind it for me. I just blogged about it and linked it back to your post.
    here is the link to my post

    http://motivatedmommyoftwo.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-do-you-organize-your-blog-posts.html

    I hope this is ok with you.

    Shirley

  67. Great resource!
    I found your website over at Cathy Cl Hall’s blog. Thanks for sharing.

  68. Erica, this is the most awesome thing EVER! I found you thanks to Stacy, who pointed me to Cathy, who pointed me to you, and boy am I glad I followed the links! I am printing it right now, and thank you so much!

  69. I love this planner! I really really would love to have one with linky parties on it so I can track when I post to one. I think I can adapt the checklist you have though. Thanks!!

  70. Corilynne says:

    I realize this post was published awhile ago, but I wanted to know if you’d come out with another one for the year 2012-2013? I realize it’s a ways away, but I couldn’t help but ask :)

    • I have been looking everywhere for something “just” like this and couldn’t make one that was what I wanted. Thanks so much for this, and I would love to know if your gonna have one for 2013 as well!!

  71. What do you use to make stuff like this? I would love to make my own but don’t know how. Any tips?

  72. What do you use to make things like this? I would love to make my own, but don’t know how. Any tips?

  73. oops sorry didn’t mean to post it twice. my laptop is being weird

  74. Thanks for sharing your work with this beautiful blog planner… you were added to my organization page on my blog!
    Thanks again!!

  75. I’m glad that I have become one of the fans of your blog . From you which I can learn a lot of meaningful knowledge and helpful information . Not only that, I can also communicate to other readers some valuable experience.

  76. This is INSANELY amazing! I can’t wait to print it out and use it! I’m going to get mine spiral bound as well. Thank you sooo much!

  77. Stumbled upon your website while finding out how to make my very first DIY planner and this has been a god send. Thank you so much ! :)

  78. Hi Erica, I was wondering what blog theme/template you use. I bought your iblog book and am trying to start a new blog and am having a hard time choosing. I like your setup, but can’t seem to find anything even similar. Thanks so much!

  79. Dear Erica you are just wounderful home schooling mom, i am really inspired. May god bless you and your family, please tell me if i could planner for 2014.

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