Turning a Happy Planner into Blog Planner

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Turning My Happy Planner Into My Blog Planner

Turning a Happy Planner into a Blog Planner.

I have a small confession to make. I tend to over-complicate everything.
Do you?

So it came as no surprise to me when my current blog planner situation wasn’t really working for me.
I wasn’t really that attracted to it.
I was using a 3 ring binder with printables that I either purchased or found on the www for free. It was too complicated and way to bulky.

I have been on the lookout for a blog planner that suites my needs for a while. I discovered what I really needed was a system that I could keep simple and not be tempted to download every “cool” and “interesting” blog printable I could find.

I believe I may have found the solution. WooHoo!

 I was blessed to win my Happy Planner through a giveaway that Angel Penn on Instagram hosted. My first thought was  “what can I use this for?” I already have a Planner I use for Homeschool and a Classic size Franklin Covey that I use for my personal planning. So I decided to give it a try as a Blog Planner

*If you are unfamiliar with the Happy Planner you can head on over here to get the full details.

Turning my Happy Planner into my Blog Planner.

The obvious choice was turning my newly acquired Happy Planner into a Blog Planner. I started searching the internet for ideas but came up almost empty handed. There were only a couple of posts written about bloggers using their HP as blog planners.

I decided to look through my current blog planner and evaluate what I really used religiously and go from there. I knew I wanted to keep the Happy Planner system as simple as possible.

Here’s my modifications and how I will be using my Happy Planner as my Blog Planner.

*A small disclaimer: most people use stickers and washi tape in their planners. I love to draw and do hand lettering so you won’t really find many stickers or washi in my Happy Planner…

Creating a super simple Blog Planner in a Happy Planner.

This is how I am using the weekly vertical layout. Blog related importance at the top. Social Media schedule and to-do’s in the center. To Do’s or “Gotta Get This Done” in the bottom squares.

A simple Blog Planner using a Happy Planner.

I must first add that MAMBI, {Me & My Big Ideas} the creators of the Happy Planner, offer additional inserts for you to add to your HP. I purchased {with a coupon, of course!} a pack of Lined Note Paper inserts to create my “extras” for the Blog Planner.  This is where I am keeping track of my Yearly Stats.

Turning a Happy Planner into a Blog Planner.

Pictured above is where I will keep all my Affiliate Information. I’ve always used forms that never seemed to have enough space for me to write out the info I needed, like: full vendor name, username, password, etc. By creating my own I will have enough space to write down (legibly) all the info I need.

A Happy Planner Blog Planner

This is my Review Tracker.  I will be able to keep track of any important individualized info needed for my reviews and sponsors.

How I turned my Happy Planner into a Blog Planner.

How I turned my Happy Planner into a Blog Planner.

These pages are for Expenses.
*Side Note: I may need to modify these in the future. I might end up with more of a running list {both + & – together} rather than individual. More account ledger style. We’ll see!

Happy Planner Blog PlannerContacts & Log In information.  Again, I always seem to run out of space in my other blog planners for all my log in and contact info. This will allow me additional room for specific info I need to jot down.

Turning a Happy Planner into a Blog Planner.

I also purchased {yep, another coupon!} the Pocket Folders from MAMBI to put any additional papers I might need to add. Such as: receipts, review information, quick resources, etc.

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I took the pictures of my new Happy Planner Blog Planner before I filled in any information for personal and security reasons. I am super excited about my new K.I.S.S {keep it super simple} system.  I can replace and add as often as I need to. Allowing me to modify along the way.

With other blog planners I always felt compelled to “fill out” all the forms, just so I didn’t feel like it was a waste of money. Yes, because I’m cheap thrifty!

The colors are bright and inviting and make me want to use my blog planner. I have room to create if I desire and it’s a great size to throw in your bag and take along with you if you need to.

I might do a follow-up post in the near future sharing with you my progression of my Simple Happy Planner Blog Planner.

How about you? 
Have you found the perfect blog planner?
Do you have a Happy Planner? If so, how do you use it?
We’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line below.

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  1. Thanks for these ideas! I am re-launching my blog soon and was determined to revamp one of my happy planners into a blog planner.

  2. Thanks for this. I’m fairly new to the Happy Planner and I’ve mainly been using it to track my prenatal visits and doctors appointments. However, I’m a freelance writer and I’ve decided to start blogging more for my own business.

    This really gave me an idea on how to transform my Happy Planner into a blog and content planner.

  3. You’re welcome, Raquel! I hope you can find the right balance and the perfect way to use your Happy Planner.

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