Blog Post Organization

Some people sing in the shower and it magically makes them sound “incredible”. I swear that is what happens with me and my “incredible” blog ideas… unfortunately they tend to fall a little flat once I’m out of the shower, then quickly fade away.
If I don’t keep track of those “great ideas” they may not get started, or finished. 
I had to create a blog organization section in my home management binder to keep me on task, otherwise I might have never gotten this blog started! Perhaps one day when I am more than a newbie blogger I will have “figured it out”, in the meantime, this helps a whole lot!

Blog Post Organization Sheets
My blog post organization sheets are very simple in design. I need to know at a glance what ideas I’ve had, how much work has been done on them, and what is yet to be accomplished. 

Ideas Column: The moment the idea pops into my head I write it down in title form onto a post-it tag and this becomes it’s home until I get another chance to revisit the idea. When I’m ready to turn it into a working idea, even if it only consists of a sentence or two, I begin writing the post online. However it stays in the Idea column until there is enough content to count as being “in progress”, at which point I will move it to the next column of completion. 

In Progress Column: By the time my post hits the In Progress column, I have somehow managed to form my discombobulated idea into a coherent thought and possibly added a photo or two. Occasionally I add a yellow sticky tag with a list of to-do’s necessary to complete that post. These are added underneath the posts I am close to finishing and want to focus on. I write the number amount of to-do items on the end as a quick reference to how many tasks are needed to complete that post.

Completed Column: Once a post is completed it get’s moved to this column until I am ready for it to be published, then it is moved to a date for publishing in the Calendar section of my Home Management Binder. Once it is published, that post-it is no longer needed and gets trashed. 

Category Stickers: From the first moment the idea post-it tag is created I stick a color coding label to show which category/page in my blog will become it’s home. Does this post belong under An Organized Life, Organize by Room, or Home Decor? I always know at a glance how many posts I am working on in any given category.

Practice Being Goal Oriented 
If I am not goal oriented with my tasks, they just don’t get completed. Organizing my blog ideas help me have a clear concept of what needs to be accomplished, and what kind of progress I am making on a regular basis. I highly recommend having something to keep your thoughts organized, whether a heavy blogger or a casual blogger. You will have to figure out what works best for you, but as always I will make my Blog Organizer Sheets available to you. Don’t forget to laminate before use!



Use this sheet to list and reference blog posts you have published throughout the year, or use this sheet to plan your advertising, giveaways, and chart important growth plans and patterns. 

Happy blogging wonderful world of newly discovered bloggers!

38 Comments on Blog Post Organization

  1. Celestine Hunter
    March 1, 2018 at 8:39 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi Ursula. I’m in the planning stages of my blog. Thanks for the worksheets and sharing.

    Reply
  2. Meghan Britton
    August 25, 2017 at 6:43 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi! I am starting a new blog and I find your printable amazing! Thank you for putting in so much effort in helping others get organized.

    Unfortunately I cannot get the .pdf file for the customizable blog organizer sheet to work.

    Thanks again,
    Meghan

    Reply
    • Ursula Carmona
      August 31, 2017 at 1:56 am (2 years ago)

      Hi Meghan, welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! Sorry about that, it should be fixed now! 😉

      Reply
  3. Lynn
    November 3, 2015 at 8:08 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks! These two are gonna help me get organized so I can start my blog. Thanks again for posting this and I also look forward to post about your home organizer. :)

    Reply
  4. Erika Belvin @ BizyMommy
    April 24, 2015 at 11:53 pm (4 years ago)

    Just printed this out. It’s hard to find something that goes well visually with the way I plan and this is just perfect!! Thank you so much

    Reply
    • Ursula Carmona
      April 26, 2015 at 8:33 am (4 years ago)

      Glad you like it! Hope it works really well for you! 😉

      Reply
  5. Shawna
    February 2, 2015 at 8:41 pm (5 years ago)

    I love this idea! I was trying to find ways to organize my ideas. I have a ton and have trouble picking and choosing what to write next. I set up a similar system using a mini whiteboard and sticky notes but, I love this idea too!

    Reply
  6. Angelica @ Gardening in High Heels
    January 19, 2015 at 1:45 pm (5 years ago)

    This is fantastic! I love that it isn’t a specific plan for each day, but rather a flow of what you want to do, are doing, and have done!

    Reply
  7. Alyssa Barilar
    January 13, 2015 at 11:22 am (5 years ago)

    Hello! I am in the midst of rebranding and getting more serious about blogging and definitely needed help with organization. This is a great way to get started! Thanks so much for the customization printouts!

    Reply
    • Ursula Carmona
      January 13, 2015 at 7:09 pm (5 years ago)

      Congrats on your big step! Glad I could help in some way! 😉

      Reply
  8. Andrea
    January 3, 2015 at 2:38 pm (5 years ago)

    Thanks so much for this! I’m just getting started on my site and blog and looking for a simple organisation style for posts – this looks fab! I’m just wondering (I may have been too quick to find it) but could you give me the link to the post about your Home Management Binder? Thanks a bunch again!

    Reply
    • Ursula Carmona
      January 3, 2015 at 7:24 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you! I’m afraid I don’t have a single post about my Home Management binder yet. But I’ll definitely get on it! :)

      Reply
      • Sara
        August 19, 2015 at 11:46 am (4 years ago)

        I, too, have been looking for just this type of organizing tool and when I read about a Home Management binder, I hoped to see a post, too. Can’t wait to learn more about it!

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  9. Gail
    December 17, 2014 at 10:27 am (5 years ago)

    I like your use of the sticky notes….much cleaner looking and just I purchased many different sizes of owl themed stickies. Can’t wait to start using them.

    Reply
  10. Ray B
    December 3, 2014 at 4:13 pm (5 years ago)

    I have recently started a blog for my organizing business and have been looking for simple ways to keep track of ideas and blog progress. Thank You for making these available; I’m excited to try them out!

    Reply
    • Ursula Carmona
      December 3, 2014 at 10:10 pm (5 years ago)

      You’re welcome! I’m always excited to see more blogs about organization! A favorite topic of mine!

      Reply
  11. Audrey
    November 24, 2014 at 5:38 pm (5 years ago)

    I love this! Thank you so much.

    Reply
    • Ursula Carmona
      November 24, 2014 at 8:49 pm (5 years ago)

      I’m glad! You’re welcome. 😉

      Reply
  12. Paulina Dragoeva
    October 16, 2014 at 2:32 pm (5 years ago)

    This is a great idea! I’m a newbie blogger, so this will be very helpful for me! Thanks! :)

    Reply
    • Ursula Carmona
      October 16, 2014 at 4:31 pm (5 years ago)

      Glad it could help! Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! :)

      Reply
  13. Lisa Keith
    October 7, 2014 at 7:47 am (5 years ago)

    Love this idea! I’m an organization freak, so anything that helps me be more structured is great. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  14. Christie McHenry
    May 5, 2014 at 11:21 am (5 years ago)

    Love your blog, I too am a Carmona, you don’t see many with that last name!

    Reply
    • Ursula Carmona
      May 5, 2014 at 1:56 pm (5 years ago)

      No, the name isn’t as popular as one might think! Welcome!

      Reply
  15. Cody Doll
    January 27, 2014 at 11:54 am (6 years ago)

    Now this is a system that I could work with! I love this idea and I can’t wait to try it out. Do you think that staples or office max will laminate?

    Reply
    • Ursula Carmona
      January 27, 2014 at 2:09 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you! Yes, most office supply stores laminate for a reasonable cost!

      Reply
  16. TheBloggerGirl
    January 18, 2014 at 9:12 am (6 years ago)

    Hey Ursula! I´ve found your blog through pinterest and it´s incredible! You have such a great ideas and your blog is really inspiring! Love it so much! :) You deserve much more followers :)

    Reply
    • Ursula Carmona
      January 18, 2014 at 7:06 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you so much! That’s very sweet of you to say. It’s a work in progress, but I’m loving every step! 😉

      Reply
  17. jesslachelle
    December 29, 2013 at 3:58 pm (6 years ago)

    I LOVE this! I am also a blog newbie… and I love lists, organization, and post it’s… :) Thanks for sharing your system with us. I’m going to download this one, as well as your menu planner. I’m excited to work on these this afternoon!

    Reply
  18. Quinn
    October 9, 2013 at 11:12 am (6 years ago)

    This is GENIUS. I love it! Can’t wait to put it into action this week with the sticky notes I just snagged last night. Feeling ambitious and am going to tackle putting this and your meal planning into action this weekend. SO EXCITED!! Thanks for sharing these awesome things!! xoxo

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    • Ursula Carmona
      October 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you Quinn! I hope they work out well for you!

      Reply
  19. lovelifeliveon
    May 30, 2013 at 7:05 am (6 years ago)

    This is a fantastic post! I always have issues with organizing what I’m working on and what is just an idea so this is great! Thanks so much for sharing :)

    Reply
  20. janette
    May 1, 2013 at 10:54 am (6 years ago)

    Hi Ursula, can you tell me more about your home management binder? I like your system for blog posts and menus…. I figure I’d probably like your home organization system, too!

    Thanks. Love your blog!
    Janette Platter

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    • Ursula Carmona
      May 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm (6 years ago)

      Hi Janette, I admit my entire home binder is very sticky note and dry erase oriented *grin*. I will be posting my calendar/scheduler from my home management binder in a few weeks! Thanks so much for asking!

      Reply
  21. Lissa
    April 5, 2013 at 10:06 am (6 years ago)

    I don’t blog, but I modified this to help me plan my teaching a little better. One thing I love about your ideas – they are brilliant yet simple. I just found your blog yesterday, and have had several “Why didn’t I think of that?” moments. Thank you!!! (and also thank you for giving me a legitimate reason to keep buying multitudes of post-it notes, haha!)

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    • Ursula Carmona
      April 11, 2013 at 7:26 am (6 years ago)

      Hahahahaha! Yep I’m a post-it addict too! That made me chuckle…
      Thanks so much for reading Lissa! I have just added a Year-at-a-Glance cover page to the blog printable…in case you want to modify it too! 😉 I love that you modify it to your life and needs!

      Reply
  22. Sarah Mueller
    March 17, 2013 at 5:36 pm (6 years ago)

    Ooh – I love this idea! I am a newbie blogger and have created a blog organizer for myself but this is a wonderful at-a-glance view. I’m putting it right in the front of my binder.

    Reply
  23. Julie
    March 12, 2013 at 7:26 am (6 years ago)

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I just printed off a few sheets and hope this makes it easier to keep my blog on track.

    Reply
    • Ursula Carmona
      March 12, 2013 at 2:05 pm (6 years ago)

      My pleasure Julie! I am in the process of creating an extra page to go with it, I’ll be publishing a post with the printable on April 11th for a special Blogger Tips & Printables linky round-up. Feel free to drop in! 😉

      Reply

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