I adore blogging, but there's a ton of behind the scenes work that can take up a lot of time.
In addition to writing each blog post, I also need to:
- Find / take pictures (that I'm legally allowed to use) to go with the post
- Spend time building relationships and promoting blog posts via Twitter and Facebook
- Consult with PR and companies on product review and give away opportunities
- Organise travel arrangements and sponsership for conferences
- Plan ahead for future blog posts
- Create products that will help my readers take their organising to the next level
On top of that I'm also working on:
- My one on one and virtual organising services
- Guest posting for other blogs
- Finding like minded bloggers to guest post here
- Visiting the blogs of my readers and getting to know them better
Plus, I really need to make sure my work life balance is intact and spend quality time with my family.. and keep my own life organised!
It's work I LOVE doing.
But WOW, it's a lot of work.
Blogging is like everything else: If you aren't organised, it can become overwhelming and stressful. Emails and products can get lost, commitments can be forgotton, and time management can go out the window. If this happens you could end up spending all your time trying to catch up instead of working on the vision you have for the future of your blog.
If you are blogger and can relate to this at all, I think you'll love the product I'm going to tell you about.
I love The Organised Housewife - I could stay on Katrina's blog for hours. So I was thrilled to come across this blog planner recently. It took me about 5 seconds to decide to buy it and I am so glad I did.
I've been using it for the last couple of weeks and I'm amazed at how easy it is for me now to keep track of everything to do with my blogging. This planner covers everything, it has planning sheets for your blog posts, sheets that cover product review and sponser information, helps you organise your travel for conferences, and even has pages to help you balance blogging with your family life.
It's really helped me streamline my blogging so I have more free time and am not forgetting to do anything - which means I am a lot more professional with my blogging. I don't know what I would do without it now!
For a product that provides such great value, it's really affordable. You can buy it as a download for $14.95. A link gets emailed to you after you purchase, then you just print it out, put it in a binder and you are ready to get planning!
Whether you are looking to make money from your blog, or you just want to find a bit more of a balance with your blogging, I highly recommend clicking on the flashing image below for more information:
Katrina from The Organised Housewife has very kindly offered to give away a copy of the Blog Planner to one lucky Beautifully Organised reader!
Give away information:
The give away is open internationally and will close next Wednesday, November 2, at midnight (Sydney, Australia time).
To enter, please share with me your blog name and web address in the comment section below. I'm keen to find out more about YOUR blog and I'd love to pay you a visit :) If you don't have a blog yet but would still like to win the planner, please leave your favourite blog's details instead and a quick note saying why you love it..
The winner will be drawn via Random.org and will be announced here in the comments below. I'll also get in touch with the winner myself, so make sure you have contact details on your blog somewhere or have emailed them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org . If I don't hear back from the winner within 7 days of notifying them, I'll do a redraw and the prize will go to the next winner.
Finally, if you know anyone who blogs and you think this planner is something they would love, please share this blog post with them by clicking on one of the share buttons under this post. You will make their day, and mine :)
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