Over the past few days I’ve been reflecting on the year that was.
I’m especially grateful for all that we have. . . and for health, happiness, friends and family. We are truly blessed!!
Rather than making New Year resolutions. . . I look at the beginning of a new year as a ‘fresh start’.
As I take down Christmas I do the big clean up and cull. . . a de-clutter of sorts.
I even enjoy filling out the New Year diaries and calendars. . . and I seem to have a few of those!
You already know I’m a huge LIST girl . . . and I’m a planner too.
I like individual planners for all my business activities. . . website, blog, markets.
This doesn’t mean I organise and plan my whole life . . . because as any mum knows, family life is often uncertain. . . especially with teenagers.
But I do use planners for time management, which is crucial for our happy work/family life balance.
This is where my Blog Planner comes in. Everything relating to my blog is in this one folder.
It doesn’t matter what you store your planner in. . . but for me, I like to be surrounded by creativity and beautiful things.
And a pretty folder entices me to do the more mundane things associated with running a business.
I store my printable pages in clear plastic sleeves within my folder.
The largest part of my planner is the monthly calendar, blog post ideas and daily planner pages.
I use pencil for my daily planning, so I can erase when things change. . . as they often do.
I have a section for blog statics, where I can record visits, uniques, pageviews and bounces etc.
I even have a Referrers page so I can record and compare where my traffic is coming from.
I’m not religious with my stat recording, but I do find it beneficial to keep an eye on things.
There are other printable pages for advertising, guest posts and even blog swaps.
I’ve also included Action Plan sheets for daily, weekly and monthly activities. I just print these off as I need them and they come in very handy during busy times like Christmas and special events.
I’ve designed my planner to accommodate my needs and that of a growing blog.
And this year I’m sharing my Blog Planner with you too.
It comes as a PDF file in A4 format and can be printed either in its entirety or simply print off the pages that suit your needs.
Please feel free to download it from HERE.
If you’d like to spread the word, so your friends can enjoy it too. . . I’d be ever so grateful if you used my button on your blog or social media.
I’m sharing my downloadable 2013 Blog Planner at this week’s link parties and with these friends: French Country Cottage, The Vintage Farmhouse, 36th Avenue, Clean and Scentsible, Live Laugh Rowe, The DIY Dreamer, Transformation Thursday, At The Picket Fence, Nifty Thrifty Sunday, and Tutorials & Tips Link party.
May 2013 be a year of blessings for all my shabbilicious friends.
Hugs – Kerryanne
My you are organized,your planner is very pretty too. Happy New Year x
Thank you for sharing such a lovely planner Keryanne … would love to know how to create thebeutiful cover also 🙂
Happy stitching, P
Happy 2013 may all you dream and wish for come true!
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
Your blog planner is beautiful, Kerryanne! Such a great idea, too. Sometimes when I have ideas, before they can escape my mind, I write them on slips of paper. But then I have to find those slips of paper! Thank you for sharing it with us; I may have to do one for myself.
Happy New Year!
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Oh good grief! I AM an idiot! Just realized Saturday and Sunday are both on the far right.
Nicole Beadwright Campanella says
Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Tracie Dean says
Your work is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I am so happy to have run in to your blog and I look forward to seeing all your new posts as well as definitely looking back at your previous ones. Happy 2013 and Thank You SO Much for all this beauty you have put in to the world and shared!!!!
Kerryanne your planner is beautiful. Thank you for your generosity. I am on a quest to get organized this year and also had made a list of blogging plans. Your planner is a much prettier and neater way to plan out my blogging.
chillin with Quillin says
very nice, you are so organized, I just wake up each day and wish for the best,lol!
Happy crafting in 2013 and wish you and yours the best !!!
Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail says
So pretty, thank you for sharing.
I wish you a happy and prosperous new year!
Christine M says
Happy New Year Kerryanne.
Gorgeous as usual. I love it xxx. Fee xx
Happy New Year and thank you for all your wonderful blogging!! 🙂
Hi Kerryanne, thanks for sharing such a beautiful planner. Oooh to be organised, maybe this is just just what I need this year!!! Happy New Year to you!!
Hugs Robyn xx
JOY 2 JOURNEY says
I shared it on my sidebar and I down loaded it too 🙂 Thank you for your help in getting more organized this year! I am also your newest follower on Networked Blogs.
Thank you and have a great 2013!
Tami Michel says
Thank you so much for sharing this. I will be sure to spread the news.
Happy New Year!
Tami @ Curb Alert!
I have placed the button on my sidebar Kerryanne. Thank you so much for sharing this useful planner.
Sherry Clarke says
Just printing up my planner 🙂 Thanks so much for creating and sharing! It’s perfect!!! Maybe I’ll be more organized with my blogging by using a planner…one can dream! 😉
I like your planner! It’s really beautiful 🙂
Shirley Davis says
Fabulous idea and thanks for sharing it so generously. I too love to be organised and seek new ways rather than make New Year resolutions.Am placing the badge on my blog and posting about it today.
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
This is wonderful! I was just looking for something at the store to use but this is so much better! Thank you 🙂
Jenn @ Clean and Scentsible says
So pretty! I will definitely be making one up for myself! I am hoping to keep track of things a little better this year so I am not up so late writing last minute posts! Thanks so much for the printables. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
P.S. Featuring this over on the blog on Sunday. 🙂
Randomly Fascinated says
Thank you for sharing. I am working on getting more organized and am collecting different ideas to get me started. I pinned this to remember. Thanks for posting!
I would love it if you would share this in my linky party! http://domesticrandomness.blogspot.com/2013/01/friday-fascinations-8-everything-linky.html
Thanks for pinning my planner. Will come over and visit you and your party. 🙂
Callie Powell says
Thank you for sharing your blog planner. I put your button on my blog http://calliescrafts.blogspot.com
Thanks Callie… that’s sweet of you. Popping over now to visit you at Callie’s Craft 🙂
[email protected] Willow Pond says
Thank you, thank you for this wonderful resource. My blog is taking off, and I really need to keep everything organized. This saves me so much work! I just joined you current link party too. I’ve started my own link party if you care to take a peek. Thanks again!
P.S. I will pin this and put it on my twitter and facebook!
I hope you find it useful Deborah. I like to keep all my blog things in one folder and have found over the years that this type of planner works best for me. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday. I look forward to visiting you and checking out your party too.
I have little notes of reminder papers all over my desk. It’s amazing I ever know where I am suppose to be or what I am suppose to do. How simple for me to just print out a page and use it huh?
It works for me Bliss…. but I’m a bit of a list girl. 🙂
Thank you for sharing this! Looking forward to being more organized.
I will use for my blog
thanks ! 🙂
Enjoy Coffee and More
Impressive! Generous! And Beautiful!
Awww… thanks Jacqueline.
Hugs to you xx