If you’re anything like me, you’re always trying to have a whole string of blog post ideas ready. I like to have at least 50 ideas waiting, and around five of those already written and ready to be posted in case I need a backup.
I’m sure every blogger has their own way to keep track of their blogposts, and today I’m gonna share mine.
I use scrivener as my blog organizer. If you don’t know scrivener, it’s a program made for writers, which is how I found it. It can be downloaded for PC and Mac and be used as an app on your phone, and the price is reasonable.
The program lets you make a new project and in that project makes a lot of folders and documents.
I have a project called blog (huge surprise)and in the project I’ve set it up like this:
My first folders are my yearly overview. Each folder contains a document for each month, and in those documents I plan my documents.
Below those I have my different blog subjects with their sub-subjects lined up. My subjects correspond with my categories on my blog.
Then I simply make a document in the correct subject (or sub-subject) folder and write my blog post.
The cool stuff:
One of my favorite things about working in scrivener with my blog posts is the ability to link inside the project. When I write or start a planned blog post I can link it to my over view document for that month.
I can also change the icon for each document so I know where it is in the process.
The best thing though is the ability to work on phone and computer (it links through Dropbox for me, but that depends on how you set it up). Basically it means that I can be on the go, get inspired and note it directly into my blog project. No need for scraps of paper or trying to remember.
Are you a blogger? What kind of system do you use to organize your blogging?