Blogging: Getting Organised

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Plan your posts.
This is the most important one for me. I would recommend picking up a pretty weekly planner and a notebook where you can jot down any ideas that may pop in your head. Often, when I think of an idea for a post and I haven't written it down, I can't for the life of me remember what it was! I use my weekly planner to organise which posts I need to publish, draft and to take photos of on which days. Obviously, this will need to alternate in with your day to day life, for example if you haven't got the time to set aside on certain days, leave those blank for now and then come back to it. I find that this has really helped me outline which posts I have already drafted and see clearly what needs to be done.
 
Schedule.
I have recently learnt that if you are using Blogger, you can actually schedule a post which will mean you can publish at a time when you aren't near a computer. So for those long days at work/college/uni, you can still be getting exposure for your blog and your readers will be happy too. To do this you need to click on/write up your latest post and on the right hand side on your screen you need to click 'Schedule'. You can then set a particular date and time, save that and then press publish. It won't publish the post immediately, but for the date and time you have scheduled it.
 
Inspiration Days.
Do you ever have those days where you could just pop out post after post after post? They do occur on an occasional basis for me and it's like a light has gone off inside my head and I scramble to write all the ideas down at once. If these occur for you too and you are lucky enough to have the time to do so, then I would definitely make the most of the day. By this I simply mean spend the day doing what you do best - blogging! Get your posts written up and drafted and this is perfect for those days when you just don't feel up to blogging - you can pull one of these posts out of your hat and nobody will know any different!
 
Take your photos in bulk.
I have found that this works best for me. I'm not the best photographer and I am continuing to hopefully be improving my photos. When inspiration has struck and I know there's lots of  products that I wish to review, I try to take all my images at once. This can be really handy especially if the lighting is good on this day as you can then have bright and beautiful images ready when it's actually dark and gloomy outside!
 
Lists.
Lastly, I find it really helpful to make lists. What is about lists that make them so much fun when you're feeling organised?! Obviously you can make your lists anywhere, on your computer, your phone, tablet or a good old fashion notebook. I personally write all lists in my notebook but if I am out and about then I usually just write a few pointers in the 'Notes' app of my iPad. So, what exactly am I writing lists of? I usually write my lists of upcoming post ideas and I also find it handy to have a separate list of when you receive PR samples/sponsored posts. This keeps me separated from my everyday post lists and reminds me of what needs to be reviewed and published by when.
 
These are just a few little tips that I find helpful to me and I am by no means an expert! Sometimes we just need to remember that we blog for FUN, because it's our hobby and we love it! So if you find yourself feeling stressed out about your blog, take a step back, have a little break and remind yourself of why you love it! Nobody expects you to be publishing long posts each day, so don't pressurise yourself. 





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  1. I always take my photos in bulk too, it's so much easier for when you're a bit stuck for a post or if you're writing in the evenings! The to-do-list pad is so cute :) xx
    www.LaurasHaven.com

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  2. I loved this post, Im always looking for new ways to keep myself organised. When you schedule a post on Blogger, and it is published at that time and date. Do you know if it is released on Google+ too. Because I had a post produced last night at 8pm but it has never shown up on Google +?

    zoea2812.blogspot.com

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  3. Great post! I think those inspirational posts are the best. I also take photos in bulk as well and lighting can be so mean sometimes. Loved this post though and your gorgeous planners in the picture are so pretty.
    Casualllyawkward

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  4. Fab post, I always have a notebook in my bag because you can guarantee I will be sat on the tube and an idea will pop into my head and I need to write it down x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  5. These are good tips :) I use a filofax and have different sections for blog post ideas, a calendar for scheduling, to do lists etc. I find writing things down reallyyyy help. I also use Evernote for when I'm out and about. If I start drafting a post in Evernote I can copy and paste it into Blogger- it's so handy!

    C x Gymbags & Gladrags

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  6. I'm trying to start my blog, and I found this really useful! thank you :)x

    www.loobydoobahhdiidoo.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I have the notebook for planning my blog, just thought I'd share :)
    ahah

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  8. These tips are really helpful! I agree that those days when you feel like blogging everything is amazing! The feeling of successful productivity is fantastic and you don't have to worry about posting for the next few days! Also your notebooks are gorgeous!
    xoxo,

    BerryBloomXO.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Very helpful tips! Will definitely be using them for my new blog. I love writing lists too, never ever think you'll *just remember* it, do not! haha. xx

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  10. These are amazing tips! I definitely have those days where I'm super motivated to write loads of blog posts. I also find that taking photos in bulk works well for me, and of course a blog planner is essential! x

    daisy-drops

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  11. Great little tips. Ive started taking my photos in bulk its so helpful, can then blog on the go because your photos are already done.
    rumbielove.blogspot.com xxx

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  12. great post, i've just started my blog up again and its gave me a few new little tips, thanks!

    http://twinstalkbeauty.blogspot.com

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  13. I've just started doing a similar thing at the moment, I've become readdicted to my Filofax and washi tape :) Danielle xx

    missdanielle.com

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  14. I never did before, but now I schedule for like a week in advance! Helps me so much because then I don't have to worry about being too busy to blog.
    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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  15. that to do list is so cute.. i really need to get more organised but working full time and studying for a degree means its so difficult to find time to get things planned and organised.

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  16. Great post! I think being organised really helps when blogging! x

    Blue-Bow

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