It’s no secret that I’m all about planning out what I post on this blog. Thinking ahead and scheduling posts is the only way I can stay on top of it. And if you’re interested in doing the same, it may be time to consider trying a blog planner book.

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Now, you don’t necessarily need to have an actual paper book to do this. Sometimes, you can keep everything together digitally. In fact, I know a lot of people who swear by Airtable or Notion for blog planning.

And of course, there’s always Google Calendar.

But if you’ve been here for a while you know that I am 100% in need of paper planners to keep my life together. There’s just something about them that makes it easier for me to focus on what I’m doing and figure out what comes next.

So, before we talk about the blog planner book for you, let’s talk about if you need one or not.

Do You Need a Blog Planner Book?

I think the answer to this depends on your relationship to planning in general, and your relationship to your blog in particular.

I know that I need to use paper to plan. Not just for scheduling things, but also for brain dumping and getting all my ideas in one place. Having a planner for that is crucial.

And a blog planner book allows me to see all the information in one place. So I have a list of potential blog post topics as well as what I need to post for other platforms. It’s a great way to see everything at a glance, from launch dates to emails that you need to send, to pretty much everything you could possibly need.

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And when it comes to my blog, I like to be as ahead of the game as possible. So I know that I can plan out at least six months of content at a time, and that will keep me from freaking out.

Check Out These Blog Planner Books

If you’re like me and need a paper way to organize your blog, I’ve got you. There are many planners out there, and these are planners I’ve either used, or have stood the test of time on the market.

001: Epic Blog by Regina Anaejionu

This planner has the potential to be everything you need to run and monetize your blog.

Epic Blog has space to plan one full year of content, as well as space to keep a running list of potential opt-ins and products. But it’s way more than that.

The planner starts with space for you get really intentional about what your blog will stand for that year and what themes you’ll focus on each month. Plus, you get to design a whole business plan for your blog.

If you’re looking to take your blog to the next level, start with this planner.

002: The One-Hour Content Plan by Meera Kothand

So, if you’re struggling with the concept of an editorial calendar and want a guide to help you understand how to lay a strong foundation for your blog, you need this book.

In fact, I would argue this book is great for anyone trying to start any sort of online platform, whether it’s a blog, YouTube channel, or podcast.

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While this book isn’t technically a planner, this book is something to help you plan. From coming up with content ideas to how to structure post titles, to how to attract a bigger audience, this book has it all.

I can’t recommend this book enough to the beginner or the person who wants to build a more solid online platform.

003: The Passion Planner

Remember the good old days when I had a Passion Planner in a traveler’s notebook? I sure do.

I loved everything about this planner, except how productive it made me. (Seriously, I burnt out hard with this bad boy.)

The Passion Planner is great for planning your creative work and your life at the same time. I used the blank pages in the back of mine for planning content, and then used the weekly pages for tracking what I needed to do to make sure those posts went up on time.

I recommend this planner for people who want a one-stop shop for their blog planning and life planning. But don’t be like me. Don’t fill up every available hour with work.

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004: A Bullet Journal

Bullet journals are great for projects or content planning. You can have one notebook that is specifically for your blog, so all your content planning is in one place.

And the best part is that bullet journals are incredibly customizable. So you can use it however you need to. You can make calendar spreads for your posting schedule, and use blank pages to brain dump content ideas.

It all depends on what you need to plan your blog content. But I could see a bullet journal being a great way to track keyword performance or keep blog post research all in one place. And you can even use a bullet journal to track the progress of various blog-related projects.

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005: The Author Platform Planner by Marisa Mohi

Okay. Maybe I’m biased. But I love this planner. Probably because I made it.

If you’re a writer and you need help planning out book launches in conjunction with your online content, this planner is for you. It gives you space for quarterly and monthly planning, as well as a space to map out a week’s worth of content, and what you’ll post where.

There are even pages in the back for planning newsletter sequences.

So if your blog exists to market your books, I recommend this planner for you. And it even gives you space to plan out which content you can repurpose, so you aren’t always creating fresh stuff all the time.

How Do You Plan Your Blog Content?

How do you plan your blog content? Do you use a book? What kind of planner works best for you? Did you ever have a planner that made you way too productive, or is that just me?

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