The thing I like the most about myself is how organised I am, my organisational skills and my ability to stick to deadlines, work ahead of schedule and generally just never get in a flap about getting things done because chances are, I’ve already done it. As a blogger, this has really helped me. But of course I know that not everyone is like me. So today I want to share with you 7 office organization tips for bloggers.

Office Organization Tips

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I’ve always been an organised person to some degree; my homework was never late, I always used my planner well to keep track of homework deadlines. Even in my bedroom as a child, everything had it’s rightful place. I was never a messy kid and I grew up to have a very Type A personality. I basically grew up and turned into Monica Geller. But all of these skills and traits have served me really well in my blogging career.

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And being organised is the main thing I get comments about on Twitter and as I said, I’m not one to toot my own horn, in fact I’ve always struggled with self-esteem issues so you know I’m not using this as an excuse to be big headed. Complimenting myself is something that does not come naturally to me at all.

But I like to help others and share what I know, especially if it’s about a topic that I’m passionate about and tend to be quite good at – organizing is definitely one of those things, which is why I want to share these office organization tips to help other bloggers who might need it.

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A lot of bloggers would like to be more organised with their blogs, that’s no secret but obviously it’s hard and can be even harder when you have other commitments, such as kids, families, studies and jobs. But whatever your situation, I hope you can take something from the advice I’ve shared below and make it fit into your schedule. Ready for some office organization tips to help you as a blogger?

Office Organization Tips For Bloggers

7 office organization tips for bloggers:

Have a system

This will differ quite excessively for everyone but I’ve found having a system in place really helps me stay organised and figure out some sort of blogging “routine“. If you take blogging seriously or want to take blogging seriously and maybe start working with brands or even earning money from blogging, it can definitely help to treat it like a job with a routine rather than just blogging willy-nilly. But as I said, this won’t work for everyone but it did for me!

Schedule in advance

I will encourage scheduling your posts in advance until I’m blue in the face and someone locks me up for being so annoying. My idea of being organised is not having to frantically think up a blog post to write on the morning you want to have one up, my idea of organised is already having your content scheduled out so you don’t even have to worry about it.

Notebooks, planners, journals

One thing that’s really helped me stay organised as a blogger and a major office organization tips for bloggers is stocking up on the notebooks, journals and planners. Using each one for something different and keeping track of your taxes, incomings and outgoings, blog schedule, any special events etc.

Check your emails regularly

You know when you see someone tweet a screenshot of their phone and it says “1,408 unread emails” on the front? Yeah, that literally gives me palpitations. It’s incredibly easy for emails to pile up and up and up and get overwhelming but I’ve always made sure that never happens and I check my emails every morning – it’s usually the first thing I do when I pick up my phone. I delete all the crap, reply to the ones I need to reply to and that way you can start your day with a nice, empty inbox. Also don’t forget to empty your junk folder every day too.

To-do lists

My saving grace. I bloody love lists and I’ve worked from a to-do list every single day for more or less the last 3 years. I categorize my to-do list into “blogging“, “general (chores, household things, the boring stuff basically)” and “me (self-care related things as well as anything I really need to remember to do like wash my hair)” and this makes them much more manageable. Writing down all your blogging tasks you need to complete instead of trying to remember them off the top of your head is obviously very beneficial.

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Scheduling tweets

Promoting your posts can take so much time and effort so I always schedule my tweets first thing in the morning for the entire day, it takes 10 minutes and once it’s done, that’s it! You don’t need to worry about promoting your blog for the rest of the day. I use Buffer and I tend to schedule around 6-7 tweets a day. If I have a new post up that day, the majority will be that but if I don’t, I’ll use a mixture of my old posts and maybe an Instagram or Pinterest promo thrown in.

Folders

At the beginning of every year, I sort out the folders on my laptop. Everything from the previous year gets put on a USB and wiped from the laptop and I start afresh with brand new folders for everything from personal stuff to blogging. My blogging folder contains a number of folders within it, all dedicated to certain things so I know exactly where to go and what I’m looking for.

These include, “Useful stock photos“, “Book covers“, “Documents“, “Useful graphics” and a dedicated album for my advertisers. I also save my “Header photos” and “Product review photos” in their own albums. Basically, be as specific as possible with your folders! This is a mega office organization tip for bloggers!

Office Organization Tips For Bloggers

It’s important to remember that not all of these pointers may work for you or be feasible for you and your situation but that’s okay. I’d recommend taking one of them and then slotting it into your routine and seeing how you get on. For example, setting your alarm 10 minutes earlier to schedule tweets for the day and check your emails. Or writing yourself a blogging-related to-do list before you go to bed for the following day.

What did you think of these office organization tips for bloggers? Are you a blogger and do you do any of these?

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127 Comments

  1. Fantastic advice! Getting more organised with blogging has certainly helped me keep making quality posts for readers, while spacing it out on a weekly basis gives me time and space to re-read and correct any errors I might have initially overlooked. 😀 Thanks for such worthwhile tips – well done on making such great progress with your own blogging! 💐

  2. Loved this post! I started blogging a few months ago and so these were helpful. I also hate having unread emails. You inspired me to clean out the folders on my computer. Right now I just have one folder for blogging and it could get quite confusing. Thanks for the tips.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your tips! I really nee dot get my head around Buffer! I absolutely adore bullet journals. I love using mine and practicing all the different lettering to make it pretty! Using it definitely helps me stay on top of things!

  4. I really need to get myself organised, baby on the way means I really should start planning ahead a lot more with my blog stuff, there are some things from your book I need to start putting into practice. I love your blogger tips posts.

  5. I’m really good at keeping up with my emails, having a schedule of days i post and i think on the whole im well organised, some weeks im writing up posts the day before they go up so i think i could be more organised with planning ideas well in advance!x

  6. Oh Jenny this post is perfect! Well done for praising yourself and that doesn’t make you big headed at all! As for the actual post, this couldn’t have come at a better time, I’ve become so lazy with my blog I feel guilty! I’m always giving myself excuses about work and having a toddler but deep down I know I need to get my act straight, if I set my mind to it and become organised I can manage! This was very motivational for me so thank you so much xx

    Soffy // themumaffairs.blogspot.com

  7. Love this post, it’s reassuring to know that some people can keep organised with logging. I’m going to start getting my folders more organised on my laptop and see where we go from there! 🙂 thanks for the inspiration! Xx

  8. You’re definitely one of the most organised bloggers I know Jenny! I definitely agree with scheduling posts and tweets – this is so helpful if you’re ever a bit pressed for time but still want to get a post up! Xx

  9. Really great tips! Just like you, I looove to-do lists! I prepare one every morning using the one from the previous day and what happened on the previous day to make sure I know what I have to achieve today. I also set priorities and write deadlines on it to make sure I’m aware of everything that needs to be done. I really like your ideas of dividing them by category (blog, me and life), so I will give it a try and see if it works for me 🙂
    I also have tons of notebooks and I love them! I never have enough hahaha
    I also use Buffer for my tweets but I plan it every 5 days with 2 tweets a day. I tweet the rest spontaneously and manually if necessary. I will try to change the frequency and do it your way to see if it works for me 🙂 Thank you for the tips!!

    Laura
    https://peanutsandcacahuetes.com

  10. Jenny this post has embedded in my brain: SCHEDULE YOUR POSTS SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO PROMOTE!! I’m always being lazy with promoting, so I’m glad I read this post as a reminder to schedule my content on the daily, especially promo tweets. How could something so simple be a struggle for me? Laziness I guess but your post has motivated me greatly!

    Natonya | https://justnatonya.wordpress.com/

  11. I used to be so organised but I’ve definitely let a lot of these slip as of late. I’m definitely going to use these tips to get me motivated again.

  12. I’ve been looking forward to reading this post since you tweeted about it yesterday and it did not disappoint. I did have a pretty good schedule, but then a few things happened that shook it up and I’ve been feeling flustered. Then again, my flustered is that I’ve only just started December’s posts – definitely with you on scheduling in advance. I tend to have a tweet-scheduling session at the weekend – I’m never certain how many in one day is too many, especially when it is promoting a post. Loved this!

  13. I needed this today. I just lost all of my planned blog posts for the next month 🙂 this should help a little with that if I were more organized.

  14. I definitely need to be more organised and start scheduling posts. I really like the colour coding idea! What a simple way to monitor the type of content. I always worry about not having enough variety. Thanks for the advice 🙂

  15. I’m a new blogger and this is all super helpful! Especially the part about scheduling tweets and having a notebook. Thank you for sharing!

  16. I loved reading this! I’m never going to be the person who has posts scheduled months in advance because there’s a really good chance I’ll hate it by the time it’s due to go up. But the fact you’re able to do that and stay so far ahead is something I really admire about you! I have a system that involves three planners 😂 might sound excessive but it works for me. I’m really bad at scheduling tweets though! I did some today and felt really proud of myself 😂😂😂 x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

  17. I love your logo. This was an excellent post. I am relatively new to blogging and I am still learning. I like the idea of scheduling in instagram posts etc. I also need to possibly do more on Pinterest.

  18. My planner is my saving grace! I’ve talked about it before on my blog and have been religiously using a planner, of some sorts, for just over three years. I agree that it helps keep my days in line and it’s easier to see what you’ve completed and what yet needs done. These are great tips for new bloggers as well as those who’ve been blogging for a while! Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.ourchaoticmess.com

  19. We must be from the same tribe! I have been referenced as a ‘super organizer’. I’m all about lists, notebooks, spreadsheets, outlines and anything else where I can put something in its place! You shared a couple of really great ideas that I haven’t tried yet – I love love love the idea of putting everything from the previous year on a usb drive and then wiping it clean from the laptop! I will definitely be trying the end of this year. For emails I use a service called unroll.me It’s free and you can “roll up” all your promo emails to it and then look at them later – keeps them from junking up your inbox : )

  20. So many great tips! I like to think I’m quite organised most of the time, but I wish I was as organised as you! Also – I have to agree… Whenever I see people with like 1000+ emails unread, or even 100+, I’m like WHAT? I hate having so many emails in my inbox, let alone unread! I see it quite often at works and I can’t believe it, haha. I haven’t actually scheduled any tweets before, I should probably look into that. Thank you so much for sharing your tips, they are always so helpful 🙂

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

  21. I’m an absolute nightmare with getting organised and as you know, I’ve been so in awe with you for ages. So this is the post I’ve been waiting for! I’m going to take a lot of these pointers and fitting them in to my own routine – hopefully I can be as sorted as you are!
    Beth x

  22. This post is so relatable to me. I consider myself super organized, so everything you mentioned I was nodding my head like yessss!! So me!! One thing I need to get better at though is scheduling my tweets. It’s hard because of the different time zones with my followers. Majority are from UK so I have to figure out when to schedule my tweets❤️❤️❤️

  23. These are great tips Jenny! I always admire your organisational skills and how you can schedule so far in advance. Planners and to-do lists are life-savers, I like how you also include self-care and household chores in your lists, that a great way to stay on top of everything. I’m working on my new system now that I’m studying again, I’m trying to split my week in half with blog/studies but still trying to find the right balance (blogging is way more fun, he he). Thanks for sharing all your tips lovely, such a helpful post <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  24. Great post and great list!

    It’s great being organized and having a plan in advance. I have that habit as well! It’s always great not having to rush at the last minute because you have everything planned out and a schedule/to do list!

    One thing I learned from this post indirectly was that in the U.S. and Canada the spelling of organized is with a z. But outside of the U.S. it’s commonly spelled with an s! I thought that was interesting!

    Anyways great post and list! I subscribed and looking forward to more posts !

    Nicholas Alexander Adams
    https://true-arizona.org

  25. Any excuse for me to buy new notebooks is good with me!! But these tos are really useful! I waited a few weeks before I relaunched my blog to ensure I had a few posts in the bank so to speak to relieve the pressure a bit

  26. These are such great tips! I’ve been working on trying to get more organized with my blog lately. It’s been a struggle.

  27. Great post, very helpful advice! Being a blogger it’s so important to stay organised, if not things can easily build up. I have recently bought some new notebooks as before I only had the one for everything but I now have a separate one for blog posts and then a to-do list for what I need to do in the day! It’s helped a lot, I just don’t think I could function properly without a to-do list!! Thank you for all the tips, I love reading all your advice blog posts.

    Chloe xx
    http://www.chloechats.com

  28. Hey Jenny, I’m just starting out with my own blog so this post is so relevant to me right now! I’m an organised person in general anyway but trying to adapt that skill to my blog still takes some getting use to. Thank you for the post, it’s definitely helpful 😊

  29. This is such an awesome post, Jenny! I’ve partially been using some of these tips but I have a lot to learn when it comes to organizing my computer. I have relied on the search and CTRL+F functions way too much. I’ll definitely be taking that tip and cleaning up my digital space!

  30. I work a full-time office job (that I love because it lets me dick around on social media all day) so my blog is mostly for fun and I write about whatever I want at any given point. I think organizing my blogging schedule and content in the same way I do for my company’s social media accounts would suck the fun out of it for me, so I tend to have a pretty fast and loose policy for how or when I post.

    I have noticed, though, that consistent posting times has increased engagement so I’m definitely on board with scheduling my stuff about a month in advance!

    1. We all have different priorities for our blogs so that makes sense. This post was generally aimed at people who WANT to start getting more organised but just don’t know where to start. If you have a system that works for you then that’s great.

  31. I really need to schedule tweets more, I do find it makes a difference with blog traffic. I just need to actually do it haha.
    I love me a good list, especially in a notebook. Especially a PRETTY notebook. Somehow makes me feel more productive.
    My inbox would probably make you feel sick I do keep on top of it ~ish but also I have about 80 unread emails lounging away.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

  32. Love this article and, girl, sing your praises! Nothing wrong with that. I have moments of extreme organization but then something shiny comes along and derails me. The something shiny usually comes in the form of one of my 4 kids. I need to prioritize my blog so that when I get interrupted I get right back on the track. I’ve been carrying around a composition notebook with a running to do list. It really helps and it’s oh so satisfying to cross something off.

  33. I do the Folders thing but never thought of shifting them off my laptop when the year ends – I’m definitely going to do that now though! I love lists and when I can make one for something I will. When it comes to blogging, I try and be as organised as possible but having several chronic illnesses means a lot of the time I am unable to stick to the list/schedule. I honestly don’t know day to day if I am going to be up to writing a blog post or taking blog photos. That is my biggest downfall and soooo frustrating! 🙂 x

      1. Thanks and yeah, I definiltey know I could be more organised scheduling posts ahead of time. I’m a bugger for leaving it till the last minute when I’m not feeling great lol !

  34. Scheduling content in advance would be my dream, I’m usually more a-write-it-the-day-before because panic provides the inspiration, haha. Also I rarely get around to taking my photos until the last minute either 🙁 But scheduling tweets etc is something I swear by, it’s so much easier than realising on the day that you’ve got nothing up. And your tip about specific folder names for photos is brilliant – WHY HAVE I NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE? It will make life so much easier, this is definintely gonig on my to do list! Thank you, Jenny, really helpful tips xxx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    1. I’d highly recommend scheduling in advance when a post idea comes to you! especially if you’ve got some really good specific talking points that you don’t wanna forget 😌 The folder names is so handy xxx

  35. These tips are so good. I’m messy as hell and your organizing skill is making me li’l jealous. 😛 Have you ever thought about writing a book about the art of tidying up?

  36. Wow you are some sort of organisational goddess and I definitely cannot relate😭 I have always been that messy and disorganised person ALWAYS! I am trying to change it though, I now make to do lists and try to prep in advance and I’ve bought myself a notebook to keep note of everything I need to remember. These are great tips and I never thought about the laptop folders tbh, this is such a great one to stay on top of everything.
    Alex x
    http://allthingsalexx.wordpress.com

  37. Really inspiring article. I would love to be organised, but never really know how to start. Will definitely be using some of your tips. Thanks Jenny

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