6 Ways To Get More Organised With Your Blog

6 Ways To Get More Organised With Your Blog

If there is one thing that I feel like I’ve somewhat got together when it comes to blogging it’s my organisation. I’ve always been quite an organised person and this has definitely helped me when it comes to blogging. I thought I would put together some ways to get more organised with your blog.

Being organised can really help give you a clear sense of focus and direction, increase productivity and motivation, as well as help you to work on your goals and produce your best work.

1. Invest in a planner/diary to get more organised with your blog

I’ve always loved the idea of a planner or a diary and for the past few years have always had one to get me through the year. When it comes to blogging, a planner or diary can really help you to get more organised. You can use it to track important things, put together your to-do lists, be aware of important dates, plan posts and so much more. Having something physical that you can edit when you’re on the go can be great at keeping you organised and on track with all things blogging.

I use the goals diary by BusyB. Shop it here.

2. Create a blogging related spreadsheet

Just last year I got into using a spreadsheet for my blog and honestly, it’s been the biggest game changer for me in the sense of getting more organised with my blog. If you want something that is easy and efficient in terms of tracking different areas of your blog, then a spreadsheet can be ideal for you. I have three different spreadsheets within my blog related spreadsheet including one for my promotion schedule, another for my blog post checklists and the other for all my brand-related work.

You can use your spreadsheet for things like tracking stats, putting together your promotion schedule, brand work, checklists, whatever you want to help you to get more organised with your blog. I love to colour code different parts of mine to make it a little more clear such as using red blocks to alert my attention to something that urgently needs doing and then green when I have done a good amount of promotion on a post.

6 Ways To Get More Organised With Your Blog

3. Make use of a notebook to get more organised with your blog

As much as technology has advanced and we can do most things online, there’s nothing better than putting pen to paper and using a notebook to get more organised with your blog. I like to use a notebook for things like research and important note-taking, brainstorming ideas, planning posts and other content, to work on my branding and design.

You can literally use a notebook for any kind of planning, note taking and idea creation. It’s a great way to unleash your creativity and get whatever is going around your head onto paper, so you can see what’s in front of you and begin to build a clearer idea of where you might want to go next in terms of your blog and content creation.

4.  Set yourself small goals

I always find setting myself small goals can really help me to be organised with my blog. Having small goals to work towards either weekly or monthly can progress over time to mount up to the bigger picture of your overall goal. It also gives you a clearer focus and gives you a sense of direction.

Setting goals helps me to figure out what I’m going to be doing next and therefore I can get organised to ensure that I can get to where I want to be. It’s also a great way at boosting your motivation, knowing that if you get organised, you can work towards these amazing goals.

6 Ways To Get More Organised With Your Blog

5. Set yourself reminders

Whether you set reminders on your phone, in a dairy, on sticky notes or whatever you prefer, reminding yourself to do certain tasks or even schedule in sometime to get organised can really help you to get more organised with your blog.

Time blocking can really help you to not only be productive but to be more organised and to use your time effectively when working on different tasks. Having little reminders throughout the day with these is a great way to get what you need to do done.

I like to schedule a couple of days a week to sit down and get organised with things. This really helps me to keep focused and to keep going. It also helps me to be more consistent because I’m constantly aware of what I’m doing and what needs to get done. This is also great with motivation and celebrating each small win!

6. Get into the habit of being consistent

As I just mentioned, being consistent can be a great way to ensure I’m constantly aware of what needs to be done and ideally what I would like to do throughout the week. Being organised comes into play with this as it gives me a clear guide of what I’m currently working on without the confusion and without the feeling being all over the place.

No one likes to feel like this!

Being organised and therefore consistent with my tasks can play in together with producing higher quality work as a result of this. It’s only been the past few months where I’ve managed to build this habit of keeping consistent and staying organised has definitely been a big reason as to why I have successfully managed to do this.

How do you get more organised with your blog?

40 Comments

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      March 8, 2019 / 3:15 pm

      Bullet journalling is something I never quite got into it, but I know how beneficial it can be! I’m so glad it’s worked for you, Erin xx

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      March 8, 2019 / 3:09 pm

      Thanks so much, Lotte xx

  1. March 8, 2019 / 1:31 pm

    These are such good tips and ones I’ll definitely try out. I really need to be more organised but having a child, husband, and 4 pets to deal with plus working part time I don’t have so much time! I do try though and always jotting notes in my notebook. I think it’s all about habit forming. I’ve hit a ton of work to do on my branding too . Fan post as always. x

    Samsntha | https://thebeautyspyglass.com

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      March 8, 2019 / 3:09 pm

      Thanks so much, Samantha! I hope you find them useful. I can completely see that it must be hard for you to try to juggle everything but I think you do amazingly well. Habit forming is definitely super important. Thank you so much as always xx

  2. March 8, 2019 / 5:28 pm

    I don’t know why I’ve never thought to make smaller goals. I make them for uni but I usually stick to bigger goals for my blog. I definitely want to start doing that. It will probably help me reach the larger ones quicker

    Chelle | http://www.chellebelle2016.blogspot.co.uk

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 3:19 pm

      Most definitely! Smaller goals a great way to reach those bigger goals overtime xx

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 3:17 pm

      Thank you so much, Candice. You’re so welcome xx

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 3:19 pm

      Thank you so much, Amelia! I’m so glad you like them xx

  3. March 9, 2019 / 10:50 am

    I have a whole notebook dedicated to my blog with post ideas, stats, and my schedule in! It’s helped me so much and it’s so motivational too!
    Chloe X http://chloelxuise.com

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      That sound’s like such a good set up! I’m glad it works for you xx

  4. March 9, 2019 / 11:46 am

    I use Google Sheets for mine and it’s amazing as I can use it on my phone, ipad or laptop and it helps me keep organised. I really want to try a paper planner though too xx

    GemmaEtc.com

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 3:29 pm

      Thank you so much xx

  5. Jade Goddard
    March 10, 2019 / 3:40 pm

    I am saving this post!!! Amazing so helpfuly!!!

    jadieegosh

  6. March 10, 2019 / 5:48 pm

    All of these are amazing tips! I’ve been meaning to invest in a notebook for blogging for so long, I just never use them haha! Great post xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 3:13 pm

      Thank you so much, Hannah! If you have other means for an organisation and it works for you, then I don’t see a problem with that xx

  7. March 11, 2019 / 10:10 am

    These are fab tips! I use a spreadsheet and my Notes app on my phone, it’s so handy when I want to write down some blog post ideas or blogging tasks. Great post as always my love xx

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 3:09 pm

      Thanks so much, lovely! The notes app is such a handy tool. I always scribble ideas and important details in there and then transfer it into my notebook or planner xx

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 3:05 pm

      I’ll have to check out Evernote! I can completely relate xx

  8. March 13, 2019 / 4:02 pm

    These are all so great, I have just gotten back into blogging and really could use a way to get organized! I think a notebook with my goals is a great start, such a lovely post xx

    http://mylovelierdays.com

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 3:03 pm

      Thank you so much, Diana! Welcome back to blogging. Yes starting with your goals is a great way to get motivate xx

  9. March 13, 2019 / 4:36 pm

    Such a helpful post Lauren! I made a blogging spreadsheet a while back but stopped using it, maybe I should try again!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 3:00 pm

      Thank you so much, Lucy! Oh definitely do. It’s been such a massive help for me personally xx

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 2:59 pm

      Thank you so much xx

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 2:58 pm

      A good planner can really help!xx

  10. March 15, 2019 / 5:50 pm

    I love writing down my blog stuff in my planner because it’s so easy to add on and mind map whenever I want. I also use reminders a lot, so that I’m consistent! I’ve never set any blog goals for myself really, and I don’t know where to start. Do you have any (for inspiration)?
    Great post!
    Khanak x
    http://www.khanakm.com

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      March 16, 2019 / 11:42 am

      Mind mapping is such a good way to brainstorm and gather some ideas together! Reminders are also so helpful for keeping you on track. I never used to set goals either, but I think I like to just set small manageable ones. I tend to do more goals based on creating things rather than number goals if that makes sense. So for example, I’m writing an e-book at the moment to coincide with my newsletter, so my goal is to finish that this month ready for the end of the month newsletter. I also want to keep consistent with my posting on Instagram so I have been regularly engaging with people, uploading at least once a day and doing some hashtag research to switch up my Instagram. I’ve also tried to ensure I respond back and check out other people’s blogs as well to keep my relationships and growth on track. I hope that helps. And thank you so much xx

      • March 16, 2019 / 2:14 pm

        Oh, these are some great ideas! I was wondering if your goals were numbers-based or otherwise, since I myself haven’t been one for number goals, haha. This definitely helps, thank you! x

        • laurennvictoriaablog
          Author
          March 17, 2019 / 8:21 pm

          Thank you so much! I’m so glad it’s helped xx

  11. March 16, 2019 / 9:13 am

    These are all great tips! I find spreadsheet’s soo helpful too – I had one a couple year’s ago when I did Blogmas and it did help a lot. I need to get one going for daily use 🙂 xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      March 16, 2019 / 11:37 am

      Thank you so much, Char! They’re so handy and so easy to change things xx

  12. March 17, 2019 / 8:34 pm

    I really need to get more consistent and better at planning! So easy to fall off the bandwagon xx

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      March 18, 2019 / 3:56 pm

      It is so hard to keep up with it! I find planning ahead definitely does help xx

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