7 Tools To Help You Stay Organized As A Blogger

If you’re a blogger, I’m probably going to state the obvious for you but blogging can be very time-consuming. There’s a lot of time that goes into planning your content, writing posts, taking pictures, creating graphics, promoting your posts….well you get it.

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To get all of these tasks done it’s important to have some type of organization system. That way you don’t lose track of what needs to be done or when it needs to be done.

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I’m naturally an organized person. So I’m not just a big believer in getting organized and staying organized. But I'm also a believer in finding tools, tricks, and process that can help me with my organization.

Thankfully there are several tools out there that can help us be organized bloggers. Below are a few of my favorite ones. Coincidentally they are also the tools that I use the most.

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1. Content calendar

First and foremost, I have a content calendar. If I didn’t have this calendar you probably wouldn’t be reading this post right now.

The content calendar helps me to plan out my posts for the month and year. I’m then able to use that to know what posts I need to work on and when.

To create my calendar I use Google Calendar. It’s easy for me to view on any of my devices. I can also easily update the calendar by moving around items.

If you’d like to know more about how I fill out and use my content calendar you can check out How I Plan My Blog And Social Content.

2. Google Photos

I try to take most of the images I use on my blog and so far, I’ve been able to do a pretty good job with that. As a result, I need somewhere to keep these images where I can easily find and access them. That’s where Google Photos comes in.

With Google Photos I can store all of the images I take and even organize them with the album feature. With the album feature, I can create albums to organize my images by type, products, color or any other attribute.

Plus I can access Google Photos on my computer, phone, or tablet.

3. Google Drive

No, this post isn’t just a list of Google products. This is the last one, I promise.

So what do I use Google Drive for? Well to create and store my blog posts, printables, and tracking sheets.

I use Google Docs mainly for writing my blog posts. In the past, I tried using Word docs for writing posts and I’ve even written posts directly in the tool, but for some reason, both of those options were cumbersome and created more issues than help.

Now I use a template I created in a Google Doc. The template allows me to think about my post title, URL, and meta copy all at once instead of piecemeal like I had been doing.

The Google Doc allows me to group all my posts for each month in one place, I can download the posts as a PDF or Word Doc, and this kinda works like an extra backup for my posts.

I can also easily copy and paste the text into the blog platform and format it to work with my blog template.

To create my printables I use either Google Slides or Google Sheets. I’m able to easily customize the printables with fonts and colors. Plus, just like with my blog posts, Google Drive acts as an extra backup.


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4. Blog graphics

I’m not a designer, nor do I have design software, but I want to make sure the graphics I create are attractive and have a professional look to them. So I use Canva.

I’ll admit, the free version of Canva lacks the ability for you organize your graphics in any fashion, but I have been able to use Canva to store my brand colors. So I whenever I forget the hex colors for my brand colors I can go to Canva to reference my brand palette.

Also with Canva, I can create templates for all my graphics that I can easily reference, duplicate, or copy and paste when creating new graphics.

5. Later and Planoly

An organized feed is an attractive feed. And boy, was my feed not organized when I first started my Insta feed.

By using the tools Later and Planoly I’m able to plan my feed and pre-schedule my posts. This keeps me on track and not missing a beat when it comes to Instagram.

6. Tailwind

This is the scheduling tool that I use for Pinterest. I use Tailwind because of the features they have that help keep my Pinterest scheduling organized.

The two biggest organizational features of Tailwind are
  • Smart scheduling: Tailwind provides recommendations on the best times for me to pin by analyzing my account and seeing when my existing pins get the most activity. 
  • Batch upload: I can easily create pins with my graphics by doing batch uploads into the platform.

At about $10 a month for an annual plan (which is the one I have) or $15 a month for a month-to-month plan, I think the cost is worth it. You can sign up for a free trial using my affiliate link and get your Pinterest organized.


7. MailerLite

Last, but not least is MailerLite. I use them for managing my email subscriber list.

With MailerLite I can easily create sign up form for all of my freebies or content upgrades. Plus I can organize my subscribers on the back end so I’m only sending emails that my subscribers are interested in.

How do you stay organized? What are your favorite tools? I’d love to know. Share in the comments below.

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