A blogger has gotta plan

When it comes to being organized, I go old school and have a paper planner. There is just something about writing stuff down that helps me remember better. It’s like a mental unloading. Without my planner, this blog would be more unorganized than it is.

Anyway, this past year I kept one planner for blogging, life and work. However, with my new job, I quickly realized that wasn’t going to work, what with all the legislative meetings I have to attend, press conferences I have to organize and all the other work that may fall on my lap at any given moment. When I started the job in October, I began using my ARC planner again and it quickly filled up.

So about two weeks ago, while Christmas shopping, I was passing through Barnes and Noble and decided to stop at the 2019 planners display set up near the entrance to the mall. I was trying to get ideas for a planner that would be ideal for organizing my blogging schedule in the new year. Lo and behold I found this beauty.

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Yep, that’s right. It’s a 12-month planner for book lovers. I think I may have oohed when I saw this. I was so happy. I quickly flipped through it and knew that I had to have it. Of course, I browsed the shelves in search for another bookish planner that I may choose from but alas this was the only one. It was fate.

So what else does this planner include?

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Well on the cover, it had a pile of books, many of which fall into my favorite category, but it doesn’t end there. On each of the monthly pages is another pile of books. It’s almost like a TBR list throughout the planner. I want to go through each of the piles and see which ones I read. Also adjacent to the month, is a “Books to Read” and “Books Read” section, which is great to help me plan my Monthly Reading List and Monthly Wrap-up posts at the beginning and end of the month.

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It also has a bunch of bookish facts and graphics about authors and/or books. For example, April 4 is Maya Angelou’s birthday. The graphics are sometimes quotes from books or even foods that are talked about. Every page has something different.

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As you can see, I couldn’t wait until the new year to begin using it. There was a December monthly calendar to start things off  so I quickly filled it in. Though there aren’t weekly pages for December, I had no problems getting organized for the month.

I can’t wait for the new year so I can really start planning. I have so many new things I want to do on this blog and for my reading next year but those will be coming in other posts.

Stay tuned.

 

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