Hi friends! I’m back again to talk about Trello, my favorite digital system to keep track of all things book blogging! There’s so many posts out there for non-book bloggers, and I thought it’d be fun to share how to use Trello for book bloggers specifically.
If you missed my first post about Trello, make sure to check it out! I go over how I keep track of book reviews and blog posts!
So this post is going to go over how I keep track of al the other stuff I need to keep my blog and brand running smoothly.
To quickly recap what Trello is, it’s a workflow system that allows you to create boards, and within each board you can create lists, and within each list you create cards that you can manipulate.
My first Trello post goes over all the ins and outs of creating cards and lists and only focuses on my Blog Content board. It’s where I keep a calendar and track all my blog posts.
My second board (which is what this post is about) is my Blogging Bank board. This is where I keep track of all my housekeeping stuff. Essentially it’s stuff that makes writing my blog posts easier and it’s all in one spot for me.
Here’s a screenshot of my Blogging Bank board. Yes, I chose an ocean background (you can change backgrounds for your boards).
- Disclosure: I keep my disclosure blurb (one specifically for book reviews and one general) along with the link to my disclosure page on my blog, because I found I was searching it out to add to each post. And now that it’s in one spot I know where to find it!
- Hashtags: Do you ever find a cool hashtag that matches your brand and you’re like, whaaaat? I should totally be using this hashtag? But then you forget about it? MEEE TOOOO! Which is how my Hashtags list got started. It originally started as one big list, but I realized things had no order and so now I’m working on separating hashtags out by category.
SUPER COOL REMINDER: Did you know you can put the Trello app on your phone?? So if you find a hashtag (or have an idea you need to get written down) you can just open your phone and add it!
- Codes: There’s a couple html codes I use (from Aimee, Always’ blog!) and I keep them handy in a card for when I’m formatting my book review!
- Engagement Questions: Sometimes I find a good idea for a question to ask (on instagram) and I created that card to keep track of them. Except (super honest moment) that card is totally empty. So I may or may not keep it.
So, essentially, everything in my Blogging Bank board is to make my life easier. I don’t need to spend time searching for things, it’s all right there in one place. And I can always add to it or remove things if they aren’t working for me.
Other ideas for a Blogging Bank board:
- Branding hex colors
- Twitter hashtags
- Blog post tags
- Keyword ideas
Are you using Trello? How do you keep track of all of your blog housekeeping?