Aug
25
2011

New! TPM Weekly Blog Planner (now customizable!)

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

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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.

 

Printing Directions:

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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Maintaining Peace While Blogging

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly H August 28, 2011 at 9:57 pm

OMG! I was just thinking about how I needed something to help me remember what I wanted to blog about. I am going to use this this week and post next Sunday about how it helped or didn’t. :)

PS: Following from Blogelina Class

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Kimberlee August 29, 2011 at 6:16 am

Great Kelly! If you don’t mind, send me a link to your post.

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Elizabeth L. August 30, 2011 at 10:11 am

This is great! I’ve been meaning to start planning my posts out more thoroughly, so I’m really excited about using this planning.

Glad it was linked to Savvy Blogging!

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Kimberlee August 30, 2011 at 11:07 am

I’m so glad you can use it Elizabeth! Have a Peaceful Day!

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Kristia {Family Balance Sheet} August 30, 2011 at 8:30 pm

This is great. Thanks!

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Kimberlee August 30, 2011 at 9:49 pm

My pleasure Kristia!

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Erin September 1, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Thank you so much for this! I am a new blogger and barely two month into this venture. I am overwhelmed by information and idea overload as I try to master this extreme learning curve. This will be very helpful, thanks again!

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Kimberlee September 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm

You are so welcome Erin! I am so glad that you can use it. :)

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Misty September 1, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Kimberlee,

Thank you for this! I often feel like I’m barely keeping my head above water when in comes to blogging. I also worry about losing my focus and spending too much time on the business side of things. Thank you for this. I will most definitely use it. I am also currently teaching a small blogging course for some friends. I will be sure to share your link with them. Thank you again!

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Kimberlee September 2, 2011 at 6:50 am

I am so glad that you can use it. Blogging can definitely take over your life if you’re not careful.

Thanks for sharing the link too!

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Lauren @ I am THAT lady September 2, 2011 at 5:21 am

Thanks so much! I found this through Savvy Blogging. I really needed this!

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Kimberlee September 2, 2011 at 6:52 am

My pleasure Lauren! I’m so glad you can use it. :)

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Mimi September 2, 2011 at 7:40 am

Thanks for this resource. I own/manage 2 blogs, a social media business, and work full-time. I definitely needed an organizer like this!

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Kimberlee September 2, 2011 at 8:00 am

My pleasure Mimi– Sounds like you’re busy!

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Kelly November 22, 2011 at 11:30 pm

Thanks, this is awesome! — Just setting up a Wordpress site and know this will come in handy :-)

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Kimberlee November 23, 2011 at 6:56 am

My pleasure Kelly! Did you see the FREE blogging course: http://thepeacefulmom.com/2011/11/19/free-blogging-class/ ?
Today (11/23) is the last day to register if you are interested.

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Kathleen March 14, 2012 at 5:32 pm

This is awesome thanks! I stumbled it, couldn’t believe it hadn’t been already.

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Kimberlee March 14, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Thanks Kathleen!

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Alison Bayne June 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Thank you so much for this; my blog is on the verge of taking over my life, and I although I love to write I do kind of have a household to run! To regularly plan the blog week will really help.

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Kimberlee June 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

You are very welcome Alison. :)

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Laura October 1, 2012 at 1:40 am

I got to your site from Pinterest for the money saving aspect that you blog about but since reading all of your great ideas realized I have some great ideas to share when it comes to fitness and cooking. I don’t even know where to start. What do you think about a book like blogging for dummies? Is that a good first step?

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Kimberlee October 1, 2012 at 8:30 am

A really great resource is Blogging With Amy. She takes you step by step and helps you avoid all the pitfalls. Another site that I recommend is SavvyBlogging.net. Good luck!

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