Wednesday, February 26, 2014

{Talking and Ranting} Blog Organization



Keeping your blog up-to date and organized can be a real pain for those of us that are organizationally challenged so when we find a tool that works for us we grab on to it until the use brutal force, for me it was Astrid a quirky and very functional organization app that helped me with it’s lovely mascot keep up with the blog tours, blitz and reviews.
Sadly, as some of you may know, Astrid was bought and killed.
Since then I’ve been searching for a replacement, something that can help me get my blogging life organized and where it should be.
I liked that it made friendly reminders and adding the cute mascot in to the mix it made my promises sound more like something I wanted to do instead of making the blog commitments feel like work. But now Astrid is no longer with us and I can’t find a good replacement.
Do you guys use organization apps for your blog or day to day life? Do you have any suggestions? How do you get your blog life organized?

9 comments:

  1. I TRY to organize. But it doesn't really work out that well lol. I've pretty much gave up on it now and just go with the flow.

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  2. Last year when I did blog tours I would put the dates on Google calendar and then add soon as the tour site sent the post info I'd set it up. This year I won't be joining any tours. As for arcs, I put in a tentative date on Google calendar, but I really read it when ever I'm in the mood for that specific genre.

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  3. I use a simple calendar to keep up with blog stuff. You can use reminder features in any electronic calendar to help with organization. When signing up for new tours I check the dates and see what I have available based on already scheduled features, memes, reviews, etc. I was sad when Astrid died too but I wasn't a blogger yet so I didn't use it for that purpose.

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  4. Most of the time I use Windows Calendar and scheduling. It helps me out a lot since I've started using it. :D

    ~Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

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  5. That stinks - I hate when something I've grown used to gets taken away! Good luck finding a new system that will work for you. I use Google Calendar - it took my a while to embrace because I couldn't seem to find a good system. But then Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer did a post in her Blogger Tips & Tricks about how she organized her calendar. I decided to try it and it's working amazingly for me.

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  6. The thing is that some of the other organizers are so dry and to the point that they make my blog feel like work. But it's not work and that was the part where Astrid was perfect, with the mascot alone it gave out that quirky and cute vibe that it was something I said I wanted to do, not something that I had to do.
    Does it makes sense or is it all in my head?

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  7. Aww! Sorry to hear. I've never used astrid before, but I just use a google calendar (not that I'm very good about following it, but it helps). Hope you find something to help you keep organized.

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  8. I love Kimba's tips and tricks! I don't know how that one flew under my radar but thank you for pointing it out, I will give it a try :D

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  9. thank you very much Victoria :)

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