Did you know I blew onto the bloggy scene on May 14, 2012 with this hurricane hack and I’ve learned some things about blogging that I thought I’d share with you!

With just about a week before my 3 month bloggy anniversary I’ve reached some pretty cool milestones. I’ve seen my pageviews per day grow from 10 to over 200 on a good day :). I’ve been shocked that over 4,500 visitors have peeked at my posts nearly 16,000 times! Wow. I swore up and down that no one and I mean NO ONE would read my blog but as you can tell I was wrong. Alright, Big Daddy you can say it, you told me so.

Thank you to everyone whose supporting me, particularly Big Daddy, through your emails, comments, and compliments. It just feels good.

As I navigate my way through the world of projects, Pinterest, and peaceful healing I hope that what I share is helpful to you in some way.

Several weeks ago I found myself thinking non-stop about crafty things. It was getting so bad that I swear I was counting Pins instead of sheep…

I realized that all of the things I had wanted to do and make were being stored in my brain like a car impound lot. With each new blog post I read or Pin I re-pinned I added another project that had to find a way to fit into my brain.

I ran out of space.

I needed to write it out and write it down.

Like so many bloggers before me, I knew I needed a system. So, I created a weekly Blog/Project Planner and Blog or Bust Checklist.

Feel free to use these for yourself! And since this is the first draft I’d love for you to comment on what other types of planning tools would be helpful for you and I’ll see what I can whip up! I’ll also be showing you how to effectively use these tools in a later post. In the meantime, enjoy!

Instructions: Fill out the form under the corresponding file you wish to download and submit. A link to your free download will be emailed to you!

Blog or Bust Checklist*

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Blog Planner*

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*Terms of use: The downloads are free for personal use and shall not be altered, sold, or commercialized without the expressed written permission of Christine Leahy.


I’m linking this project up here and here.

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21 Responses

  1. Ruth @ at number 29

    This is a cool idea. I just use a corner of my kitchen whiteboard for what needs doing online and my ideas chalkboard in the craft room for the crafty to do list.

    • ccleahy

      Thanks Ruth! I plan on making a whole notebook system so I can take it with me to Home Depot, fleas, garage sales, etc. Hope it helps!

  2. printabelle

    What a nice idea for a printable, those are really helpful! Thanks very much!

  3. Rebecca Stewart

    I’ve been looking for something like this to help with blog organization. Thanks so much! Love that they’re not only useful but pretty too!

    • ccleahy

      I’m so glad you like it! Do let me know what you’d like to see added, changed, etc. and I’ll work something up! I’ll be adding to this so check back!

  4. TheWellCraftedHome

    Thank you so much for these!!! It sounds like you and I have both started to blog around the same time and we are reaching milestones around the same time too! How cool!

    Thanks for linking up at Well Crafted Wednesdays!

    • ccleahy

      Girl, your site is so together I would never have guessed we were the “same age”! Congrats on your milestones! Isn’t this fun?!

  5. Carrie

    Thanks for sharing these! It looks like you have a great blog and a wonderful organization to help women.

    • ccleahy

      Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ll let me know what worked for you and what doesn’t on the printables.

  6. Meredith and Gwyneth Krull

    Wow! Thank you so much for sharing these! I was just having an anxiety attack this morning when I tried to consolidate the “blog “to-do” lists I’ve been making on various pieces of paper, notes on my phone and sending emails to myself. Can’t wait to try out your system – I can tell already that it will help!

    Meredith & Gwyneth

    • ccleahy

      LOL! I know what you mean….I cannot function without my lists! I’ve been using mine this week and it’s been great! I’m already plotting out some additional printables so stay tuned!

  7. Lizy b

    Love these! Can’t wait to print them and finally get my thoughts organized!

  8. nicole

    Hey there Christine! Congratulations on the success of your blog and thank you for sharing this planner. I will be featuring it on Doodles & Stitches link party this week. And yes, I want you to email them to me 🙂

  9. Kim~madeinaday

    I did not realize you were such a new blogger…I am too I started end of Sept 2011. I am totally addicted!! And yes I actually have dreams of projects I come up with. The painted wedges for example, I woke up at 3am to write it down and it was a success. So I guess I am on the right path. Glad you are doing so well! Love these printables. I use Excel to chart my linky parties, for whom I have linked up to and what. Maybe you could make one similar to print!


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