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Using a Bullet Journal in Blogging {{Collab w/ Hayley}}

I’m doing a collab today!! Hayley (my BFFL who writes at FlourishingbyRestfulFalls) and I like bullet journaling, so we decided to do a collaboration about it. We wanted to show ya’ll how to use it with your blog. Everyone is unique and so we wanted to show the different ways we use our bullet journals to enhance our blog.

You can check out her post here. She has also posted other bullet journaling inspiration on her blog so make sure to go read some of her posts. For the record, I was the one who got Hayley into bullet journaling, so I deserve the credit 😉 😉

I use my bullet journal four different ways to manage blogging (There are so many others! Just do a quick search on Pintrest). Here they are:

#1

I use it to keep track of what I want to post. I guess this would be a mix between an editorial calendar and a post idea list. I love blogging as a hobby, so I don’t give myself extremely high expectations for it. At the beginning of the year I wrote down twelve post ideas that I wanted to write this year (that is once a month, which is not very hard). Every time I complete one of them I check it off.

#2

I keep a running list of all my blog post ideas. Usually my post ideas come to me through out the day randomly (for instance when I”m practicing playing the piano). I write these down in my bullet journal. I have them somewhat color coded by topic. Nothing super strict but a general idea. This is awesome because whenever I need a post idea I can glance at this and I’m bombarded by ideas.

#3

I created a tracker to help me track my habits. In the top I write the different category’s and then everyday I complete them I color in the box. At the end of them month you can see if you completed your habits and it also looks aesthetically pleasing. I looked back on my March tracker and I was extremely consistent (sorry I wasn’t able to take an updated picture of it!). The tracker really helped me want to and remember to read the posts in my reader and such.

You can also do this with non-blog related things as well.

#4

Finally, I created an inspiration page in my bullet journal to keep my inspired. Here I write (very colorfully) various reasons why I love blogging, specifically, ‘blogging things that make me smile.’

It is really fun and inspiring to write down new things. I can look back at them and get inspiration to write more.


Those are the ways I use bullet journaling to help me blog! Don’t forget to check out Hayley’s post here.

Do you use a bullet journal? If so, how? If you don’t, do you want to start one?

Have a wonderful day!

-Rebekah

 

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WordPress Tutorial- How to Recover a Draft

Hey everybody! Today I’m going to be sharing with you a WordPress tutorial on how to recover a previous draft of a post. I was mind blown when I figured this out. Before I show you, let me share with you some commentary. I wrote this, back when I thought I had lost the premiere of After Camp. Little disclaimer, sometimes I’m pretty weird, this is an example of that 😉 Also, it may be a bit confusing, I had just typed it in one sitting  and I haven’t changed it since then (except to fix grammatical errors) Without more rambling to interrupt, start reading:

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Hi. I know I was supposed to post over the weekend but I was busy. This isn’t an apology post though, well it sort of is. This is just me. Talking. So I was really busy doing a lot of super fun stuff. I had an awesome swim meet yesterday (we won!) and I went to a trampoline park with some friends Saturday! I was planning on sitting down and writing out part two of After Camp tonight (Monday) and having it posted by tomorrow and that’s when things got ugly. I was already a little angry at myself for not keeping to my time commitment to blogging, but I  thought “I’m not that far behind I can still catch up.”

As some of you may know there is a WordPress app. I use it a lot to reply to comments and read other people’s posts but I don’t write posts on it a lot. So over the weekend I was at a friend’s house and they were watching a movie that I didn’t want to watch so I thought, “Hey! Perfect time to blog on my iPod.” So I went to the draft I had started a few days before and started writing.

Today when I read through it and I saw that it said people had commented on it and for a second I was worried that I had accidentally posted it. I took a closer look only to realize that the comments where the ones from the premiere of After Camp. When I was scrolling I realized that the premiere of  After Camp didn’t pop up any where, my blog home, reader, or on any device. I looked through my trash folder and it looks as though it has vanished. I don’t know how or when, this was about twenty minuets ago.(This was actually January 11th) None of my real life blogger friends answered my calls and I talked to some of my friends but they don’t really understand. So then I sat down and wrote this whole post. Straight. If you’ve read the whole thing congrats! This probably isn’t what anyone really wants to read, I don’t know if I’ll even post this. I probably will. So I just want to say thank you to all of you. You probably don’t know this, but in life I get pretty stressed and though I love blogging it also stresses me out. So yup that’s basically this post. Does any one know how to fix this?

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If I had known this feature on WordPress, well I probably wouldn’t have been so stressed 😉 So, if you ever have this problem. You can look at this post for help on how to fix it. Let’s get started.

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So first, go to WordPress admin and click on posts (the little tack thingy) click into the post you want to work on.

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Scroll down to the bottom where it says revisions click on it so that all the copies pop up. Click in blue the one you want (this may require trial and error if you are not exactly sure which one you need)

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Click the blue button to restore that revision. You can scroll through to read the post. There is no way to see the pictures unless you restore it, but you can restore different copies as many times as you want.

 

Have you ever had this problem? If so, let me know how you fixed it. That’s it for this post. I hope you found it helpful. If you like this type of posts or would like to see more, comment below. Did that sound like a robot? I don’t know, it sort of did to me! How should I end this post? Have a wonderful day!

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These secret messages are so much fun, but I never know what to put in them 😉

Happy Thursday 😀

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C2C- Week 3

Hello everyone! Bethany here. Today I’m going to show you some DIY Christmas gifts you can make! These are easy and you should have the supplies at home.Enjoy!

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Your supplies:

-Christmas like cardstock or paper

-stickers and other decorations

-marker, pens,pencils

– ruler and scissors

The supplies you need:

-Christmas like cardstock or paper

-scissors and glue

– Ruler and hole punch

– Ribbon and stickers

-Pencil and other decorations(optional)

I got this idea from Funwithanagfan and click the link for her post on this. I have made about a billion of these for my sisters. It is a doll gift bag to put stuff in.

Stocking stuffers: Mom ALWAYS needs help finding stocking stuffers and so I made a list of some in case you guys have that problem.

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What you need:

Sweet tooth printable

Tape,scissors, ribbon(optional)

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1. Cut out the printable.

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2. Fold and tape.

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3. Add a festive bow and sneak it into their stocking!

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The writer printable

scissors,staple, paper, pen, markers, ribbon(optional)

1. Follow step one from the other DIY and cut out the printable.

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2. Next, take other paper and staple it inside the printable to make a book.

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3. Write, Draw or leave blank for your doll to fill!

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4. Add a pencil, Wrap, and hide it in their  stocking!

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I hope you enjoyed this. Sorry it was late. I was sick this week.

Bye!

Bethany