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So today I thought I would give you a little run down of some of my favourite blogging accessories. It basically involves a lot of notebooks and pens. Three of each. Don’t ask why, but that is what my life is now. It’s notebooks everywhere and losing pens like it’s going out fashion on an almost daily basis.
It looks a bit like this. At it’s worst. Usually I only have at least two of these notebooks with me at all times. And only one pen is in my bag, trusty old black biro. And having two in my bag is a 2016 thing. It’s very recent, but it has kept me a tad more organised.
So, breakdown of it all.
The spiral bound planner is my yearly one. It will last me through to the end of September (and then I get the fun task of ordering myself a shiny new one). It has a weekly break down and well then I just fill it out with all the posts that I plan on doing. If I have any notes (like ideas for content, or in terms of my monthly playlists, any songs that spring to mind) to add then I just jot them down underneath the title and carry on with my life. When the thing has been posted then I cross it off and move onto the next one.
And at the beginning of the planner is monthly breakdown which is great if I just want a quick idea of the things that I have coming up, as you can see below it is literally just the title. It acts at a self prompt basically.
The blue one is the new diary that I have slotted into my bag and carry it around with me on a day to day basis. It is basically my spiral bound planner just less bulky. I jot ideas down in there and can slot in any new blog post ideas that I might have as I go about my day. It’s handy because I can see what my blog schedule is and where I can fit things in and where I can’t. It’s proved quite useful so far and I imagine as I progress through a couple of blog related projects coming up it is gonna become super handy.
The smallest one is the one in which I write in should I ever get hit by an idea on the train into or out of work. It also has listed in the back all the random prompts that I look to when I am running out of ideas in general. Again, it’s always in my bag because it would be kind of useless if it wasn’t and I was on a train. And yeah I know the notes app on my phone exists buuttttt if you couldn’t guess from the fact that I need THREE notebooks to maintain a blog I am a huge fan of pen and paper. It means I catch more errors in my work (even though I still don’t catch them all…oops) and also I like having them. I like a physical representation of my work collected in various notebooks.
The pens are black, red and purple (and two are hidden from the above picture because they were keeping my place in my notebooks, I was in the middle of transferring information when I got distracted by everything else). Black is for the titles, red is if I make any edits to the post and to cross them off when they are done and purple is basically just any ideas that I might have in relation to the title. I don’t think the purple is actually necessary but I like the colour purple so I have included it.
Oh and also, these all store a lot of my creative writing pieces that have shown up on this blog:
However there are four (soon to be five) notebooks NOT photographed here. In fact two (almost three) are totally blank canvas’ waiting for me and my black pen. Some might say that 10 notebooks acquired over the past 2 years is a bit excessive, but I totally disagree…
Do any of you have any favourite blogging accessories that keep your blogging life organised? Does anyone have as many notebooks as me? I need to know to make my obsession seem less excessive!
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