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48 Comments

  1. Kristin
    October 16, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    I NEED to be this organized! Love this and pinning!

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  2. Victoria Osborn (@CreativeHomeKPR)
    October 16, 2013 @ 2:04 pm

    I keep a small notebook with me at all times so that way when an idea hits I can write it down. The funny thing is, that when I’m cleaning is when my inspiration hits the most. And I hate cleaning! Guess that should be more motivation to get my house cleaned! 🙂

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  3. Kiki “Caseperlatesta” Illy
    October 17, 2013 @ 7:02 am

    I’ve just started my blog so really thanks for your advices, so useful!
    kiki

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  4. Ellya Brill
    October 17, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

    Thank you so much for this post. Very helpful.

    Ellya

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  5. Megan Chamberlin
    October 18, 2013 @ 6:51 am

    I can always use help organizing, and I love the idea of printing the calendar! As much as I love Excel and the computer, sometimes I think you just have to have those hard copy notes! Thanks for the tips! Found you over at Reasons to Skip the Housework!

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  6. Abby
    October 18, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    Great tips! Love the file idea…will have to get one started! Thanks!

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  7. Bonnie
    October 18, 2013 @ 9:07 pm

    Great post! I created a binder to keep all my blogging stuff organized. If I’m out somewhere and have an idea, I sometimes email myself from my phone. Sounds weird but I actually do it a lot and then when I check my email, it’s right there.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      October 18, 2013 @ 9:25 pm

      That’s not weird at all – I email myself reminders all the time – then it’s right there in front of me when I have to remember what to do today.

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    • Jann from Newton Custom Interiors
      October 19, 2013 @ 8:28 am

      Bonnie, that is a great idea!

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  8. lulu
    October 19, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    Writing down blog ideas is finally something I’ve started doing after realizing that I don’t do well holding all ideas in my head. Good simple tips you offer!

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  9. sineamaries
    October 19, 2013 @ 10:40 am

    What great advice! Thanks Jann

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  10. Lisa Barton
    October 19, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    Thanks for sharing your great ideas – I have a new notebook and pen at the ready to get planning! 🙂

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  11. msmarti22
    October 19, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    These are great tips! I never thought of filing my ideas but I can tell it is definitely needed because I have just been writing down my ideas on scratch paper..this way I can organize them!
    Have a great week!
    Marti

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  12. [email protected]
    October 19, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

    file folders. GENIUS! i have a never ending notebook but never thought to file the ideas. thanks for sharing this thanks for linking up to the all things pretty party!

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  13. Pamela
    October 19, 2013 @ 8:12 pm

    I enjoyed this post. I can see the value of planning posts ahead. I”ll have to work towards that. Love the idea of making files for my ideas.

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    • Jann from Newton Custom Interiors
      October 21, 2013 @ 11:28 am

      Thanks Pamela! Planning my posts ahead of time is a struggle for me. I’m hoping I can get better at it, and eventually plan a few months out.

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  14. FABBY
    October 20, 2013 @ 9:21 pm

    Great tips and yes, I follow most of them, except maybe the previously-scheduling my posts, I just go and I do one any time I’m ready and know what to do, lol! I also write as I talk, I was concern too about the writing situation when I started, than I said…’I’ll just write as it goes’ and that’s it! I also love the idea of making Little notes, caz I do forget my ideas…hehehehe Have a lovely week.
    FABBY

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  15. Rennata
    October 21, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    Thank you for the helpful tips. I really like the idea of scheduling posts. I have tried to get into a routine of types of posts, but have never actually scheduled them.

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  16. Claudine
    October 21, 2013 @ 11:04 am

    Thank you, Jann and Deby! This is simple enough to follow!!!
    I have a schedule ( that I haven’t really followed) set up. I’m supposed to write once a week about my furniture, then once a week about a vintage item. I love cooking, so I used to write about that, too. My table settings showing off the recipe would include some vintage items, since that’s is pertinent to my business, upcycling. I’m going to set a side a notebook right now! I love that you recommended to write as we speak! I so that!
    Thank you so much,
    Claudine

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  17. Susan @HomeschoolWithLove.com
    October 22, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    I really like that filing idea. I have so many posts that I want to do in so many categories that I have a hard time staying focused and organized. I think that will help. Thanks!

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  18. awelbaum
    October 22, 2013 @ 8:21 pm

    That’s mighty impressive that you have a filing system going for your blog ideas based on topics. I was surprised to see that one. I have many ideas leave me because I don’t write them down like I should. Thanks for the small but swift kick in my behind.

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  19. rothj258
    October 23, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

    The last one about writing how you talk is sooooo true. I don’t know how else to write!

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  20. Luci - Mother.Wife.Me
    October 23, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

    Great tips, my blogging has become so much more streamlined since I started an excel document schedule, with added pages for bigger concepts, blog promotion etc… found your post via #BlogStalkerLinkParty

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  21. autumn8960
    October 23, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

    These are fantastic tips! I’m always looking better ways to get organized. Thanks for sharing at the Krafty Inspiration Thursday Link Party, you have been chosen as one of the top 5 featured posts at tomorrow’s party.
    Have a lovely evening!
    Maria @ Krafty Cards etc.
    http://kraftycardsetc.com/

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  22. Katheryn @ The Healthy and Fit Homeschool Mom
    October 23, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

    Thank you so much for these tips. Being new to blogging I am still learning all the ways to stay organized and on top of my posts. I love your file folder idea. I can’t wait to try it. God bless.

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  23. JayNine
    October 25, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    I just stumbled upon your blog and this post, from linesacross.com and I am so glad I did! The information you shared here is valuable and applicable to my specific circumstances. I had sooo many ideas when I first started blogging and bye bye, all gone due to my lack of organizational skills. I thought I’d just wake up each morning and write whatever was in my head…problem. There’s a lot going on up there most days! LOL! I was so caught up in reading and writing down your ideas (I’m an old fashioned paper/pen gal too), that I wrote #6, looking for & expecting MORE!! Many thanks for the inspiration and clear cut simple instructions. I will follow them and hope to see you around the WordPress circle still!
    Jeanine

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  24. sangeetha menon
    November 21, 2013 @ 6:41 am

    I am not al all organised … I have my editorial calender but end up writing a topic I havent even added in my calender ..:P and yes I love to have the hardcopiesd in my hand

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  25. Red Point Tailor
    November 28, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    I managed to plan and write posts per week … it is great idea to have post ideas organised. As Bonnie – I am writing e-mails to myself to remeber or take a picture. With new technilogy it is sometimes easier. I have a small notebook and pan to write down ideas as well.

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