How to Organize Your OnlineLife…without losing your mind.
I Want To Help You…1. Find Your Rhythm2. Harness Technology to Work for You3. Structure Your Day4. Understand Time Management5. Set Up An Editorial Calendar6. Get a Handle On Your Email
Find Your Rhythm• My story(the good, the bad and the ugly)• Find out what kind of blogger you are(are you a morning person or a night owl?)
Harness Technology to Work forYou• Email programs• Pinterest’s private boards• Explore Evernote, Shelfster, Thoughtboxes,Pocket and other virtual corkboardsRemember to experiment and figure out which programs willwork for you – these are not one-size-fits-all.
Structure Your DayLearn to set aside hours for:• Blogging• Email and administrative duties• Your blogging material (cooking, crafting,photography, etc)• Regular life – don’t forget about it!
Understand Time Management• Prioritize your goals – are you growingyour audience? Looking for advertisers?Honing your craft? Focus on what is mostimportant to you.• Be efficient and use your available hoursas best you can – no surfing allowed!• Resist the urge to multi-task all day long.
Set Up An Editorial Calendar• No matter what size your blog is, an editorialcalendar can be a huge inspiration.• It gives you a sense of accountability to yourreaders and it gives them a routine to rely on.• Weekly, monthly, yearly calendars all havedifferent purposes.• As your blog grows, the calendar becomes yourteam’s planning program
Get a Handle On Your Email• Pick one or two times a day to deal withyour email – resist the urge to check it allday long!• Remember the 5 sentences rule whenanswering email.• Delete or file away every email youanswer.