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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.

 

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First Post Ever Link-Up

When did you start blogging?  Have you ever gone back and looked at your first post(s)?  It sure can be a fun and interesting thing to do.  Join me in participating in the First Post Ever Link-Up!  Just click HERE and link up to your very first post.  Mine was in 2008, and can be found here, an introduction for readers of my blog 🙂

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

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Ultimate Blog Party 2011!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Party 2011! Welcome to my blog :) As I write this, hail is pelting down from the heavens onto our beautiful island – looks like we will have to wait just a bit for spring.

I have been homeschooling for 6 years now and have two children and a wonderful, supportive hubby.  I love to share all about homeschooling, homeschooling events, and reviews on homeschooling curricula and tools for homeschooling, including freebies! I also share my thoughts on parenting from time to time.

After you’ve looked around on my blog, you can click on the button or the link above to go to 5 Minutes For Mom’s blog and tour some other great blogs participating in this Blog party, too. And don’t forget to join in on the Twitter party and the Video party coming up this week too.  Enjoy!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,