“The best things in life are free”. A profound statement that may feel a little jaded in today’s materialistic times. With prices of everything around us climbing a steep slope, it can be hard to believe that anyone would give us anything for free. But there are still people like that in this world, who area boon to all of us – especially bloggers.
Speaking of bloggers, with the New Year coming, it’s possible that you’ve got some exciting plans for your blog. But if you’re struggling with organizing them and creating a solid plan, what you need is a good, simple and user friendly blog planner. A planner like this should be able to hold all your information and ideas, while acting as a road map for the path ahead.
And that’s exactly what we’ve got for you today – a list of the best blog planners for 2019 that are absolutely free! Yes, you don’t have to spend a penny to get these. You’re welcome!
The Best Free Blog Planners for 2019
1.Shining Mom Free Floral 2019 Blog Planner
Shining Mom has some amazing printables on her blog, and you can get so many of them for free! The 2019 Floral Blog Planner is simply beautiful, with the watercolor flower detailing on every page.
This Blog Planner pretty much covers it all – blog goals, post ideas, checklists,weekly planner, expenses and more. The layout is pretty clean and neat, with lots of white space to jot down anything extra.
There really are no downsides to this planner – unless you don’t like flowers! The planner matches perfectly with the Shining Mom Free 2019 Life Planner, so you can have all the major aspects of your life completely organized.
2.Stray Curls 2019 Blog Planner
I simply love the original artwork by Stray Curls – maybe because I understand the troubles of having curly hair! She has created a cute blog planner for 2019, and a mini version of it is available for free.
The basics are all covered in this blog planner, making this an excellent choice for newbie bloggers. There’s a year-at-a-glance page, so you can outline your blog plan for the whole year, as well as a page for goals for 2019. There’s also space for post ideas, blog stats and finances. The blog post planner is quite detailed, and will ensure a thorough blog post.
What’s missing are weekly and monthly planner sheets, to break down the yearly plan.Extras like contact info, password trackers are also lacking, but all these are available in the full version. Also, if you’re not a fan of the cutesy vibe,you may not find the fonts and illustrations attractive.
Also read: 7 New Year’s Resolutions That Every Blogger Should Make
3.GYCT Designs 2019 Blog Planner
This is a planner that’s sure to remind you of spring, with all those pretty flowers! GYCT has put together a planner that’s a treat to look at and a breeze to work with.
This is a compact planner, but it packs quite punch. There is a page for yearly goals, with a table to keep track of them. The monthly goals sheet follows the same pattern and the full page monthly planner is great for your editorial calendar.Another attractive feature is the weekly layout, with different colored sections for each day, making it easy to spot your day’s activities.
On the downside, some things seem to be cramped. For instance the brands and sponsors at the bottom of the yearly goals page seems random, and you wish there was a full page for the brain dump. The background on some pages may interfere with any writing. If you don’t mind that and you love flowers, this one is for you!
4. Kimi Was Here Mini Blogging Planner Printable
Kimi’s mini blog planner is the ideal planner for someone starting out in the world of blogging, but I think it’ll also work well for a blogger who’s lost her way.This planner takes a blogger through the nitty gritties of her blog’s foundation, making sure the base is strong.
The planner includes sheets to help you define your blog’s niche, set your tone,identify your audience and choose a name. You can find out your reader’s profile down to the last detail. The startup expense sheet is also helpful, so a new blogger knows exactly what their initial costs are.
The monetization sheets, quarterly planner, daily tasks and checklists are useful for an experienced blogger too. There are full page planners for each social media platform so you can stay on top of things.
When things are so detailed, it’s hard to find any cons! The white font on the pastel background is a little hard to read, and it is possible that the detailing can get a little excessive or overwhelming for a new blogger.However, it’s still worth taking the trouble to go all out on your blog!
Includes a 2018 calendar, but other pages are undated.
5.Elite Blog Academy Free Blog Planner
The Elite Blog Academy planner is a no-nonsense, straightforward planner that gets the job done – effectively! At a 136 pages, this is an amazing deal for a free planner!
Rather than an open, blank sheet, this one features a detailed goal setting page, with specific areas of your blog to focus on. The 2 page year-at-a-glance offers enough space to make your blog’s yearly plan, and individual monthly sheets help you break it down. The monthly goal sheets are also quite detailed, as is the weekly planner which is based on posts, instead of days. There’s also a daily planner to keep track of the day’s activities.
This is actually a very good planner, but if you blog more than thrice a week, the weekly pages can feel restrictive. Also, the blog checklist is confined to a part of the daily planner, though it could have been a little bigger. But there are lots of extra pages to make up for these minor slights!
6.The Inspired Boss Free Blog Planner 2019
You can’t get any more detailed than this free blog planner from The Inspired Boss!The planner is in a lovely pastel shade, with a watercolor design on some pages. But what’s amazing about it is the sheer number of pages that you get so you can note down the in and out of your blog’s system!
Yearly sheets include the year at a glance, goals as well as a 2-page month-wise breakdown. Then there’s a monthly planner, a weekly planner – all with space for goals, blog posts, stats and expenses. You can use these pages for all 12 months, along with a beautiful full page quote every month.
The sheets are quite straightforward and black and white, except for the quotes.This may be a put-off if you like things colorful and bright, but this alsogives you a lot of space for stickers or doodles. If you like every aspect ofthe blog to be documented, this could be perfect for you.
7. Three Bird Nest Ultimate Bohemian Blog Planner
If you like things like dream catchers, feathers and crystals, you’ll love the Bohemian Blog Planner from Three Bird Nest! With just the right balance of color, illustrations and white space, this planner is a sight for sore eyes.
The planner includes a quick blog intro, defining the niche and audience. There are post planner sheets along with detailed weekly and monthly plans. There is also a full month social media plan which ensures you’re up to date with all your platforms. Every month has a separator sheet with beautiful watercolor illustrations. There are also plenty of sheets for extras like finance tracker,giveaways, contacts, password manager and so on.
This is quite a small planner and while it does cover all the basics, an experienced blogger might find it a little underwhelming. There is not much space for customization like stickers or notes, so that may also be an issue if you’re into all that. It works well for a new blogger though, or if you’re planning on starting a second blog.
8.Designer BlogsUltimate Blog Planner 2019
Here’s blog planner that’s very chic, with black and gold detailing all over! It’snot just glamorous, the planner is a pretty (pun intended) useful one too!
The planner features a monthly calendar alongside a separate editorial calendar,which offers a helpful view of the entire month’s posts in one glance. The weekly post planner and post brainstorming guide are excellent resources, with lots of detail to create the perfect blog post.
The planner has all the basic pages, but not much in terms of extras. There’s a page for contacts, but that’s about it. If you’ve already sorted out your niche and audience, then this could be a good way to keep track of your posts and calendar. And of course, if you love all things golden!
Tips for using your Blog Planner:
- Choose a planner based on what you want it to do for you
- Use good quality paper when printing
- Choose a pretty binder so you look forward to using it
- Add stick on tabs for every month to locate the page fast
- Use planner stickers and/or colored pens to customize your planner
- Pick a specific time every day/week/month to fill out the planner
Looks like you’ve got a bit of printing to do!! Have you tried any of these planners?Do let us know if there are any other amazing free planners out there!