In October this year, I realised I had been blogging for one whole year. I can’t believe it! The anniversary prompted me to review my goals and refresh my design, but there is SO MUCH more I want to achieve with Hello Jennifer Helen. I have asked for some light boxes and a new camera lens for Christmas (Santa, I’ve been really good this year!) and I’ve already been sticking to a twice weekly posting schedule. I’m getting more organised, but I couldn’t have done it without some helpful stationery from PaperChicCo.
I stumbled across PaperChicCo on Twitter when I saw them post pictures of their blog planners. As soon as I saw them I decided to pick up a couple of blog-related pieces. They are helping me no end! Sorry I can’t show pictures with actual content in BUT I don’t want to spoil any new posts coming up.
Weekly Blog Planner – £8
The Weekly Blog Planner is a thing of beauty. But the best thing about it is how simple it is. I can keep all of my content for the week tracked in one place. I had previously been using my Moleskine diary (if it’s at all helpful, I use the large 12 month weekly planner with ruled lines), and as good as that was, it just didn’t have enough space for all my notes.
The thing I particularly love about the PaperChicCo planner is the checklist at the side of each line. This is how I track which posts and photos I’ve written or taken, edited and uploaded. It also helps me see at a glance which post or photos I need to tackle next and where the gaps are.
As well as the blog post and checklist, there is also a handy to do list, a space to add what emails I need to follow up on or send, a box for ideas and finally a place to track my social media stats.
I tend to keep a general eye on my stats but I’ve never tracked them this closely before. Maybe I’ll start in 2017!
Blog & Social Media Planner – £2.75
The Blog & Social Media Planner has been another life saver. (Sadly, the exact same product doesn’t seem to be available anymore, but you can get similar on Etsy here). For each post, I can track my shares on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Google+. I’ve got a lot of these set up to automatically share on my social media platforms but I always have to check that they’ve actually worked and this planner is the perfect reminder for me.
I am planning to up my Pinterest game in 2017 and track my followers on there. I’ve already been sorting out my boards and trying to pin more often but I’ve not yet come up with a proper strategy.
Both these pieces are helping me stay way better on track, much more organised and giving me ideas for growth. Totally getting my sh*t together! They’ve even got some seriously cute Christmas planners on their Etsy store, so definitely check those out!
What do you think? Do you have any PaperChicCo products? Would you recommend any other blog planners?