6 Easy Ways To Organise Your Blogging Life

I haven’t been doing this all that long, but it hasn’t taken me much time to realise that running a blog is hard work.Β  Don’t get me wrong, being a blogger is such a rewarding experience and the positives far outweigh the negatives. But it seems in order to keep up with the digital world you need a heck of a lot of motivation, patience, ideas and most importantly, time.

However, I have found that just a little forward planning and organisation can make things so much easier, leaving you free to focus on the fun side of blogging – creating, connecting and er, Twitter chats.

Here are my 6 easy ways to organise your blogging life:

Plan Weekly

Planning to me is essential. I think it is the most important thing to do when trying to juggle work, studies, blogging and everything else. A good planner is quite easy to get hold of and can help you stay on top of all your commitments. Each week, I sit down, divide my time and note all the tasks I would like to achieve. I like to make my plans detailed and specific so I know everything has been covered. This is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety as it’s all on paper and not swimming around in your head. And ticking something off your to-do list is quite therapeutic.

I brought my planner from Hobby Craft – you can check out their latest range here.

Take Note

Keeping notes and ideas in a special blogging book works well for me. I jot down everything and anything – future blog posts, twitter chat reminders, things to remember, stats, brands to e-mail, blogs I love reading, anything! Like the planner, having everything on paper means that I can return to any idea at a later date. I don’t need to feel stressed thinking that if I don’t blog this soon I’ll forget it forever. I keep my notebook within easy reach and when inspiration arises I quickly note it down before it disappears.

Create Your Space

When blogging and brainstorming, having a nice clean clutter free space is a good idea. I feel like a tidy space can change everything and allow your thoughts to flow clearly and coherently. It doesn’t take too long to organise either, a few changes here and there can make all the difference. Add a bit of your own unique style too – I brought myself a sushi mouse mat the other day to brighten up my desk. Look around you, can you hide away anything distracting and replace it with inspiration.

The awesome sushi mouse mat from Etsy.

Screenshots

Sometimes you can be out and about without a planner, notepad or even a pen. Then what? Well, when ever I stumble across something interesting on my phone, I grab a screenshot. It could be a stunning photograph, stylish flat-lay, a tweet or tip you have read in a blog – anything can be inspirational. That means when you get home you can find that screenshot and add the information to your planner or blog notebook. Simple. You never have to forget an idea ever again.

Be Camera Ready

Following on from the last suggestion: always have your camera ready. Whether that is your phone camera or your fancy blogging camera, wherever you go, take snaps. Even if you don’t know exactly what you will photograph, just having it in your bag means you will never miss that perfect photo opportunity. You never know, a few months later you could be writing a blog post and suddenly have a use for that Starbucks coffee cup you took with the blurry background from one of your days out. It’s amazing, one photograph can spark an idea for an entire blog post.

Don’t Overthink it

Finally, you could be the most organised of bloggers but if your stressing about content then that’s no fun at all. The best blogging ideas are the ones that arise naturally without too much thought. Sometimes you just need to take a step back from your virtual life and go read a book or have a walk and just let the real world inspire you.

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  1. November 9, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Love the tips in this post! Also your journal pages are pretty πŸ™‚

    • November 9, 2017 / 10:22 pm

      Aw thank you so much for the lovely comment β˜ΊοΈπŸ’• xx

  2. November 9, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    I love your stationary!!<3

    • November 9, 2017 / 10:21 pm

      Thank you Chloe β˜ΊοΈπŸ’• xx

  3. susietruett
    November 9, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    Your photos are beautiful πŸ™‚ Great tips. I’ve been looking for a good planner, there are so many to choose from now. My favorite is your “Don’t Overthink It”. Such good advice!

    • November 9, 2017 / 10:21 pm

      Aw thank you so much for your lovely comment Susie πŸ’•. I’m glad you liked the post. Choosing the right planner can be tough when there is so much pretty stationary out there πŸ˜„ xx

    • November 9, 2017 / 10:53 pm

      Thank you for commenting Rebecca πŸ’• Glad you enjoyed reading it ☺️ xx

  4. November 10, 2017 / 12:43 am

    Do you take your own photos? They are beautiful! I especially like the one of your planner!!
    xo

    • November 10, 2017 / 6:17 am

      Aw thank you so much, that’s a lovely thing to say πŸ’• I do take my own photos ☺️ I’m glad you like them 😘 xx

  5. November 10, 2017 / 1:03 am

    Love this post! I really want to start journaling, but I don’t know where to start. It would help so much with organizing though! I also need to start taking prettier photos πŸ™‚

    • November 10, 2017 / 6:23 am

      Thank you for the lovely comment πŸ’•. Journaling is such a great way to stay organised ☺️. It does get easier the more you do it. Find a pretty planner and have fun 😘 xx

  6. November 10, 2017 / 7:47 am

    Love the ideas and your photos are stunning! Thanks for sharing ❀️.

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:07 am

      Aw thank you so much! πŸ’œπŸ’› xx

  7. November 10, 2017 / 7:47 am

    Nice one.
    Love your theme and layout also.

    • November 10, 2017 / 8:07 am

      Aw thank you for the lovely comment 😘 xx

  8. November 10, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Loved this post, such great tips which I will definitely take on board! X

    • November 10, 2017 / 3:53 pm

      Thank you so much for reading & commenting πŸ’• I’m really glad you found the tips useful ☺️ xx

  9. Shaun
    November 10, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    A really good post with very useful tips and top quality photos 😘. Very well written too, I particularly like the screenshots tip, very handy that 😊. Well done ❀️😘.

    • November 10, 2017 / 5:24 pm

      Thank you for commenting Shaun ❀️ I’m glad you enjoyed reading it 😘 xx

  10. November 10, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    Your planner is gorgeous! This is all such great advice, too. I especially like the advice about keeping your camera ready and taking pictures often. There have been so many times that I am in the middle of a blog post and I wish I had a picture of something that I could have gotten if I’d only followed that advice. Thank you for sharing!

    Aimie | blissfullemon.com

    • November 11, 2017 / 8:14 am

      Hi Aimie,
      Thank you for reading and commenting πŸ’•. Yes, you can never have enough photographs πŸ˜„. I’m glad you found my post useful ☺️ xx

  11. November 12, 2017 / 8:12 am

    Great tips and love the photos! πŸ™‚ As a fairly new blogger, I have definitely noticed that it takes so much more time and effort than I thought. But it’s also been such an awesome experience so far and I’ve learned a ton already, can’t wait to see what the future holds.

    • November 12, 2017 / 8:49 am

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment πŸ’•. Blogging does take a lot of effort but it’s so worth it ☺️. Good luck on your blogging journey. I really like you blog and your photography 🌺. I agree, it’s such an exciting adventure and who knows what will happen in the future 😍 xx

      • November 12, 2017 / 8:54 am

        Awww, that’s so sweet of you to say, thank you! πŸ™‚ I think the best thing about blogging is the lovely blogging community, I had no idea everyone would be so welcoming and nice! πŸ™‚ Keep up the good work, you are doing so great!

  12. November 12, 2017 / 8:17 am

    Agree don’t overthink we put too much pressure on ourselves doing that great post and pics

    • November 12, 2017 / 8:39 am

      Thank you for reading πŸ’• It’s so easy to put pressure on ourselves and compare ourselves to others. I’m glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  13. November 12, 2017 / 9:35 am

    Omg your beautiful organization is giving me inspiration to get it together haha… currently scrolling through all the planners on hobby craft <3

    • November 12, 2017 / 9:43 am

      Yay! I’m so happy my blog has inspired you! 😍 Buying pretty new stationary is one of my favourite things ☺️ Have fun and thank you for commenting 🌷 xx

  14. November 12, 2017 / 9:51 am

    Nice tips! I’m hoping to make my own space eventually because I need on desperately

    • November 12, 2017 / 10:13 am

      Thank you for your comment πŸ’•. Having your own space makes such a positive difference ☺️ xx

  15. Creative Nails
    November 12, 2017 / 11:09 am

    Will definitely have to use some of these tips! Also, love your pictures!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    • November 12, 2017 / 11:19 am

      Thank you so much! ☺️ glad you found the tips useful πŸ’• xx

  16. November 12, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    Great tips. I am glad I found you through twitter. πŸ™‚

    • November 12, 2017 / 2:14 pm

      Aw thank you so much πŸ’• I love your blog ☺️🌷 xx

    • November 12, 2017 / 4:18 pm

      Aw thank you so much! πŸ’•πŸŒ· xx

  17. November 12, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    Love these tips! Just started blogging and it can be overwhelming without a direction or plan. Will use these tips in the future πŸ‘ thank you!!

    • November 12, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you for the lovely comment πŸ’• I’m glad you found the tips useful 😘 By the way, I love your blog – you are doing great! ☺️🌷 xx

  18. November 12, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    I agree with all of these posts but man, does a little bit of planning go a very long way! I find that my blogging suffers tremendously when I don’t plan things, so I’ve learnt my lesson and have made sure that I have ideas for at least the next couple of weeks.

    • November 13, 2017 / 7:55 am

      Thank you for reading and commenting πŸ’• Having a plan can make all the difference ☺️ Thinking aheading and having ideas for a few weeks is super organised and must make life so much easier πŸ˜„ xx

      Bexa | https://www.hellobexa.com

  19. November 12, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Agree with so much of this. I’m struggling at finding ‘my spaces’ right now. It seems like when I’m prepping for a post my stuff is absolutely everywhere! Your notebooks look so cute!

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • November 13, 2017 / 8:06 am

      Thank you for your lovely comment Sophie πŸ’•. I know what you mean – my stuff is everywhere when I’m taking blog photos πŸ˜„. I try to tidy up a little before I write anything to help me think better ☺️. I’m glad you like the notebooks! 😘 xx

  20. November 12, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    Oh my gosh, that sushi mouse pad is adorable! I love all these tips! I find writing stuff down the most effective way for me to remember things but I think taking screenshots is such a good idea as well! I’m definitely taking a lot away from your post! Thanks for sharing these tips! πŸ™‚

    • November 13, 2017 / 8:08 am

      Thank you for the lovely comment Annie πŸ’•. The sushi mouse mat is great isn’t it πŸ˜„. I’m exactly the same, I gotta write things down otherwise I forget! I’m glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  21. Corinne and Kirsty
    November 12, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    When it comes to blogging, I am the least organized person. I always end up writing something at the last minute and not having posts in advance. I need to change that! xx corinne

    • November 13, 2017 / 8:10 am

      Thank you for reading and commenting Corinne πŸ’•. It’s hard to get organised initially but little changes can really help 😘 Good luck! xx

  22. November 12, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    These are all such fab tips! I definitely need to take a leaf out of your book and organise my blogging life each week

    Ellie
    http://www.headintheclouds.me.uk

    • November 13, 2017 / 8:11 am

      Thank you for reading and commenting Ellie! πŸ’• I’m glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  23. November 12, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    Thank you for all the tips – some of these are really helpful and motivating! X

    • November 13, 2017 / 8:13 am

      Aw thank you so much for the lovely encouraging comment Paige πŸ’•. I’m so glad you found the post helpful & motivating 😘 xx

  24. November 12, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Hi, some good tips here. Time is always an issue for me so i’ve learnt forward planning is key.

    • November 13, 2017 / 8:14 am

      Thank you reading and commenting Penny πŸ’•. I’m glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  25. November 12, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    Great post Bexa and great pics to. Your blogs are always lovely and colourful xx

    • November 13, 2017 / 8:16 am

      Aw thank you so much Kerry for the lovely comment πŸ’•. I hope you are doing well 😘 xx

  26. November 12, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    Such a great post! I totally agree with everything you have mentioned on here! I always jot down stuff in my notes on my phone and it helps so much to stay organized! xx

    • November 13, 2017 / 8:18 am

      Thank you so much for the lovely encouraging comment πŸ’•. That’s a brilliant idea using notes on your phone – I am going to give that a try! Thanks for sharing 😘 xx

  27. November 12, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    Your journal is beautiful, puts mine to shame! This is a really good post, completely agree with all the tips! Especially the one about having a space set up – I became so much more efficient once I sorted my desk out and made it cosy. I’m not just as productive in my bed or in front of the telly.

    • November 13, 2017 / 8:21 am

      Thank you for reading and commenting Katie πŸ’•. It makes such a big difference having your own desk space! I used to sit on my bed or on the sofa as well, but sitting at a desk makes me more productive and focused. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and thanks for the lovely comments about my journal 😘 xx

    • November 13, 2017 / 8:23 am

      Thank you for reading and commenting Courtney πŸ’•. Scheduling sounds like a fantastic way to stay organised, I’m going to have to try that one ☺️. I’m glad you enjoyed the post 😘 xx

  28. November 13, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    This is such a helpful post!!

    • November 13, 2017 / 6:52 pm

      Aw thanks so much! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’• xx

  29. November 16, 2017 / 4:13 am

    These are great tips! I just started journaling and I’m loving it. I also have a ridiculous number of screenshots saved.

    • November 16, 2017 / 8:58 am

      Thank you for the lovely comment πŸ’• Journaling is so much fun! 😘 He he, my phone has so many screen shots too! πŸ˜‹ xx

  30. November 16, 2017 / 6:05 am

    Great tips! Also, your journal pages are practically works of art on their own. Everything looks really, really polished.

    • November 16, 2017 / 8:56 am

      Aw that’s such a lovely thing to say, thank you so much! πŸ’• I’m glad you enjoyed my tips 😘 xx

  31. November 19, 2017 / 1:10 am

    I have my blog notebook & pen ready. My camera on my Android went out months ago, but I can screen shot & I have written a camera down in my vision board. No Stressing!

    • November 19, 2017 / 7:17 am

      Sounds like you are prepared and organised, especially by having a vision board πŸ’•. Thank you for reading and sharing a comment 😘 xx

  32. November 20, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    Such a good post, Bexa, great tips and your planner is the stuff dreams are made of. Love it! You may have thought of it already but you could do a post on how you set out your planner structure, the doodles you draw etc. I would certainly find that interesting. You’ve made such amazing progress in the short time you have been blogging, congrats! xx

    • November 21, 2017 / 7:18 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely encouraging comment Amy! πŸ’• I’m so glad you like my planner. That’s a brilliant idea, I will add that to my list of future blog posts ☺️. Love your blog too – it’s great! 😘 xx

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