The new year is almost upon us and we can finally kick 2016 to the curb – it was a weird year, amiright?! As so often it is, my New Year’s Resolution is to be more organized. I am 100% right brained which is helpful in producing content for the blog, but awful when it comes to organizing it. So I created this fun blog planner to get all of our blogger butts in gear for 2017!

As I learned more about the business of blogging this year, I felt the need to expand upon last year’s blog planner. So I created quite a few free planner printables for y’all depending on what your unique needs are.

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Click on the title to download each individual page of the planner and BE SURE to have Adobe updated on your computer because these files are pdfs.

Daily Planner: This is that page I plan a blog post (plus my whole day!) around. Morning consists of which post will go live and the accompanying social media I will need to post. I will follow up by filling in meetings, phone calls, outfit planning, and errands I need to accomplish and stay organized throughout my day.

Weekly Planner: Each Sunday I take a minute to plan out the week’s posts on this sheet. What I love most about it is recording my stats. I can flip back and see what worked one week and what fell flat another. I also like the option of scheduling the week’s social posts (do you hear me Instagram? Time for an app for this!).

Monthly Planner: I use this sheet the most. I have 12 printed out and fill in holidays first. As the month approaches, I add in brand deadlines, blogger meetups/events, and collaboration dates. It is the perfect quick overlook of my year. Tip… use a pencil on this page!

Blogging Revenue Spreadsheet: This is hands-down the most important page in my blogging planner. As a blogger working with brands, it is difficult to keep track of compensation dates because each company/agency has a different payment cycle. On top of that, companies each pay different ways (direct deposit, Paypal, check). I fill all of this info in to my revenue spreadsheet and clip a copy of the contract into the back of the planner. When payment is resolved, I highlight through the campaign.

Mileage Log: This is pretty straight forward – I use the mileage log to document trips I take that are blog-related for tax purposes. Be it blog conferences, sponsored trips, etc., I always make sure to stay on top of my odometer readings.

Notes: You just have to have this sheet to scribble all your ideas on to that you can organize at a later date. I print a number of Notes pages and add them at the back of the planner, then use them to jot down outfit ideas, shoot lists, and tips I learn.

I printed out a number of each of the sheets and got them spiral bound at Staples (only about $5), then I tote the book around with me because inspiration can strike at any time. Hopefully they can help you like they have helped me!

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