WOW! This layout helped me so much! ~ NEW Task It Tuesday!

Posted October 11, 2016 by Michelle in Task it Tuesday / 12 Comments

Task it TuesdayWelcome to Task It Tuesday! created by the Awesome The Geeky Blogger
Hosted by Michelle at Because Reading is better than real life!

What is Task It Tuesday? Every week I list a task or tasks that I would like to accomplish on my blog or in Real Life before next Tuesday. It can be big or small but the goal is to get something done that will make my blog/reading life/challenges run smoother, faster, or more efficient and/or get those simple or complex tasks done in my real life. You can use the hashtag #TaskitTues

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This week I got so much done and it was a crazy week. This layout worked so much better than the other one and I accomplished almost all of my tasks. I am planning to do it again this week because I am on a roll. This week will be focusing on November posts. This will be helpful for my Blog Ahead challenge since at the moment I am only at 1 post done for next year. I also want to start getting my Out with the Old/In with the New Posts for December Drafted, this way I can pop in the information each day. I have 12 posts to do for that and the last 2 will have to well into December but I want to draft them so they are ready and I can add what I need for next year to those posts. Just need to get them organized with what I want to put in them.

The month of November I will be jumping on the Top Ten Tuesday Meme for a bit, not sure I will do them every month but I figured it will be fun and I love a good List. I have a few other NEW posts that I want to try and I am hoping to get one done this week for November also. I am super excited. Now I just need to get some reading in so I can post some more reviews.

Goals this week:

The weeks will start on Tuesday and end on Monday.
Tasks will be moved around and some I might not get to this is an outline of what I hope my week will look like and what I will be able to accomplish.

  • Tuesday
    • Draft Out16/In17 Posts
    • Write two reviews and schedule for Nov
  • Wednesday
    • FREE Day! (plan to get the warmer clothes out, brrrrrr)
  • Thursday
    • Set-Up 2 more Game Review Posts
    • Set-Up 2 Holiday Posts for December
    • Start writing Out/In Posts
  • Friday
    • Friday Finds Post Set up one to try
    • Set Up Top Ten Tuesday for November
    • Set Up Week In Read-view Post
    • Start writing Out/In Posts
  • Saturday
    • Pumpkin and Apple Picking with the Kids
    • Finish Week In Read-view Post
  • Sunday
    • Organize Planner
    • Finish Outstanding Posts not finished during the week
    • Menu Plan for Two Weeks or More
  • Monday
    • Set Up Discussion Posts
    • Finish Up any Out/In Posts

Last weeks Goals:

  • Tuesday
    • Finish Top Ten Post for this week
    • Write one game review
  • Wednesday
    • Free Day, It’s our wedding anniversary, we plan to go out to dinner. So this is a blog free day.
  • Thursday
    • Set Up Monster & Book Posts
    • Start Top Ten Halloween Post (only did one, my Oct is full so not room)
    • Update Ghost Story Post from two years ago for repost
  • Friday
    • Set-Up Game Reviews
    • Finish Posts not finished
    • Start my Monster & Book Post
  • Saturday
    • Write Sunday Post
    • Day with the Kids 🙂
  • Sunday
    • Organize planner for week
    • Finish up any posts that need to be finished for October
    • Start preparing for Out with Old/In with New Posts
  • Monday
    • Start organizing Month of Giving Thanks posts (dont think I will be doing this, this year)
    • Start setting up Out with Old/In with New Posts

Upcoming Events:

  •  Blog Ahead hosted by Herding Cats and Burning Soup 
    • This event is going until the end of October so you still have time to get involved.
    • (taken from website)
      This challenge it’s all about getting ahead and giving yourself a blogging buffer.
      It’s amazing how much having extra scheduled posts can make during emergencies, vacations or just when dealing plain ol’ blogging slumps. It can really cut the stress during every day blogging as well 🙂 And what better way to get ahead than with the support of other bloggers?
  • Write On Review-a-thon hosted by Book Bumblings this is a monthly event
    • (taken from website)
      How’s your TBR list? No, not that one. I’m talking about “to be reviewed.”
      And your NetGalley ratio? How close are you to the coveted 80%?
      Or do you have a busy week and need to get ahead on your editorial calendar?
      If you answered “blergh,” “gah,” or anything with a curse to one of the above scenarios, the Write On Review-a-Thon is for you.
  • 24 Hour Dewey Read-a-thon
    • This isn’t really an organizing or task event but it can get those books read you always wanted too. This is one of my favorite events and it starts October 22.
  • Ho-Ho-Ho Read-a-thon
    • Looking to get some holiday books read for December? Well the Ho-Ho-Ho- Read-a-thon is just the event to help with that. Sign Up now to join and get those Christmas books read.

Blog Posts to check out:

  • Anna over at Herding Cats and Burning Soup posts on how she blogs. I thought it was fantastic and gave me some ideas how I can organize my time better. Wanted to share with you. You can find her post HERE.
  • Need help getting those ARC’s in order? Check out Book Bumblings Book Blog ARC Tracker
  • Running a Giveaway? This is Lola’s Advice for Authors but I thought it would work pretty good for bloggers too. How to Run a Giveaway

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Are you ready to get organized?

Have a great day!

About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, three pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge, Author Luv, Bloggiesta and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!

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12 responses to “WOW! This layout helped me so much! ~ NEW Task It Tuesday!

  1. This format is great! I didn’t see much progress this week personally BUT I was still able to appreciate what I did accomplish. I’m ready to go at it again this week!

    I hope this week was just productive for you as the last. 🙂

  2. That’s some awesome progress this week. Love getting to mark things off my list like that 😀 Good luck with your Blog Ahead this week!

  3. Way to go, Michelle 🙂 I’m glad the new layout works for you, and that you’ve been so productive. Here’s to yet another productive week 🙂
    {{{hugs}}}

  4. Good luck! For the month of giving thanks I’m doing Thursday thanks, so 1 post a week. It’s more realistic for me.

  5. You have some good plans looks like. I’m the same way, sometimes I get ahead on posts but they’re not all reviews since I’m writing more than I’m reading lol.

    • Since Blog ahead started I have been setting up posts and getting things planned out more than reading but now that I have October finished and am starting on the last two months I can squeeze in some reading 🙂 I would like to post reviews at some point lol

  6. Glad to hear your new layout is working well for you with planning what do each day. I am hoping to get another 2 posts or so done this week. i have tow Lola’s Kitchen posts that I have the pictures taken for already, just need to upload them and write the recipe post.

    Thanks for linking to my posts about giveaways! I had so much fun writing that one, although it did get a bit long as there was so much I wanted to say!

    • I am almost done with the Out/In post drafts which I am so excited about since that means I can start writing them but I might do the Top Ten for November first since I need those done in the next few weeks. I can’t even explain how accomplished I feel not that I have so much drafted and scheduled.

      I thought the post was great and if you ever have any that you think might work for bloggers too, let me know and I will share it hear. I want to make this as information as possible to help bloggers and anyone else stay organized.