How to Use Simple Notebooks to Up Your Blogging Game

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You’ve invested, much time, thought, creativity effort into bringing your blog to life, and now your dream has a home in cyber space.

Whether you are just getting started in the blogging profession or are a seasoned professional, you and I both know there is much data and info to keep track of and have available at our fingertips.

style=”text-align: center;”>Why Keeping Track of Your Blogging Details is Important

Now there are many ways to keep all your ideas, web design details etc, from occupying precious brain space. There are templates available online, you could create your own spreadsheets, or blogging journals, all great options.


I’m an old fashioned girl who loves technology, but prefers to read books by the page instead of swiping left. Years ago, I began recording my ideas, etc, into different notebooks, and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made, for behind the scenes organization.

I turn to these notebook on the daily for inspiration, html codes for my specific blog colors and so much more.

One of these notebooks actually saved the day for me recently when one of my plugins took an unexpected siesta, which wiped out all my carefully selected settings.

Not to worry, I had all my blog design details in a notebook, which saved me from investing more time into something I had already created.

Having these notebooks, gives me almost a decade worth of tips, keywords, and future post ideas, available right at my fingertips.

I know, you are probably thinking, cool, but what if you lose a notebook?. Don’t think I haven’t thought about this nightmare scenario. In fact, that brings us to a funny moment.

Remember back in school, the popular “my dog ate my homework” excuse? True story, my granddog recently snacked his way through the pages of one of my notebooks.

Perhaps he found the words too appealing to resist?

Certainly, losing a notebook is a real concern, but so is a computer hard drive crash. In the end, keep track of your website and business details, in a way that works best for you… and your dog. : )

Blogging Data Notebook Ideas

Here are the notebooks I use in my daily blogging life. Feel free to add your own.

Notebook 1: Blog Design Details ~ Blog colors, fonts, font sizes, future enhancements, plugins and tools, etc).

Notebook 2: Future post Ideas & Titles, by niche.

Notebook 3: Blogging how-to notes (in terms I can understand).

Notebook 4: A collection of Words to be added in future posts.

Notebook 5: Keyword and Meta Tag data per my niches.

Notebook 6: Pinterest Shares ~ Sharing your blog posts/photos to Pinterest often (and at strategic times of day) is one of the keys to driving more traffic to your website, while gaining more Pinterest followers.

In this notebook I keep track of which photos I’ve shared on Pinterest, including post date. That way I don’t over-share photos because I can’t remember if I’ve already pinned it.

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4 Comments on How to Keep Track of Your Blog Details

    • jonet
      March 18, 2019 at 5:44 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks for your comment, Sandra! It really does help to have notebooks specifically for different topics. I used to write it all in my planner, with post it notes to mark the place. But it just got out of control and I find this method works much better for me.

      XoXo, Jonet

  1. Amy Kennedy
    March 12, 2019 at 5:20 pm (4 months ago)

    Oh wow! Jonet, I have never thought to write those kinds of things in a notebook! Honestly, the colors etc it just never dawned on me! And key words and things like that. Wow! You are setting such a great example for me! That “text” stuff is still Greek to me! Did you take a class on it? Wow! You have set that bar for me!

    • jonet
      March 18, 2019 at 5:40 pm (4 months ago)

      Hi Amy, thank you for your kind message. There are many different ways to stay organized and in blogging, notebooks work for me. Your blog is lovely and your content is outstanding.

      XoXo, Jonet


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