I mentioned in this post on my bullet journal setup that I use the second half of my bujo to keep organised with my blog, and that I'd post again soon with a walkthrough of that. And here I am, a little later than planned, sharing my setup for my blogging bujo with you all.
I just wanted to place a little warning in that this half of my bullet journal is not as nice looking as my first half. I try to focus on the practicality of it and it's quite nice not having to worry about fancy lettering or banners or illustrations in this section. It's also a part I've not really shared on my blog before and wasn't planning on it so sorry for all that!
So in keeping with bullet journals, this second half starts with an index. I’d actually say this is more used than in my personal part as I’m not quite as familiar with the pages. However I only use it for the lined pages as I haven’t got round to numbering the plain and squared pages and these pages are only used for rough notes/mind maps/to do lists.
Following is a couple of reference pages with HTML and CSS code I use, when I wrote this I didn’t know all this by heart but I mostly do now so I don’t tend to use them that often, but it’s handy to have to hand anyway.
I have a couple of pages for blog post ideas. Again, I tend to keep these in my spreadsheet, but this is a place for ideas if I’m out and about or don’t have wifi and access to my spreadsheet. I then add these when I get a chance so I can keep them all in one place.
I also have a brief look into my stats. I keep more detailed numbers in my spreadsheet but this is handy for a quick reference. I update it at the end of the month.
After this I have a couple more reference pages, which I don't tend to use all that much, but they're handy to have there. I have social media image sizes for making graphics and websites and resources. Then there's blog milestones though I kept forgetting to update this so it's probably not very accurate. I have some notes and then yet another reference page, this time tailored to my blog.
A couple of recent pages are my second half of 2016 goals. I am so chuffed with the growth of my blog in the first six months of this year and I’m so happy the work and time I spend on it is paying off, and I really want to push myself even more for the last 6 months to see where I can get it. So I’ve gave myself some goals to help me focus my efforts. I’ve also then made some monthly goals, on post its incase I need to change them.
In the plain pages I mostly have random scribbles, mind maps, lists, design sketches and anything else. This all gets a bit messy, I just mainly use it to jot down anything on my mind.
Then my squared pages are mainly for to do lists. I have quite a few on the go: design updates I want to do, general to do lists, posts I need to get written and so on. I also keep a few graphs just for my own interest and for a visual reminder of how my blog has grown this year, this always works as a bit of motivation. And finally my blog post tracker, where I can see how often and what type of posts I'm writing. I think my post frequency has upped quite a lot since January!
If you want to start using your bullet journal for your blog, here's some page ideas for you:
- Blog post ideas
- Post/Topic tracker
- IG posting tracker
- Reference pages for colour schemes, categories, usernames, useful websites, RT accounts/hashtags, image sizes etc
- Password logs
- To do lists (daily, weekly, monthly)
- Running to do list
- Post schedules
- Monthly Goals
- Yearly Goals
- Notes for upcoming posts
- A list of your favourite blogs/ blog posts
- Income tracker
- 'Waiting on' page
- Promoting on social media platforms log
- Design notes