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3 Tools To Have To Stay Organized As A New Blogger

January 5, 2018

Spending Money on Tools and Apps for Blogging?

This is for all the new bloggers out there who are just starting out. We’re all still new at this, we don’t have all the knowledge about different apps or other tools to help us schedule our life and our blogging life as well.

Sometimes, we either don’t want to invest too much on blogging yet or maybe don’t have enough money or time for fancy apps either. But we’re still serious about blogging and need help staying organized. For this list, we’re going hardcore old school: pencil or pen and paper resources. Let’s get on with it, here are some beginner-blogger friendly tools to have for a successful journey towards success with blogging!

1 Agenda

I cannot stress how much help I got from having an agenda. I bought mine in August of 2017 and it will last me all year till the end of 2018. Highly recommend ban.do’s agendas and planners, they are just so great (this is not sponsored- I genuinely love ban.do)! Their agendas have the full coverage for anyone hoping to stay organized all year round: yearly and monthly calendars, daily planners, note pages, and all the way to stickers!

The “NCT” and “Pristin” writings are just my personal stickers…haha…

I’m a person who likes to plan out what I need to be doing every day, week, month, and year. And it’s really helpful to have that certainty for how every day will look. Especially, since I am now dedicated to blogging! I have to balance out school, homework, and projects with all the blogging needs. Blogging can be a pain. Not only do we need to write content, we need to promote it- and that takes awhile.

As bloggers,

we have to plan our content, find a time slot to write it, take photoshoots, have time to revise our writing, and the list goes on. Not being able to set times for yourself will lead to procrastination and then total, “Oh well, I’m too lazy to do this anyway might as well not do it.” And with having a life outside of blogging, it’ll be a total mess.

If you ever feel disorganized with planning your time for your own life and blogging, go ahead and buy yourself some sort of agenda or planner. OR search on Pinterest for some free blogging schedules that you could either write on digitally or print out! There are so many to choose from on Pinterest, an example schedule is one like thisMost free blogging schedules require you to sign up for the newsletter which, I think, is a huge steal if you don’t feel like you want to actually buy a schedule.

 2 A Blog Notes Notebook

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I’m sure it’s not just me who feels more organized by writing things done. If you’re like me and a blogger as well, you need a notebook dedicated to your blogging notes. Now, it’s true that you could just write down your ideas on the notes page of your laptop or computer, but the freedom of being able to scribble and plan with your mind in the lead is not there.

With a notebook, you are able to 100% customize every page you write on. You can change the fonts you write in for the title of your page, have different symbols made sincerely by the one and only you, or even doodle the format in which your pictures will be set up. You can let your mind free on every page of the notebook.

And that is what will allow you to create your very best works for your blog. I guarantee.

3 Sticky Notes

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Ever had that spontaneous blog post idea that came to you in the most random time? Because I sure have. Sticky notes will be our best friends in these situations. Not only that, sticky notes are a great way to remind yourself about something you have to do or plan to do but hope-you-don’t-forget-to-do.

It’s good to have sticky notes at hand idealistically everywhere you go but realistically at least whenever you need it. You can stick these sticky notes on the front of your agenda, planner, on your laptop, or even just put it in your pocket for later. You will thank yourself.

Again, the more modern way of sticky notes are reminders of different sorts on our phones. BUT with the “sticky notes” being on our phone, it’s more likely we will get distracted on the phone just seconds after dismissing the alert.

Paper, post-it sticky notes will never give you an opportunity to be distracted. Once you have your note at hand, it all depends on what you do next about it. Will you go to that meeting at 7PM? Are you going to start writing about that topic that just popped into your head? How about remembering to do the dishes for mom?

In the end,

Every new and passionate blogger will come to develop their own way to plan and organize their days. But the same goal is being achieved by all: to be able to balance out their own life to their blogging lives.

This list was to show beginner bloggers that although so many recognized bloggers recommend this app and that app, this website and that website, it is okay to start from the simplest forms of resources to help your blog grow. If you’re not entirely ready to spend tons of money into apps and websites, you can stick to agendas and notebooks.

I am really excited for this 2018 as it will be my first full year to experience being a blogger and student at the same time. If you’re a blogger (and even if you’re not), what tools that are not apps that will keep you organized this 2018?

16 Comments

  • Sandra

    January 6, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I love your post! As a minimalist, I will agree that you do not need everything in the beginning. One step at the time is best. Soon everything fall info place. Many apps live on hard-core affiliate marketing and want you to feel like you must have their stuff in order to succeed. But I think it is just a promoters game. Paper and post-it take you a long way. There are lots of blog planners for free to download as well. 😀

    1. helloconchita

      January 6, 2018 at 5:10 pm

      Yes. Because I believe many of the articles out there always focus on apps and such things like that. Not many people can easily start off with buying memberships and paid apps. We always forget that we can start with scratch and then work our way up.

  • Wendi

    January 6, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    You have provided some great ideas. I totally agree with all of them. I use the notes feature in my phone to jot down post ideas as they come to me. I could definitely use your planner though. Best wishes for a happy and successful 2018.

    1. helloconchita

      January 6, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you so much! I use the notes feature on my phone as well whenever I need quick notes. Definitely you should buy one of ban.do’s planners! Very cute, feminine, and easy. Thank you best wishes to you too!

  • Jessy George

    January 6, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    I love simple ideas. Thanks for writing in detail. I am a new blogger and love to read about new ideas.

    1. helloconchita

      January 6, 2018 at 5:49 pm

      You’re very welcome! As new bloggers, we don’t have to be pressured to buy everything to grow, we can grow ourselves step by step- from scratch!

  • Kristin Harris

    January 6, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Great advice! Staying organized can be a challenge!

  • Satoria

    January 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    As a new blogger, this post was so helpful. I recently bought an agenda for my blog but will be purchasing a notebook and sticky notes now! Thank you.

    1. helloconchita

      January 6, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      That’s great to hear! Best wishes to you and your blog. You’re welcome.

  • Collins Nwokolo

    January 6, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    This is such a useful piece. I am impressed by how many things useful things you managed to come up with for new bloggers. Very good! Thank you for sharing

  • Alice

    January 6, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Lovely pics, I also have a blogging notebook of sorts, it’s part of my daily planner! It’s a great place to plan posts! xx

  • V @ LoveBecomesHer

    January 7, 2018 at 7:52 am

    Well done. My first planner a couple of years ago was super decorative and much less functional than they are now. I loved it then, and it is sort of a photo-diary/scrapbook thing now but…..as a blogger, I need to organize! I think there’s something about being able to write things down too.

    1. helloconchita

      January 7, 2018 at 7:59 am

      I really value writing down notes and thoughts as well! It’s a great way to let your creativity flow with no limits. Thank you for reading~

  • Samantha

    January 10, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    I LOVED this! I am a new blogger so I can always use all the advice. Also, I love the look of your blog!

  • Maya

    January 20, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    This post is so helpful! It’s reminded me, as a newish blogger, of the things I Defo need to invest my money in! Thank you xx

  • Luci

    January 26, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Really helpful tips. I’m still trying to get organized and I’ve been blogging for over a year.

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