There have been a lot of bloggers helping bloggers posts floating around the book community lately and I thought I would add my little tid-bit.
My ‘bullet journal’* is the heart and soul of my blogs’ organization. The best decision I ever had was mapping out my blog posting schedule!
*Quotations because what started as a bullet journal is now mostly just scribbled lists and plans
This is my journal! Nothing special – just something I picked up from Target. I prefer journals that have a band around it to keep everything I shove inside from falling out.
The key things I use are my Stabilo Point 88 Fine 0,4 coloured pens, a Papermate 2B pencil, a ruler, whiteout and eraser*, and plenty of washi tape and sticky notes!
Every bulley journal has to have an Index right?
This is mine. It was abandoned. I had good intentions. Now I just sticky note the important pages that I need.
This is the important stuff! The blog post schedule!
I pencil in all my ARC reviews, blog ideas, and regular memes on a custom written calendar (each new line is a day). This way I can easily move around my post dates before they are ready.
Once posts are published/scheduled they get rewritten in pen.
I also have the same calendar on the opposite page for all my personal events so I can see when I need to plan ahead of time easily.
What else do I use my journal for? Lists!
Blog ideas! I have a smaller notebook in my purse that I keep with me as well as a list in my phone notes. Every week or so, I transfer my ideas onto this list in my journal.
Todo lists! There are so many of these in my journal it’s ridiculous. Particularly on days off when I want to get some posts done or if reviews are falling behind – they go here.
Book TBRs! I have one list of books that I want to put on hold at the library or add to my next book haul. I also have one list of my ARCs that I already have access to:
This list always has a personal deadline date, normally a week or so before the book is published so I can have a bit of leeway, as well as time to review and schedule the post.
I am planning on redoing this list (again!) to list what reading app the ARC is on and where access is from, as I’m now getting more ARCs from Edelweiss and personal requests.
And that’s it! Fairly simple. I’ve tried actual calendars, ‘official’ bullet journal rules, and daily planners but by far this is what’s worked best for me.
How do you organize your blogging? How scheduled are your posts?
Have you tried bullet journaling before? Let me know!