Are you trying to find a way to keep up with all those blog posts, when things need to be done, maintenance, social media, etc.? I am very new to the blogging world and one major thing I quickly realized is that there is a lot more to it than just writing an article. There are countless items to keep up with. How does a blogger manage it all? Some people love to physically have paper and pencil in hand; others love using online tools and sources. I am a person that loves to do both! Not enough to do in a day, right?
Trello is a FREE (yes, I said free) online tool that you can use to organize just about anything in your life. I started out using Trello for all my work projects and I once started blogging I quickly realized that I could use it as my editorial calendar and to keep up with social media and blog maintenance. Trello is a very user-friendly tool to use. It has boards and cards and checklists, etc. Below is an example of my editorial calendar board that I use in Trello.
If you have never used Trello here are some basic instructions. Once you sign up for an account you can create boards. I have a few: meal planning board, work board, home board, editorial calendar and my blog maintenance. Within each board, you create cards which is what you see above. For my editorial calendar I use the following cards:
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I also use labels for my tasks. I have a label for each step in my blogging process that I can add to a card. The labels are nice for a quick glance to know where I am on that particular post. You can also add outlines to your cards. The Trello app for my phone is also very helpful for shopping lists or to do lists.
In addition, you can share boards with other people. This is perfect for managing team projects. I just can’t say enough about Trello. It is a very useful tool to have as a blogger and again, it’s free! They do offer a version that you can pay for. I pay the $5.00 per month for mine because I like the extra backgrounds and fun things. To get started with Trello you can click here: https://trello.com/cathy665/recommend I really do think that you will love it. It is one of the best free organizational tools I have come a crossed.