I’ve always been a huge fan of planners. Well the idea of planners. There’s just something about seeing your life written out in front of you. I bought one for 2018 with the intention to use it to write down my work schedule as well as plan out my blog posts. I’m gonna be honest, I fell off the wagon. I started pretty strong but have stopped using it for the most part. Every so often I will get a dose of motivation to fill it out and then I tend to leave it on the kitchen counter for another couple of weeks.
As a blogger, one thing that I’ve found to be most useful is an editorial calendar. If I don’t have my blog posts planned out, there’s a good chance that I won’t write for awhile. It’s not a good quality to have (believe me, I’m working on it). So I came to the realization one day that I needed something that was going to help me stay organized and in turn, stay motivated. That’s when I came across it.
I came across Milanote on Instagram when one of the bloggers I follow mentioned it so I decided to give it a shot. Couldn’t hurt after all, right?
The platform allows you to put together vision boards, to do lists, grocery lists, editorial calendars, and more. It truly gives you the opportunity to organize your thoughts and plans in a way that works best for you.
Here’s a screenshot of what I’ve been working on. I’ve got my blog in it’s own category and within that category, I have my editorial calendar which has been split into months and dates. I also have a cleaning schedule for the house, my grocery list, and a brainstorm.
While I am still messing around with it, the thing that I love about it most is the fact that it allows me to create multiple different boards and I have it all on my laptop so it’s easily accessible while I’m writing or working from home. And while they don’t have an app for the phone yet, once they do, it’s going to become an even bigger game changer.
One thing that I will note that I learned while using it is that the free plan only includes 100 notes, images, and links, and to upload 10 files. While I have not run into this issue thus far, you do have the option to upgrade to unlimited for $10 a month. I might do a post later on with an update of whether or not this was necessary for me but for now, Milanote has really saved my life and helped me stay organized and for that I am thankful.
PS, this post is not sponsored. Just want to help my fellow bloggers out there because I know how hectic it can be sometimes.
Until next time. XO.