2016 Organization: 14 Free Printable Planners for Bloggers

Thursday, February 4, 2016

I'm pretty sure I've confessed my type-a personality traits here before. I wish I could say they've lessened as I've gotten older. But no. They're alive and flourishing. I like order. I like organization. I'm not that good at winging it. Having a plan is good.

free printable planner bloggers

For this blog and another I write for, I found I was needing a way to keep better track of some specific data. I have the info spread out over too many locations and it's getting difficult to keep things updated in a timely manner. Other content creators and bloggers I know say they need to keep records of things like:
  • What they post and when it's posted
  • Future topic ideas
  • Relevant hashtags
  • Expenses
  • Invoices
  • Social media campaigns
Of course there is more, but those are the most common. I started researching content calendars, tracking sheets and budgeting sheets and realized there was probably an all-in-one system I should be looking for instead. I was right. And the results are glorious. I found printable planners specifically designed for bloggers. My school supply loving, list making heart can't be happier. 

If you've been in need of a system to help get your blog on track this year, these 10 printable blog organizers are a great place to start. The problem now is deciding which one I want to use.

Happy organizing!

A Virtuous Woman 

A Well Crafted Party

Celebrating Everyday Life 

Confessions of a Homeschooler

Cort In Session 

Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Designer Blogs

Design Decor

Essential Take on Life

Lime Tree Fruits

Mama Jenn

Tea Party Beauty

Yellow Bliss Road

7 On A Shoestring

Note: If you decide to use one of these planners, please be sure to read the descriptions and download rules for each. Some have guidelines and recommendations about how they need to be printed and many require subscription to a newsletter. Each of the planners here are free (!!) so please be respectful of the creators' rules for use. 

Image from picjumbo.com

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute at the 2016 Coronado Island Film Festival

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I received Press access from the Board to the Coronado Island Film Festival staff and venues to facilitate writing this sponsored post. 

The Coronado Island Film Festival: 85 Movies. 6 Spectacular Parties. 5 Live Performances. 4 Panels of Industry Pros.

I've lived in San Diego for a long time and one of my favorite places to go when I want to be a tourist in my own city is Coronado. The island is beautiful and filled with history. I didn't realize how much of a connection to old Hollywood and the film industry the island has. 

Dozens of movies have been filmed on the grounds of the world famous Hotel Del Coronado, Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum lived in a home on Star Park Circle, and there is an IMDb page filled with movies and TV shows filmed on location around the island. 

It makes sense that Coronado would be prime location for a film fest. And now it's here! The first annual Coronado Island Film Festival starts this week on Friday, January 15th and runs through Monday the 18th.

Coronado Film Fest 2016 Martin Luther King tribute

The festival is packed with appearances by industry leaders:
  • Leonard Maltin - film critic and author
  • Lisa Bruce - Producer of The Theory of Everything
  • Emmanuel Lubeski - Cinematographer for recent Golden Globe winning film The Revenant
  • Chris Lemmon - Writer and son of actor Jack Lemmon who will be receiving the inaugural Hollywood Legacy Award during the festival
  • Jonas Rivera - Producer for the recent Golden Globe winning film Inside Out
To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Coronado Film Festival is hosting a free tribute event on Monday the 18th from 3:00 - 4:30pm. The reception happens following a special Noon screening of Laurens Grant's documentary Freedom Riders. Grant won a Peabody award and three primetime Emmy's for her 2010 Civil Rights film. 

Grant's other documentaries, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution and Jessie Owens are also screening at the Festival. Freedom Riders will screen at Noon at the Village Theatre and the reception, with Grant as the special guest, is at the Glorietta Bay Inn. Light hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. 

Laurens Grant documentaries Coronado Film Fest 2016

To plan your weekend of Festival activities, read the full Coronado Island Film Festival program online. 

Other film festival reads:

For a listing of other free events during the Festival, read this post by Danielle Simmons of Simm Works Family

Suzzette Valle, Coronado resident and author of 101 Movies to See Before You Grow Up, has a full Festival rundown on her site. You can buy a signed copy of her book at the Hospitality Tent. 

Kate Hammernik of Highlights Along the Way shares details on the animation panel and opening night screening of the new Disney movie The Finest Hours.

Rob, AKA Downtown Rob has a list of the parties and special events. 

To stay up-to-date with the Festival news and schedule, Like the CIFF Facebook page, follow the CIFF on Twitter and through the #CIFF and #CoronadoFilmFest hashtags. 

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