Over my desk, on my bulletin board, you will find a series of printables that I refer to daily. Several of them are for homeschool and home organization, but three of them are very important to my life as a blogger. What are they?
Well, before I share THAT little secret, I should warn you that most of these printables will not be downloadable (as typical printables are) because they were made for me and this blog specifically, but you are welcome to re-create them to fit your own blog which is the point of these printables anyway. They are resources, that once created will save you time and brain power I assure you!
So now, let’s get back to that question–what 3 printables help organize my blog life? Here they are in no specific order.
A Blog Palette
In creating graphics for my blog I was often stumped or spending way more time than needed on blog graphics. After listening to several Coffee Break Blogging episodes, I realized what I needed was to select a few brand colors and fonts and use them in EVERYTHING. The more you incorporate specific colors and fonts, the more people begin to recognize them as your blog brand.
[bctt tweet=”Blog Tip: Select a handful of fonts and colors for your blog and stick with them.”]
Initially I spent a lot of time analyzing and pairing different fonts and colors for visual appeal. Once I found several fonts and colors I liked together, I put them together on this Blog Palette for easy retrieval. Now, whenever I need to choose a font for a particular blog graphic or a color for an attention-getting header all I have to do is refer to my Blog Palette, and I’m ready to go.
Computer Priorities Checklist
The second printable I use most often is my computer priorities list. In the mornings, following my usual morning routine, I used to sit at my desk and stare at the screen dumbfounded as to where to start. What should I look at first? When was I going to get everything done? This priorities checklist took out a lot of the stress in getting started and helped me break up my blogging day to fit my schedule.
[bctt tweet=”Blog Tip: Create a routine checklist that you follow every time you sit down to your computer.”]
Blog Post Checklist
The final printable (that I shared with you once before but still find extremely helpful) is my Blog Post Checklist. Once I create a post, I often think, “did I do everything right? Did I get everything included that needs to be included?” Sometimes I answer no, but if I answer yes, I often turn to my Blog Post Checklist just to be sure. Then I know I’ve done the best I could with what I have to share.
[bctt tweet=”Make sure you have formatted your post correctly with this Mega Blog Post Checklist.”]
Like I said earlier, I can’t re-create the first and second printable for you, but if you would like to have a copy of the Blog Post Checklist for yourself, then feel free to check it out and download it for yourself here. All that to say, I hope these printables at least give you ideas for printables you can create to better organize your blog time and create a stronger brand for yourself.