Organizing My Blogging Life – 3 Things That Have Helped Me
A few months ago, I have decided to organize my blogging life. I have been feeling as if I am “all over the place.” From my writing program, to my content calendar and my social media marketing, I was drowning in a “sea of disorder”. I knew that if I didn’t organize my “blogging life” that destruction would be my fate, and I wouldn’t be blogging for long.
Writing Program – Scrivener
One of the first changes I made, was to locate a writing program. As much as I have enjoyed using Microsoft Word, in both college and at work, I realized that it wasn’t good for my book writing and my blog post. So, I purchased Scrivener and it has been one of the best purchases I have ever made.
Scrivener is a great tool because it allows you to create folders. I made monthly content folders where I store each blog post for that particular month. This also helps me keep track of which post need to be revised and edited.
In addition to the folders and organizing all of my books and my blog post, Scrivener also allow me to sync among my devices. I have the Scrivener app on all three of my devices. In fact, I am typing this blog post in Scrivener on my iPad, after work. I no longer need to transport my laptop to work away from home. That is why I love this app!
Next, I finally created a content calendar that works for me. (Yayyyyy)
For the past year, I have been looking for something that allows me to place my blog post in a spreadsheet and on a calendar. After much research I located a spreadsheet that allows me to save into my calendar. Now, when I open my calendar on my phone or iPad, I can see the date of my post, without needing to access the spreadsheet. This is great.
Social Media Scheduler – Buffer
Lastly, after an inward fight with with myself, I decided to subscribe to an automatic social media scheduler to promote my blog post. At first I was against this idea. I used the free versions from companies, refusing to pay for this service. However, I recently found Buffer and I realized this service is invaluable because I honestly don’t have the time to dedicate to posting to social media on a daily basis.
Now Buffer does it all for me. Buffer post to my Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and others. All I have to do, is spend one hour or so, scheduling post for the week. It’s like “Set it and Forget it,” which I appreciate. I also love that it’s one of the least expensive in an array of social media scheduling programs. Buffer is $9.99 a month for 10 social media accounts.
So if you are looking to organize your blogging life, please do so. Whether it is changing a program, making a content calendar, or subscribing to a social media scheduler, just do it. Do whatever is needed to stay organized and keep your blogging life out of the “sea of disorder.”
Note: I am not receiving any financial compensation from Scrivener and Buffer to share their links and information. I just believe “Sharing is Caring!”