Organization doesn’t come very naturally to me. I’m naturally a procrastinator who runs pretty fast and loose with the idea of organization. That doesn’t mean, however, that I don’t love working on getting organized. Because of that, I have long been seeking out some blog planning and maintenance printables that would work for me.
As often happens, of course, the best thing to work for a person is the one they do for themselves. So, I finally jotted down some notes about what kinds of things I wanted on some blog planning pages and made some for myself. While you might find that these aren’t perfect for you, I decided to go ahead and share them, just in case they helped someone else who hasn’t been able to find just the right thing for them.
What These Blog Planning Pages Include
Ads, Reviews, and Campaigns Planning Page
A page for keeping track of your blog ads, reviews that you need to do, and other campaigns that you might be involved in. This page allows you to keep track of dates, contact information, special instructions, and promoting on social media.
Blogging Monthly Stats Page
This page is perfect for filling out at the beginning of each month with the current stats for each of your accounts. I know this list may not include some you use and may include some you don’t use. As I said, I made it with myself in mind, and so it suits me. If there is one you don’t use, you might be able to just cross out that one and write in another instead.
There is also a place at the bottom of the form to fill out the previous month’s pageviews and unique visitors.
Monthly Blogging Goals and Ideas Page
This is the perfect page to fill out at the end of each month as you look forward to the next month of blogging. Jot down ideas for posts and projects. Record additional important notes. There is also a spot for goals. I would recommend to pick just a few goals that you especially want to meet for the month, such as perhaps redoing your “About Me” page, finishing up a big project, or setting a goal to post at least three times every week.
A Very Cool Extra Feature about These Blog Planning Pages
It surprises a lot of people, since I use my computer so often, but when I’m planning and thinking, I really prefer to use a paper and pen. Yes, a pen. Always a pen, not a pencil. (Pencils annoy me.)
Anyway, despite this love for paper and pen, if you have an Adobe Acrobat reader, which can be downloaded free online, you can actually open these pages as PDF forms and type directly onto them before printing them out. You might also like to type in some basic information, print out the forms, and then as you update things throughout the month, then you can write on the page.
Of course, if you don’t have Adobe Acrobat Reader or just don’t want to type on the forms, you can always print them out and just hand write everything on them instead.
Download the Blog Planning and Maintenance Pages
Wait. First, there’s a note about the printables.
These downloadable pages are free for personal use only. They cannot be sold, published, or hosted on other websites. If you want to pass along the printables though, please feel free to share a link to this post (not directly to the printable) with others. Thanks!
Okay, now for the printables:
(Note: If you are having clarity issues with the printables, please right click on the link above and choose “Save Link As” and download the document to your computer. Then, open it from your computer, rather than through your web browser’s PDF plugin, which can sometimes cause some blurriness or other issues.)
I hope that they help you with your blog planning and organization!