Keeping An Organised Blog…

Keeping An Organised Blog

I don’t know about you, but in weird (& slightly wonderful) way blogging has really revved up my engines when it comes to getting organised. It’s somehow digitally polished my rough edges and made me think about how to squeeze every ounce of productivity out of what free time I have to play around with. Who ever said being a full time writer was just about being perched on an expanding derriere, sifting through social media sites and drinking tea for 8 hours a day? *tut tut*

Considering that I’m feeling rather focused and goal orientated this weather *enthusiastic air punch* I thought I’d share a few of my own organising tips that help me become a slightly more effective blogger in the process. Now before anyone starts reaching for their virtual placards, let me be the first to wholeheartedly agree that there’s technically no right or wrong way to blog. However, in an age where many of us are juggling a million and one things all at once (work, relationships, kids, money, bills & an unhealthy obsession for eyeshadow) it’s no secret that balancing a blog into the bargain can zap a huge amount of our ever depleting time and energy. Yes… even when we’re having a blast compiling one fabulously fun post after another! Nevertheless, these ten tips are merely just a reflection of what helps my blogging schedule from becoming slightly chaotic… if they help yours too then all the better.

Are you perched comfortably? Then let’s begin…

1) The Lesser Spotted Notepad… 

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Ever noticed how many of your blogging buddies seem to keep a little note book to hand at all times? This is especially noticeable (if like me) you’re a fan of the infamous ‘What’s In My Bag’ posts. Carrying a little note pad *at all times* is absolutely essential if you’re a writer or blogger of any kind. If you’re anything like myself, that ‘Eureka!’ moment will hit in the most bizarre of places. My last one made its grand appearance whilst I was casually browsing round my local fruit & veg shop… who knew choosing a bunch of spring onions could ignite such creativity?  Of course, considering that my memory is usually plastered with messy mental post-it-notes, it’s more than likely I’ll end up forgetting my nifty notion if I don’t jot it down right away. Thankfully my trusty little note-pad puts right to avoiding such thoughtless tomfoolery & is only ever a handbag dive away. Above all, it’s the perfect prevention for bloggers block… if I think of an exciting new post I scribble it down el-pronto!

2) Savvy Scheduling

Scheduling

This is by far my biggest saviour when it comes to getting organised with a longer-term blogging schedule… especially if I get a whiff that my upcoming week is going to be a slightly hectic one. Usually I clear a few hours on a Sunday afternoon (when mini me & hubby are happily distracted by Despicable Me) to compose upcoming posts and then schedule each of them individually on WordPress for the exact date & time I want them to be published. This is also super handy if you’re going on your Jolly Hol’s but still want to maintain an on-line presence whilst you’re sipping multi-coloured cocktails and browsing souvenir shops. Don’t forget to check out HootSuite, yet another handy little tool for scheduling social media posts & links when you’re not around… it’s a great way to keep your army of Facebook friends and Twitter chums updated 24/7!

3) Routine Rituals

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Pick a day and time that works for you and dedicate it solely to writing your next few features. It’s amazing the difference a few hours a week can make to productivity… before you know it you’ll relaxing the rest of the afternoon away, feeling like you’ve accomplished great things. Don’t forget to keep that note pad to hand so you have your best ideas ready to ignite your creativity, especially if you’re liable to find it a struggle conjuring up new content to fill our news-feeds with.

4) Creating Regular Features

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 Give your followers something to look forward to by creating some regular posts such as Mani Monday, Wedding Wednesday, Fashion Friday etc. I made it my mission to keep my Behind The Blog series to every Tuesday & Thursday… and I must admit it’s been wildly successful by doing so! Many of my readers have commented on how they look forward to these posts and seem to really enjoy the regularity of it! Generating a routine feature or mini-series helps pad out your blog content which in turn makes creating fresh content in-between so much easier. You’ll more than likely find yourself with an impressive back-list of fun features waiting their turn to be published. Wave bye-bye to any looming fears of bloggers block *happy dance*

5) Plan It

Wall planner

Okay, this may not be for everyone but I literally cannot stress how much it really helps me. Keeping a wall planner that I can glance at instantly and know exactly what needs to be done and when it’s due to be posted is indescribably handy. Maybe I just love good old fashioned pen & paper but having a clear visual aid is great for planning future post appearances at a glance and keeps me on top of what I should be working on next. Plus I’m self-confessed stationary addict who’ll grasp any opportunity to utilise my stash of miniature sticky notes and fluorescent pink highlighters. I know, I know… it’s a well oiled machine here at Confetti & Curves Head Quarters * disgracefully cheesy grin*

6) Carry On Reading

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I’m pretty sure that 99.9% of you will agree that reading other blogs is absolutely vital… you’ll soon learn what posts are well received by readers, and of course it’s a great boost for keeping your creativity levels topped up. If you spot a post that captures your imagination write the idea down in your handy little notepad I mentioned earlier… told you it would come in useful! Before you know it you’ll be building up a small savings account of future projects you can put your own unique spin on. It’s also a great idea to link back to any blogs that have inspired you to write a particular post… it’s surprising how appreciative bloggers are when you recognise their efforts. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you strike up great follower friendships in the process too.

BlogLovin is great for keeping all your favourite blogs in one tidy little place – regardless of what platform they’re on. If you haven’t already signed up then get yourself over there pronto by clicking *here*

7) Keep a back-up

Keep a backup

We all have them, those unpredictable phases when life’s stresses tend to get in the way of our busy schedules; hence why storing a few back up posts you’ve pre-written can be a real life-saver! Back in November I was struck with a severe case of the lurgies – bed bound with a six pack of Lucozade under a mound of grotty Kleenex was my only course for survival. Thankfully I’d composed a few little articles to lean on so my blogging presence didn’t drop completely of the radar. Consistency is really important for me, especially as a full time writer. Would Vogue grind to a halt if Anna Wintour was curled up at home battling bugs in her Dior onesie? *Pffft* I think not… then nor shall Confetti & Curves 😉

8) Keep Updated

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Might sound trivial but have you checked your contact page? If not I’d suggest you take a quick peek just to make sure your contact details are updated and visible. This is simply so other bloggers and potential PR companies can get in touch if they’re keen for you to test drive their lash lengthening mascara or may want to suggest a collaboration/guest post. You could be missing out on exciting opportunities for impressive future posts!

9) Self Discipline

Self Discipline

One of the hardest things about blogging is that you’re the boss. The responsibility lies firmly on our shoulders to put the effort in *groan* As much as I’d personally love to be surrounded by a team of hard working techies here at Confetti & Curves HQ that ain’t gonna happen. It’s just me, my trusty laptop & a few empty tea cups.

If self discipline is something you battle with work out a time that enables you to blog without feeling blogged under. Keep your posts short & sweet and aim for consistency by scheduling in advance. For example I’m currently writing this post whilst watching an episode of Fashion Police… the evening is my time to sink into the sofa, throw open my laptop and get creative. If that works for you then why not just roll with it? Who’s to say when or where or how – just as long as the job get’s done, right?

10) Have Fun

Have fun

We all know the bottom line of blogging is that it should be something we reeeeally enjoy doing. Without sounding too dismal, if you’re not having fun writing your posts then it’s most likely others aren’t having fun reading them either *boooo, hiss* Never exhaust yourself with unrealistic targets and expectations. Instead set goals to suit your lifestyle, be yourself, be organised and enjoy meeting awesome new blog buddies who will help keep you motivated & inspired throughout the journey!

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Has blogging sharpened up your organisational skills? What’s your top tips for effective blogging? As always I love reading your thoughts in the comments below so do stop by for a quick chat!

Cheerio chums,

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Ps: You can also check out my Top Tips For A Healthy Blog by clicking *here*

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135 thoughts on “Keeping An Organised Blog…

    • Thank you so much huni, much appreciated 🙂 I find blogging has really helped me get organised otherwise it all falls to pieces very quickly lol Just popped over to check you your blog – it’s lovely! You have a new follower 😉 hehe thanks for stopping by Xo

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      • You’re welcome! 🙂 For sure it does! 😀 I have to keep my blog organised and somehow it makes me organised with everything else too, it’s awesome! ^^ Thank you so much hehe I really appreciate it! ❤ Glad I dropped by! 🙂

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  1. Love your tips, Karen and I think they are so vital for anything we want to do and keep it going (blogging,m writing, crafting…) Life can get stressful and keeping everything as tight as we can, helps a lot 🙂
    I loved the part of Creating Regular Features, That is what I working on right now and planning everything 🙂 Great post ❤

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  2. Thank-you for this ultra useful post Karen! I have a scribble pad in my bag at all times too, and suddenly I’m drowning in ideas and no writing time, HELP! Must be more scheduled like you and save a date for a blogging marathon 😉

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    • Honestly Tezzy, I don’t think I could live without my note pad… even though it may be scrawled up and written in what looks like hieroglyphics I understand my (non) sense lol Yep, a blogging marathon is always super useful – not to mention the overwhelming sense of achievement and organisation you feel thereafter haha 😀 Thanks for stopping by & leaving such a lovely comment huni Xo

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    • Awh, thank you Jessica – glad you enjoyed it! Oh, well, maybe somedays… others I tend to have a bit of ‘headless chicken’ syndrome haha I love notebooks, they’re everywhere in my house – you can never have too many of them in my opinion! Thanks for stopping by huni 😀 X

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  3. Guess who really needed to read this post? *raises hand slowly* Haha, thank you so much for these absolutely MARVELOUS tips, Karen! I’m going to write them all down (in my handy notebook 😉 ) and keep them hanging right over my desk! Cheers to lovely more organized blogging!
    Xo

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    • Haaaa… oh, Jessica you do make me giggle huni 😀 So glad you enjoyed reading them – and yes, get that notebook out 😉 Thanks so much for reading and leaving such a smile inducing comment *hugs* Xo

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    • Thank you so much Laura… I’m so chuffed you found them useful huni! Oh yes, having a few ‘back-up’ posts is always a safe idea.. talking of which, time to top mine up!! haha 😀 x

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  4. Great tips Karen! I love good old fashion pen and paper too for jotting ideas down and keeping a calendar that’s not just in an electronic device. I also use the calendar in my iPhone which is fine if I need to reference to it real quick to schedule an appt but honestly I just like my paper calendar more. Thanks for sharing what works for you! 🙂

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    • Absolutely V, it’s just so darn handy & easy to build up a great little collection of future features. If you’ve got the time & the creative drive is buzzing then why not?! Thanks for commenting huni 🙂 X

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  5. ah karen, this could not have come at a better time haha. I’m so unorganised in all aspects of my life and I have that burning desire in me to change it. I’ll definitely be using the scheduling blogs in advance tip – there are days where uni stresses me out too much to even think about blogging!
    huge huge thank you for this xxx

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    • Ooooh this fills me with so much joy Fi…. organisation is my ‘crazy’ thing – it’s gotta be sorted or I’m at war with the world lol Honestly, the Scheduling option is pretty much vital, and if you haven’t used it before prepare to have your life transformed. I blooming love it!!! ❤ Glad I could be of help – and thank YOU for leaving such a lovely comment!! *hugs* x

      Ps: Boooo to uni stresses, you poor thing 😦 xo

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  6. Karen … another cracker! I honestly found this post so so useful – thank you so much! 🙂 I, like yourself, am totally addicted to reading and watching ‘What’s in my bag’ features! I really need to get myself a nice notepad to carry around now that I am trying to post more regularly! Also a huge fan of the fact that WordPress allows for scheduling posts in advance! Lots of love! 🙂 xxxx

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    • You always make my day with your gorgeous comments Hayley *smiling from ear to ear* You are so welcome, I’m just so glad you find it useful – it’s those little things that helps keep my head from falling off most days lol Regular posting can be a killer but I promise you if you don’t already pre-schedule your posts this WP feature will literally transform your life!! Was a bit weird at first (my trust in Techy things isn’t the best lol) but it really is a blessing once you discover it actually works!!!! haha Oh, and I insist you treat yourself to a pretty new notepad… it’s essential and you’ll love it forever more 😀 ❤ right back at ya chummy Xxxxxxxx

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      • Aww Karen! I am only speaking the truth but I am so glad I make you happy! 🙂 I will need to look for a nice notepad to add to my birthday wishlist this month 😛 I have just started scheduling my posts and honestly it is so much better than trying to post immediately! Honestly, just adore reading your posts cant wait to read them when they come up on my feed! 🙂 ❤ xxxxxxxx

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      • You sure do huni 😀 Oooh of course, your birthday – what a great excuse to treat yourself to a little notepad too!! hehe I’m so glad you’re enjoying the scheduling too – it is sooooo handy!! Awwwh what a lovely thing to say… that is a HUGE compliment!!! You’ve made my day!!!! I’m a fan of your fab blog too Hayles, always enjoy your posts huni 😀 Xxxxx

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      • Awww wow thank you soooo much Karen!!! 😀 I am a proper newbie to it all still but really enjoying it so far, ahh thank you so much now you have made MY day! 😀 xxxx

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  7. Honestly Karen I cannot love this post enough !!!
    This is why I made my Mon, Wed & Fri schedule & it has massively taken away the stress of thinking up a post every day & my days off I get stuck in . . Although life does catch up . . Iissed my post last Friday & the guilt ate away at me all weekend! Hehe . . So I’ll deffo get a wallplanner asap to jot down as many future posts in the planned bank as poss!! . .
    I too have a trusty wee notepad! hehe 🙂 . . Totally bookmarking this post! Deffo one of my favouritess by far . . Great great writing petal!! xO

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    • Awwwwwwh *maaahoosive grin* this is such awesome feedback Maria – honestly you’re such a gem. I’m just so chuffed you ‘love’ it 😀 Getting into a good blogging schedule is such a great feeling, and I know what you mean about the missing a post *grrrroaaan* It’s a weird horrid/guilty feeling lol I missed one back in October and since then I kept a few ‘back up’s’ for those ‘just incase’ moments haha Glad to hear you’re a trusty notepad user too 😉 If you’re ever passing Bargain Books or The Works, they have brill Wall Planners for next to nothing – so useful 🙂 Thanks again for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment chum 😀 ❤ xo

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  8. Such a great post Karen! I hadn’t ever heard of Hootsuite and am going to check it out pronto. Running a blog is really a full-time job but I love doing it. I try to keep my posts as consistent as I can by blogging at least every 2-3 days or so. Having a notebook and planner is always great too. I need to buy some new ones. I am always buying new planners, I don’t know why lol. I tried to have a schedule where I would blog on certain days but I learned that for me that I can’t make the commitment with the exception of Tester Tuesdays. Those days are just “mini” reviews and I can handle that. It is important to keep up your online presence, I agree. You have covered everything here and it’s very helpful and informative to read. 🙂 Xo

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    • Thank you so so much Katie – always adore reading your comments as they are so positive & encouraging 🙂 I completely understand, blogging really can be a huge commitment and I think once it begins to overwhelm it’s time to take a step back before it becomes stressful – after all it should be an enjoyable process right? 🙂 Every 2-3 days is super, best to do what you can manage and enjoy it!!! I adore your Tester Tuesdays with Kaily, you pair make a great team so keep them coming hehe 😀 Thanks again for such a lovely comment & stopping by as always lovely ❤ *huge hugs* Xo xo

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      • You’re so welcome Karen! Always a pleasure! Yeah if I ever start to feel overwhelmed I just take a step back. I’ve felt a little burned out before and that’s just what I had to do. I always post only when I am feeling well enough to, don’t want to force it of course. I am so glad that you’re enjoying Tester Tuesday’s with Kaily. They’re a lot of fun! I have felt pretty motivated when it comes to blogging lately. Though I do feel a bit disorganized lately and am going to follow some of your tips. I also feel like I need to create my own little space for blogging too. I just have to get motivated to that lol. ❤ *hugs hugs* Xoxo

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      • Awwwh, it sounds like you’re doing just fine Katie – that’s certainly the best way ie: not to overwhelm. Your posts are superb, and of course you seem to be enjoying blogging so much. If anything it’s a great way to meet new buddies 😀 Hope my tips help you in some way, glad you’re feeling so motivated – everything else will fall into place!! 😉 Creating a little space is so good, tackle it when you’re feeling up to it, could be fun!! ❤ Xo xo

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      • Well today I feel a bit tired and sore but I already had a post ready from before that it has pictures of me with longer hair in it lol. So that will go up tomorrow 🙂 I think it’s good to get some posts ready ahead of time because I don’t know when I won’t feel very well. I am thinking of creating a space in our dining area because we never eat there anyway lol. I have made some great blogging buddies including you 🙂 Seeing as I have no “real” friends here it’s been really nice! ❤ Xo xo

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      • Awwh poor you 😦 hope your pains & tiredness lift as much as possible soon!! That little space sounds fab, like a little mini blog-office 😀 That’s great you’ve made some lovely chums (including me hehe) it sounds quite lonely in Vegas for you, roll on Michigan huni – you’ll be glad to see some familiar faces on a regular basis when you finally return home ❤ Xxx

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      • Well today isn’t much better since I’m starting to have some female issues lol. Those days are never fun! Yeah it is lonely here but at least I have Ron and Miss Allie cat. I can’t wait till I go home for a visit in May. It will be so nice! I won’t want to leave lol. ❤ Xxx

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      • Ooooh nooo – just the worst 😦 Makes you feel so blurrrgh!!!! Time to get the feet up and curl up with a book and something nice to sip on 😉 Roll on May huni – I know, it’ll be tough going home *sob* But think of all the fun you’ll have and not those teary goodbyes just yet 😀 XXXXX

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      • I am just relaxing at home today. I feel a little bit better than I did earlier. It’s funny, each time my Mom and I have reunited in the airport there are happy tears saying hello 🙂 XXXXX

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  9. I’m just new to blogging, so still getting the hang of everything. I appreciate this post – you have some great tips that I definitely need to follow!!! ❤ 🙂

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    • Thanks so much huni, I’m sure you’ll get the hang of it very quickly 🙂 Like anything, the more you do it the quicker you pick up what works for you! Hopefully these tips might help, once you get a good routine going it’ll all fall into place! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Xo

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  10. Excellent advice! I really need to work on having a few pre-written posts ready to go in case I am stricken with the flu or something…but in general I feel that blogging has definitely upped my organizational prowess. And I totally agree about writing things down…I love having a hard copy calendar so I can plan out all my posts for the month and see how things are shaping up 🙂

    PS the “mental post-it notes” comment really made me laugh–I’ve often imagined that’s what the inside of my brain looks like…papered with post-its!!

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    • Thanks so much Mil 🙂 The pre-written posts have been a huge help to me – especially when the flu hits!!!! *sigh* It really is amazing how much blogging seems to sprinkle organisation throughout. Haaaa glad I’m not the only one with a mind full of little sticky notes everywhere lol XXXXX

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    • Awh thank you Christy 😀 Glad my *air punch* ignited a giggle haha Handwritten notes are the best… wherever they’re scrawled – just as long as you can read them when it comes to typing it all up lol Thanks for stopping by and making me giggle also!!!!! 😀 Xo xo

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    • What a compliment Camilla – you have me grinning from ear to ear with that lovely comment huni 🙂 It really can be so time consuming & making the best out of what time we have to blog with is so vital for feeling organised. I think once a great schedule is mastered it’s half the battle – the rest is content & having oodles of fun 😀 Your posts are amazing so you’ve clearly got it sussed lovely 😉 Thanks for stopping by & making me smile so much *hugs* ❤ Xo

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  11. Thanks Karen, I really needed this post! Lately I have fallen way behind in everything because of work and school. I kind of make a “mental” schedule that I clearly don’t stick to. Your tip about writing everything down really keeps you visually focused on your “to do list.”

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    • Hey Jamie – awh I’m so glad to hear it’s of some use to you. Oh no, sounds like you’re really bogged (or blogged hehe) under 😦 School & work are always two of the biggest battles when it comes to finding time to post. if you get a few free hours to yourself try a little blogging marathon of a few short & snappy posts that will give you a little room to breathe. I think sometimes we put so much pressure on ourselves, just as long as it’s fun right?! Oh I couldn’t cope without writing everything down – even if it’s just a few words on what type of post to tackle next! Hope you find a routine that works around your busy schedule huni & thanks for stopping by. Hope you’re keeping as well as can be ❤ Xo

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  12. Brilliant post as always Karen! I loved reading these tips! I don’t know what I’d do without my notebook. I always think of good ideas when I’m out or at work so having my notepad or my bright coloured post it notes come in really handy! 🙂 xx

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    • Thank you so much for stopping by & leaving such a kind comment – delighted you liked the post so much & that it may be of use! *yay* 😀 Of course, this is just what works for me but super chuffed if it helps you too lovely 🙂 Xo

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  13. Great post as always Karen! I like to carry a notepad with me too because you do get inspired in the oddest of places. Call me crazy but I actually like writing in a notebook versus constantly relying on apps. Not that apps aren’t useful and handy but there’s something special about writing. Also, I have to check out that website where you can schedule all your social media posts. Useful info for sure. 🙂

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    • Thanks so much Stephie 🙂 I shalln’t call you crazy at all huni as I’m a huge fan of writing things down manually than relying on apps & gadgets too 😀 I just love the opening a book and scrawling it down so quickly, there’s something so time consuming about using technology sometimes lol Do stop by HootSuite, there’s lots you can do on it but scheduling tweets is pretty much what I signed up for & it’s brill 🙂 Xo

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      • Yes, I agree sometimes it takes longer to use an app than writing it down. Sometimes people look at me weird and say it’s so primitive! Uh, excuse me, lol. I still need to get the gist of Twitter can you believe that? Oh well, I’ll get there. Thanks for that tip. 🙂

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      • They’ll not be looking at you weird when their batteries run flat haha 😉 Twitter is one of those illusive things that you sign up for and return to 18 months later with a new burst of determination to master lol You’ll get there I’m sure 😀 Xo

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  14. Gah, I just wrote like a million words and then WordPress told me my comment can’t be posted. Boooooooo (hiss… hehe). Ok so basically you’re right about EVERYTHING lol. Yup. That sums up my response, lol. PS brilliant suggestion about the notebook, I need to do this. And haha @ despicable me!

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    • LOL – I shouldn’t be giggling at your frustrations Kaily but just can’t help it huni… tee hee!! So blooming annoying when WP does that *Arrggh* Is it possible you could tell my hubby that I’m right about everything too?!?! lol 😀 Awh, thank you so much for such a lovely comment, honestly you really are a gem! Oh you MUST treat yourself to a little notepad – I promise it will come in so useful 🙂 Thanks for stopping by & making me smile sooo much *hugs* Xo

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  15. Oh, Karen! I forgot. You mentioned using bloglovin to keep some of your fav blogs organized. If you are ever able to, I’d love to see a post on some of your fave bloggers 🙂 You know besides me 😉 Bahaha I’m so kidding, but seriously I love your blog and would really enjoy seeing some people who help inspire you!

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    • Ooooh wow what a great post suggestion!!!! Of course you know it’s going to be a hard picking others against your gorgeous self huni 😉 hehe This is a SUPER post idea Kaily (which is going in my notepad – see how useful it is?! lol) and I shall pop it up for you next week! How’s that sound? 😉 Thank you huni for such a super suggestion and a very kind comment, I’m a huge fan of yours too ❤ I'd love to read any blogs that inspire you too if you feel like giving it a go someday too!! 🙂 Xo xo

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    • Thank you so much Kristin, I wholeheartedly agree – there’s certainly those days where all the organising goes to pot and life’s stresses takes over! Glad it inspired you & thanks for stopping by huni 🙂 X

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  16. Yes to all of this! I should really use Hootsuite! Getting myself to blog isn’t usually a problem but setting aside the time to visit every blog I adore is. I have it set up where my email lets me know when one of my favorite bloggers have posted but then I follow so many I accidentally miss one or two blogs and I’ll feel so bad about it later. I honestly get like 100+ emails a day from the blogs I follow, it’s crazy, and very hard to keep up. I use blogloving but not like I should, I have to get accustom going over there and adding everyone so I don’t receive all of this email and just receive one per day with all of my favorite blogs. Also thanks for the reminder, I really need to update my about/contact page. New changes will be coming to my blog next month, I’ve decide to buy own domain and have my husband set it all up, he good with coding and whatnot so hopefully he can give my little blog some much needed upgrades. Great post, so helpful! ❤

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    • Jen that is something I reeeeeeally struggle with too and is in itself a whole other post for me *sigh* It is so so so hard keeping up with all my favs too, however I tend to spend an evening going through what I can when I can & like you ALWAYS feel so guilty if I don’t have the time or can’t squeeze everything in. Just glad I’m not alone with this issue!!!!! lol Good luck with upgrading huni, that is so so so handy you have your hubby there who is up on the Techy side of things. Are you switching over to .org? Thanks so much for stopping by huni – hope you’re keeping well *hugs* XXXXX

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      • Yes, it helps a lot that my hubs is techy, he actually designs software for a living so he really know he’s doing. 🙂 I’m not going .org I’m on the fence of changing my domain name, nothing drastic but that fits my blogs more appropriately, I would of course have everything redirect to the correct web address. This is the technical stuff I don’t know much about. I also take an evening or two to go through my reader or email to check out the blogs I love, it gets to be a lot though. I’m good, going to visit my dad this upcoming week. So it should be a great week! 🙂 Hope you’re cheering up, I saw your other post. Maybe the weekend you can just have some you time and try out that wonderful benefit package you just got! xoxo Take care, sweetheart! ❤

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      • Oooh you are soooo lucky to have such a techy hubby when it comes to things like this – I’m drastic at anything computer related, particularly on the domain front *sigh* If you think you’d like a new domain then go for it Jen, hopefully your hubby will have it sorted in a nano jiffy lol That’s wonderful you’re going to see your dad, how is he doing? Is he well? Yes, I think I’ll chill out with my Benefit goodies and forget about the stresses 😀 You take care too lovely lady & have a super weekend ❤ XXXXXXX

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      • I would like to have a new domain and have the old one just redirect to the new one. I kind feel like I’ve grown since I’ve started my blog would like to have a domain that’s more suited if that makes sense. 🙂 So we’ll what will happen, I don’t want loose anyone during the transition. Anyways I don’t know too much about how all of that stuff works, that’s my hubby’s department. lol My dad is a lot better, I figured a visit with the grandchildren could do him a bit of good. Also I could use a little sun, it’s a bit 20 degrees where I’m at and my dad lives in Florida, right now it’s in the 70’s, I’ll take it, thank you very much! 😉 You also have a lovely weekend! xoxo ❤

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      • All sounds very techy indeed – hopefully you’ll get it sorted… without us disappearing of the radar!! lol So glad your dad is keeping better, I’m sure you’ll all appreciate the sunnier weather when you pop down to for a visit 🙂 Send a few rays over here would you huni?! lol Xxx

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  17. Gosh this has been such a great blog post for me at this time. I have been lagging behind on my blog, I feel, since I am focusing on a lot of other things in my life at this moment. Thanks Karen for this post 🙂 x

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    • I’m so glad it’s of some use to you huni, life has a brilliant way of distracting us, it’s getting that happy balance to suit! Hope you’re able to work out a schedule to suit you 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such kind words!! Xo

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  18. Amazing ideas! Thanks a lot Karen for shedding light (full of sparkles) on these very-important points ❤
    I'm obsessed with calendars and diaries and have atleast 2 of each for maintaining and scheduling my posts… though from last one month I've been a bit busy and tired with my workouts and all but I'm back with all the planning and scheduling now and you're post is inspiring me like hell *full enthu punch in the air!* 😉
    Great post sweetz! Have a fab week! ❤

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  21. This post is awesome and very informative. I’m amazed daily by how quickly you have grown your blog. I don’t know how you do it.

    You probably already know this but have you used the Twitter tool that is part of WordPress? If you enable this feature you can schedule your tweets to go live when your post does. This is an alternative option to using Hoot Suite and much simpler.

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    • Thank you so much Asa 🙂 much appreciated as always lovely!!!!
      Yes, I use that already and it’s a wonderful tool to have – every time my post is scheduled to go live it automatically shares and posts them on social media – its super handy! However I use Hootsuite for sharing older blog posts (and Tweets that aren’t necessarily linked to my blog) I find it super helpful for keeping a presence when I’m not around, but I just use the bare bones of it 😀 Thanks for stopping by and checking the post out – hope you’re keeping well ❤ XXXXX

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    • Thank you so much Sophia for such an encouraging comment – so glad you like it!! Yes, definitely do carry a notebook around… you’ll be surprised how often you use it 😀 Thanks for stopping by X

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  22. As a starting blogger well it’s been about a month and a half, reading this makes planning a blog so easier. I love how your tips are practical and doable with a little bit of effort. I will definitely take these things in consideration. I haven’t had time to get acquainted with the features of WordPress so It’s a bit confusing to add stuff, create tags and other things but your advice will probably give me a beter chance at making a nice and organized blog 🙂

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    • Thank you so much for such positive feedback 🙂 Hope you’re enjoying your blogging journey so far! It does take a little while to get to grips with the features of WP but it’s a pretty quick learning curve so I’m sure you’ll get to grips with it the more you use it 🙂 Thanks for stopping by XXX

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    • Awwk Abby that has made my day a thousand times over – literally cannot thank you enough for such encouraging words… kinda blushing here, gee what a compliment huni!!!! Always enjoy sharing what little tips I do pick up, even if it only helps support one person that’s a job well done in my opinion! lol Thanks again for such an awesome comment *hugs* 🙂 xo xo xo

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    • Awwh what a lovely comment – this has absolutely made my day!!! 🙂 You are so very welcome, all the very best with your new blog – it’s a wonderful community so I’m sure you’ll enjoy the journey 🙂 Drop back when you’re all up and running and I’ll certainly follow!! Wishing you a lovely Christmas and thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 Karen xo

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