Any tips on How to Stay Organized when Starting a Blog?

by Shaine 7 replies
I am in the process of starting a new blog website and have a bunch of ideas. I am having a bit of a difficult time keeping things organized. Does anybody know of any tips or software that is useful in keeping things organized for a blogger?

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  • Profile picture of the author alvinhy
    When I started I was like you, I wanted everything organised and everything in order like posting to email marketing.

    I even had a list of what to do on certain days and how many posts to write etc...
    My tip for you is you don't have to be organised!

    Just create a content strategy and a traffic strategy focus on them.
    If you organise yourself you will only be limiting yourself to your own imagination.

    But if you roam free and do whatever your gut feeling tells you to do then sky is the limit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    Originally Posted by Shaine View Post

    I am in the process of starting a new blog website and have a bunch of ideas. I am having a bit of a difficult time keeping things organized. Does anybody know of any tips or software that is useful in keeping things organized for a blogger?
    You need Evernote.

    You can create notes, lists, To Do Lists, clip in webpages, images, videos, and almost anything you want to organize.

    You can use Evernote on your desktop, in a browser, or on your mobile devices.

    Awesome tool for keeping everything organized and clipping notes for future use.

    Oh, did I mention free for basic use?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kerryrus
    Got to agree with Alvin.

    I tried working to a schedule when I first started blogging and it killed my creativity.

    Your main focus in the early days is quality content and blogger outreach. It's important to make connections with niche related bloggers - build trusted relationships with them.

    So, I'd focus on those two area's only. Obviously you want to build your email list, etc, but if you have everything setup for that before you begin posting and networking, your email list will start to grow.

    Some tools I use in my business to help with my blogging efforts are:

    Hootsuite
    Feedly
    Evernote
    Workflowy

    Hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author zakclayton
    Evernote !

    I has been invaluable to me. If i ever have an idea you can create a new note in seconds, save and sync it and then come back later and expand on it.

    Also it has a great Image OCR reader so if you put an image or scan of a document into a note, it will read it and turn it into TEXT for you. Say you were a food blogger, you could take a pic of a menu and upload it and have a text version ready for when you got home.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    You can use a journal paper for organizing schedule of your blogging. It is easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author healtheworld
    Despite the device and gadgets nowadays, the old pen and paper still does the trick.
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  • Profile picture of the author imabigboy
    I personally use Wordpress itself to keep me organized and help me remember ideas I had for content. I just create draft posts with notes on what content I want to go there and then once I am ready to write, I just replace the draft info with my post and publish it.
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