How to Stay Organised While Blogging

Staying organised while blogging is essential. I work full-time and any spare time I get, I need it to be structured and organised to get the most out of it. I am so forgetful about tasks I need to do, posts I need to write or even remembering what day a twitter chat is on.

I do have ways and means of remembering what posts I want to write, tasks I need to do that week and even keeping track of all my thoughts throughout the day, but I still struggle to be at a chat on the right day and time. If you know of any tracker of chats, please let me know.

This post is all about the methods I use to keep my blog running smoothly, even when my head is spinning around.

 

5 Ways to Stay Organised While Blogging

Trello

Trello is my life saver when it comes to blogging. On Trello you can have numerous boards where you can leave ‘To Do’ lists or even set them as a ‘mood board’ for projects. I personally have 2 boards, a ‘To Do’ list and also one where I put my blog ideas, list of my drafts, completed, scheduled and live posts. You can move each box from one section to another and can colour code them according to your categories. A public example can be found on my Trello account.

Also, did I mention that Trello is an App too? It’s perfect for on-the-go.

 

Carry around a small notebook and a pen

This is essential for me. As I mentioned before, I am so forgetful. An idea will pop into my head and within half hour it has gone. I carry around the mini journal which I got from Paperchase in my bag so I never forget an idea. I also write out bullet points for my blogposts into the notebook too so I don’t forget.

 

Set yourself a ‘To Do’ List

As I mentioned above, I always have to have a ‘To Do’ list to hand so I never forget anything. Whether is is to write a blogpost, to arrange a collab, create a cover photo or to remember to publish a photo onto Instagram, a list will always be an essential for me.

 

Write in advance

I don’t always get chance to do this, but I do try to write in advance and save them onto WordPress as a back-up. Sometime you may get the dreaded Bloggers Block or lack a bit of motivation, but having a plan B will always help smooth a gap and help you get back into the flow.

 

Schedule your blogposts

I always schedule my blogpost and also the corresponding Tweet to say it has gone live. I like to set my main blogpost to always go live at the same time on the same day of the week, which is on a Sunday at 12 noon (GMT).

I always seem to be busy around this time on a Sunday, so this is a great way to ensure my posting times are consistent.

 

Do you have any other tips?

Do you have any other tips for staying organised while blogging? How do you keep organised? Please let me know in the comments below.

 

  • Great post! Don’t know how I would have gotten through my previous semester without trello omg xD

    • StephsWorld

      I agree. I think Trello is perfect in any situation.

      Thanks for your comment 🙂
      Steph xx

  • Food & Baker

    Oooh never heard of Trello before – will defo look into that! Great post – cou;dn’t agree with it more! Think you’ve got it all down tbh! Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica & James
    foodandbaker.co.uk

    • StephsWorld

      You guys should use it. You can also share boards and both edit it 🙂

      Thanks for your comment 🙂
      Steph xx

  • Em

    I carry around a mini notepad and pen too, just in case! Never heard of trello before, I just have a pad on my desk that gets filled with to-do lists and other crap.

    Em x

    http://www.ohfab.co.uk • lifestyle & design blog • for fab custom logo & blog header designs visit: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ohfab

    • StephsWorld

      I am a big Post-It Notes fan and I usually end up with 100s for my To-Do list, so Trello was perfect for me 🙂

      Thanks for your comment 🙂
      Steph xx

  • I need to get organised so this was a great help! I’ve never heard of Trello, so I might give that a try and see if it helps me aha! Scheduling and writing posts in advance is what I need to start doing!x

    http://www.stephiebeau.com

    • StephsWorld

      Glad it was of some use 🙂 I recommend Trello a lot 🙂

      Thanks for your comment 🙂
      Steph xx

  • Love this! I’m so disorganised it’s unreal so I’m definitely going to have to take these tips on board. Also how on earth have I never heard of Trello?! It sounds magical, may even have to use it to help with college stuff too. Another great post as always hun 🙂

    Pandora xo
    http://curiouslilpandora.blogspot.co.uk

    • StephsWorld

      I love Trello. It was a lifesaver for me and would be something I use for studying 🙂

      Thanks for your comment 🙂
      Steph xx

  • Loved reading this, I am such a procrastinator- I reeeaaaallly need to write in more advance!! Thanks for the recomendation of Trello, will check that out!! Great and helpful post as per. X
    http://www.sopherina.co.uk

    • StephsWorld

      I am too Sophie. I love writing my blogposts out but getting time to type them up without sitting on YouTube is hard haha.

      Thanks for your comment 🙂
      Steph xx

  • Jess

    I’m very new at blogging so this post is really helpful! Xx

    http://www.jessbethan.blogspot.com

    • StephsWorld

      Thanks for your comment Jess 🙂

      I’m glad you found it helpful 🙂

      Steph xx

  • Tania

    Love this post, I definitely one who has writers block so writing in advance just makes it that little bit easier. I have ripped pages of post ideas all over my room :$ x
    taniaawrites.blogspot.co.uk