A flexible planner in a bullet journal

Something I struggle with while planning things out on paper, is that it’s not flexible at all. If my plans change, I have to scratch things out, and that makes things messy and clouded. In my bullet journal set up for 2019 I shared a blog planner I was going to try out. And it didn’t work, because I kept moving blog posts around. That’s why I decided to come up with a flexible planner for in my bullet journal, that I wanted to use to plan out future blog posts. I am probably not the only one who prefers planning on paper, but feels annoyed by how restricting it is. Sometimes life happens, or you get a new idea, and you have to change your plans. (While I use this as a blog planner, this could obviously also work to plan something else that needs a lot of moving things around!)

In short, what I did was make small squared pieces of paper, on which I wrote the titles of blog posts, and then I sticked them on a calender with a tiny bit of glue.

I used multi coloured memo’s which are 9×9 cm. I folded those memo’s in 16, resulting in mini memo’s of 2,3×2,3 cm. I then drew a calendar in my bullet journal of the upcoming month. Each square is 5×5 “squares” (the ones between the dots), or 2,5×2,5 cm, so that every mini memo could fit nicely. I wrote the dates of the month in the middle of each square of the calender.

I used a Pritt compact glue roller on the back of each mini memo and sticked them to the calendar. When I want to move them around, I’ll just lightly tug them loose and stick them elsewhere. If you don’t have a glue roller, you could also use a little bit of washi tape.

I decided to colour code my blog posts. Reviews are purple, playlists dark blue, and posts about writing are pink, for example. This makes it easy to see if I should mix things up a bit more, or if the balance is right.

Another thing you could add to your bullet journal is a page for ideas. Just stick the squares with the ideas on them on that page, and when you’re planning the posts for a new month, move them to the calendar.

So far this really worked for me and I hope this was helpful to some of you as well. Let me know if you use this idea!

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4 Comments

  1. March 5, 2019 / 4:03 pm

    this is such a good organization method for blogging/bullet journaling! I’ve been bujo-ing for about 3 years but have never used it to help me organize my blog, but your post definitely makes me want to start! I also really like the idea of color coding different types of posts, that seems like it would be very helpful.

    • sophies99
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      March 5, 2019 / 6:24 pm

      Thank you!! I used to make simple lists, but because I always end up moving blog posts around, that didn’t work at all, so I quit using my bujo for my blog. But I love planning on paper so much, I had to come up with a way that does work. I hope it works for you if you give it a try!💖

  2. March 6, 2019 / 6:03 pm

    I love this idea! I’ve just recently gotten into bullet journaling, but I originally started it due to wanting to keep up with blogging goals. Right now I just keep lists of things to do, and I keep my official blog plan on the computer. It makes it easier to move things around, but I do wish that I had a physical version of my blog plan. I may consider trying this out! Thanks for sharing your tips!

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