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Blog Post Planner Review

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Blog Post Planner by Fat Bird Designs

I admit it. I’m rather excited about this review because it’s my first review as a member of the Mosaics review team. We were given the choice of several free blog planners that are available from other bloggers. I was pleased with the variety in our choices as it meant that we would be able to pick something that fit our personal styles. Normally, I like a detailed blog planner that has all of the bells and whistles, but given that everything was so crazy in my life at the time, I went with a planner that was simple and to the point. Trust me, I needed something to be simple. lol!

I went with the one page Blog Post Planner from Fat Bird Designs. The colors and the simplicity of the design seemed to call out to me. This planner is set up for a 5 day blogging week with room for 4 weeks. The “don’t forget” checklist includes:

  • Spell Check & Proofread
  • Adjust Formatting
  • Rename Photos
  • Double Check Links
  • Tag and Categorize

Next to the line for the blog post of the day, there is a line to write down the tags, categories, and links. Realistically, you won’t be putting any actual links in that area, but it’s a good place to make any notes needed. At the top of the page, there is a small place for notes.

Blog Post Planner Pages

At first, this set-up worked pretty well for me. I did find that I missed having a calendar right in front of me for jotting things down, but as I said, I really needed the simplicity that this offered. I wasn’t really in my normal blogging routine, so I didn’t have a large number of items to keep track of at the time. Later, when I got back into my normal blogging routine, I found that having one page just wasn’t cutting it as I had more than one post on some days. I ended up printing out 2 sheets and using one for personal posts and one for review/giveaway posts. I found that I didn’t really use the tag/category/link area, so I converted that area into a checklist area for reminding me to post on facebook, twitter, google+, and pinterest (when applicable). I also made a monthly calendar to use in conjunction with the blog post planner pages.

While the overall set-up for this planner is nice, I do think it could be improved by having spaces for Saturday and Sunday posting. I don’t post on the weekends very often anymore, but it’s nice to have those spaces available for when I do decide to post. As it was, I ended up just jotting in some notes under Friday’s line. Even without this feature, this is a nice looking, basic blog planner.

Mosaic Reviews ButtonFor more reviews on the other free blog planners options, check out the Mosaic Review team reviews (click on image to be taken to page).

11 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for the review of my blog post planner. I originally made this for myself so I could organize my thoughts (I’m very artsy and I am easily distracted…aww look at that bird outside, so pretty..) I am so glad that you found it helpful. I agree it does need a section for weekend post, I don’t post on the weekends but I know most other bloggers do, thanks for the suggestion. 🙂
    Love your blog!
    Fat Bird Designs recently posted..Hip pity Hop pity Easter’s on it’s way!My Profile

    February 22, 2013
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    • I was drawn towards this because it was pretty and simple. Thanks for offering to share it with others. 🙂

      February 22, 2013
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  2. I loved reading about the changes you made to make it work for you and knowing about the parts that worked/didn’t work…it helps you make informed choices…the one page format is nice…helps you keep concise…
    Carrie recently posted..The Ultimate Blogging PlannerMy Profile

    February 22, 2013
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  3. Thanks for sharing your ideas about this planner. I love that it has a checklist for spelling, etc. I might need to check that out or start adding it to the one I use. Thanks!

    February 22, 2013
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  4. Great review! You made me want this one

    February 22, 2013
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  5. I love the checklist. It just reminded me that I never changed the names of my pictures! I think I am going to add that to my planner.

    Great review!
    Chrissy recently posted..Blog Planning Made EasierMy Profile

    February 23, 2013
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  6. Great review, I enjoyed it and loved hearing your thoughts.

    February 25, 2013
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