This set of blog planner printables is free and brand new for 2019! Track your weekly blog posts, monthly editorial calendar, income and expenses, goals, and more. Perfect for beginners or pros!
Five years ago (which seems like such a long time!), I published the original version of this blog planning notebook. Since then, it’s been such a popular post on the blog – I just took a look in my Google analytics, and it’s had 85,000 views over the years! I’m so glad it’s been able to help so many readers organize their blog, whether they are new at it or a seasoned pro.
After showing how to start a money-making blog on Tuesday, I thought this would be the perfect time to update the old blog planning notebook! I decided to create a version that matches my full collection of planner printables, The Year of Intent and my cleaning printables, Journey to Clean. That way, everything in your planning line-up can be nice and coordinated (I can’t tell you how giddy that makes me 🤗).
These can be downloaded to your computer and printed at your convenience. The printables you see fit in a 3-ring binder. You can either print the pages as needed, or put them in sheet protectors and use wet-erase markers on them! I also love using a simple laminator to preserve the pages.
(It goes without saying – these files are for personal use only. Please, no commercial distribution of these. If you’re in doubt whether or not your use of these files is allowed, email me!)
Let’s take a look at what you’ll get in your set of printables…
Of course, every pretty planner has to have a pretty cover!
What are you trying to accomplish with you blog? Is it just for your personal use, or are you trying to make it into a business? What do you want to convey to your readers? Get focused with this goals/mission page.
Then, once you’ve got your main goals, break them down into achievable steps! I have a similar set of pages in The Year of Intent, but this one’s made for you bloggers out there. This method of goal setting is so simple and works incredibly well!
Keep this running list of blog post ideas – you never know when an idea will hit you. This also gives you room to make simple notes about what to add to the post.
You also have space to organize a blog series!
I am a huge believer in keeping an editorial calendar. I typically keep about a month’s worth of posts penciled into my calendar. The worst feeling is getting to a week of blogging and having nothing to write about – this is the easiest way to eliminate that!
Once you plan out your month, use this page to plan out your week, including social media ideas and brainstorming to dive deeper into your post topic.
It’s so, so important to keep up with your blog stats if you’re trying to grow your blog. This is an easy way to keep up with site analytics and social media/email stats for a whole year…I love keeping it all in one place.
Speaking of social media – if you’ve been blogging for any period of time, you know how important it is to interact on several different forms of social media as well. This is an easy way to plan out your social media posts for a whole month.
Link parties aren’t as big of a deal as they were a few years ago in promoting your blog, but I will still occasionally use them to get the word out about new posts. They can be super confusing if you don’t get some kind of organization – but this makes it easy!
Whether you’re dealing with other bloggers for a collab, a sponsor, or a PR firm, keep all of those important people in one place.
If you’re blogging for profit, I can’t stress enough how important it is to keep up with both revenue and expenses. Not only is it absolutely necessary for tax time, but you’re going to want to know that your blog is actually making enough profit to pay you for the time and money you put into it! Keep up with them both here.
A simple to-do list is always my favorite page in a planner – it might seem silly, but this is the most effective page for me.
And finally, an easy way to keep up with the many social media/blog logins you probably have.
The printable versions of the pages you see above are exclusively available to my email newsletter subscribers. Click here to sign up for free and receive access, or use the form below! After you sign up and gain access to my printable library, you’ll find a file towards the top that contains all of these pages in one pretty pdf.
If you’re looking to organize your schedule, I’ve also got a great (matching!) set of printables for that. The 2019 Year of Intent Planner has over 60 pages of organization printables that allow you to make your own customized planner. There are resources for schedules, goals, finances, projects, and more – this is a huge collection of organization resources, all in one place! Click here for more information.
You can also learn how to keep your home clean in under an hour a day with my Journey to Clean ebook – this set contains 33 pages of cleaning printables that show you exactly how to clean your home every day in 2019. Click here for info on that!
Best of luck in your blog planning journey!
Note: The images below are from a previous version of this post. If you’d like access to this version of the blog planning notebook, it’s still available in my printable collection – sign up above (or click here) to access those!
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