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5 Tips to Organize Your Blog Biz Now

STOP what you are doing (besides taking notes on this) and start thinking about how you want to organize your blog NOW.

The internet is a mod-podge full of tips, tricks, and ideas to grow your  blog business. You can find a masterclass on just about anything, these days. If you want to know how to get 10k plus page views via Pinterest in 3 months, there is a class for that. If you want to learn how to grow your engagement on Instagram, there is a class for that as well. However, what do you do with all of the information that you learn? Are you taking notes? Keeping a running list? Or do you jump into the process and move onto the next thing that you can learn? This is why you need to take the necessary steps in order to organize your blog.

Much with anything else in life, things run a lot more smoothly when there is organization. You buy pretty planners, make mood boards, and “to-do” lists and promise yourself that you are going to stick with it. You ARE going to write everything down, do everything according to plan, and succeed. Halfway through the month, you give up, you lose track of time, and you neglect all of your organization plans. You kind of just throw caution to the wind and hope that something new you try will work. While your blog may or may not already be successful, it can get difficult to keep up with all of the things you need to do in order to make it successful.

This is wrong. Work smarter, not harder!

In order to continuously grow your blog, you need to treat it as if it were your business. That begins with a plan, and organization. Here are 5 tips that you need to know now, in order to organize your blog biz.

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Conduct An Audit

Don’t you just hate audits? When I think of audits, I think of money, and taxes, and accounting, and things that just bore me. However, and audit simply means, (noun) an official inspection of an individual’s or organization’s accounts, typically by an independent body (merriam-webster).

When you conduct an audit, you will be able to take a look at not only your social media accounts and their performance, but your website performance as well. Once you have a clear outlook on what is working, what isn’t working, and what you need to do to rectify it, then you will be well on your way to organizing your blog.

Create Files to Organize Your Blog

You need to have a filing system in place to organize everything that has to do with your blog. For me, I keep a spreadsheet of my social media account information, my website login information, programs I am a part of, and even a folder for all of my stock photos. This way, whenever I need something, I do not have to spend so much time looking for it. What’s even better is that it’s nicely packaged with my planner, to keep me motivated and on track. Which takes me to number 3.

Keep a Planner

Correct me if I am wrong, but I have yet to find a planner that is tailored specifically to blogging. Blogging is a serious business, and the planner industry is also a serious business. So why are there no pretty planners for me to go out and buy? I am a very hands-on person. If I do not write something down, it does not exist. My mom brain will not acknowledge it if it is not written down. It’s that simple.

To remedy that, I created a gorgeous, print-ready blog planner that has everything in it I need to stay organized when running my blog.

You can download it here.

Make it Cohesive

If you do not have a mood board, you are already behind. Working at an advertising agency has taught me that the very first step to creating a new creative campaign, branding for a client, or just brainstorming, is to create a mood board. Once you have that mood board set, then you can begin defining the typography, colors, and aesthetic of your blog and social media feed. A clear and cohesive blog can make a big difference when brands come looking to work with you.

Create a Time Management System

This goes hand in hand with keeping a planner. As a full time advertising woman, a mom, and everything else under the sun, it can get difficult to make time for a personal blog. I make the time, however, because I want to. And the big part of it all? I hardly ever have to stay up all night to get a blog post done. Why? Because I have specific times set aside to get things done. As a mom, of course those times are not concrete. But, I do my best to stick with them. In conjunction with my planner, it is my fail-proof way to stay on top of things.


Want to know more?

Some people either are not savvy to this valuable information, or it is difficult for them to manage. Because of that, they go out and hire blog coaches to teach them, or do some of the work for them. While this is a great option for those that can afford it (not me), it is not the right option for everyone else.

So what do you do?

The key things that have helped me juggle mom life, work life, and blog life, is having a support system. My support system consists of my  family, friends, and most importantly, other bloggers.

To gain access to multiple templates and worksheets that will help you boss up in the new year, head on over to my facebook group where I will be dropping new freebies weekly, along with advice on how to monetize your blog, turn it into a business, and connect with brands!

  1. Nancy

    December 20th, 2017 at 6:42 am

    We need to start thinking about this as our blog content is starting to
    Explode

  2. Steph

    December 20th, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Time magnagement needs to be a priority for me! Great ideas.

  3. Rebecca Wenzel

    December 20th, 2017 at 6:45 am

    This was really helpful, thank you! And love that you had a printable planner.

  4. candy

    December 20th, 2017 at 6:57 am

    Yes it is that time where I need to start getting organized for 2018. Make a plan and use the ideas you have given. Time for a new planner.

  5. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    December 20th, 2017 at 7:19 am

    As the new year approaches, it’s a great time to reevaluate your processes!

  6. Carissa Link

    December 20th, 2017 at 7:20 am

    These are really good tips! When starting my blog, setting up files in my PC were one of the first things I did – down to the T! Now, a year later…. I’m wondering if I need to do a “clean up” of my hard drive because of it (haha). I REALLY need to learn more on time management, though.

  7. Sarah Althouse

    December 20th, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I definitely need to conduct an audit. Or have someone else do it!

  8. Jazz

    December 20th, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    I need to conduct an audit but the words alone makes me want a nap. 🙁 Thanks for these tips–especially going into the new year!

  9. Gretchen Y White

    December 22nd, 2017 at 8:40 am

    I like the tips you gave. I have already started implementing some on my own, but it is always good to learn more. I am hoping to do quite a bit more with my blogs in 2018!

  10. Kanecia

    December 22nd, 2017 at 9:10 am

    This is some wonderful, useful, and helpful information. I definitely need help pulling it all together and making a plan to stick to. Thank you for sharing your expertise and advice!

  11. Kara

    December 22nd, 2017 at 10:33 am

    This was a really good and necessary read! As a blogger, it definitely is worth having a plan and schedule. I never think about auditing my posts, that’s a great idea and I need to do that.

  12. Niki B

    December 22nd, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Love this! Everything was informative and laid out so clearly so that it was easy to understand. Thank you so much!

  13. Myisha

    December 22nd, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    These tips are amazing. I want to work on making my blog better in 2018 so these will help.

  14. Lachelle

    December 22nd, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    This blog planner printable is gorgeous. I need it, will definitely be printing it out! It will help with time management. Never thought of creating a mood board.

  15. Ashtyn

    December 23rd, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    Wow I’m so glad I read this! It’s a little late lol but I’ll be doing all these things this week to prepare for the new year.

  16. Tumpale Mwakasisi

    December 23rd, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    This is super helpful, thank you!

  17. Crissy

    December 23rd, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Fantastic tips! I can’t wait to implement these tips!

  18. HaleyFitRD

    December 23rd, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Love this! Downloading the planner!

  19. Leann

    December 23rd, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Oh my gosh, thank you!! This came at the perfect time. Your site and your planner are simply gorgeous. Had to get myself on your mailing list right away! <3

  20. Hannah Slack

    December 23rd, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    love the download! thank you 🙂

  21. Jennifer

    December 23rd, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    One of my goals for 2018 is to get organized for my blog. These are great tips!

  22. Kristiana Wajnblom

    December 24th, 2017 at 4:46 am

    2018 will be my year, I can just feel it! I’ve learned so much about blogging this year, including this list of helpful info, that I can’t wait to employ!

  23. Kd

    December 24th, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Great post! I am working in revamping my blog for the new year. I just got a good planner and am staring to schedule out my posts!

  24. Shannon

    December 24th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Some great tips in this post. Love it.

  25. Alina

    December 24th, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Great tips! I use a planner for my blog, and it is super helpful.

  26. Sarah

    December 25th, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Time management is vital for me since I work at home with kids.

  27. Sandy

    January 26th, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    These are great tips! I just launched my blog recently so can appreciate the ideas you’ve suggested. Having system is especially important for me. I need some structure around my time or else I could really lose track of time and of other responsibilities I have. I tend to be really focused on my blog and can spend countless hours on it. This will help me manage my time better.
    Thanks!

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