Organising your blog

 

Organising is one of the things that all successful people have in common.  It is important if you want to get things done properly. I think that getting it planned and organised from the very beginning helps you in every aspect of your blog.

Having yourself organised can help so much with planning too.

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I track everything I need in my file and I plan in advance so that I can keep blogs running smoothly.  All the planning and storing of information is in my file and the actual scheduling of the tasks go in my planner.

 

Folder and Binder

The first thing I did when I started to take my blogging business seriously was get myself a file.  My file has everything in it that I need.  It’s easier to find if it has dividers in there too.  It’s helping me maintain focus on what I need to do.

There is a section for each month so that I can reflect and track my progress and my blog’s goals.  This will help me to plan the next month properly.  I can then remove the things that aren’t working and replace them with something else.

I track my earnings and outgoings for my blog and my affiliates and sponsored posts, etc. for monetization.  It’s important to keep these tracked. If it’s all in one place, then it’s easier when the tax season hits

I have my blog planner sheets, which you can get with our freebie .  This helps me to plan the points I want to cover in my blog post, my keywords and tags and each section of my blogs, such as photographs, spelling and grammar and if it’s an affiliate or sponsored post.

 

My plans

I’m planning and creating a whole planner worth of sheets as one PDF file so that you can print it and keep track of your blog too. Keeping it organised is key to having your shiz together and your blog running smoothly.

 

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I  am also writing two courses, one on how to set up a free WordPress, and one on how to set up a self-hosted WordPress website.

It’s important for me to be able to get the blog build easily and with very little money.  As your blog grows you can always change things when you’re ready to.

 

My weekly tasks

Each week I like to make sure my blog is backed up in case anything goes wrong.  I check it all for any broken links (there’s a plugin for that) and that my plugins and WordPress are updated and working correctly after the update.  It’s also important to check any images are displaying correctly as well.

All social media links are checked and my contact form.  I double check all comments and emails have been responded too in case I missed any during the week.  I always make sure my weekly newsletter has gone out. It’s always good practice to have yourself signed up to receive it too.  I think this helps you to know if it is displaying correctly and nothing has gone wrong along the way.

I also plan my social media posts, sharing schedule and re-adjust my weekly plan if it needs tweaking.

 

My monthly tasks

I have all my blog post titles written, my blogging goals for the month, and I write my stats from analy

 

tics at the end of my month.  The blog titles go in my calendar so that I can see at a glance when I am posting what.  I also add the end of month stats to a spreadsheet and make a graph out of them so that I can see how it (hopefully) rises.  Yes, I know I’m a little bit of a nerd, but I’m ok with that.

My monthly income and expenses are written down and the total too so that I can put those into a spreadsheet too.  The expenses and traffic, etc are also reviewed so that I can plan what worked and what didn’t.

My next month is planned at the end of each month. I review and update all my social media accounts if necessary and change my inbound and affiliate links with up to date ones if needed.

My media kit is also updated so that I have the latest stats, etc available in one place.

 

Organising at it’s best

Having a set of tasks to do each week and month that you can keep up to date with will help with planning and organising your blog so that you don’t forget anything.

You also need a set of daily tasks to do so that you can batch your work for the week, you can also adjust these each week to better suit your needs and schedule.

Keeping organised with your blog works wonders and it really helps you get things sorted as and when you need too.  When I’m not organised, I lose track of everything that I need to do and I end up forgetting everything.

I don’t want you to do that too.

 

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Thank you for reading and I hope to see you there.

Love and Light

Sarah Tilsley

 

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