ORGANISE YOUR BLOG #3 – LINKY’S PRINTABLE

ORGANISE YOUR BLOG #3 – LINKY’S PRINTABLE

Welcome to week three of ‘Organise Your Blog‘.  If you’re returning to this series then hola! If you’ve just discovered this weekly series then welcome and don’t forget to go back and grab your free monthly editorial printable and your monthly social media stats worksheet.

If you are new then here’s a bit of background:

This is a new weekly series where you I share with you printables and worksheets that will help you to ‘Organise Your Blog‘. They are all free (I know I’m good to you!) and whether you’re a hobby blogger or a pro, they will help to make blogging a bit less overwhelming.

First off, if you haven’t already, don’t forget to subscribe in the sidebar. There will be lots of useful printables to come and you don’t want to miss out!

I’ve actually been really excited to share this weeks printable. It’s one that I use everyday and has been a huge help to my blogging life. If you link up to a lot of linky’s then you will love this.

Linky's Printable

Out of all the printables I share, this is the only one that you’ll have to change to suit yourself (so it’s actually more of a worksheet). But it’s really not difficult to use. The purpose of the worksheet is to make linking up to linky’s a lot quicker and easier.

It’s hard enough trying to remember what day it is let alone trying remember what linky’s are on, whose running them and what their twitter handle is.

Before I had this worksheet I’d frequently find myself in someplace like the shower and suddenly remember I’ve forgotten to add a badge to a linked post from three days ago. Cue cold sweat and mad panic to get online so the host doesn’t think I’m a link and run!

Don’t worry, I’ll show you an example of how the worksheet below so it’s not too overwhelming.

Here’s  an example of what the worksheet will look like. You can download an editable version at the bottom of the page:

LINKYS

I actually use several pages of this sheet as sometimes I link up to at least two linky’s a day. Badge codes aren’t the smallest thing in the world so each cell will expand with the text.

Here’s an example of how I use this sheet (I actually join up to more linky’s than shown but it gives you a good example of how you can tailor it to suit you):

LINKYS SCREENSHOT

You can change around everything on this sheet; from where the days of the week are, to the size and shape of the cell.

For example, you may link up to four linky’s on a Monday but one on a Tuesday. Therefore the Tuesday text can be moved down to wherever you need it.

If you run out of space, simply duplicate the copy and have several separate documents. So when it comes to linking up to your favourite linky’s, all you’ll need is this sheet!

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE LINKYS WORKSHEET HERE!

If you need a different version then mention in the comments below and I’ll get in touch.

If you can never remember when your favourite linky’s are, then check out Aby over at You Baby Me Mummy’s Linky List. It tells you when all the linky’s are and is updated monthly!

Also if you’re unsure of what a linky is and you’ve read through this whole post and are completely baffled, then you can learn more about them here on Tots100.

Oh and don’t forget to join in with my linky on a Wednesday called ‘Whatever The Weather’. It’s all about sharing your outdoor family fun! (Cue a bit of self-promotion!)

NEXT WEEK:

You can look forward to a printable that will help you to organise all of your usernames and passwords.

I don’t know about you but I’ve signed up to countless amounts of sites with my blog. From social media platforms, to parenting blogger leaderboards, to affiliate sites, the list goes on!

If, like me, you’ve ever accidentally emptied your cache and erased all previous passwords and login details, you’ll know how much of a nightmare it is when you have to reset them all because you can’t remember what any of them are!

I hope to see you again next week!

What do you think of the linky printable? Is this something you’d use? What do you think of the ‘Organise Your Blog’ series so far?

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54 Comments

  1. September 25, 2015 / 6:10 am

    This is so handy, no matter how many ways I try to write linkys down, I still always forget when they are! ? Don’t suppose you have your filled-in version handy for download? #picknmix

    • September 27, 2015 / 8:08 pm

      If you can’t be bothered to fill them in, let me know and I’ll send you my copy! 😀 Although I probably join different linkys so you’d still need to adjust it. There are so many it’s so hard to remember them all isn’t it. x

  2. September 25, 2015 / 6:22 am

    This is fab!I do try and remember them all but always get tagged it that one tweet that makes me think “oh poo” I’ve forgotten that one!I’m loving this series,keep it coming xx #picknmix

    • September 25, 2015 / 1:41 pm

      Thank you so much! 😀 There are so many it’s hard to keep up! I’m glad the series is helpful. x

  3. September 25, 2015 / 6:52 am

    I already do this in Google Docs/excel, but this is so pretty! Thanks for putting it together. Can’t wait to update my list! #picknmix

    • September 25, 2015 / 1:42 pm

      I’m glad you enjoy it! 😀 It makes it so much easier to link doesn’t it when you have it all set out. x

  4. September 25, 2015 / 11:24 am

    These printables are great! a great way to be organised x

  5. September 25, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    Do you know what would be really handy on this printable if you don’t mind me making a suggestion? Being able to write each week which blogs you commented on as part of the linkys? Really enjoying this series btw #picknmix

    • September 25, 2015 / 1:43 pm

      That’s actually a brilliant suggestion. I hadn’t thought of adding that. I’ll definitely have a play around later. x

  6. September 26, 2015 / 7:38 pm

    This is really useful! Thank you so much. I have just come across this series from Twitter, I will definitely go back and read your other posts in the series too x

    • September 27, 2015 / 7:49 pm

      Thank you so much, I’m glad this is useful, I hope you manage to find the other posts ok too. 🙂 x

  7. Jenny
    September 26, 2015 / 9:11 pm

    Great idea Chloe! I love a bit of blog organisation, makes life easier and blogging more enjoyable when you don’t have to worry about these things! 🙂 x

    • September 27, 2015 / 7:53 pm

      Thank you! 😀 I loved your blog organisation post this week too, it’s really made me sort out my days and scheduling. x

  8. September 26, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    This is a good idea for me for the monthly ones as I’m always losing track!
    Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix Stevie x

    • September 27, 2015 / 7:51 pm

      Me too actually, I haven’t thought about using this for the monthly ones, haha thank you for the suggestion! I’m going to go and add them into my copy of this now 😀 x

  9. September 27, 2015 / 8:54 am

    so handy!! thank you so so much
    #sundaystars

  10. September 27, 2015 / 9:41 am

    So useful and pretty! I love this series. I have a similar boring spreadsheet in google docs, which I find I’m always tweaking, it’s so useful though!

    • September 27, 2015 / 8:00 pm

      Thank you so much! 😀 It is definitely hard to keep on top of everything if you don’t stay organised isn’t it. 🙂 x

  11. September 27, 2015 / 11:25 am

    This is great. Mine is hand written and it gets messy so I like this more. Thank you. Kirsten

  12. September 27, 2015 / 11:50 am

    This is a fab idea! I use something very similar on excel and it is so good to just check that rather than having to juggle all the information in my head! #SundayStars
    Debbie

    • September 27, 2015 / 8:02 pm

      Thank you so much. It’s nice to know other people try and organise too. It’s so hard to stay on top of it all sometimes isn’t it. x

  13. September 29, 2015 / 6:24 am

    This is fantastic thanks so much I will def be downloading! #twinklytuesday

    • October 1, 2015 / 6:48 pm

      Thank you so much! 😀 I’m really glad it’s helpful to people x

  14. September 29, 2015 / 7:02 am

    I actually have a saved template for my blog posts that has all of the linky badges in it. I clone the template, write my post then just delete the badges I cam not going to use. Saves me so much time in copying and pasting all the badge codes. Great post #twinklytuesday

    • October 1, 2015 / 6:49 pm

      That is a genius idea!!! I might actually try that. It’ll save so much time. x

  15. September 29, 2015 / 7:18 am

    This is great and really helpful linky organisation advice! I always struggle to remember what happens when! #TwinklyTuesday x

    • October 1, 2015 / 6:49 pm

      Thank you so much. I’m glad it’s useful! 😀 x

  16. September 29, 2015 / 7:47 am

    This is a wonderful printable. I do find myself going all over to look for my linkies. I can’t wait to sit down and get all my info together. I already know next week I’ll be more organized. Thanks for sharing this great idea! #TwinkyTuesday

    • October 1, 2015 / 6:50 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m really glad you enjoy it. It does take about half an hour or so to fill in but saves so much time in the long run x

  17. September 29, 2015 / 8:39 am

    This is such a great idea and EXACTLY what I have been meaning to do myself for months! I don’t know how people keep up with the social side of this blogging malarkey to be honest but this download should definitely help! Thanks so much for sharing. xx

    • October 1, 2015 / 8:45 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s so overwhelming isn’t it! Hopefully this series will help a lot of people. I hope this worksheet takes some of the strain off! It takes about half an hour to fill in but is so worth it in the end. 🙂 x

  18. Maria Noell
    September 29, 2015 / 8:54 am

    Strangely I have found this post by the #TwinklyTuesday linky but I am very new to linky’s (even though I have been blogging over a year!). I am definitely printing this off to keep on track. Thank you xoxo

    • October 1, 2015 / 8:48 pm

      Linky’s are so good, but there are so many of them! I hope you’re not finding it too overwhelming and this helps! 🙂 x

  19. September 29, 2015 / 9:19 am

    What a great idea! This would be so helpful once filled in – So many ways to save time, its just the making the time to organise the time savers that’s tricky! (Are you still with me? Lol!) x MMT #twinklytuesday

    • October 1, 2015 / 8:49 pm

      Thank you so much!! Haha I’m still with you and I really get what you mean. You’re right, it really is finding the time. This takes about half an hour to fill in (which is so much time when you have little ones 🙁 ) But it really is oh so worth it in the end. Especially if you link to a lot of linky’s. 😀 xx

    • October 1, 2015 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you so much Amelia! It takes a little while to fill in but it’s oh so worth it and saves time in the long run x

  20. Philippa
    September 29, 2015 / 1:21 pm

    I’m so pleased I found this blog! My Tiny Miss has just started nursery, leaving me childless (well apart from bump, due in 2 weeks) for 15 hours of the week. So I’ve decided to focus on my blog, and what better way than to follow your Organise Your Blog Series! Perfect, thank you!

    Philippa
    -x-

    • October 1, 2015 / 8:59 pm

      Oh thank you so much! I hope Tiny Miss is settling into nursery OK and that you’re managing to cram some pre-baby rest in there somewhere too! 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoy the series and you’re finding it useful! It’s so lovely hearing this feedback. xx

  21. September 30, 2015 / 9:57 am

    Another great idea – thank you for sharing. I really need to get some organisation going on and this is a great idea. I love all the other ideas on saving templates for linkys too. This has to be the way forward. #picknmix

    • October 1, 2015 / 9:13 pm

      Oh thank you so so much!!! There are so many linky’s, this is the only way I’ve found it manageable. It takes about half an hour to fill it in if you join lots of linky’s, but it saves so much time and faffing around everyday. x

  22. September 30, 2015 / 6:38 pm

    Wow! This is sooooooo helpful. In fact, this is the first post in the series I’ve found and I’m going back and reading all of your posts on organizing your blog. And you’re giving away this awesome worksheet! Best post I’ve read today!

    • October 1, 2015 / 9:33 pm

      Awww thank you so much!!!! I’m glad you’ve found it helpful. There are lots more in the series to come too. 🙂 xx

  23. September 30, 2015 / 9:06 pm

    What a great idea. I’ve just linked up to your Whatever The Weather linkie from this too. I’ve just launched a linkie called Life Loving Linkie if you fancy stopping by and linking up?

    Sally @ Life Loving

    • October 1, 2015 / 9:43 pm

      Thank you so much!!! And thank you for linking. I’m off to have a peek at your linky too! xx

  24. You Baby Me Mummy
    October 1, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    Great post lovely. I really should be more organised, I keep this stuff in my head! xx

    • October 1, 2015 / 9:54 pm

      Thank you so much. I am in so much admiration of you and how you can keep up with it all! You definitely were born to blog! 😀 x

  25. Karen
    October 2, 2015 / 7:28 am

    Great printables! Keeping track of link parties is so tricky! #brilliantblogposts

    • October 7, 2015 / 5:46 pm

      It can be so overwhelming can’t it. I’m glad you like these! 😀 x

  26. October 5, 2015 / 10:15 am

    What a wonderful tool to stay organized! I love this series. Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday.

    • October 7, 2015 / 7:28 pm

      Thank you so much! 😀 I have some exciting ones to come as well, I hope you find them useful x

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