I know a lot of my readers are fellow bloggers so here are some great print outs I found from other sites which may help you in planning your blog posts!
Taken from Perideau Designs
This A4 page spread has three different 'entries' where you can fill and plan your blog topic/post. It's very simple and straight to the point, displaying sections where you can note down key words, other websites for inspiration and a small promotion check list! I adore it and the fact that you can plan up to three posts on this single sheet of paper makes it excellent for when you are doing posts that link up or may be posted around about the same time. An ideal thing to do would be to print out a bunch of these pages and keep them in a notebook or a binder, especially if you are thinking of your blog in a more professional sense as this is also a way to keep a tracked archive of all your posts. For more information on this idea, please click here which will take you to the blog post displaying this free printable. Make sure you visit and subscribe to this blog if you do use this planner.
To download this free blog planner click here.
Taken from Wild Olive
This other excellent blog planning technique is useful for planning a set of blog posts per week rather then each post individually. This was a collaboration between Wild Olive and Sew Tara, Saw Tara had the idea and Wild Olive designed it. Sew Tara went on to make it into a blog specific notebook and designed her own front cover for the notebook. This also doubles up as a general planner and is more complete-task-and-tick-off specific, whereas the first planner incorporated most details of blog posts very specifically. Again its very straight forward with general sections to fill in for contacts, photos and research etc. Click here for the post where I found this free downloadable printable, where you can also find some more information and tips on filling it in.
You can download it here.
Finally, I attempted to make my own!
It's not very good! I am practicing and playing around with something (which you will all be eager to hear about!) and thought I'd use it to make my own. I took ideas from both blog plans mentioned above, most specifically the promotion list which I added a bit more too. I also tried to use some nice pastel colours! My printer is a bit dodgy at the moment so I have no idea if this would print out nice or not but there you go anyway! Just click on the picture to be directed to a page where you can download it.
Up until recently discovering these blog planners it had never occurred to me to use something entirely made for planning my blog. Normally I would simply jot down notes here and there and leave it at that - forgetting about them. It's no surprise that by properly planning things in advance would work out much better. So therefore I hope that if any of you avid bloggers choose to use any of the planners mentioned above, I hope it benefits you!
Finally I mentioned a few paragraphs up that you will be eager to hear about something. I have a giveaway coming up based around crafting and a very lovely lady from a very lovely company approached me about it (this is the first time a company has contacted me regarding a giveaway on my blog so I'm chuffed!!) and I've got to say you will love it. It also coincides with the fact that I've been planning to do more craft related posts for a while now so it's really perfect timing. This giveaway will coincide with the beginning of this new feature and I plan to let you all know more about the giveaway this weekend so keep your eyes peeled!