You know me and planning - we go hand and hand! Can you imagine how excited I was to find Kerryanne English's site - Shabby Art Boutique?! There on her home page in the upper right-hand corner is a link to a FREE printable Blog Planner.
Even if you don't make the planner, all of the pages are 8.5 x 11 and the calendar pages are great for everyday use too. The fonts are easy to read and it prints in B&W so you don't use a ton of ink.
It makes total sense to me to use her printables and make a plan. I do soo much better with a plan don't cha know? I don't know about the rest of you, but sometimes it's hard for me to come up with ideas to post. Using a planner enables me to plan posts and then make lists of things to photograph or do it the other way around.
I'm not sure that I'll use all of her pages, but the prompts are a good way to think about blogging. I've been a kind of hit or miss blogger. But it's what suits my lifestyle. If I had all day to do as I please then I would spend a lot more time creating blog posts and visiting all the great eye candy out there. I like blogging the way I do, and think that we shouldn't put pressure on ourselves to "keep up with the Jones'" so to speak.
Moving on to another subject...Does anyone out there buy from E-bay or Etsy? I won a few things on E-bay last week and have my eye on a few things on Etsy. I love the ease of shopping on-line.
Plus the added thrill of bidding on E-bay is exciting. I have a budget in mind when I bid and never go over it, no matter how tempting.
I made my own cover for my planner, and used two binder rings to keep it all together. The chandy crystal is a vintage one and so is the lace at the bottom (it's from a wedding dress), but everything else is just vintage inspired. That's the beauty of if, you can tailor it to your own personal style from making the planner to using it!
Does anyone else use a planner for blogging?