How I keep my blog organised

Hi lovelies, I’m back again! I have been blogging for just under 2 months now and although I absolutely love it, I have found it difficult to manage my blog whilst working full time. I have been so unorganised and I think my blog could be so much better if I planned a little more in advance! So I took to Twitter and asked for advice for a great blog planner… and I was not disappointed! A few people recommended the DotCreates planner, I loved the look of it and bought it straight away!


One thing I loved immediately about this planner, is that the monthly sections are undated so that you can start whenever you like (Like I did). Each month contains 16 planning pages and so there is room for up to 16 blog posts. As I post twice a week (Sunday’s and Wednesday’s if you didn’t know) I decided to use two pages per post.

Each page includes the date, post date and title so you can plan what post will be published on what day. And then there are lots of lines available for a post plan, and checkboxes at the bottom of the page so you can make sure that all the words, links and photos are included! And a final checkbox for when your post is published!

Blog Post-planning

For the first blog plan page, I jot down all of my ideas for a post with what I want to include, including links and photo ideas. I also write which category a post will belong to so that I can keep track of what types of posts I write the most. I also note down the Tags that will go with the post so I don’t forget to include them (which happens a lot).

As I write ~8 posts a month, I use the second page of the planner as a ‘To Do’ list (shown in the picture). I tick off all of the things that need to be done before I hit publish; including taking and editing photos, tags and categories. I also make sure I have done a Grammarly and Yoast SEO check. Then I schedule the post for the day I want it to go live and I’m done! I don’t have to worry about having wifi when I want to post which is great. I make sure that I highlight any important points so I don’t forget to do them, plus, it adds some colour!

Social Media Sharing

I also include a little checklist for daily social media posting! This includes Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Stumbleupon. This way I can keep track of how often I promote my posts and on what platforms so no social media is neglected.

We all know how time-consuming promoting blog posts on social media is, and it also means less time to interact with other bloggers! To make life a little easier I often use Social Media Scheduling apps such as Buffer and Preview. These are my favourite as they are so simple and quick to use. Buffer is great for scheduling tweets, I usually do this when I have some free time so I don’t have to worry about blog promotion during work. I tend to do around 3-4 a day focusing on different posts both old and new. It is also great for posting whilst I’m asleep so that people in different time zones don’t miss my posts. Another great app is Preview which is awesome for editing and scheduling Instagram posts in advance. It also gives you a preview of what your post would look like next to your other pictures (Handy if you want those insta themes). These apps are so handy for busy people so that your posts don’t get the recognition they deserve.

Other ways to keep track!

The DotCreates Ultimate Blog planner also comes with a ‘mini’ daily diary so that you can plan what needs to be done. I use this section for listing which Facebook groups are running a daily thread so I can make sure my posts get lots of exposure to different groups. I also highlight key things such as post days, photo taking days etc so they are very useful! The planner also comes with monthly social media stats trackers, and although these are really handy, I wanted something where I could track my progress easily. I created a print out which allows me to track monthly all of my social media and blog stats. This way I know how my blog is doing (not gonna lie, I know its simple but I love this).

If that’s not enough, the planner will also keep you motivated with monthly inspirational quotes that I love sooooo much!

So that is how I have been keeping my blog organised so far. It’s not perfect yet but I am getting there slowly! I am in the process of creating an excel sheet that shows when posts are published and their categories.

How do you keep your blog organised? How do you plan blog posts? Is social media overwhelming you? Let me know in the comments!

Chlo x



  1. February 21, 2018 / 8:56 am

    Having a proper blog planner seems like a good idea! Haven’t seen too many of these around but will definitely check them out x

    • BeingChloe173
      February 21, 2018 / 8:58 am

      I new that I needed one but they’re so hard to find, I was so happy when I found the dotcreates one! There is an even bigger one aswell with lots of more things to help you plan which I might look into 😊

  2. Monica Lynn
    February 21, 2018 / 10:43 am

    You’ve made me want to take a step back and actually put WAY more effort into my blog than I thought I already did. Thank you for the helpful tips!!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 21, 2018 / 10:44 am

      You’re very welcome lovely! I still think I need to put in more effort but this definitely helps 😊

  3. February 21, 2018 / 10:55 am

    informative post. I have a bullet journal I jot things down in but not as organized as this. First picture does the planner come with the social media broken down and checkboxes or did you write in yourself? Great idea either way.

    • BeingChloe173
      February 21, 2018 / 11:59 am

      I did that myself so I can keep track of how much I post so I don’t forget 😊 I’m definitely not an organised person so this is helping me a lot!

  4. February 21, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    As a new blogger, I am trying to keep a handle on all that I have to do plus all the information/notes that I’ve written down! Ah it can easily become overwhelming!! These are great ideas, I will look into that first blog planner, it looks great, thanks for sharing!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 21, 2018 / 3:50 pm

      I totally agree, I wanted to keep control of my blog and not let it get too much! The planner is really helping 😊 you’re welcome lovely x

  5. February 21, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    This is perfect and just what I needed to see!! I always am trying to find the best way to organize all the things I do each day for my blog!! I am going to try and implement my own planner/social media guide as well!! Goal today: Get organized!!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 21, 2018 / 4:44 pm

      It’s helped me a lot so far! Still not perfect but still so much better than just randomly writing and squeezing things in!

  6. February 21, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    I usually jot ideas down in my bullet journal (as i always have it with me) but my schedule and images are all stored online together. I do the majority of my blogging on my Chromebook but if I happen to be on a different laptop, it’s nice to have everything together!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 21, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      I wish I had the patience for a bullet journal I think I’d get frustrated if it wasn’t neat! It is good to have everything in one place though 😊

  7. February 21, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    Thanks for sharing, such a great post. Great tips! Very useful. I usually write my posts down and plan it in my notebook when I am going to post them. But these look so cute!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 21, 2018 / 7:04 pm

      That’s definitely a good idea too! I think it will come in handy if my blog grows, like it has sponsored content planners and stuff but for now it’s great for just simple post planning 😊 thanks for reading lovely!

  8. February 21, 2018 / 11:34 pm

    This is such a great post! I enjoyed reading about how you plan for your blog! I am currently using a bullet journal to plan and I’m loving it 🙂

    • BeingChloe173
      February 22, 2018 / 6:59 am

      I’d love to start a bullet journal but don’t think I’d be able to
      Keep it up!

  9. Samantha Leigh Kresz
    February 22, 2018 / 1:20 am

    Thanks for the tips! I have been so busy and have been blogging on the fly. I was planning my posts on google drive where I made a social media chart. I need to get to my schedule.

    • BeingChloe173
      February 22, 2018 / 7:00 am

      Ooh that’s really clever! I do need a better way to track social media!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 22, 2018 / 7:02 am

      I’m trying to make sure I keep it with me at all times in case I get inspiration!

  10. February 22, 2018 / 1:36 am

    So wise to have things are written down and where you can access them. Organizing is key!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 22, 2018 / 7:05 am

      It’s handy that it’s A5 so I can take it everywhere with me!

  11. February 22, 2018 / 2:26 am

    Quick question: You mentioned you use Preview for Instagram scheduling. Does this app auto post to IG or not?

    • BeingChloe173
      February 22, 2018 / 7:06 am

      I’ve tried to get it to work and sometimes it does, it’s great for editing photos and planning when they will be posted so you can see them in your grid 😊

  12. February 22, 2018 / 8:07 am

    I have found that a blogger planner is very useful too. Organisation is key!

  13. February 22, 2018 / 8:08 am

    I have found that a blogger planner is very useful too. Being organised as a blogger is key!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 22, 2018 / 4:46 pm

      It’s so true! Makes life much less stressful!

  14. February 22, 2018 / 8:17 am

    I really need to get a blogging planner, so I’ll definitely have to check this one out!
    Right now I just keep notes on my phone of ideas I have & thoughts about certain products if I’m doing a review 😊

    • BeingChloe173
      February 22, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      I love this one it was just what I was like for 😊 I do keep notes on my phone if I don’t have my planner with me!

  15. February 22, 2018 / 8:38 am

    Great post! Definitely going to have a look at the Dotcreates planner, looks fab!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 22, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      I love it so much and it’s such good quality 😊

  16. February 22, 2018 / 8:44 am

    I thought I was organized till I read your post haha! Going to have to pick up some of these tips for sure.

    • BeingChloe173
      February 22, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      I’m still not very organised but this planner is helping out loads 😊

  17. February 22, 2018 / 10:03 am

    I actually found your blog through the Online Creators Hub facebook group, so your strategy to promote through groups is working haha! Always love seeing how other bloggers manage their process; there’s so many components that go into creating a blog post that you definitely need a method to keep consistent! Just like you, I put out a question on twitter asking other bloggers how they planned and the response I got was to start a bullet journal! So that’s what I’ve been using at I love it!

    I find the only way I keep up to date with social media scheduling is to block out my Sunday evenings to schedule it all in. But even then I need to get better at promoting my old posts!

    Sinéad xo Fabuleuse Du Jour

    • BeingChloe173
      February 22, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      Oh well that’s good to know then! I’ve heard a lot of people using bullet journals so it’s something I might try it at some point! Yeah it is very time consuming and has to be done in blocks! Thanks for reading lovely 😊

  18. February 22, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    Now that I really am in this blogging thing, I really need to get myself a planner. I’ve noticed that I really enjoy the other aspects of blogging like social media sharing and discussing things within the blogging community, but –without a planner– it can be so hard to keep up with.

    Great post! x


    • BeingChloe173
      February 22, 2018 / 7:36 pm

      The community is definitely the best part, everyone is so supportive 😊 a planner is a must have I think!

  19. February 22, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    Loved reading this so many great tips 💕 thank you xx

    • BeingChloe173
      February 22, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      You’re very welcome lovely 😊 xx

    • BeingChloe173
      February 23, 2018 / 12:53 pm

      Glad you like them! X

  20. February 23, 2018 / 6:12 pm

    I thought I was fairly organized, but you’ve definitely got me beat! I guess everyone has to do what works for them! Great post!

    • BeingChloe173
      February 23, 2018 / 10:19 pm

      Thanks lovely! I’m not a very organised person so this is helping me out 😊

  21. February 23, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    I have never heard of this planner but I am soooo ready to jump and buy it! I always struggle to organise my blog so some great tips I can try out! X

    • BeingChloe173
      February 23, 2018 / 10:20 pm

      I’d definitely recommend it! Or the bigger version which has even more to help you 😊 or of course there are lots of printable online! X

  22. Erin
    February 24, 2018 / 1:13 am

    This is a great idea! I’ve been blogging for 3 weeks and I’m not organized at all. I need to step up my planning game. Working full time plus a kid makes it hard to fit it all in and keep track of everything.

    • BeingChloe173
      February 24, 2018 / 10:47 am

      I haven’t been blogging for very long either, and I find planning things beforehand is making it so much easier 🙂

  23. February 26, 2018 / 1:20 am

    Having a planner has completely transformed my blog for the better! I am so much more organised now, and it’s really calming to know what I want posted and when. Being organised and prepared has completely taken the stress out of blogging for me, and now I can just enjoy it, which is exactly what it should be about! Well done on keeping your blog super organised too ☺️

    Indya || The Small Adventurer

    • BeingChloe173
      February 26, 2018 / 6:51 am

      Summed it up better than I could! Thankyou lovely 😊

  24. February 27, 2018 / 5:51 pm

    Such a good planner! Love these ideas. ❤️

    • BeingChloe173
      February 27, 2018 / 5:55 pm

      Thankyou lovely 😊

  25. March 2, 2018 / 10:32 am

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Happy blogging!!

    • BeingChloe173
      March 2, 2018 / 4:57 pm

      Thanks you too!

    • BeingChloe173
      March 5, 2018 / 6:50 am

      It is so time consuming! I often have to have set periods of time to reply to everyone!

  26. March 9, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    I love your planning routine! it looks so need and tidy! Love that you’re being so organised!
    xoxo Annaleid

    • BeingChloe173
      March 10, 2018 / 6:25 pm

      It is definitely still a work in progress but I am so much more organised that when I first started. I still need to work on taking blog photos in advance though because the lighting in my house is shocking!

  27. March 16, 2018 / 8:00 am

    I also use a blog planner which I am finding really helpful. I also have a little notebook in my kitchen so if an idea for a post pops into my head I can quickly write it down!! Great post by the way 😊😊

    • BeingChloe173
      March 16, 2018 / 8:13 am

      Ooh it’s a good idea to have notebooks around I might try that 😊 I tend to just use my phone! Glad you liked it x

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