This week (well the weekend if we’re being picky) I made the big decision to start this blog, and by start I mean really commit to it.
So I began really looking into Blogging and my oh my is there an overwhelming wealth of knowledge out there, so I knew I would need to get organised and actually have some kind of plan.
In my search I came across Ruth Soukup, who runs a blog called Living Well Spending Less.com as well as being the founder of something called The Elite Blog Academy which if anyone is interested just so happens to be launching it’s 2015 season into making the most of your blog! Sadly as I am about to move to Wales and buy my first house I am currently without any extra funds to enrol in what seems to be a completely fabulous course, but I have decided that I shall continue under my steam for the rest of this year and hopefully have the funds to enrol next year! It’s always good to have a plan – which brings me ever so neatly to the subject of this post – My Blog Planner (well it’s Ruth’s Blog Planner in design).
I came across Ruth while browsing Pinterest (obviously) for any good Blogging Resources that could help with out in the beginning of this adventure and while searching I came across this link (amongst many many other that I have also pinned) where Ruth has very kindly designed a free PDF of her blog planner. It’s detailed, so I knew I would need somewhere to store it, and so me being me I decided to make a folder!!
And this is it! I went with A5 over A4, just because I thought it would be more portable, and still gives adequate space to fill everything in! So I began by Printing out the PDF, shrinking it down to A5 on my printer settings and also printing double sided as this also saves paper – and I do like to save supplies!
I made the folder itself just using some sturdy card and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Binder Rings, I probably should have made the front covers just that little bit wider as the pages themselves sit slightly out when they are clasped in the binder rings, but I was eager to get going and I like the overall design so I can just about live with that!
Now I have a go to binder to keep all my blog stuff organised and I’m hoping this will encourage me to do so until I have the funds to invest in Ruth’s course itself.
Hope this inspires you to make something of your own