My Very Own Blog Planner {Freebies!}

Hi sweet friends!

The last 24 hours I have been feverishly pinning, printing, laminating and binding my very own blogging planner! One of my New Year's Resolutions was to be a better blogger and work on reaching some of my career goals in the process. I decided I needed to really sit down, focus and get serious if I wanted to be a better blogger. I started by organizing my home office because when I moved out of my classroom two weeks ago, along came a lot of office supplies.

My project started with searching for blog planning sheets on Pinterest. Then I discovered that people have created entire blogging planners! Any excuse for me to have another planner...sign me up! I love calendars and I am known to buy at least four a year (until, of course, I met Erin Condren). I looked into a lot of the printables that generous bloggers had created and posted for free, and I decided to make a melting pot of printables that worked for me and what I was looking for. For example, I don't keep stats and I don't have sponsors or guest bloggers, so some of the blog planners I found wouldn't work for me. The only resource I couldn't find was a printable to help me streamline and organize my ideas for products on TpT. So I made one! We teaching bloggers know, planning our TPT ideas is half of planning our blogs.

I printed everything on card stock so it would be durable enough to last a year. One thing I recently discovered is the different weights of card stock available at Office Max. I am now picky about what card stock I use for certain projects because it really does make a difference in cost and quality. For my blog planner, I used 70 lb. card stock. (I use the 110 lb. card stock for classroom items that I am laminating.)

Although I have access to a laminator and a binding machine at school, I still brought it to Office Max to be laminated and bound (for just under $10). They have a bigger selection of binding rings and they also have a higher quality laminator that gives it that professional book feel.

Here is the final product with links to the many minds that I gathered pages from! I am SO pleased with the way it turned out and I have been filling in pages all afternoon. You can download all of the documents by following the links below each photo.

The Blog Planner

Front Cover
I designed the cover and you can download it here!

The Weekly Section


I designed the dividing pages to match my cover.
*These are included with the cover page.


Weekly View- 20 pages, back to back to give me a two week view for 40 weeks
The wonderful weekly layout came from Dani at andcute.com. Thank you Dani! She gives a few different options. I am a less-is-more kinda girl when it comes to to-do lists because I like the flexibility.


The Monthly Section


*These dividing pages are all included with the cover page.


Monthly View
These beautiful monthly calendars were a perfect match for my chevron theme. The Organised Housewife has multiple designs and colors and all for free!   





Product Planning Sheets- 25 pages
Here is the TpT planning sheet. I tried to keep it pretty vanilla and simple. There is such a variety of ideas and products on TpT, that sometimes we just need a place to jot down our ideas and map it out. Of course this doesn't need to be bound into a book, it can simply be printed out and pinned up next to your computer!







Idea Sheets- 15 pages
 These idea sheets came from the amazing Jen at iHeartOrganizing. I LOVE her printables (and everything else she does). She also provided me with a lot of inspiration from her post on making a blog planner.
         

Now if you will excuse me, I have some plans to make!

9 comments

  1. Wow, this is so great! I usually just wrote post it notes everywhere but you take organizing ideas to another level. Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to follow along and organize myself as well :)
    -Lovely Nina
    www.lovelylittlelearners.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow! What a great creative inspiration especially for new bloggers like myself. Thanks so much for sharing this, the info is not only useful but inspiring. Can't wait to read more of your blog post. From your Insta friend @CFTH Enrichment :)

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  3. Ummm.. You should SELL these. Meaning - I'd buy one from you!!! I wish I had the time to make one :( You ROCK!

    Ciera
    adventuresofroom129.blogspot.com

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  4. These are amazing! I was planning on creating one, and now I don't have too! Thanks girl! Love the chevron! :)

    Gabrielle
    Teaching Special Thinkers

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  5. I love, love, love, love, love this! I tried making one out of a notebook but I never had it when I had an idea so it kind of fizzled out before I even got started! Yours is amazing! :)

    Casey
    Second Grade Math Maniac
    Bear in Mind Blog Design

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  6. I love the idea of binding it all together! Great job and glad you liked my weekly template :) Big Hugs!

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  7. Great post! Thank you so much for sharing it. I am currently making a blog planner for myself and you answered my questions about what type of paper to print it on!

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