So you’ve probably guessed I’m a planning addict! I love making lists and organising everything to within an inch of its life. So it comes naturally for me to do the same when it comes to my blog. I’ve already told you why I plan, where I plan and how I plan. This works for me, I know it won’t work for everyone but I love getting ahead of the curve and having a focus for my day.
But I’ve made some mistakes along the way so today I’m sharing my own DO’s and DON’TS for successful blog planning. As always these aren’t rules for you to follow religiously, they are what work for me, you can bend them to fit your life and your blog and your goals.
Leave plenty of white space in your planner/schedule. You need down time, unscheduled time where you can just kick up heels and RELAX. And if you have to schedule time to do nothing, well that’s ok. I regularly plan for unplugged time and doing that is the only way I make it happen.
Try to follow the plan. Sometimes if I’m not in the mood to do something, I tell myself to try it for 10 minutes and if I’m still not feeling it, I’ll shelve it for now. Mostly once I get in to it, I’m happy out.
Stress over planning! Planning can be fun, this is the time when are working on making your dreams come through. So don’t think of it as a chore, think of it as a way of tying up all your random blog ideas and then charting a course to bring you closer to where you want your blog to go.
We are nearly at the end of this planning series but to wrap it up next week, I’m going to share some links to some epic blog planning tools. Discounts for Erin Condren products. And links to LOTS of free printables. So you can go forth and plan like a blogging ninja!