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Last summer, I shared about my love for my planner from Plum Paper Designs. I still adore that planner – so much so that I have already ordered (and received) my new one for 2015 (cause a girl’s got to plan ahead, you know!) Despite the fact that I had ordered my 2014 planner with special fields to plan for my blog and websites, it just didn’t seem quite enough.
So, this past spring, while working the homeschool convention circuit, when I came upon a new product from the Well-Planned Day line of planners, I got VERY excited . . .
About the Blog Planner
From the Well-Planned Day:
Our newest planner! Whether you’re a seasoned blogger or brand new to the blogging world, you’ll want My Blog Plan to help you stay motivated and on track. Packed full of insider tips and practical articles from experts, My Blog Plan will help you focus on your personal goals, stay on schedule, and provide inspiration to bring your blogging to another level. With the same distinctive look you’re used to from our entire line of Well Planned Day Planners, a special bonus of 6 months is included for an 18-month planner–runs from July 2014-December 2015.
This planner is 6×9″.
It’s a spiral bound planner with 376 pages.
It runs from July 2014 through the end of December 2015.
The price is $19.95.
Heidi Says . . .
If you’re a blogger and you don’t have this planner . . . well, I just feel sorry for you! Since discovering this little gem, I feel so much more in charge of my blog. Previously, some days it actually felt like the other way around – like my blog was in charge of me. (And, as a control freak, that wasn’t going over well with me!)
Honestly, I should have blogged about it sooner; but I wanted to use it for a few months and see if it would be a good fit. Let me tell you about some of the specifics of this planner (with pictures, of course!)
The beginning pages of the planner include a note from the Well-Planned Gal herself – Rebecca Keliher, a Table of Contents, 3 articles to help you make the most of your blog, a Year-at-a-Glance calendar page, a page to record your Blog Purpose & Goals, a page for Blog Contacts (guest writers, technical support, graphic design, and blog assistant), a 2-page spread to record Social Parties, a Password Log, a Media Kit Development page, several pages for Advertising Management, and several blank note pages.
Following that, you begin the monthly pages. Each month starts out with a 2-page calendar for that month.
As you can see, I haven’t been utilizing these pages. I can’t really wrap my brain around what I would write on them. The little boxes are checkboxes with P, G, R. and W on them – these stand for Promoted Post, Giveaway, Review, and Guest Writer.
These pages are followed by 2 pages for notes – Post Ideas and Social Post Ideas.
Shame on me, but I haven’t really used these yet either. In my defense, I do jot notes on the weekly pages. 😉
Each month also includes a helpful article on blogging.
Up next are pages for you to record Products Reviews and Giveaways for the month.
The next part is MY FAVORITE PART OF THE PLANNER – the weekly planning pages.
Each day includes a place to record the blog post title, any tags you want to include, a to-do line, and places to check off when you’ve shared on social media. There are also checkboxes for images, scheduling, etc. Lastly, there’s a box to record page views (which I haven’t utilized yet, but need to). There’s also room to write reminders for the week (which is where I write quick notes I want to remember). Here’s a close up of a single day:
The weekly pages are followed up with some wind-up pages – one to evaluate your Top 5 Posts of the month, and one to record monthly numbers. etc.
After 2 months of use, I can say with confidence that I love this planner too! It’s the perfect compliment to my personal planner. And it has given me ownership over my blog.
Oh, and it’s so pretty! The pictures really don’t do it justice. It’s very colorful and the designs are very elegant. Each month has a little bit different color scheme, yet they all go nicely together – it flows.
My only complaint would probably be that there’s only room for one post per day. There are days (like today) when I want to schedule two posts (for whatever reason) and there’s not really room to record those (unless you write really small and squeeze).
I would highly recommend this planner – and have been recommending it. If you’re a blogger, I’d encourage you to check it out.
For More Information
To find out more about this planner and take a peek inside, check out hedua.com. In addition to this blog planner, they have a full line of personal and student planners that may be a good fit for you and your family.
***This post made possible by HEDUA and the Well-Planned Gal.***