Thursday, February 28, 2013

Confessions of a Homeschooler 2013 Blog Planner Review
I'm a new member of Mosaic Reviews and to start off our team was asked to do a review on free blog planners.   I was really excited because I never even heard of a blog planner.   I eagerly searched through the list of blog planners provided to us and found the one I wanted at Confessions of a Homeschooler.

I've been a follower of Erica at Confessions of a Homeschooler since I started homeschooling a few years ago.  I love her style, ideas, and her many printables and programs.   When I saw that Erica had come up with blog planner my choice was made.  Isn't it beautiful?  I love the pretty flowers and the whole design.   The calendar is done entirely in beautiful colors and makes you feel inspired to get organized just by looking at it.

This blog planner comes in two formats: a monthly post format calendar and one that offers a post layout.  This is more in list form with dates where you can fill in your details.   This planner starts with a year at a glance calendar.   It then has a page for each month that is for your notes.  There is a place for you write down your reviews/giveaways, ideas, and your monthly statistics.  There are small boxes on the calendar where you can check off the social media sites that you have posted to including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google +.   There is even a small box to check off if you've scheduled a post that day and if you have a giveaway/winner.

One thing that I still have to do is quickly bind it at my local office supply store.   This will just cost a few dollars.  The instructions were to print the front and back cover in cardstock for more durability.   I ended up doing the whole calendar on cardstock since I knew I would be using it heavily.

Did I mention this is FREE?   I've been completely inspired and my calendar is keeping me very organized.   No more racking my brain for details or searching my email for a certain one that I need.  Now I can simply have everything I need in one place.  I can also now give quicker information back to my vendors.

I have to say that I used up a lot of ink to print this in color.  It's so pretty though that I'm not complaining all that much.   I also would've liked to see a vendor information page to track in more detail information about the people I'm working with. 

Please check out Erica at Confessions of a Homeschooler.  She is truly inspirational and has really helped me in my homeschool journey.   Homeschooling children is hard work but she looks like she does it effortlessly with four children.

Mosaic Reviews will be posting different blog planner reviews done by their review planner after March 1.   Check it out!