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Monday, February 25, 2013

Blog Planner Review



As most of you know, I used to review products regularly. I loved it, but unfortunately I had to stop doing so for a while. Now, I have the opportunity to start reviewing again! This time I am reviewing for Mosaic Reviews.

My first item up for review is a blog planner. Now, I have never used a blog planner before, and honestly, never even heard of one before. lol.

I got to choose from a list of blog planners and the one I chose was My Blog Planner, created by Confessions of a Homeschooler. The reason I chose this particular blog planner was that I loved the fact that it was so simple, and so beautiful. It has only what you would need for blog planning and nothing more. It is UNcomplicated.

There are two versions of this Blog Planner.

The first option is the Calander Style Layout.




What’s Included?
  • A Year at a Glance
  • Calendar Style Post layout: Each calendar day includes a check box for if the post is scheduled, if it’s a review/giveaway, and if you’ve shared it with the popular social media of the day; fb, tw, G+, Pin.
  • A Blog Notes Page: This page has room for giveaway and review vendor information, post ideas, and a place to track monthly statistics.



The second option is the Lined Format.




What’s Included?
  • A Year at a Glance
  • Lined Style Post layout: Each day includes a check box for if the post is scheduled, if it’s a review/giveaway, if you’ve selected a winner, and if you’ve shared it with the popular social media of the day; fb, tw, G+, Pin.
  • A Blog Notes Page: This page has room for giveaway and review vendor information and post ideas.
This is the option I chose. It just made more sense to me. It seems a whole lot simpler to have things written in lines instead of boxes. But that may just be me. Everyone likes to organize things differently. That's another great reason that she has created two versions!

So, what can you do with a blog planner. Well, if your like me, you are probably always thinking of things to blog about, and telling yourself to remember to write about them, but you inevitably end up forgetting. Now, you can go to your planner when you have an idea and jot it down real fast. You can keep track of what topics you want to write about on what days, and if you write reviews, or host giveaways, you can keep track of that too!

Now, because I like to be totally honest, I have to admit that I haven't printed this out yet, but I will as soon as I get ink for my printer. Which, brings me to a thought I had. An interactive version of this would be great! I would love to be able to just go to my computer and type my thoughts in, instead of having to print it out. But, I also have to say that this planner is so beautiful that I do want to get it all printed and bound so I can see it everyday. This is what it would look like bound and printed.

I feel confident in recommending this blog planner. I think it would be a perfect fit for most people.



Oh, and I almost forgot to mention one of the best things about this blog planner. It's free!!! So be sure to check it out.


I'm not sure if you are familiar with Confessions of a Homeschooler or not, but I have been a fan of hers for a long time, and I encourage you to check out her website to see what all she has to offer. You'll find preschool curriculum, art crafts, recipies and more. If you have a preschooler, you must check out her website. It is chock full of resources.





Quotes

"The democracy will cease to exist
when you take away from those who are willing to work
and give to those who would not." --Thomas Jefferson
Martin Luther: b. 1483-1546: "I am very much afraid that schools will prove to be the great gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt."

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