I have discovered that I am happiest when I am most organised. Unfortunately I've been rather disorganised lately, especially with this here blog!
I currently have about 5 different note pads containing all my ideas, brainstorms, to do lists, notes and goodness knows what else! I'm sure I have a lot of really useful information in them, but finding it is going to be virtually impossible. Today I am solving this problem!
A little while ago I saw another blogger reveal her blog planner. Unfortunately I have since completely forgotten who this was (another reason I need an organiser), so if this looks familiar please let me know who I can credit the original idea to.
Anyway, instead of just keeping ideas in a book, this clever blogger had decided to use an A5 ring binder. This way pages can be inserted or removed and it will still remain tidy! If there is a topic I have forgotten I can add it at a later date. Hurrah!
Now A5 ring binders seem to be a little difficult to track down. However, I finally found one at trusty Paperchase. You can find it here. I also decided to buy a pack of coloured card, as well as a pack of note paper, which is meant for a recipe book. I would actually recommend buying this lined paper instead as it is cheaper.
Of course, the outside of the organiser is very important. I decorated it using a white gel pen and (you will never guess) pretty coloured nail varnish!
You might recognise the font, it is my favourite and features in the original Wrapped Up In Rainbows logo. I copied each letter from here. You can download it for free too.
Inside I have decided on 5 categories.
Initial Ideas - For me to write down brief ideas as they come to me
Ideas - For when I want to fully draft my ideas
Notes - When I see good blogging advice in books I am reading or on another blog
To Do... - A growing list of all the things I want to do to make my blog as good as it can be
Brainstorms - I like to brainstorm my ideas once a week so this is a good place to keep track of them
Sketches - If i have an idea that I can't quite put into words, this is where I will squiggle it out