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One of the ways that I keep my sanity is by spending Sunday evenings planning the upcoming week. I’ll be sharing some new weekly planning tools in the next few days including The Peaceful Mom Customizable Weekly Blog Planner!
(Feel free to download this planner for your personal use. It is copyrighted, so please do not reproduce it, but refer others to my site. Thanks! )
[Click here to open the download page, select the planner you would like and click again to print. See directions for customizable form below.]
As I have concentrated more on building my blog, I noticed that the “to do” list grew ever longer. In order to manage my time better, I divided blogging tasks into categories on the TPM Weekly Blog Planner. Now I can see what needs to be done and I can decide where to focus my energies.
The PURPOSE Section is first because I always want to keep my purpose for blogging at the forefront of my mind. Knowing my purpose helps me to better choose which activities are important and helps me to keep my perspective.
The THEMES/TOPICS Section tells me at a glance the areas I want to write about so that I can be reminded if I have neglected or want to give new emphasis to a topic. It also helps me eliminate ideas that don’t fit with my blog theme.
The DAILY and WEEKLY POSTS Section is where I keep track of the daily maintenance I need to do like checking email, responding to comments, checking affiliate accounts and the daily posts I want to write.
The TO DO Section allows me to write immediate, short term and long term goals in each of the areas important to successful blogging:
Writing-The most important blogging activity is writing content, so in this section I write ideas for posts and ideas that I need to research.
Maintenance-All of those housekeeping duties like cleaning out my download files, organizing photos and cleaning the email box.
Connecting-Keeping connected with readers through commenting and returning emails; reaching out to other bloggers for possible guest posts
Promotion- Ideas for advertising my blog to reach more people. I also include ideas for improving my writing and blogging such as reading on-line articles.
Business-Record keeping, accounting and other items related to the business side of blogging. I put this last, because although it’s very important, I want to keep this part of blogging in perspective. My top priority is always connecting with and helping people.
If you’re a blogger and would find this planner helpful, please feel free to download it for your personal use.
Click here to open the download page. Select the planner you would like to print and click to open up the form. To use the customizable form, simply click on the section you want to edit and type in your text and print.
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