DIY Blog Planner for 2014

When I made my Blog Planner for 2013 I was new to this whole industry of blogging. I really didn’t know what to expect and what types of opportunities I would encounter.

As the year went on I realized I needed a little bit of a different set up for my next planner and when I came across My Joy Filled Life’s Printable Planner I knew it was the one for me.

With my businesses and this blog I began to realize that I needed a planner which I could use for ALL my work and my blog in one go. Otherwise I would have too many loose pieces of paper with notes here and there and would never get anything done.

Here’s the book completed and it really is a ‘book’. 9″x11″ is the dimensions of the cover. 1″ wire-0 binding which I did with my Zutter. An amazing machine, punches and binds. The covers were made from an old box covered in scrapbooking paper which my son chose. I think he has good taste :)

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The book opens to reveal the Year at a Glance page.

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The main view of how my planner will look. Months on the left and Weekly on the right.

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Tabbed dividers to separate the rest of the planner from other parts of the printable like checklists, notes and other pages. I had to adjust the weekly pages to include the days I would do work for my businesses. So I redid the page and made each day of the week larger.

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While this printable has a ton of pages. I still liked the flip out that I had going in my first planner. I could tuck away the weeks as they went by and still view the current month while the book was open.

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My last planner I had glued the top of the months to make a sort of tear pad that I could tear the months off as they went. But this time behind each monthly page is a coordinating page for Posts that month as well as a list page for posts I want to write that month. I needed to be able to flip those pages and decided that a mini book would work. My MacGyver brain had to switch on for this one. But it worked out!

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Older pages flip over so I can reveal the new monthly pages. And go back and forth if needed.

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Thanks to Sarah for this amazing printable.

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Side view of the opening part of the planner. My binding is a bit wonky but still works :)

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The binding on the whole thing. Came out nicely!

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Supplies I used:

– 2014 Printable Blog Planner: {My Joy Filled Life}
– Blank note pages: {Printable Paper}
– 2 card board pieces from cereal boxes for the front and back covers cut down to 9″ x 11″
– decorative scrapbooking paper. 12″x12″
– double sided tape gun
– one file folder
– several pieces of cardstock for tabbed divider pages, tab die cut from a punch that I have
– Zutter to punch holes and bind everything

If you are looking for other styles of planners visit this link courtesy of Amanda over at Multi-Testing Mommy where she lists several other 2014 printable blog planners.

So that is my monster of a Blog Planner for 2014. I am very happy with how it turned out. Just hope I will used it to it’s full capabilities!

Do you use a planner for your blog or work?

  • I’m SO glad that you I shared a planner that works for you :)

  • Sarah @ My Joy-Filled Life

    I love seeing how people are using the planner!! Thanks for sharing!

    • whatiadore

      thank you for creating such a useful printable! and it’s so cute too, My son loves the little elephants!

  • Annabel Cohen

    I really love the idea! I’m at the stage that I have to get organized, my head is not big enough and I keep forgetting my ideas! Thanks!

    • whatiadore

      You’re welcome! Nothing beats an old fashioned planner :) My phone can only do so much to keep me organized and I did find that since having my son I’ve become more forgetful of things! lol