I’m overjoyed to be FINALLY bringing you a walkthrough of my blogging bullet journal! You’ll know from previous posts that I use online programs to help with keeping track of my blogging, but I also love to use a separate bullet journal to really keep it together with my blog. Today I’m going to open up my blogging bullet journal and show you what’s inside!
My Blogging Bullet Journal:
I’m using a GINORMOUS Dotted Leuchtturm1917. Seriously. It’s huge. I love it for my blogging journal though since I typically just leave it on my desk, and it gives me a TON of room to write everything.
My blogging bullet journal was inspired by the following people:
- Erin, at The Petite Planner.
- Sarirah, at Pretty Not Included.
- Christina at Christina77Star
- Shelby, at Little Coffee Fox.
- Annie, at Blossoms & Bullet Journals.
- Kara, at Boho Berry
I included an inspirational quote on the first page, I like to do a fun doodle or a quote on the first page of every journal to get rid of the “first page jitters”. The next page over is of course the index, which is 3 pages included in every Leuchtturm1917 journal. I typically fall off the bandwagon, and never really utilize, these pages, but I’m trying to keep on it with this one!
After the index, is my year at a glance and my key. The colour-coding system comes into play later on in the editorial calendar!
The next page is my blog reference page, which includes my mission statement, blog categories, and my hex codes for my blog colours.
The next page is a collection of popular hashtags for my Instagram posts! This is a great way to ensure I’m not using the exact same hashtags every single time.
I also have a page in my blogging bullet journal with my log in info for certain blogging related sites, and for obvious reasons, I’m not going to shore that here!
It’s not a blogging bullet journal without a stats tracker, right?! This also makes it a lot easier on me when I write my blog reports at the end of every month!
I also track my affiliate income, as you can see that’s completely non existent in the photo, as it’s just something I’ve started focusing on! I also am tracking my monthly blog-related finances in this journal.
The next few spreads are all of my brainstorming type pages: website/maintenance ideas, blog post ideas, resource/printable ideas, and a general brain dump. As you can see, I use sticky notes on these pages so as I actually follow through with an idea I can just scrap it without making the page look messy!
This is where all the magic happens! I track my social media posts, blog posts, newsletters, resources to send out, and whatever else I have going on that month. You can see the colour coding I use in my key!
I use sticky notes when I’m laying out my blog posts for the coming months, in case I have a change of heart. Once I’ve hit publish (or schedule) I remove the sticky note and write it in pen.
A new thing I’m trying….
I’m trying a new thing in November, where I track my accomplishments each day (or what I worked on), any general ideas I have in that month, my goals for the month, and my review of the month in the end. I will be sure to update with how it went!