Hey guys. First of all I want to apologize for being a little bit MIA these past couple of days since my last post (If you missed it, you can read it here) but school has me so busy and stressed and a bit far away from the beauty that is the internet. As such commenting on other blogs, keeping up with social media and everything has taking a back bench in my life but that is all about to change because I have In my life a new amazing tool to keep me focused on blogging and still have enough time for every other thing.
Side Note- Today is Saturday but am In class learning one of those annoying Math Courses. Sighs. Am not that bad a student but it’s either now or never so I have to write this post.
I have some good news for you guys. Do you remember when I wrote here that on the top of my Christmas wishlist was the Cassie Daves Blog Planner. Guess what!! I got it. Actually, I won it in the Cassie Daves Christmas giveaway!!! Dreams do come true!!!! Lols. After obsessively staring at the planner, I decided to do a review for you guys. So sit back and enjoy.
The Blog Planner
The Cassie Daves Blog Planner 2017 is the brainchild of one of my favorite people on the planet, fellow blogger Cassie Daves. It’s a tool created with the intention to ease the stress of planning and creating content with ease. The planner has been created In a way that makes all your ideas and plans accessible in one glance or flick of your hand.
First of all, the delivery service for the Blog Planner is just the bomb. Honestly, I have never been on the receiving end of such amazing delivery service. Okay, prior to this I have never been on the receiving end of any delivery. But I have friends that have literally dragged their hair out because of terrible delivery. I am currently facing that on the delivery of my other ‘thing’. Cassie direct messaged me on Instagram (I think the cool kids call this DMing but I’m so not a cool kid *grin*) that she had just sent it off the delivery service on Monday morning and by Tuesday afternoon I had the delivery man in my gate!!! Whilst I still have a package that was sent the week before and I still haven’t gotten it.
The Design And Content
I personally love the original hard cover black and white design of the Blog Planner. I think it’s the bomb, but you can also get it in other designs like so.
The blog planner’s front cover is the perfect prop for a flatlay *lols* and it opens to a motivating ‘2017 Let’s Do This’
The next page is where you get to claim your Planner and make it yours. Put your name and your website. I have been keeping off doing this till after this review, trust me my handwriting will probably have you running down the hill.
The Manifesto page is probably my favorite page, I love how I can finally define my blog in words. This way I can always come back and ask my self ‘Are you still being true to yourself? ‘ and if I ever want to change my blog’s direction I have to come back to the planner, think it out and then decide.
What Planner doesn’t have a calendar?
The planner also has a daily blog checklist. Things every blogger needs to do sometime in the day. Preferably first thing in the morning. I think you should do it, once you wake up and when you are about to go to bed. And they are all very key things to do as a blog like check your email, respond to comments, comment on at least five blogs etc trust me when I say, you shouldn’t underestimate these. A few weeks ago-three weeks now I think. I got an email that I have been waiting for, but because I didn’t check my mailbox for two days I replied a tad too late for my liking.
It also has a social media strategy that should get your posts the most exposure. I’ll be honest, am still getting a hand on this social media thing. And I have to do more than just post the picture and say ‘New Post, link in bio’ on Instagram. So this is also very important to me.
Each month has a quote from an Amazing blogger. January’s quote is Cassie’s.
And then the blog post idea page. Just let your creativity flow. Fill these pages with your unique and creative ideas.
At the end of every month, you get to sit down and review your blog goals for the months and calculate your expenses and earnings (Can’t wait for this part). Check your monthly stats, measure your growth, see what’s working and what’s not.
And then you have a list of 99 Blog Post ideas for those days that you have a mean case of writer block and for even when you don’t!! I’m considering doing that Blogger Bloopers Post, just because she dared me. Lol. And there’s also a list helpful blog tools and apps. A few I knew of and others that I have to download and start using ASAP.
There are other pages in the Blog Planner like
The Looks to Shoot and Brand Collaborations as well as a To-Do List and an Editorial Calendar. But the ones I went elaborate on are my personal favorites from the Planner.
I love the idea of the Planner, and I was particularly convinced that I would get the 2017 Blog Planner because it’s everything and more that a blogger could need. Getting it for free was just a dream come true.
It’s amazing, because it’s an offline tool and can be carried to just about anywhere and used anytime creativity strikes without you loosing your ideas because you couldn’t document it. I also love the fact that whenever I set it before me, all my creative senses start tingling. Plus, it’s the perfect flatlay tool. I’ve said this before. Lol.
If you are a blogger or a content creator and you haven’t gotten yours, you can do so by hoping over to her blog,or following the Blog Planner’s Instagram account here or email her (firstname.lastname@example.org)
P. S Thank you guys for still reading and commenting even when I was offline, you guys had me smiling because my stats was still growing despite not doing anything. Thank you so much for reading and sharing and commenting and subscribing. Please keep doing this)
P. P. S Who else experienced any bad luck yesterday? In case you don’t know yesterday was Friday the 13th. An auspicious day and I’m superstitious. Lol.