How do you plan your dream BEST blog?

Plan ahead. Think seasonally.

 5 Steps to Planning a Dream Blog


USE TOOLS. Google has many tools you can use. With the use of tools, you can plan your blog’s entire year.  (See my Resource  TOOl List at the end of this article)

One thing I am doing this year is scheduling, as much as I possibly can.. Having a clear path of action helps you develop your strategy for reaching your long-term goals. What is the difference between a dream and a goal? It’s the reality of planning that turns your wishes into a reality.

“You must have long term goals to keep from being frustrated by short-term failures.” Charles C Noble

First step –
Prioritize your time.

  1. What is most important to you?
  2. How will you use your time scheduling your blog?
  3. Planning out your posts for the week, the month, the year?

We all have the same 24 hrs. It’s what you do with your time that counts. You need to be clear even if it’s just for yourself.

  •  how you will use your time,?  -Scheduling. – a day to day plan to follow
  •  what is most important to you,?. -Planning out your blog posts on a consistent basis
  • who are your  readers.?-Subjects that would be of interest to them

Holidays etc. Brainstorm, post ideas, slot into certain dates in the calendar for your readers – Ex Christmas contest

Second Step –
Google Blog Information 

Use Search  “Google accounts” and sign up for an email account. –  “create your Google Account ”  -Google’s tools

My Drive /Docs /Sheets – Spreadsheets see 3 dots /rename or open in a new tab /Slides /More /Photos
-Google has it’s  own  Blog system – Blogger.   I have a site there. This blog is connected to your Google+ page/ site.

Spread Sheets on Google
Use a spreadsheet to evaluate your progress. I never liked spreadsheets. The ones in Microsoft Excel I found difficult to use. However, I have discovered spreadsheets in Google and they are much easier to use.  In your email  Go to Google /Drive /My Drive / Google Sheets. I use a spreadsheet for blog posts and one for affiliate products that I promote.

Third Step –
Keep a Journal
Over time you can see if your blog changes.  Note any successes and also what have been the most difficult for you. What goals have you reached? What promotion have you done? Social Media tools that you have used.  Facebook is the largest social network, with 1.79 billion active monthly users in 2016, as reported by Statista. In the US, 79% of all adults who use the internet use Facebook.  Use the platform that your audience  uses. You can note this on the spreadsheet or in a daily planner.  I do both, as well as use a  weekly system with post-its on a board. (You can see this article on my site)


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About Kathryn Maclean http://www.facebook.com/marketingofflineonline
A certified Social Media Campaign specialist using Facebook, Twitter Pinterest and Google +. Affiliate Network Marketing using resources such as PAC Power Affiliate Club – PAC Welcome Coordinator.



  1. Hi Kathryn,
    Great post! I like using Google drive. There’s so much you can do with it … I use the presentation tool for ebooks .. which is pretty handy .. the calenday is great too! Thank you for a great discussion… :=_

    • kathrynruth says

      Hi Lesly,
      Google tools are great. I am going to be looking into the presentation tool for ebooks
      when we do our DO IT Workshop. Thanks for your comments.

  2. Hi Kathryn

    Google has been a great resource for my blog. It has so many tools and features that are just great for bloggers. I like to use the Google keep where I just my ideas plus there is Google keyword tool for SEO and many others.

    Thanks for sharing. Take Care

    • kathrynruth says

      Hi ikechi,
      Yes it seems Google has many tools. You mention “the Google keep” not sure I know that.
      Google keyword tool? I don’t know that one either. You will have to share more on these
      some time. Thanks for your comments.

  3. Hi Kathryn. These are great ideas for making a big job a little bit more manageable. I like Excel, so I use that instead of Google Docs, but I also am using a calendar in MS Publisher to plan my calendar for the year. I like having things right on my computer. Sometimes our satellite internet goes out during bad weather, so it’s nice to keep working on stuff even if I can’t get online. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    • kathrynruth says

      Hi DeeDee,
      Management with tools is where it’s at. You like Excel I like Google Docs. It’s what ever works
      for you! There are so many things on your computer to use. Having them on your computer incase
      the satellite goes out is good to. Thanks for your comments

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