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Free Blog Planner – Review

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Have you ever found out about something that you didn’t know existed and didn’t realize you needed? I have! I had no idea what I was missing, not having a blog planner to organize my blogging life. Now I don’t think I could do without this wonderful, free blog planner I chose to review!

Homeschoolcreations.net is owned by Jolanthe. She offers a variety of free printables, including a wonderful blog planner. Once I downloaded the pdf, I thought about printing it off at the local store, but it turned out that the cost was a lot more than I thought. To save, I decided to print it off myself, in colour (because I thought I would be more likely to use a pretty planner – I love the colours). I even bought myself some inexpensive coloured pens and a great, translucent binder for just a few dollars, complete with divider tabs and a back pocket.

Planner binder

I love that it includes colourful, translucent divider tabs. I also keep my business cards and return address labels (both free from Vista Print) in the back pocket so I have what I need to mail out giveaway prizes for my blog. Now everything is in one place and organized!

So what does this blog planner include?

  • 12 month-at-a-glance pages with a monthly focus list
  • room to track reviews and giveaways
  • space to jot notes and ideas
  • weekly post trackers, including social media reminders
  • monthly website analytics tracker: RSS, Facebook, Twitter, etc…
  • a place to keep track of affiliate program info
  • a Twitter hashtag tracker
  • weekly blog meme tracker
  • mileage sheet (for those blog-related trips & conferences)
  • website username & password sheet
  • and room to jot down all those wonderful post ideas

Planner binder

 

It really contains everything I need! In addition to the wonderful monthly & weekly planning pages, I love the Additional Planning Helps. I keep them under a separate tab in my planner.

Planner binder

One of my favourite pages is “Ideas in my head” – now I jot down those ideas when they come to me and I have a list of things to blog about! I even printed out a couple of extra pages, one for each of the additional blogs I manage for one of my marketing jobs.

Planner binder

I also keep some extra pages printed out under a separate tab, such as the weekly pages, for those months that have an extra week.

Planner binder

Now go ahead to Homeschoolcreations.net and download your own free, printable blog planner!

I had many different blog planners to choose from to do this review. I looked carefully through each of them and liked the variety of features this one offered the best. I have compiled all of the blog planners I chose from on this Learnist Board if you’d like to take a look at them all in one place: Free Blog Planners!

I wrote this review as part of the Mosaic Reviews Team. All opinions are my own.

 

Author:

Kimberly is a homeschooling mother of two living with her dear husband of over 25 years in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She works from home as a homeschool coach and offers OBM, writing, editing, social media, and tech services. In her free time she likes to hand-spin, knit, read, volunteer in local theatre, and horseback ride.

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