When I started my blog, I had no idea what I was doing.
I am living proof that you need zero qualifications to make the internet. I was clueless. I had a story to share though, a crappy laptop and a bit of free time. I thought I would write the posts, people would read them and that would be that. NAIVE should have been the name of the blog. For the first few years, I wrote every. damn. day.
In 2013, I wrote 306 blog posts, completely redesigned my website and won a Nose-to-Nose Award for Best Bark Blog. By 2015, burn out set in, I could barely focus long enough to write anything, and I almost walked away from my blog permanently.
I knew there had to be a better way and I turned to planning to help me get what I needed to do done without sacrificing a happy life to do it.
Blog planning was my saving grace. In order to make the most of your time, you have to understand how much time you really have, how long things actually take and which tasks are essential to achieving your goals. A good blog planner doesn’t just manage my schedule; it manages my content, my PR, and my branding, as well as helps me see patterns and trends in my stats. A blog planner this awesome did happen overnight though. Like anything worth having, it took a lot of work to set it up, some work to keep it running and a little patience with myself to find my perfect system.
My articles on blog planning:
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