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How To Stay Organized As A Blogger

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Blogging Tips Free People Floral DressSomething I’m always interested in learning from other bloggers or small business owners is how they stay organized. Running your own business comes with a handful of responsibilities that make organization a must, and I rely on certain techniques to make it easier on myself. I definitely notice that when I have things together, life just runs more smoothly in general. My mood is better, I have more time for the boys, and I’m definitely less stressed. Since some of these techniques have been so helpful for me, I wanted to share them with you. I hope they work for you!

The 2-minute rule

I can’t remember where I learned this, but basically the rule suggests taking 2 minutes at the end of each work day/session to clean up. Pick up your desk, take the coffee mugs back to the kitchen, put your computer away, whatever. Then, when I start working the next day, I can get right into work rather than clean.

Editorial calendar

When I’m really prioritizing organization with work, I’m sticking to an editorial calendar. I hate the feeling of not knowing what I’m posting the following week and just throwing together a post, so instead I’ll take the time to plan out the next couple weeks. Also, if I get to a day where I either don’t feel like writing about that planned subject, I have a list of others to choose from. Having a short- and long-term idea of what’s coming next is incredibly beneficial for my brand.

Daily to-do list

On top of an editorial cal, I’ll make a list of what I need to do—for work and life in general—each morning. I put a star by the 3 most important things that I have to get done, and if the boys’ schedule works out, I do those first. If not, I plan out the day to make sure those 3 things will be done for sure. Having an idea of what I need to do each day helps significantly, plus it feels good to get it all out of my brain. Whatever I don’t get done, I move to a list for the next day.

Pre-schedule posts

Planning posts—for Twitter, Facebook, etc.—in advance is great. This way I don’t have to post randomly throughout the day while I’m taking care of other things, and I can assure that I have social posts to match a blog post when one goes live. Spending an extra 5 minutes or so after I write up a blog post seems to be the best way to do this.

All of these are pretty simple, but they are definitely effective! Do you have any organization tips?

Rebecca Minkoff Stud Bag

Floral Mini Dress

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Zappos Spring Pregnancy Style Rebecca Minkoff White Bag Maternity Style Free People Mini DressFloral Mini Dress: c/o ZapposWhite Stud Bag: c/o ZapposJeans: c/o Dittos – Tan Booties: c/o Sole Society – Gold Aviators: ASOS

The mini dress obsession continues.. While the weather has been warm here in NYC lately, it’s still way too cold for me to be sporting bare legs (plus, I could possibly blind you guys with how pale I am these days :)). I know, I’m a wimp when it comes to colder weather & talk about it far too frequently. When you’re born & raised in Arizona and then move to Southern California when you’re 17, that’s just expected. Back to this look though! I talked about it a couple posts ago but I’m loving mini dresses these days! When I saw this floral mini dress from Zappos, I knew it would be perfect for transitioning into Spring here in NYC. The long sleeves keep me warm enough on cool days & I love that it’s a bit longer in the back so if you’re not wearing pants, you don’t have to worry about anything showing. & on another note, I honestly can’t get enough of Zappos fast shipping & free returns. Especially with this growing baby bump of mine (I’m just about 29 weeks & this little boy is growing rapidly!). I never know what will fit these days & I love being able to order multiple sizes & just send back whichever size doesn’t fit. (PS. this dress fits true to size!) I am constantly scrolling through their app to see what’s new & I love that it’s so easy to transition from season to season because they carry so many different brands & styles. Major win, win in my opinion!

I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far! Thanks for following along!