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Get Blog Organized
If I could go back to the start of my blog and do ONE THING to make the whole “blogging experience” less bumpy from the start, it would probably be this: be organized.
Just so we’re on the same page, here was what my idea of organized looked like when I started –
This was very bad. I wasted A LOT of time trying to find things I knew I scribbled down once upon a time. I also had great ideas that got lost in the idea abyss. It was sad.
So to remedy this, and because I like projects that distract me from what I should actually be doing (um, blogging), I made these awesome blog organization printables. I can’t come up with a single good reason to keep ’em to myself, so I thought I’d share them here! There’s a page to organize your blog structure, a page to keep track of post ideas, a page to track income and expenses – (because there are costs to running a blog), one for link parties, and one for login info. (My blog binder also has extensive pinterest schedule info, but that’s coming in a later post!)
If you want a successful blog, you need to set yourself up to be successful. Don’t waste your time re-setting passwords and wondering what post goes in what category. Get on top of this stuff NOW, at the start of your journey. (Or like me, 6 months into your journey. Whatever, just start now!) (If you haven’t started a blog yet, follow my step-by-step tutorial on how to start a blog for profit!)
Click to Print:
(Please also feel free to share on Facebook and Pinterest with other un-organized bloggers!)
Also, get on my blogging email list so you don’t miss out on future freebies! I send out an email every Monday (or sometimes every other Monday) with blogging tips and hints, mostly directed at newbies. It is NOT the same email list as the Carly On Purpose newsletter (because not everyone is interested in blogging). If you aren’t on the list, join here – I hope to be adding more binder pages in the future, and you wouldn’t wanna miss em 😉
11 thoughts on “You Need A Blog Organization Binder”
Wow, Carly, I just love these! Thanks for sharing. I totally need to get away from my scrap paper blogging system! I am super excited that you have an email list just for bloggers, I signed up!
Thank you Tracy!! Enjoy the printables, I’d love feed back on them – let me know if they could be made more useful! 🙂
Wow I have been looking for a great organizational method to help me run my blogging platform better. Thank you Carly!
P.s Your blog posts have been incredibly helpful !
I’m SO glad you’ve been enjoying them Priscilla 🙂
Hi! I love your blog, I mean until now I’ve only been devoring everything you wrote about starting a blog: finally someone that gets it! tells the truth and takes me really each step of the way without suddenly stopping after helping you setting up your worldpress and host… I’ve been doing so much research and I started to think that I should give up, until I found you!! THANK YOU!! you’re awesome! I love the way you write and how think of the details and most of all, you are not afraid to share what you’ve learn! you’re just awesome!
In this post you mention a newsletter you send out on mondays with tips about blogging, I couldn’t find where to subscribe to it (maybe I did already, as I’ve opened so many of your posts) but I wanna be sure I am 🙂 help!?
(ps: you ask for a website below, my blog is still in the scafolding phase, started new after I read one of your posts 🙂 It was still scafolding before but looked a tiny bit more organised) okay sorry for the looong message!!!
Hi Donna! I am SO GLAD that you are finding some value here! I totally know what you mean about being abandoned after you set up wordpress – that is NOT my goal lol. The only newsletter I have no is the Saturday one (I just moved it from mondays lol) so if you get that one – you’re good!
Love it! I am taking your course and I am finding it great. I can’t seem to download the Blog planner and organizer..? Not sure why but would you be able to send it to me?
Thank you so much your sharing your knowledge and for taking the time.
I have a different blog planner available now – I’ll get it posted here ASAP! sorry for the troublE
Thank you so much!
Amazing !!, Thanks a lot 🙂