Welcome to my second digital planning setup! If you missed July’s, you can take a peek here. 🙂 This month I’ve kept it pretty simple in my digital planner, I found I didn’t use my trackers a whole lot (I still like using my paper bullet journal for those). The one thing I adored using my digital planner for is the blogging aspect of my life – keep reading to see how I integrate that! I hope you get some inspiration from my digital planner setup this month, and there’s a special surprise down at the bottom of the post to thank you for reading.
In my digital planning, I am using a 9.7″ 2018 iPad, and an Apple Pencil. I use the apps Keynote, Procreate, and Vectornator to create my layouts, and Goodnotes as the PDF annotator. I know there are tons of other apps people use for digital planning, and apps that are available for Android devices, but those are the ones I am currently using (and still learning how to use!).
Digital Planner Setup – Monthly Spread
I went with a colourful monthly layout this month – it has been smoking hot here and I swear I’ve been living off of watermelon and lemon water. I had so much fun designing these stickers in Procreate! There is a definite learning curve, and the stickers aren’t as nice as some I have seen, but I’m excited to see my progress and I continue working on the app. Practice makes perfect right?!
Like I said up above, I found I wasn’t really using the habit/mood trackers in my digital planner last month. I’ve decided to keep using those in my paper planner, and keep my digital planner solely for day to day planning. As you can see along the tabs, I do keep some collections in this digital planner. That’s going to be a post for another day. If you think that’s something you would like to see, let me know below in the comments!
I’m really working on my time tracking/blocking, I find it is helping me stay a lot more productive, and I’m happy about that. When I have certain time scheduled for certain things, it helps me to know what I should be doing, and not feel guilty about it.
Blog Editorial Calendar
I’ve also included a separate monthly calendar in my digital bullet journal this month. This is my August Editorial Calendar. I haven’t filled it out yet, but this is where I schedule all my social media for the upcoming month, and all my blog posts and admin related tasks. Yes, I have to remind myself to clear out my emails, otherwise it is horrifying and insane and drives me bananas. I use multiple social media tools to schedule my posts, I think my favourite so far has got to be Tailwind! Since I have started using it to automate my Pinterest scheduling my monthly views have gone up to 739,000!!! What?! It’s crazy. If you are looking to grow your Pinterest at all, I would seriously recommend signing up for Tailwind.
Special Freebie Time!
Like I said at the beginning of the post, I had a special gift for you. You can download all of the digital planning stickers I created and used this month for FREE, by signing up for The Zoo. It’s an uncropped PNG file with a transparent background, meaning you can import it into Goodnotes (or whatever digital planning app you use), crop the stickers, and start planning! Click the button below to sign up.
By signing up, you get almost immediate access to The Zoo, a resource library with planning printables and resources, including the August digital planning stickers. If you just want the stickers, don’t want anything else, and don’t want to hear from me once a week, that’s okay. You can sign up, download, and unsubscribe. But I think you may want to stick around, I upload a new freebie every single Wednesday, and I only email once a week on Sunday mornings.
I hope you enjoyed this month’s digital planner walkthrough, and I hope you get some use out of the digital planning stickers! I’d love to see how you’re using them, let me know over on Instagram or Twitter.