Despite my business cards tucked in my handbag and my blog planner nestling nearby, I'm certainly not the professional blogger my personalised goods purport me to be, but I do like organisation, and I find that, when you work full time, along with having a dog to walk and a house to keep on top of a bit of careful planning is key. Lately I've found myself scribbling blog related notes more and more in my personal diary to ensure I keep on top of things I want to write about, and I found myself wondering if there was space in my life for a little blog planner.
My current diary is from Personal Planner - I bought it last year after seeing a few bloggers blog about theirs. The best thing about Personal Planner is that you can customise almost everything to do with the design; from the front and back cover, when the diary starts, formatting of the pages and extra boxes to keep track of to-do lists, hours at work, training etc. You can even import your friends and families' birthdays from Facebook, how clever is that? (The front cover is a photo of mine that makes me smile).
So naturally I was over the moon when Personal Planner contacted me to ask if I wanted to receive a gift card to design a planner (well, another planner!). As I already have my personal diary I thought it would be a great idea to design a blog planner that I can keep in my desk to make sure I keep on top of all things blog. I designed it quickly on their website; adding graphics from my blog design for a bit of consistency and it was with despatched just over a week later. I added boxes for 'to do lists' and 'ideas' and picked a pretty bird design.