Refreshing Review: the Yearly Blog Planner

Do you need help being better organized with your blog?

I surely do, and so I began searching for a planner to help me get a handle on scheduling posts and gettting the word out, and all that goes with it.

When I was given the link to Homeschool Creations, I was a bit excited. I clicked on the link to Jolanthe Erb’s Yearly Blog Planner (Plan-her is the actual way she has named it…we’ll get to why later) and this is what I saw:

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Jolanthe offers this for FREE, and what a deal it is. Firstly, the Planner is especially girlie (hence the name “Plan-her”) with feminine and colorful graphics, making it inviting for any female blogger to use right away. In addition to a lovely cover page, the planner includes many helpful features. There is a “Year at a Glance” page which gives you a 12-month overview of the past year and the current one. Blank monthly pages are provided so that you can fill it it for any particular month in any particular year. At the bottom of the page, there is a place to list your focus (foci) for the month in terms of your blogging steps and goals. These pages are printable so that you can punch holes in them and put them in your own 3-ring binder.

Since reviews and giveaways can be a vital part of any blogger’s schedule, the Yearly Blog Planner includes pages to list them and their due dates and pertinent information to keep you on target. The last set of pages breaks down tasks week by week and gives a To Do list for that particular week. Jolanthe also provides checkboxes to mark your SEO – how you have posted and gotten the word out through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others.

And if all that isn’t enough to keep you organized, the Yearly Blog Planner includes a section called Additional Planning Helps:

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This section has places to track such things as website analytics, affiliate programs, link-ups, and so on. There is even room to jot down creative ideas about your blog that are rolling around in your head!

Getting to use the Yearly Blog Planner has been a godsend. It is uncomplicated yet thorough in its scope, and I am much more organized in my approach to my blog. In addition, I feel feminine and powerful as I plan! Jolanthe really does cover most (if not all) of what you need to track regularly with your blog to be successful, and she does it without the planner being overwhelming and weighing you down. Her modular design makes it easy to keep up and do it with style.

Concluding thoughts: this planner is attractive, feminine, user friendly, thorough, functional, free, and usable for every year. Grade: A+

Please check out Jolathe’s Yearly Blog Planner at Homeschool Creations Its never too late to get organized πŸ˜‰

~Dee

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42 Replies to “Refreshing Review: the Yearly Blog Planner”

  1. Nice review! Very thorough and helpful.

  2. Nice review! Very thorough and helpful.

  3. I reviewed the same planner!

  4. I reviewed the same planner!

  5. I’m using a different blog planner, but I loved the Additional Planning Helps section of this one, so I added it to mine! πŸ™‚ It feels so good to be organized.

    1. It does, doesn’t it? I like your creative idea too πŸ˜‰

  6. I’m using a different blog planner, but I loved the Additional Planning Helps section of this one, so I added it to mine! πŸ™‚ It feels so good to be organized.

    1. It does, doesn’t it? I like your creative idea too πŸ˜‰

  7. Love reading about how you chose this one…and your thoughts after having used it!

  8. Love reading about how you chose this one…and your thoughts after having used it!

  9. Great review! Thanks!

    1. Thanks, Carie πŸ™‚ it was fun to do!

  10. Great review! Thanks!

    1. Thanks, Carie πŸ™‚ it was fun to do!

  11. Great review…all the planners look so awesome!

  12. Great review…all the planners look so awesome!

    1. Thanks, Christy! They definitely chose a top set of planners for us to review πŸ˜‰

  13. Love your review! Great minds think alike

  14. Love your review! Great minds think alike

  15. I reviewed the same planner. I love it! Nice review!

    1. Thanks Kimberly! I am so glad I chose this one πŸ™‚

  16. I reviewed the same planner. I love it! Nice review!

  17. I reviewed the same planner. I love it! Nice review!

    1. Thanks Kimberly! I am so glad I chose this one πŸ™‚

  18. I did not choose this planner, but I remember thinking how cute and girly it looked. We went on a Disney cruise a few months ago, and it was AMAZING–our first (so far) Disney experience. Too bad we can’t review something like that, huh? πŸ™‚

  19. I did not choose this planner, but I remember thinking how cute and girly it looked. We went on a Disney cruise a few months ago, and it was AMAZING–our first (so far) Disney experience. Too bad we can’t review something like that, huh? πŸ™‚

  20. I did not choose this planner, but I remember thinking how cute and girly it looked. We went on a Disney cruise a few months ago, and it was AMAZING–our first (so far) Disney experience. Too bad we can’t review something like that, huh? πŸ™‚

  21. Great review! I had a hard time choosing just one.

  22. Great review! I had a hard time choosing just one.

  23. Great review! I almost went with this one too. I think I’m going to add the additional planner helps to the one I did choose.

  24. Great review! I almost went with this one too. I think I’m going to add the additional planner helps to the one I did choose.

  25. Great review! I almost went with this one too. I think I’m going to add the additional planner helps to the one I did choose.

    1. Thank you, Peggy! Yes, that would be a great idea…I have heard that others are doing that as well.

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