ORGANISE YOUR BLOG #11 ULTIMATE DIARY FOR BLOGGERS

ORGANISE YOUR BLOG #11 ULTIMATE DIARY FOR BLOGGERS

Welcome back to ‘Organise Your Blog’, a weekly series full of fabulous free printables to help you organise every aspect of your blog. From editorial calendars, to daily blogging checklists, to a printable to help you join in with linky’s quicker!

This weeks ‘Organise Your Blog’ is a little bit different than the norm. As you know, being a blogger can sometimes be overwhelming. A blogger’s work is never done. You’re swamped with deadlines, posts to write, pictures to take, comments to respond to, social media promotion. The list goes on.

Instead of a free printable, this week I’m going to share with you a tool that I couldn’t blog without and I’ll be showing you why it’s perfect for all bloggers. There’s also a little giveaway at the end of this post to say thank you to everyone whose been following this series so far.

I introduce to you, the ‘Ultimate Diary For Bloggers‘.

Ultimate Diary For Bloggers

There is a lovely little company called ‘Busy B‘ that create beautiful stationary and clever diaries and organisers, that help to make family life simpler. If you love stationary then I suggest popping over to their website for a little browse. The products are brilliant!

The product that I could not blog without is the new ‘To Do‘ diary in the BusyB range. It really is the ‘Ultimate Diary for Bloggers‘. We’re constantly planning our weeks, our months, writing notes and making contacts.

Not only does this diary help you to keep on top of your blogging, but, as an added bonus it is really pretty and fits perfectly inside your handbag. I’ve rounded up a few other reasons why you need this diary in your life.

To Do Diary

1. It has an editorial calendar –

This monthly overview page is the perfect place to plan posts for each month. I would be lost without an editorial calendar. I always write my month at a glance so I can see which posts I’ve got coming up. This ensures I can keep on top of my blog ‘series’ posts and so that I can slot in any brand collaborations that arise.

I find it so handy having a month overview inside my diary. It means that when I’m out and about I can have a quick peek and see what I’ve got coming up. This sometimes prompts me to snap some pictures while I’m out, or reminds me that I need to buy some supplies from a shop for a particular post.

To Do Diary Editorial Calender

2. It has a week overview, with a notes section next to it –

This is amazing for breaking down your week. There is enough space to write what you need to do each day, which posts you have planned, which linky’s you’re joining in with. The handy notes section on the side is incredibly helpful for jotting down extra things that you need to get done during the week without having to slot them into a specific day.

To Do Diary Week By Week

3. It has a reminders section at the beginning of each quarter –

I use this for jotting down upcoming events like a blogging conference, or to remind me that I need to start work on Easter posts or even Christmas posts. I also use this section to set myself blogging goals that I plan to achieve over the next few months.

To Do Diary Reminders

4. Tear off notes –

There are perforated pages at the back of the diary that are great for making lists and tearing them out while you’re on the go.

Maybe it’s for writing your blogging shopping list, your to do list, or just for scrawling ideas. I like to use these pages for writing my daily to do list and for brainstorming post ideas. Having perforated lines means that I can easily tear them out and throw them away when I’m done, so that my diary doesn’t get too cluttered.

To Do Diary Perforated

5. Contacts –

There are several pages dedicated to contacts. It’s a great place to store numbers and e-mails of bloggers and brands, which is especially good for if you’re going to a meet up or a blogging conference and you need people’s numbers to hand. It’s also a great place to transfer the information from all of the business cards that you collect. I am forever losing business cards!

To Do Diary Contacts

6. Dates for next year –

Even though I am incredibly organised, I am also really forgetful. Maybe you need to remember your blogiversary, or maybe you need to remember a blogging conference date so that you can book early-bird tickets. This section is perfect for writing down important dates that crop up during your blogging year.

To Do Diary Dates For Next Year

How do you fancy winning your very own ‘To Do Diary’ by Busy B? After gushing to the lovely people over at BusyB about how much I love their diaries, they were kind enough to send me one to give away to you! Simply enter the rafflecopter competition below and the lucky winner will be contacted in due course.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Next week ‘Organise Your Blog‘ will be back with it’s usual free printables, this time focusing on how to organise your blogging income, your blogging expenses and affiliate programmes.

What do you think of the ‘Ultimate Diary for Bloggers’? Is it something you’d use to help you with your blogging? What do you think of the ‘Organise Your Blog’ series so far?

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  1. November 26, 2015 / 7:40 pm

    OH MY GOD Chloe, I love it! please let me win 😉 I have been waiting patiently for your next instalment and you haven’t disappointed! If I don’t win I shall be buying anyway 🙂 xx

    • November 30, 2015 / 10:10 am

      😀 Good luck!!! Sorry I missed last week. We were on holiday so I had to hold back on posting. It really is an amazing diary! I’m so glad you love the series! 😀 x

  2. November 27, 2015 / 1:45 pm

    This is so cute! I just can’t get down with electronic diaries and I know this one will inspire me to stay organised. #TheList

    • November 29, 2015 / 6:58 pm

      It really is cute isn’t it! I struggle with electronic too. I need to see things written down with a regular pen and paper. 😀 x

  3. November 27, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    This looks like an amazing planner. I need some serious blog organization skills as i went off course this month! Back on track in December.. would love to win this!

    • November 29, 2015 / 6:59 pm

      Good luck Angela! It’s such a good planner. I love everything by this little company. I use their products to organise my family life too. It made sense to start using them for blogging. x

    • November 29, 2015 / 6:59 pm

      It’s brilliant isn’t it! I find blogging so overwhelming sometimes, this keeps me in check when I’m on the go for sure. x

  4. Sarah Louise
    November 27, 2015 / 6:15 pm

    Wow! This to be one of the best planners I’ve seen in awhile!

    • November 29, 2015 / 7:01 pm

      It’s really got everything you need doesn’t it!! Perfect for keeping on top of things. x

  5. November 27, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    I need this! It is so pretty and would be so useful. I love this organise your blog series xx #TheList

    • November 29, 2015 / 7:02 pm

      It is so pretty isn’t it. It suits bloggers right down to a t! Thank you, I’m so happy you love the series!! 😀 xx

  6. Suzanne Drummond
    November 27, 2015 / 8:01 pm

    i would love this i am always writing myself to do lists

    • November 29, 2015 / 7:02 pm

      Me too! The little perforated tear out pages in the back are perfect if you make lots and lots of lists all the time. x

    • November 29, 2015 / 7:03 pm

      It’s so cute isn’t it! And it’s just small enough to fit into a handbag without taking too much space! Perfect for organising blogging. x

  7. Jo Hutchinson
    November 27, 2015 / 10:47 pm

    I adore the organise your blog series and a dairy with to do lists and notes is brilliant.

    • November 29, 2015 / 7:05 pm

      This diary is so amazing. There are so many notes pages, at the back of the diary, plus the tear off ones, plus the ones next to the week by week! I’m forever making lists and reminders for the blog, so it really is perfect. x

  8. Laura Nice
    November 27, 2015 / 11:05 pm

    Love this, i love to carry a dairy in my bag its always so handy when you forget everything like i do!

    • November 29, 2015 / 7:06 pm

      It’s so brilliant!! They’re so cleverly designed. They’ve certainly thought of everything to help you keep on top of everyday busy life. x

  9. Ruth Harwood
    November 28, 2015 / 7:01 am

    It looks great, especially as I’ll be starting my new blog in the new year xx

    • November 29, 2015 / 7:07 pm

      Ohhh good luck with your new blog!!! It really is perfect. Blogging is so overwhelming sometimes and this really helps you to keep on top of things. x

  10. November 28, 2015 / 8:01 am

    This is a pretty perfect diary for blogging and pretty to boot xx

    • November 29, 2015 / 7:07 pm

      It is so pretty and so perfect for blogging. It’s not big like a regular diary either so doesn’t take up too much space in your handbag. I couldn’t blog without it. x

  11. November 28, 2015 / 8:03 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Entered and also I pin all of your Organise your blog series to read (I admit I haven’t yet got around to reading most of the things I pin to my Blogging board though in the new year I am dedicating 1 night a month to ‘expanding my blog’ and reading on blog production! So I will get them read! Thanks for hosting

    • November 29, 2015 / 7:08 pm

      Thank you so, so much for pinning them all Becky! 😀 That’s such a good idea to dedicate one night a month to expanding the blog. I might take than on as part of my new years resolution! 😀 xx

  12. November 28, 2015 / 8:20 am

    What a beautiful planner. I need to get more organised in 2016

    • November 29, 2015 / 7:09 pm

      It’s so pretty isn’t it! The perfect way to start the new year, with a new organised blog! x

  13. November 28, 2015 / 8:49 am

    I love your ‘Organise your Blog’ series – so many helpful tips and tricks. I have the academic Busy B diary and love it, so this one would be the perfect blog diary. I need to get more into blogging in 2016, so this would be the perfect organiser!

    • November 29, 2015 / 10:56 pm

      Thank you so much Stacie! It really is the perfect blog diary. I use the busy life diary as my other one to keep me in check. They’re such clever creations aren’t they. x

  14. Jennifer Haden
    November 28, 2015 / 8:59 am

    I love the look of this organizer! It’s simply beautiful and I could definitely use some more organization in my life x

    • November 29, 2015 / 10:59 pm

      It really is beautiful! I love how, unlike regular diaries, they have all the useful sections. They’re very cleverly designed and are the perfect size for your handbag. x

    • November 29, 2015 / 11:03 pm

      I much prefer writing things down with a pen and paper. It’s so good for blogging on the go as well. x

  15. November 28, 2015 / 5:12 pm

    These are super good. I have a few dairy’s and such from Busy B and love them x

    • November 29, 2015 / 11:03 pm

      They’re brilliant aren’t they. They’re so creative and really help you to stay organised! x

  16. November 28, 2015 / 7:34 pm

    Love reading all your tips! Love the BusyB collection of stationary and this one looks fab!I literally have a tonne of lists in multiple books so this would be fab!

    • November 29, 2015 / 11:06 pm

      Thank you so much Alice. I love the BusyB collection too. There are so many sections in this diary for notes. They have a regular notes section, the notes section next to the week and the perforated notes section in the back that you can tear off. xx

  17. November 28, 2015 / 11:43 pm

    Ooh this looks lovely! I really need to get myself a bloggers planner, I am terrible at organising myself, I’ve never managed to plan a post in advance, it’s always a last minute job for me!x

    • November 29, 2015 / 11:08 pm

      These are so, so good! I always plan in advance but write last minute haha. But these diaries are so good for organising your calendar and brainstorming ideas. x

  18. November 29, 2015 / 8:01 am

    What a great post! Hoping for a win – this organiser is adorable! Thanks for such a helpful post – I’m normally quite an organised person but this would encourage me even more! Xxx #KCACOLS

    • November 29, 2015 / 11:11 pm

      Good luck! 😀 It is so pretty. And it’s so clever the way that it’s laid out. There are sections to make notes, to schedule, to write down idea, dates to remember! It’s literally the perfect blogging tool x

  19. November 29, 2015 / 8:20 am

    this planner looks fab, would love to win it #sundaystars

    • November 29, 2015 / 11:12 pm

      Good luck!!! It’s so perfect for blogging and it helps that it’s really pretty too. x

  20. November 29, 2015 / 8:21 am

    This organiser looks fab!! I’m seriously thinking that I need to get something to get myself organised as at the moment I’m really struggling with all the things that I have to do!! Great idea!! Love this series Chloe!! 🙂 xx

    • November 29, 2015 / 11:13 pm

      It’s so perfect. I normally have their busy life diary but I’m swapping to this one for blogging. I feel so swamped with blog work but this is the only thing that’s keeping me on track at the moment. I’m so glad you like the series!! Thank you for hosting <3 xxx

  21. November 29, 2015 / 3:16 pm

    I’ve just been out diary shopping today but came back empty handed as I couldn’t find quite the right thing. This looks perfect! #sundaystars

    • November 29, 2015 / 11:19 pm

      It’s so perfect. You should check out their other range too. They’re absolutely brilliant. Very cleverly designed with sections to help you organise your family and your work life. x

  22. November 29, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    Fingers crossed for this – I could definitely do with being more organised! #KCACOLS

    • November 30, 2015 / 9:52 am

      Good luck!! It’s such a brilliant little diary. Very cleverly designed. x

  23. November 29, 2015 / 7:06 pm

    This looks great! I really want a new planner for the new year – hopefully it inspires me to get organised! #KCACOLS

    • November 30, 2015 / 9:55 am

      It’s so perfect and great for organising your blog in the year. xx

  24. November 30, 2015 / 9:03 am

    I absolutely love it! This would be so perfect to keep me organised. I do love your series. And especially your second paragraph in this post made me breathe a sigh of relief to know it’s not just me that struggles!

    • November 30, 2015 / 10:00 am

      It really is perfect. You’re definitely not alone when it comes to struggling! I promise! I feel so overwhelmed a lot and I’ve spoken to lots of bloggers lately that have said they constantly feel like they’re treading water. Hopefully the series will make things a lot easier and honestly, this diary has been a huge, huge help! xx

  25. November 30, 2015 / 10:03 am

    What a gorgeous diary and it would come in so handy.

    I’m aiming to be a bit more organised with blogging (and life in general) next year.

    Fab giveaway. 🙂 x

    • December 2, 2015 / 7:29 pm

      It’s so pretty isn’t it. I have the same aims too! Fingers crossed we’ll get there. x

  26. Danielle Bayes
    November 30, 2015 / 10:37 am

    I’m such a sucker for stationery! This diary looks ace, will definitely be having a nose around their website (and maybe leaving it open on my computer so that somebody gets a hint for a Christmas pressie!!)

    • December 2, 2015 / 7:30 pm

      Haha I’m glad I’m not the only one that leaves hints like that haha. Their other products are so great too! Very cleverly designed. x

  27. November 30, 2015 / 10:37 am

    I love the diary. I need all the help I can get re organisation. I rely far too much on my memory (and obviously get let down quite a bit!!) x

    • December 2, 2015 / 7:30 pm

      It’s so pretty isn’t it. It’s perfect for helping you to organise! xx

  28. November 30, 2015 / 11:23 am

    Have enjoyed your series, even though I only blog as a hobby, it’s always good to be organised! I am in desperate need of a fab diary for next year as I’m heading back to work full time-who knows how I’ll fit it all in!

    • December 2, 2015 / 7:31 pm

      Aww thank you Lauren! It’s so much easier when you’re organised. I hope you manage to balance everything. x

  29. November 30, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    I’ve really enjoyed the series, it gives me things to think about and I love the diary being a stationary addict plus I need it, I’m constantly writing on bits of paper!

    • December 2, 2015 / 7:45 pm

      I am such a stationary addict too. I was forever writing on different pieces of paper too, but there are so many note sections in this, it’s brilliant! x

  30. November 30, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    This diary looks fabulous and is so pretty. I am so disorganised I need one of these in my life! Thank you for lovely giveaway.

    • December 2, 2015 / 7:45 pm

      It’s so pretty isn’t it! It’s such a brilliant diary, good luck! x

  31. November 30, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    Looks like a fab planner! I tried various ways to keep track, but this might actually work! I find doing things on google spreadsheets, vaguely works, but having to flick between another screen or page just takes more time! Thanks for sharing, and I’m hoping I win!! #sundaystars

    • December 2, 2015 / 7:48 pm

      It’s a brilliant planner. I find the same thing, you can’t beat having an old school pen and paper. x

  32. November 30, 2015 / 10:32 pm

    A great series and I love the look of the diary, I am seriously tempted to get one!x

    • December 2, 2015 / 7:48 pm

      They’re so worth it, very cleverly designed and perfect for staying organised. I’m so glad you love the series. x

  33. Nancy Bradford
    November 30, 2015 / 10:54 pm

    The diary looks to be super functional. I need some organisation in my life.

    • December 2, 2015 / 7:51 pm

      It’s absolutely brilliant. I’d recommend it even if you aren’t a blogger. x

  34. December 1, 2015 / 9:34 am

    Ooh this is so pretty and seems really practical. I love the little tear off notes and I really could use an editorial calendar – I just can’t get on with the WP one no matter how hard I try – I think I like paper!! xx #KCACOLS

    • December 2, 2015 / 8:00 pm

      I’m the same, you can’t beat having an old school pen and paper. This is so cleverly designed, the tear off notes are perfect if you’re anything like me and are writing to do lists all the time. x

  35. December 1, 2015 / 2:03 pm

    Love the diary. I’ve been looking for a good blog diary for ages!

    • December 2, 2015 / 8:02 pm

      This one is so perfect, especially if you write lots of notes. x

  36. December 1, 2015 / 3:12 pm

    That’s a lovely diary. I’ve put a planner on my Xmas list as need to get more organised. Love pretty stationary bits and pieces.

    • December 2, 2015 / 8:04 pm

      It’s so beautiful isn’t it. Definitely a great little stocking filler. x

  37. December 1, 2015 / 4:10 pm

    Hi Chloe, new reader here. Came across your blog on twitter and researching Blog 101 for tips. Having recently started a new books & Lifestyle blog it’s helpful n fun discovering good blogs, like yours, from around the world. Not sure if this is Int’l, but the diary looks super helpful.

    • December 2, 2015 / 8:06 pm

      I think the diary might be international! It’s worth checking out because it’s fab. I’m glad you like my blog!! I hope yours is going well. xx

      • December 2, 2015 / 8:35 pm

        I am hoping its Intl, and thanks for asking the blog’s got a nice start.

        • December 2, 2015 / 8:42 pm

          Aww I’m so glad! I’m off to have a read in a moment x

          • December 2, 2015 / 8:56 pm

            Me too, enjoy and good night.

  38. December 1, 2015 / 8:08 pm

    As a self confessed stationary geek this looks fab. It looks great too. I just wish I was more organised so that I could justify getting one! x

    • December 2, 2015 / 8:07 pm

      It’s so, so pretty isn’t it! Haha I can’t not be organised. I’m in full admiration of people who aren’t and still get things done! x

  39. December 1, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    I need this in my life! I have loved your series of organisation post, I have pinned everyone, and used quite a few of them.

    • December 2, 2015 / 8:08 pm

      Awww thank you, I’m so glad you love the series. Thank you so, so much for pinning them! 😀 Good luck with the competition! x

  40. Aimee Foster
    December 1, 2015 / 9:48 pm

    I’m addicted to stationery and I really LOVE Busy B products! There’s a little gift shop in a town near where I live that stocks Busy B. I’m always in there browsing and buying. I love their sticky notes and planners. They’re all so pretty 🙂 I haven’t seen this diary yet though – it looks fantastic! x

    • December 2, 2015 / 8:20 pm

      Busy B is amazing. All of their products are so clever aren’t they!!! We have their greetings card organiser and some or the other financial organisers too. They’re brilliant. x

  41. Rachel (Lifeofmyfamilyandme.com)
    December 1, 2015 / 9:54 pm

    Oh i need one of these in my life! Thanks for the tip! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

    • December 2, 2015 / 8:22 pm

      Thank you for hosting!! 😀 I’ll definitely be back. The diary is brilliant isn’t it! x

  42. December 2, 2015 / 1:39 am

    Aw wow love this! Such a great idea to keep you organised. So good to read and feel like I’m not the only one who struggles with being overwhelmed! I need to get myself one of these!

    • December 2, 2015 / 8:24 pm

      It’s so perfect. You’re definitely not the only one that feels overwhelmed. Blogging takes up so much more than people realise! Although I wouldn’t change it for the world. x

  43. December 2, 2015 / 6:28 am

    I am so unorganised this series is perfect for me! I love the Busy B range and I’m currently filling out my pregnancy journal! Would love to win a new diary xx

    • December 2, 2015 / 8:25 pm

      Yay I’m glad you like the series! The BusyB range is brilliant isn’t it. Some really clever designs and ideas. x

  44. December 2, 2015 / 7:40 am

    One) I LOVE stationary and this is a dream!
    Two) I love your Organise Your Blog series and it is definitely helping me move towards running my blog more smoothly.
    Three) I would love to win this and have my fingers crossed! ☺️

    • December 2, 2015 / 8:25 pm

      Awww I’m so glad you love the series! Good luck with the competition! It really is the perfect diary. x

  45. December 2, 2015 / 10:52 am

    I love it and i need it! i am such a stationary freak , Ive been printing out weekly pages at the moment! – found you through #KCACOLS

    • December 2, 2015 / 8:35 pm

      It’s so beautiful isn’t it. Awww I’m so glad you like the series! It’s so nice to hear that the printables are useful. x

  46. Gem Cook
    December 2, 2015 / 12:04 pm

    Absolutely love this, i need it in my life! x

    Thank you for the chance xxx

    • December 2, 2015 / 8:37 pm

      It’s brilliant isn’t it. Good luck with the competition! x

  47. December 2, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    Blogging is getting busier and I have so many ideas so really do need to get organised. Love the diary

    • December 2, 2015 / 8:41 pm

      Blogging really does get so busy so quickly. I hope the diary helps! x

  48. December 2, 2015 / 10:00 pm

    This looks like it would be perfect for me! Think I may have to enter!

  49. SUSAN L HALL
    December 3, 2015 / 6:04 am

    These Diary’s look amazing every year gets busier and busier so really need a good diary now

    • December 5, 2015 / 7:07 pm

      This diary is so perfect, especially if you are always busy. So many spaces to write notes. x

  50. You Baby Me Mummy
    December 3, 2015 / 9:29 am

    I love BusyB, great giveaway huni. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

    • December 5, 2015 / 7:08 pm

      Thank you so much! They are such a great company aren’t they. Really clever designs. x

  51. December 3, 2015 / 12:11 pm

    I totally need one of these! Keeping my fingers crossed and popping it on my xmas wish list #KCACOLS

    • December 5, 2015 / 7:11 pm

      It’s so brilliant! Definitely one for the christmas wish list. They have some really clever products. x

  52. December 3, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    Love these, how organised I could be if I won, great post x

    • December 5, 2015 / 7:14 pm

      It’s so perfect for organising everything! Work, blogging, home! x

  53. December 4, 2015 / 7:52 am

    I so need to get organised I’ve been floundering with working, a promotion, pregnancy the blogs kinda coming last!! I love this series than you so much for sharing #TheList xx

    • December 5, 2015 / 7:22 pm

      It’s so hard to balance it all isn’t it!!! Wow congratulations on the work promotion! (I’ve already congratulated your wonderful baby news on your blog! 😀 ) What a great end to your year!! I’m so happy you love the series. Good luck with the competition! x

  54. December 4, 2015 / 11:37 pm

    You can’t beat a good diary and this one looks fantastic! Thanks for linking up to #sundaystars x

    • December 5, 2015 / 7:28 pm

      This one is so, so brilliant! Definitely perfect for bloggers with busy family lives. x

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