Blogging takes a lot more work than people imagine so I’m always looking for new ways to organize my life as a blogger to make it as easy on me as possible.
My favorite thing about the beginning of a year is the organization/ planning part. I don’t know what it is about it, but just getting everything sorted for a new year makes me feel like an adult who knows where their life is going.
Every year, I go through all the tools I use and plan out what the next year will (hopefully) look like. 2021 was no exception.
I haven’t changed my organization drastically compared to last year, but I did tweak it so it could fit my current needs.
Keep scrolling to find out how I organize my life as a blogger!
How I Organize My Life As A Blogger
Although I absolutely love digital organization tools, I can never let go of my bullet journal. I absolutely this system to get my to-dos organized. I’ve tried planners, digital calendars, and everything in between, but nothing worked quite like my bujo.
I love the flexibility of making my own spreads, where I can add what makes sense to me. Besides that, I like the creative side it has.
For 2021, I will use my bullet journal as my every day to-do list. Last year, I created a ton of spreads that I ended up never using so this year I’m going to keep it as simple as I can.
Notion is my baby. I absolutely love it. I’ve been using it consistently for almost a year now and pretend to continue to use it throughout 2021.
I love the versatility of this platform. You can create everything from spreadsheets, linked databases and kanban boards to something as simple as a to-do list or simple note.
Just like last year, I’m planning to use Notion for organize pretty much everything that has to do with The European Closet, as well as personal things like recipes to try, notes I take from books I’m reading and things like that.
Another digital organization tool I’m using to organize my life in 2021 is Evernote.
My relationship with Evernote is a love-hate one. I used to use it to organize absolutely everything (digital-wise) in my life but it was lacking in some aspects.
I ended up making the move to Notion, but I still used Evernote for a few things. This year, though I created a system of what exactly goes into Notion and what goes into Evernote.
In 2021 I will use Evernote mainly for scanning documents. The scanner of the app is amazing and is super easy to use. I found that getting my receipts into Notion took a few too many steps. With Evernote, it’s as easy as opening the app’s camera and pointing it to the receipt.
I will also use it to take quick notes on my phone. When I’m on the go and don’t have a notebook with me, I just open the “Quick Note” widget and type what I want. Doing this with Notion takes a while because the phone app takes quite a few seconds to load.
Those quick notes will then be migrated to Notion when I’m doing my weekly reset routine on Sundays.
Aside my bullet journal, I like to keep either a notebook or notepad next to me at all times just so I can jot down any to-dos or ideas might have.
Now you might be thinking “but isn’t that what you said you would do with Evernote?”. Yes. But! I love to just write things so having a physical notebook is a must for me. Again, these notes will then be migrated to Notion at the end of each week.