THE ULTIMATE BLOGGER GUIDE TO BEING ORGANIZED

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1. Reply to your e-mails. I used to be so late with replying to e-mails as I always had this thing in my head where I wanted to reply with the perfect e-mail. I ended up very unorganized and wasn’t super effective as e-mails were piling up. I forced myself to immediately reply to e-mails once I’ve read them, no matter what time it is, because this is the only way for me to not get super behind and to be more efficient.

2. Make an excel sheet with your contacts. This is really important one and I wish IĀ  did this when I started blogging. Make an excell sheet where you insert all your contacts. Every time you get in touch with a brand or PR person, or have a collaboration write the contact details of the brand and contact person in your sheet. It’s very useful when you want to request something or if you have other people working in your office to have this.

3. Make a monthly global schedule in your calendar with what posts are coming up. A lot of collaboration posts need to go online at an certain date, but also it’s nice to know for yourself when you need to shoot new contact and to kind of plan everything ahead. I already know I’m doing blogtips every Wednesday so on all my Wednesdays I can put blogtips in my calendar. Once an idea pops into my head that might be relevant for a certain time I’ll write it down on that Wednesday so I can do a little research and work towards it.

4. Update your mediakit monthly. Statistics change all the time, especially when you’re in the first two years of blogging so it’s good to keep track of these changes in your mediakit.

5. Have your calendar open all the time. I used to forget dates of events all the time and was very inefficient with time management. Same as with my e-mails I always leave my calendar open so I can write down events that I will attend or that I’m hosting down immediately.

6. To do lists. Essential in everyone’s life, needless to say this is a must for being organized as a blogger!

7. Try to create an office space that is not distracting. At the beginning of my ‘blogging’ career I started working from my couch whenever I was home which didn’t make me focused as much as I wanted to. I know have an office but in between I tried to create a little desk and made myself work there every day. Even the feeling of sitting behind a desk can give you just that little bit of extra focus.

That’s it guys! Hope this article helped and looking forward to your comments as always! I have a really nice series of posts coming up, the first one on Friday, which is a little related to my Wednesday posts, I hope you will love them too, so stay tuned! Big kiss, N.

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  • Great advice – I struggle with time management and posting content regularly, but I’m working really hard at it!

  • Nice organizational tips, thanks for sharing

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  • Really nice tips and I’d say that these aren’t only valuable for bloggers but for everybody else who tries to become a little more organized…

    Lisa ā€“ AT LEAST BLOG

  • Great tips, I’ll keep them on my mind. I love being organized, sometimes I think I’m obsessed with organization waaay too much, haha…Thank you for this post! šŸ™‚

    Martina

  • Love your tips! Perfect article as always
    Inspiration Point by Paula Fleur

  • Gap

    Great advices, as always!
    XOX, Gap.
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  • That’s very helpful! Thanks very much for sharing your tips with us.

    Best,
    Vanessa

    http://city-freude.blogspot.co.uk

  • I love these series ! The tips are so useful ! Thankyou !
    http://www.wannabestylishlau.blogspot.com

  • Before I read this post I saw the title and thought surely these can’t help my already obsessively organised self but these tips are honestly so helpful thanks so much for sharing!!! šŸ™‚

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  • em

    fab tips!

  • The Fashion Panda

    Thank you so much for sharing everytime those tips ! They are so helpfull !
    You are the best šŸ™‚

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  • I always look forward to reading your blog improving posts šŸ™‚ thank you!! Love them!!
    xx

    http://lilliemysel.blogspot.com

  • I find having a nice and organised space to work in really helps my organisation.

    Lizzy at Nomad Notebook

  • Mel

    Wonderful and useful tips!

    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

  • Hi Noor,

    I am going to make use of your tip to start a global contacts list. I am always digging through emails to find peoples names so that will be good!

    Thanks

    Sarah
    Molly & Beans

  • Dee

    Really great guide. I find no problem doing this for the blogs I am paid to work on, but will definitely have to internalize these for my own little hobby blog. Nothing worse than being “all over the place”. Then a fun pursuit becomes not so…zen!

  • Great tips! I definitely need this to stay on track ! With Work and Blogging, life becomes so hectic! ;P

  • Thanks for the tips. Very usefull

  • awesome!

  • I am happy to know I do a lot of these already! I have my own calendar which I schedule all events on, as well as upcoming blog posts which I have prewritten. I always answer to my emails and being a book blogger means you do get an awful lot! And I have my to do lists as well. Makes me pleased to know I can identify with these!

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  • Jane
  • This was such a great guide that I immediately opened my calendar and started up an excel “Contacts” doc. Organization is crucial in all walks of life but ours especially, huh? Definitely sharing this on. Thanks for this. I needed it.

  • I will remember these for if my blog gets bigger, great tips! xo

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  • Replying to emails is a big time trouble for me.

    As you mentioned I too wait for that perfect time where in I can pitch in and write a perfect mail. Not only that it never happens, I lose the energy and enthu I had after reading the mail at first hence resulting in lower productive reply in terms of email.

    I really should work on it.

    Great and useful tips must say !

  • Joy

    Ik kan ook heel erg niet-georganiseerd zijn dus deze tips zijn meer dan welkom!

    Als je graag To Do lijstjes maakt kan ik je het programma Omnifocus aanraden. Dit is een programma voor Mac waarmee je je To Do actions kan onderbrengen in verschillende topics. Door de intergratie met iPhone/iPad kan je ook pushmeldingen ect ontvangen voor een bepaalde datum. Echt heel handig. Ik heb nu de trail versie geprobeerd en ga de software kopen!

    -X-

  • Great tips! I agree, it’s important to have control over the schedule and not the other way around.

  • Great post and can’t wait to read more!
    charity
    lifeafterbaseball.net

  • Thanks so much, as a new blogger your wisdom is appreciated!
    Accidental Icon
    http://www.accidentalicon.com

  • Great tips, thanks for sharing! I especially liked the one about the contacts, I’ve never thought about it but that sounds essential when I think about it. It’s great to read your guides, keep up the good work!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

  • What a beautiful working place! Mind definitely needs a (little) makeover.
    Katharina // http://www.ktinka.com

  • Thanks for the tips! I just started blogging and love being organized so this is a great heads up for what might come up in the future šŸ™‚

    Hayley
    ElizabethsForrest.blogspot.com

  • Oh no, I’m guilty of first four points.. šŸ™‚

    http://www.fashionpartyblog.com/

  • Great post! I am really struggling with planning out my blog posts far ahead!

    Love,
    http://www.thestyleventure.com

  • Thank you so much for this! You have inspired me to really de-clutter my desk space (which has started gathering papers and post-it notes. Drives me crazy!) And you are so very right about responding to emails right away. As much as I try, I just never catch up unless I get to it the minute I read… And really, it doesn’t HAVE to take that long to respond to a message.

    Thank you for this! Great post šŸ™‚

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  • Great post! I definitely agree. I’ve been doing some of these things and they really help!

    xx

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  • I needed to read this! Thank you!

    Jaya – notjaya.com

  • Great advice:)

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  • Love these tips, Noor! You’re content is amazing šŸ™‚

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  • By updating my mediakit do you mean i should check my posts to seeif my images still work?

  • Potof Floss

    This is a brilliant post! I think I’ll find this extremely useful, and I really like you’re writing style- Thanks! I’m also a blogger- I write a UK lifestyle blog about anything and everything…Why not give it a read- You might like. (potoffloss.blogspot.co.uk) – Ioana x

  • This is a great post idea, some fantastic tips thank you!

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