These are so cheap and for me such a great way to plan my blog, I love them. The holder only cost £1.50 from Asda and a pack of 100 cards is also only £1.50. I have three main categories for my cards which are; blog posts with deadlines, ideas for blog posts and linkies that I take part in.
On the back of the card I draw up a plan of things that I want to include in the post such as links to other sites, points to talk about and photo’s etc. The great thing is that I do not have to do the plan when I make the card, I have lots of cards that have nothing on the back yet, but the main idea of what I want to write about is on that card so I don’t have to worry about remembering it. If I am out and I have an idea I always have my blog planner with me so I can just note it down in the notes section that I included and then transfer the idea to an index card when I get time.
For paid work, competitions and reviews I use a similar system. I write either paid, review or comp in the top left of the card, the date it needs to be live on my blog in the top right of the card and the details of the task, who it is for and what I am receiving on the front of the card, leaving the back free to make a plan. Anything that has a deadline is always filed at the front of the card holder with the nearest date first so that I can easily see when something needs doing.
I do not use a card for every post as some like ‘The Prompt’ which I take part in every Friday has a set topic each week and I know that I need to write the post and I have the linky on my Friday linky card to remind me to link up.