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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126 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. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for such worthwhile tips – well done on making such great progress with your own blogging! ๐Ÿ’

  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 doesnโ€™t make you big headed at all! As for the actual post, this couldnโ€™t have come at a better time, Iโ€™ve become so lazy with my blog I feel guilty! Iโ€™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, itโ€™s reassuring to know that some people can keep organised with logging. Iโ€™m going to start getting my folders more organised on my laptop and see where we go from there! ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for the inspiration! Xx

  8. Youโ€™re definitely one of the most organised bloggers I know Jenny! I definitely agree with scheduling posts and tweets – this is so helpful if youโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚
    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!

    1. Iโ€™ve only just started December too ๐Ÿ™‚ the thing about a schedule is that you can change it at any time to fit your personal circumstances – I think people forget that!

  13. I needed this today. I just lost all of my planned blog posts for the next month ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Iโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜‚ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ x

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