Getting Organized - Blog Style
I have been trying to do more with the blog stuff & dreaming of the endless possibilities of a hobby turned etsy shop. I’m still working on the latter but in the blogging world things are coming along nicely. I am enjoying getting to know so many wonderful women and twitter is keeping me up WAY past my bedtime. (since all you lovelies are in the US, I have to stay up late to chit-chat when you are on) Since starting the Thankfulness Series this past week I was feeling a bit bogged down with lists – to do’s – emails I haven’t caught up on: comments not replied to – tweets i hadn’t responded to – guest posts i forgot to write bc my inbox was too full, so I made a plan.
I am a big time list maker. I USED to be a big time list maker. Now my lists consist of groceries and what I need at the store. But after I had the kiddos and was no longer working (teachers have bad habits of making hundreds of lists) I kinda stopped doing it and thought I could remember everything. Because, as the rest of the world thinks, SAHM/SAHW’s aren’t busy at all. RIIIIIGGHT! Silly people. So, in order to keep track of everything I went out and bought a small divided notebook. I have 4 sections that I labeled and I jot stuff down in it so I know where/what/with whom I am with blogging.
Here are my sections:
- Blog Post Ideas/Vlogging: I put different ideas that I think about throughout the day but know that I don’t have a ‘full’ post ready for it. I also have a list of the days of the week and the main “idea” of what to write in the days. (Thursday’s -Thankfulness Series, Friday’s - photography) I’ve been thinking about joining in on the vlog fun – so I have a few ideas in store. We’ll see how it goes!
- Guest Posting: This will be a HUGE help for me because of the Thankfulness series that just started. I am able to see who’s post I already have, who’s up next, and if I need to fill in any gaps. I also put down where I will be guest posting and the dates so I don’t forget (which I’ve done before to her- sorry!)
- Sponsorship: I have all the ladies that are in my sponsor swap for this month. I’m hoping to one day move up to paid sponsorship – but I don’t see that happening for a while since I’m still “new”. I also have listed where I’m swapping so I know who to contact towards the end of the month.
- Give Aways: This is empty right now because my last give away has ended – but I’m hoping to fill it up soon! Anyone have anything they want to show off / give away over here???
Author of: The Momma Bird