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The Best Printable Content Planner for Bloggers to Grow

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Do you want to make an epic plan to crush your blogging goals? Get the exact printable content planner for bloggers that I created and now use to grow big enough to become a full-time blogger (and quit my 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. six-figure job) thanks to the hundreds of thousands of page views this website gets each month that, in turn, produce income.

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With my Blog Planner, you too can quickly and easily plan your blog success…even if you’re still learning and growing!

If you:

  • Hate it when your blog feels stuck
  • Want to mimic your blog planning based on the exact ways a successful full-time blogger does it
  • Wish you could stay motivated to blog better and prevent blogger burnout

Then, you need my Blog Planner.

  • It’s designed for bloggers of all sizes and skill levels.
  • And it’s a printable U.S. letter-sized PDF you can easily customize.

I started this blog in 2019, and I have tried many blog planners, NONE of which suited my needs.

Some of the problems I encountered include:

  • Some were so excessive that they actually created more disorganization in my daily life.
  • Yet, others were so basic they didn’t include the goals, plans, and statistics that I personally relied on to grow this blog’s page views and income to a full-time level.
  • And most of them were already pre-printed and/or bound, so I couldn’t input what mattered to me, organize it my own way, and tear out outdated plans to minimize clutter.

So, after many years of being unable to find the ultimate blog planner that focused on what I have learned truly matters to your blogging success, I created the Blog Planner, which I personally use on a daily basis on my full-time blog.

It’s neither too much, nor too little. It’s just right. And it’s very customizable.

Below are answers to frequently asked questions about blogger planners, followed by the specific details of the Blog Planner and how to buy it to grow your blog too.

Frequently Asked Questions About Blog Planners

What is a blog planner?

A blog planner is a planner that maintains a blogger’s business goals, editorial calendar, and blog and social media statistics in one place. It is meant to keep bloggers organized, efficient, and successful on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.

How do I plan my blog content?

Plan your blog content with a detailed planner for bloggers that allows you to set goals, make plans, take action, and then, track your growth over time. With a blogging content planner, you will also better remember all your post ideas and stay organized, motivated, and accountable.

Details of My Planner for Bloggers

It’s no secret that I think my own planner for bloggers is the best and the one you should use as your own printable blog planner. As mentioned, I use it myself on a daily basis to grow my now full-time blog, and I specifically designed it to fill in the gaps I felt were lacking in every other blog content planner I tried.

So, let’s take a look at the details of every page of the Blog Planner, and why I think it’s the one other bloggers should use too.

collage of blog planner pages
collage of blog planner pages

Cover Sheet

The Cover Sheet is a simple, clean design to which you can add your name and contact info (as well as doodles, stickers, etc., to make it your own).


Yearly Planner

The Yearly Planner helps you plan for each month of the year at a glance. This a great place to jot down monthly content themes, major holidays, the start of new seasons, national or international “months” (like Black History month), etc. I use it for both that purpose, as well as the monthly prompt for my book club.

For example, the month of January may include things like:

  • Resolutions
  • Winter
  • Fitness
  • Clean eating
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Get Organized Month

(My holiday calendar for social media planning can help you with this.)


Yearly Goals

Likewise, the Yearly Goals page helps you set goals for the year and break down mini-goals by the month, all in one place. You can then take a quick look each month to see where you stand, edit goals, etc.

(I’ve had so much success with this strategy, I’ve even had to increase my goals throughout the year.)

Personally, I like to set goals for page views, followers, subscribers, and big projects, such as launching a product.


Blog Statistics

The Blog Statistics page is my favorite Blog Planner template. Every month of the year, I update it and look back at how much my blog has grown over the year. Otherwise, it can get hard to remember, where you were even a month ago, let alone several months ago.

It also helps you assess trends and dips in your numbers to re-plan your strategies.

I intentionally designed this template so you could input the statistics YOU want to track, but if you want to copy what I do, I like to track:

  • Page views
  • Sessions
  • Domain Authority
  • Organic search traffic
  • Ranking Keywords
  • Backlinks

Why? These are all the things that bring me loads of traffic and traffic = money. Speaking of money, I also track my monthly income so I can easily see how it changes over the course of the year.

Depending on your business strategy, you may also want to track things like the number of pages viewed on average, how long readers stay on your site, or your readers’ demographics.


Social Media Statistics

Similarly, most bloggers rely on social media for traffic and income, and the Social Media Statistics page helps you do just that. Again, you can input the channels that YOU use, as it always drove me nuts when a blog content planner pre-printed irrelevant or outdated social media channels I don’t personally use.

Also, I can track more micro social media statistics, like my Pinterest pin impressions, which I do like to track, since Pinterest provides the most blog traffic for me compared to other social media platforms online.


Monthly Calendar

The Monthly Calendar is a monthly blog planner that can be customized for any month of any year. I recommend you print it twelve times so you can have the entire year at your fingertips.

I like to use it for holidays, appointments, special days, etc. In other words, if my husband calls me and says, “We got invited to X on Y date — are we available?” …this is where I look to see and then pencil it in.


Monthly Goals

Next, the Blog Planner pages get into the more “micro” planning levels. I like to keep one of these sheets behind each monthly calendar to stay on track on a monthly level.

The intent of the “Primary Goals” section is to break down bigger goals into more manageable chunks and/or to set end dates for projects, and the “On My Radar” section is meant to help you keep in mind what’s next at the same time.

So, for example, a goal may be to publish a digital product in a certain month, but on your radar may be to market a holiday sale on it the next month, pitch it to influencers, start working on a follow-up product, etc. In other words, what you intend to accomplish in a certain month may be related to what’s coming next, and timing may be of the essence.

Or, you can use this page just to keep track of your monthly goals and keep what’s next top of mind. For example, in January or February, you may put “start thinking about Easter content” on your radar. Otherwise, you may not get creative ideas for flowers and warmer temperatures when it’s cold and snowing.


Monthly List

The Monthly List helps you break months down further into weekly tasks and goals, all in one spot. So, for example, if your goal is to set up a new email marketing system, as was my own goal one particular month, then week one may be dedicated to taking an email course, and the following weeks may be dedicated to implementing the steps.


Monthly Planner

And if you want to break these steps down even further, you can calendar goals for specific days of each week in one spot (like specific modules of a blogging course you want to complete in a week), as well as pencil in things like days you are unavailable.

As you can probably tell, these blog organization printables are getting really “micro,” but I can assure you that this is exactly how I grew my blog to the point where I could quit my full-time “traditional” job.

From day one, I broke tasks down into super small chunks and tackled them one at a time. I can tell you how shocked I was when they added up and compounded quickly. Without doing so, I would have felt overwhelmed and given up.

In fact, in the six months prior to quitting my job, I was working full-time, blogging, buying a house, selling a house, and renovating both…at the same time.

So, that’s why I decided to give you even more “micro” blog planning worksheets like the Monthly Planner in this planner for bloggers.


Content Planner

While I enjoy tracking statistics and numeric growth the most, the blog Content Planner template is the most IMPORTANT Blog Planner page in my opinion.

It’s a blog post checklist that helps you plan all the posts you want to write about each month. I recommend keeping this separate from your Monthly Calendar because it can change a lot as time progresses. Without a doubt, I have more eraser marks on these pages than any other.

For example, let’s say I get some sponsored content offers with deadlines and need to move prior plans around. Or, I don’t feel inspired to write a particular post on a particular date of the month. Or, I find new inspiration after I planned a month of content.

I like to maintain a Content Planner for each and every month of the year in advance, then pencil things in and shuffle them around as the year progresses. This way, you can keep track of ideas you have for specific months in the future, but still be able to move things around for whatever reason.

And, since it’s separate from things like your deadlines and appointments, you can more easily view it and change it around.


Habit Tracker

The Habit Tracker is a quick, easy, and visual way to stay accountable to the promises you make yourself, whether they relate to your blog or your life.

In the beginning, I would track that I did at least one thing on my new blog every day to move it forward. Now that I work on it full-time and have THOSE habits in place, I track more lifestyle-related items, like fitness.

Building habits is what creates change, and a visual reminder makes you face the truth about how you’re progressing over time.


Weekly Planner

The Weekly Planner is the page of my planner for bloggers that I rely on to stay sane. I keep it in my eyesight at all times. It helps me keep a to-do list for each day of the week plus see in one spot where I can shuffle things around if need be.


Daily Planner

The Daily Planner is the most micro planner of all. Some may want to rely on it each and every day, especially if you have a lot of time-specific tasks or you get distracted easily.

Personally, I tend to use it more only when I’m super busy and/or struggling to focus.


Blog Post Planner

The Blog Post Planner is what I consider to be the key to my blogging success, so it can help you succeed too. Because I get most of my blog traffic from Google, I need to plan each and every post to include what I think Google will want it to include.

This is called search engine optimization (“SEO”), and it can be a pretty complicated topic, so if you are not yet familiar with it and you want Google traffic, you should research it further and/or take a good SEO course or two.

Sometimes I can plan a post in a few minutes, and sometimes it takes a few hours. But, that time is NEVER wasted, because it produces traffic to my blog posts for years to come after I publish it.

The title and headings sections are pretty, self-explanatory. In the content section, I like to add things like specific types of content I think I should include, like video or a PDF, as well as words and phrases related to my title and headings that I want to include.

For example, in this post about my Blog Planner, I have decided to add related words and phrases like template, editorial calendar, and blog planning. They don’t warrant mention in headings, but they are similar terms for which people looking for a planner for bloggers may be searching.


To-Do List

No planner would be complete without a To-Do list, and I personally LOVE a good one. There’s something so satisfying about it. This one can work well in a variety of contexts, from daily to yearly levels.

Personally, I like to use this for long-term projects at home or on the blog that I don’t want to forget about but don’t necessarily need to pencil them in for a specific day, week, or month.

For example, right now it’s October, and we want to get landscaping done by the Spring. If I have the time and/or energy anytime between now and then to get it done, then I can pencil it in more firmly on my Monthly Planner, etc.


Budget Tracker

Whether your blog is a hobby or a business, it costs money, so you need a Budget Tracker! I track each and every purchase I make both in my business and in my life, and I find it to be both necessary and life-changing. And it really doesn’t take that much time.

This Budget Tracker also helps you stay apprised of component parts of an expense, like supplies for a DIY project. I like to set total amounts I’m willing to invest in projects like this.


Profit Tracker

The Profit Tracker is the most important financial planner for bloggers. This is how you track your income and expenses for business and accounting purposes. I make a new one each year.


Bill Tracker

The Bill Tracker is one more way to stay organized financially. This is helpful for things like sponsorships, which are notorious for not paying out on time, and which you may forget about otherwise. But, you can also use it to track other types of bills and invoices, like those of independent contractors, etc.

I like to do my accounting once a week, so it’s important to have easy access to everything that needs my attention financially at that time.


Notes

Lastly, every Blog Planner needs Notes! This is for anything and everything your heart desires that doesn’t fit anywhere else, like blog post ideas that don’t fit anywhere specifically just yet, or tips you learned on a podcast that you may want to reference later.


“To Be Read” List

Wait! There’s more! LOL. I like to add a bonus to my digital products — something that doesn’t quite fit into the product itself but is still really helpful. For the Blog Planner, I decided to give you the “To Be Read” list from my Reading Journal.

Why? Because this is primarily a book blog and because I believe that continuing your personal development is absolutely essential to successful blogging.

I set educational goals each and every month, and reaching them has, without a doubt, changed my life.

(If you need somewhere to start, add Year of Yes, You Are a Badass, The Alchemist and/or Atomic Habits to your TBR List.)

Buy My Planner for Bloggers

If you want to…

  • Easily print each page of your Blog Planner as many times as you want to fully customize it for any month or year
  • Customize a clean, neutral Blog Planner design that’s filled with elements you can make your own
  • Easily tear out prior plans that have passed in time to minimize clutter
  • Clearly see in one spot how your blog grows over time via the only statistics and that really matter
  • Store your Blog Planner in a standard-sized folder or binder that’s large enough to actually read and write in
  • Always know exactly what you should do next to boost your blog

…then, say “no” to uninspired chaos and say “yes” to an organized and successful blog that grows beyond your dreams.

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