Good morning planners, In keeping with simple this holiday season, and in the future as well i have decided to go back to the basics, and write out my blog posts ahead of time. This may seem old fashioned, but personally i am able to get my thoughts out more fluidly on paper. Don't get me wrong i can type quite fast, but i like taking my time to find the right words ahead of time, and when i go to type out my post i am free to change words around as i see fit. My new setup is simple. I purchased a bunch of three subject notebooks from Walmart for back to school for $0.25 a piece. At the time i was taking iTunes U classes, but have stopped for now so the notebook is a bit scraggly, and eccentrically decorated to cover up rips, tears and things like that. I removed the three dividers that came with the notebook, and have used Redi-Tag Divider Notes for my dividers, and to reinforce my tabs i used packing tape (sorry for the glare on the pictures.) My dividers are titled:
The other day i was out, and about working on blog posts, and i was writing my blog post ahead of time in my notebook. A person actually walked up to me and said "Your writing? Do people still do that?" Now in that persons defense i am sure they were joking, but in a way i was slightly offended, and i thought "Of course people still write things down at least those of us who are not completely, and utterly obsessed with technology, and still appreciate hand written things like note cards instead of a thank you e-mail." Maybe its the planner in me, but i feel like the little things in planning my blog posts are what make my blog more personal. I'm not caught flying by the seat of my pants struggling to find a topic, and throwing together a blog post hoping it is relatable, that people will want to read it and that i haven't included any spelling errors. I really put my heart, and soul into these blogs. This new throwback system is helping to bring back the basics into the New Year for Createyou86. We would love to know how you do your blog planning. Are you using an app, free printables or bringing back the basics with notebooks?