Welcome to Week 5 of my Binders 101 series. This week I am organizing all of my blog information. I am sure some might be wondering why you need a binder to run a blog, especially when you do not make any money for doing it. Well, writing this blog is my #1 hobby. It keeps me motivated, happy, and, of course, organized!
Keeping a binder full of goodies for this favorite spot of mine allows me to have blog posts more frequently. I start planning blog posts about 2 weeks (or longer) before I write them. If I know I wrote down to finish Derrick’s closet on March 20th (purely an example), then I know I better have all the to-dos done by then. Or, else, the post will not happen.
It is also nice to have everything in one binder that goes everywhere with me. If a blog idea pops in my head while I am grocery shopping, I can immediately write it down on my printable. This organizing nerd gets a little giddy about anything to do with this blog. Seriously!
So, without further ado, lets take a look at my blog binder.
For this topic, I used a 1″ Better Binder from Staples in pink.
I also used the 12-Tab Avery Ready Index Durable Table of Contents Dividers (similar).
1 – Blog Ideas
2 – Weekly Planning Sheets
3 – Yearly Posting Calendar
4 – Yearly Project Goals
5 – My Blog Passwords
6 – Giveaways
7 – Inspiration
8 to 12 – Blank for future additions
At the very beginning of my binder, when you open the cover, I have my current blog ideas. The extra copies are kept in the #1 section. I like to have my current list immediately pop out at me when I open the binder. It keeps me on task!
I did not include a picture of my binder on the binder shelf because I carry it with me daily.