How To Organise Your Blogging Week

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Blogging can be all consuming if you are really serious about making a go of it. You need to be able to organise your time as there is always so much to think about:

Here’s how I fit it all in:

How I Organise A Standard Working Day

  • Blog between 06:00 – 07:00
    • I use this time to link up new posts to any linky’s that are running that day.
    • I also check Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for notifications and updates that have happened over night.
    • Additionally, I will upload my first photograph to Instagram.
  • If I’m home during the day, I will use Sophie’s naptimes to read and reply to emails as well as to organise and do any blog maintenance that I have scheduled (such as updating plugins / deleting spammy comments).
  • I make sure that I have finished all of my chores etc by the time that Sophie goes to bed (around 18:30) so that I can crack on with work during the evening.
    • Write a post every evening. Having experimented with different blogging schedules, I’ve found that posting daily is what works best for me.
    • Organise all of my tweets by scheduling them using Social Oomph. I also share my posts on all of my social media platforms.
    • As a new blogger I think I still get most of my work through pitching to brands so I will pitch to a minimum of two brands every evening.
    • Edit any photographs that I have taken during the day using PicMonkey.
    • Upload a second photograph to Instagram.
    • Read and comment on at least ten blog posts a day from my linky #fortheloveofBLOG
    • Read and comment on at least five posts from any linky that I have joined that day. The more love you give the more you receive!

If you want to monetise your blog then there is a lot of work involved and it really helps to be organised. I use a few different tools to automate and make my life a bit easier and more organised.

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Tools I Use To Organise My Week

  1. Social Oomph and Twuffer to organise and schedule all of my tweets. I promote and share each blog post ten times on Twitter, with an 8 hour gap between each post.
  2. Excel spreadsheets. I have a spreadsheet for all of the paid jobs that I am working on so I can organise all of my commitments and monitor how much tax I will need to pay at the end of the year. I also use a Linky spreadsheet to help me keep track of who has linked up to #fortheloveofBLOG each week.
  3. WordPress Editorial Calendar. To be honest I have only recently started using this as my WordPress scheduler just would not work. The Editorial Calendar is great as you organise all of your posts planned across the month. Seeing them all laid out like that makes me feel way more organised than I actually am!
  4. Bullet Journal and notebook. I use the bullet journal to record all of the jobs that I know I need to do the following day. I carry the notebook everywhere and when inspiration for a post strikes, I will just pull it out and jot the idea down.
  5. Daily Print list with all the recurring jobs that I need to do. I just stick this to my bullet journal so I can check it off each day.
  6. Instagram – I upload twice a day. That strategy is working really well for me right now. I use around 30 hashtags for each picture so to save time I have a list of them sat in my notebook on my phone. I can then copy and paste them quickly into each picture.

So that’s how I am currently organising my working week. I hope it has helped some of you if you are wondering how to fit it all in. If you have any great time-saving tips then why not let me know in the comment box below.

Until next time

xxx

 

 

 

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50 Comments

  1. June 30, 2016 / 6:02 am

    Wow Fi, I read this last night completely amazed at your organisation! I’m learning a lot from you and how productive you can be in a day. This is super useful, thank you for sharing xx #triballove
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  2. June 30, 2016 / 6:47 am

    A big WoW from me! Are you completely strict on yourself and do all of this everyday? I always aim to do some of this but I could never manage all this with my current schedule! When do you eat? Lol!
    I’ve just started using a bullet journal and getting to grips with it. Like the sound of a daily print list, I’ll look into this! #triballove

    • June 30, 2016 / 8:45 pm

      Yeah I’m pretty strict but it helps that I do love doing it all. I’m driven by the fact that I really REALLY don’t want to go back to work at the end of my maternity leave. I just can’t bear the thought of not being around for Sophie x
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  3. June 30, 2016 / 8:07 am

    So organised and many ideas there! Thanks for sharing, I will use some of this stuff. Whe you say you pitch to two barnds every evening, do you mean you email them to ask to review your products?
    #SharingtheBlogLove
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    • June 30, 2016 / 8:35 pm

      Yeah I email and will pitch with an idea that I have to collaborate with them either to review their products or sell advertising space or run their social media. I was told that in the first year or so of blogging that this is the main source of income so it’s worth a shot x
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  4. June 30, 2016 / 8:30 am

    Fi, I am in awe. I would love to follow this schedule, but it’s Piglet’s schedule I need to sort out first. He rarely goes to bed before 9, and by the time I’ve got him to sleep, it’s 10pm, and I try to set myself a sleep deadline of 11pm (for me) otherwise I won’t be able to function at work! #coolmumclub

    • June 30, 2016 / 8:47 pm

      I feel you pain huni. My eldest was the same. He’s ten now so obviously I have more time and Sophie sleeps very well (touch wood!). You just have to do what you can when you can and not stress about it x
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  5. June 30, 2016 / 11:49 am

    Wow – I’m super impressed with your level of organisation. And posting daily! I’m not sure I’d ever have enough ideas – or the willpower – for daily posting. I try to link up to a linky or two in the morning before work, do commenting at lunchtime, and then writing/social media scheduling in the evening, but it’s definitely not a set schedule and very much dependent on how tired I am/if the Popple is actually sleeping. #stayclassymama
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  6. June 30, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    Oh wow! You put me to shame with such organisation! 🙂 I don;t have the hours in the day to get this done as I have a bad sleeper and so am far too tired in the morning and only have an hour in an evening if I am lucky. Still this is fabulous and I am sure that you will go a long way 🙂 Well done you!
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    • June 30, 2016 / 8:36 pm

      I sympathise. My first was a terrible sleeper and I accomplished nothing for years nevermind starting a blog. Sophie is a good sleeper so far but this might all change and then I don’t know what I’d do! x
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  7. June 30, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    you are so much more organised than me. I always make sure my linky goes Live on Mondays and that I share and comment on them all, and I always comment on the links I join, tweet and upload to Instagram, but I don’t schedule enough, I am just not super organised with it all. I am such a go with the flow kind of person and find being organised so hard, wish I didn’t as I make it harder on myself! #stayclassymama

  8. June 30, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    Fab! I’ve wanted to start getting more organised, this is a great help thank you #coolmumclub

  9. June 30, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    That’s impressively disciplined. My posts are more sporadic and I’ll go for days without writing a post to producing three (usually at the end of the week). I hadn’t heard of many of those tools.

    Thanks for sharing your tips

    #StayClassyMama

  10. June 30, 2016 / 4:25 pm

    Got to love a great schedule to stick to. My daughter recently tore mine up though! I’m assuming she’s a schedule breaker 😉 #blogginggoodtime
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  11. June 30, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    Just wow! you super organise girl. This is so helpful though and I love the early hour you mention – I’m an early riser so can do this easily. I struggle of an evening as my husband is home and I don’t like not work when he’s here but I definitely need to structure my days a whole lot better so thank you for the tips. I am in awe that you can write a blog everyday! #ablogginggoodtime
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  12. June 30, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    OMG that is really impressive. I am in awe! I have just got myself organised and come up with a schedule to stop me spending every free minute blogging. I find commenting takes up an awful lot of time and my writing time is getting squeezed out. I don’t work with a lot of brands and have never approached any, perhaps I should get more organised with this now. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime

    • June 30, 2016 / 8:40 pm

      Running a linky and commenting on others does take up a lot of time. It’s so hard to find a balance and remember why you started your blog in the first place isn’t it? I guess the priority should be writing your own content but it’s hard when you feel like you have a responsibility to the people who link up to your linky etc. I definitely haven’t got the balance right yet either x
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  13. June 30, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    It’s no wonder you are doing so fab!! This is a great post and so helpful I always wonder what is everyone else doing and I very much feel like I’m slacking now haha!! So best stop commenting and crack on!! #stayclassy

  14. June 30, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    Wow wow wow!You are so organised Fi, I’m definitely saving this page and will be referring back to it a lot! I write 3 times a week at the minute, don’t schedule and tweets and spend most of my time reading blogs and scrolling through social media. Need to get my act together and start managing my time better as I’m always stressed out by my to do list. Very impressed you’re pitching to at least 2 brands every day, Im yet to do that as I just sit around and wait for the work to go to me. bad approach I know. Thank you for sharing your blogging wisdom xx #coolmumclub
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  15. June 30, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Wow that is a lot of work! I already feel like my blog is taking over my life and I do nowhere near as much as this! It’s a good insight into what is required if I want to take my blog to the next level. Thank you for posting. #coolmumclub

  16. June 30, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    Now THAT is some shit hot determination! Don’t forget us when you are right at the top of the game Fi! I’ve pinned this to my hot blogging tips board – I need to check out some of those ideas…thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub
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  17. June 30, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    I have so much to learn and this is a great place to start. Thank you! You are an inspiration. #Coolmumclub

  18. June 30, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Am so impressed with your organisational skills! Do you have a stock pile of posts for if you really can’t write one night? #coolmumclub

  19. June 30, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    What amazing energy you have – wow! No wonder you don’t have any spare mins in the day. This is REALLY useful, blogging is only a hobby for me but I still take pride in my blog and so will be stealing some of these ideas. Thanks so much for being so open – laying out how you organise your day like this will be so helpful to so many of us. Thank you. x
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  20. July 1, 2016 / 9:19 am

    Wow Fi, this is really helpful! Thank you so much for sharing, I really need to start posting more on Instagram, I like that you do one in the morning and one in the evening. I have a few excel spreadsheets as well, these really help me stay organised. Thank you so much for linking up with #StayClassyMama!

  21. July 1, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    This is just amazing. Super-useful, although I’m sure I could never stick to it, but I can use it for inspiration anyway! You didn’t really say when you sleep??? I admire your energy and organisation skills. #StayClassyMama
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  22. July 2, 2016 / 2:25 am

    Oh my that is a lot of work! I just recently bought an organizer but really need to start using it. I am not nearly that organized. I feel like I am just flying by the seat of my pants and trying to fit whatever I can during short breaks at work or after bed time. You are doing such amazing things! You can definitely tell by looking at your blog that you work so hard on it. Thanks for sharing! #TribalLove
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  23. July 2, 2016 / 7:36 am

    This is so useful! I love hearing about other (much more accomplished) bloggers schedules and tips. Mainly so I don’t have to think for myself haha!x

  24. July 2, 2016 / 9:19 pm

    A fantastic post and really useful. Thanks so much for posting.

  25. July 2, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    I love this for organisation! I had a pretty similar week to you, apart from I don’t write a post every and I don’t pitch myself to two brands a night. Wow that is good going! Lots of useful tips for new bloggers and any blogger. I’m off to check out Social Oomphf. Claire x
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  26. July 3, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    This is so useful, especially to a relatively new blogger like me. Lots of things I hadn’t even thought of, let alone scheduled in! Best to get bed now, if I’m going for the 6am start!!x
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  27. July 4, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    You are so organised – well done! I’m a nightmare, I just don’t have the time – or I don’t feel like I do! Its great when bloggers write posts like this – everyone can pick up little tips and find better apps/ plugins to use. Thanks for sharing #stayclassymama

  28. July 4, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    I read this on my phone yesterday, but I have come back to read it again and I think I will probably keep reading it again to inspire me. I feel so disorganised at the moment, Siena doesn’t nap anymore (and she used to have 2-3 hour naps) so I really miss that time ha ha. Also because I work from home I am trying to combine everything at the moment. I do know that I am a procrastinator though and I am the world’s best at making excuses so I am taking my inspiration from you!!! I’ve already been watching videos on bullet journals.

    Great post xxx
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  29. July 4, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    Hi Fi, you do sound organised. I swing between being organised (for a short while) to being totally unorganised. I know I work best first thing, so like to get most things done then, but at the moment I’m doing blogging stuff and night too which seems to take me twice as long (too many distractions and a slower internet speed).

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  30. July 4, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    Wow you are super organised! That is some schedule, I tend to wing things a bit more than that. Although I do have to-do lists to keep me organised and I use scheduling tools 🙂

  31. July 5, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    Thanks,This is helpful…..im terrible at this stuff!

  32. July 9, 2016 / 11:56 am

    Thanks for this. I really need to get myself more organised, there is just so so much to do and think about when you’re a blogger isn’t there. x
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  33. Happy Mummy
    July 10, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    Wow your organisation is commendable!

    I love how you block and allocate your time; I just work through a to do list but as and when I get a mo! X

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