12 Things To Write In A Notebook (if you’re a blogger)


*curtsy to all my fellow bloggers*

I hope you’re all having a fine week. As a blogger, you know that blogging isn’t just a passion or a hobby. It’s a journey of self-discovery, fun and most importantly – an innovative way to meet new and exciting people with loads of stories to share! If you’re new to blogging and want to learn how I monetized my blog, get a load of this!

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With this fascinating career option, comes a buck-load of information to maintain. Now, even though I am a Computer Geek, I haven’t quite found a solid replacement for my notebook and pen. Just 8 months ago, I wrote an article – 35 Things To Do In Your Blank Notebook and it was a whopping success. I got loads of e-mails asking me to write another. I decided to write another comprehensive list. But this time, I am focusing on just Bloggers. Bloggers love mini-projects. Bloggers love to write! And most bloggers have a strong craze for notebooks.

Therefore, I have compiled 12 things you can write in your notebook if you are a blogger and love notebooks, pens and the whole shebang. Here goes:


1. Blog Stats.

True, you can keep an Excel Document maintaining these, but I want to carry it everywhere with me. Hence I have a dedicated set of pages in my notebook only for Blog stats. I love flipping through them to see how much I’ve grown in the past couple of weeks. It not only motivates you to do so much better, it also never lets you forget how you started.

2. A list of all your creative ideas.

Being a creative person, means never being able to shut off your mind. A Eureka moment can pop up at anytime! Whether you’re in the loo, or snoozing in a bus – it is always crucial you write them down before you forget. Keep a huge list of ideas for your Blog Posts so that you never run out of things to write about. Reading through the list will also help you generate related ideas!

3. All your goals.

As a blogger, it is important to focus on your goals. Your goals for the month, your goals for the year and so on. They needn’t be big goals. Just an idea or a vision of what you expect from yourself in the future.ย  This not only motivates you to try and work toward them, but also helps you succeed. When you reach your goal, remember to tick it off so you feel a strong and refreshing feeling of accomplishment. My goal is to open a little shop in the city filled with all my designs by next year.

4. Daily To-Do list.

Being a home-maker, dog-mommy, designer and blogger means finishing a list of never-ending tasks. Forgetting even one of them results in total chaos. Always keep your daily list in hand so you don’t waste time remembering what it is you need to complete for the day. If you carry your phone with you everywhere, you could use Planner Pro. It is a godsend.

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5. Your favorite websites.

Sometimes a daily dose of inspiration is just what you need to start your day. These are some ideas of a list of websites you can maintain:

  • Blogging Websites that coach you to become a better blogger.
  • Tech Websites that helps you become a clean coder.
  • Creative Websites that give you ideas for color combinations and designs.
  • Positive Lifestyle Websites that always supplies you with useful articles to live your life blissfully.
  • Websites relating to your particular niche so you can always gather ideas and become motivated to become better at what you do.

6. Expenses/Revenue.

Being a web-designer means constantly buying domains and hosting for clients. Never lose track of what you’re spending. Your money is hard-earned which means you should record where exactly it is going. If you spend on software, online courses, or material for your website like .PSDs and stock photos, write it down. Similarly, you can note down your earnings. By knowing how much money you make from which sources, you can have a clear cut idea of what exactly is working for you! This will help you focus on your strengths.


7. A collective list of helpful books and points to remember.

Writing down lists is healthy. When I initially started blogging, I would read a lot of books related to blogging. Of course you can finish a book in less than 2 hours. But how much of it can you remember? This is where a notebook comes in handy. Write the title of the book you read, and jot down all the important points you feel you need to retain for a lifetime. You can even list page numbers you want to refer to in the future.

8. Client Records.

Keep a Client Database. Whenever you have a meeting with your client, it is important to note down all of their requirements. Their likes/dislikes. Products/Services they love. Colors they love. You can later transfer those to your computer as it is important to keep folders of all your clients.

9. Products/Services.

As a blogger, you will have certain products and services. Maybe its an e-mail course. A book. A video. A presentation. Track your progress in your notebook. This will help you know how often you should introduce a new service to keep the ball rolling. Write down which products do better than most. Like I said, blogging is all about self-discovery.

10. Self-Improvement plans.

I don’t know about you, but I for one love recording my progress as a person. In just one year, my patience in general has doubled. I have managed to control my anger (which was seriously one hell of a problem) and I have dropped 22 pounds in 2 years (finally reached my ideal weight). Recording these achievements and future self-improvement plans gives me real joy. I used to be a little disorganized. But after having a family, things changed. Little things like this in your notebook will help you live the life you have always wanted to live.Sometimes, all the motivation you need is buried deep down within yourself. Click To Tweet

11. Bucket List.

As a blogger, you may have to sit at your desk a lot. This doesn’t mean you have to give up on your dreams. If you want to sail a boat, or jump off a plane, you can always dream. Dreaming means, you are loving the possibility of making it come true. Write it down. Every hope, every aspiration is yours to fulfill, provided you can remember them all. Most of my dreams have come true but I believe that if we get everything we wanted straight away, life won’t be worth living. Hence, keep a dream in your pocket with you at all times. You have something to look forward to. A dream to make come true.

12. Your achievements and feelings.

Every time you feel you’ve achieved something, write it down. (I don’t mean to come off as bossy) Your achievement needn’t be a big one, it just has to bring a smile on your face. For egs:

  • I completed my first opt-in! Yay!
  • I have my first 50 followers! Wow!
  • I opened an etsy shop! Ohmeegosh.
  • I earned my first 10 dollars doing what I love! OMG!
  • My puppy is finally toilet-trained. *dances around a bonfire and throw leaves in the air singing “Hooga Booga. The Lord has heard my prayer!”*


These little notes will help you aspire to dream BIG and this means that one year later, you can look back on this and feel a huge rush of nostalgia when you read them all over again.

And with that final point, this extremely long list has come to an end. If you have more ideas relating to what you (as a blogger) can write in notebooks, feel free to drop it in the comments below! As a lover of ideas, I would love to know if you have some more or enjoyed reading this post. If you have suggestions for more lists you’d like me to draw up, ping me on me@maryangela.in. I’m always up for a fancy idea or a quirky chat!

*sips her perfectly brewed lemon tea* I will see you next week with another post! Take care. Cheers!

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  1. 1
    Samantha

    Love this article. I have a small collection of journals that just hang around, doing nothing! I try to write things down, but I always forget (or they’re not with me!) Hopefully this is what I need to get me going!

    • 2
      Angela Mary

      Hello Samantha,
      I’m so glad you loved this article. Same here! I have to write things down, otherwise I forget! Thank you for dropping by. Do stick around for more.
      Lots of love,
      Angela

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    Dana Clausen

    I love this practicality but also the encouragement of keeping lists of victories. We must be our biggest cheerleader ~ This resource is excellent for the seasoned and the beginning blogger!

    • 4
      Angela Mary

      Hello Dana,
      Yes, that’s very true. I love the way you put it, “We must be our biggest cheerleader.” Glad you loved this post. Do drop by for more. If you have more ideas, feel free to share them.
      Lots of love,
      Angela

    • 6
      Angela Mary

      Hi Gemma,
      You’re definitely not alone on that one. Writing is seriously helpful. Whether we want to come up with ideas, or just remember them, it’s always a good idea to write it down. Thank you so much for dropping by.
      Lots of love,
      Angela

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    Cath

    I have notebooks everywhere to help me deal with brain fog (from illness). I’ve even taken to using Evernote on my phone now as sometimes I don’t have my handbag with me but I always have my phone.
    I like your idea about keeping stats handy for motivation. I only compare to the previous month at the moment. I do like excel though but againI have that on my phone!
    Also, I easily lost notepads but I can always ring my phone to find it! Great post. Thanks. xx

    • 8
      Angela Mary

      Hello Cath,
      I have a lot of notebooks too. I’m really sorry you suffer from brain fog. I’ve never heard of the term before, so I had to look it up. Writing things down so you don’t forget is an amazing idea. It really helps keep all your thoughts in one place. ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad you loved this post and it helped you. Please drop by soon. Let me know if you have any more great ideas. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Lots of love,
      Angela

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    Milรฉ

    I try to write every day and definitely has change my life. I feel less stress and more clear in my mind!!!
    Thanks for the article! I might need to finish to fill out my bucket list
    Hugs from Vietnam
    Milรฉ
    milerubio.com

    • 10
      Angela Mary

      Hello Milรฉ,
      Writing everyday is seriously awesome! If you make time to write everyday, you definitely have your priorities in order. So glad you loved this post. A Bucket List is something everyone should have. Be it in the corner of the mind or down in paper. Thank you so much for dropping by.
      Love from India,
      Angela

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    craftisme

    Hey there! I just wanted to say as a blogger Myself I found this page extremely useful and I’m so glad to have found it! Also I love your page and you as a person – thanx for posting this! xx craftisme
    (You can check out my blog if you’d like over here: 101diycrafts.wordpress.com)

    • 12
      Angela Mary

      Hello Craftisme,
      I’m glad you loved this page. Thank you so much for the lovely comment. You are so sweet. I have already sent you an email in reply to yours. Do check it out.
      Lots of love,
      Angela

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    Eden Campbell

    You don’t know how long I’ve been googling to find a post that addresses this specific issue! Haha. I bought a really cute notebook and pen set especially for use on my blog and I have been having trouble finding things to fill it with. Thanks for the list, it’s great. If you have any updates, let me know personally.

    • 14
      Angela Mary

      Hello Eden!
      I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. I have loads of notebooks. I ordered the BanDo agenda and I wanted to use it for blogging. So I came up with these ideas. I will make a new post on how I use it so it can be helpful to you. ๐Ÿ™‚ You will most definitely be notified of future posts. Thank you so much for dropping in. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Lots of love,
      Angela

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    Carolina

    That is just an incredible post and very helpful also. I have just started my blog ( the 1st of January) and i will be writing some of this things on my many spare notebooks.

    Carolina ๐Ÿ˜‰

    PS. You could check it out if you want, i has just one entry, but i am working on many more. Thank you!!

    • 18
      Angela Mary

      Hello Carolina,
      I’m so glad you found this post useful! I saw your Blog and it’s indeed lovely. However, I’d suggest to change the background to white? Black is just too hurtful for the eyes. You will also attract more followers with a black on white blog. ๐Ÿ˜€
      Warm regards,
      Angela

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        Carolina

        I am so happy that you checked it out and that you replied ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you for the advised, I have changed it and it is true that is much easy to read. Thanks for everything !!

        Carolina ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Hope

    You touched down on real great points, as I am also a pen and paper girl, and do NOT like putting everything in to electronics. Out front and in the open so I can read or skim over anytime, but I was wanting to offer a suggestion, a record of your current week new subscribers and a time frame to send a nicely planned welcome email, maybe including a first time offer, ( I offer 1/2 off shipping on first orders, but I also switch it up, by having/keeping records of promotional offers as well…. Hope this helped in some way or another…I open in a few day so please stop in and sign up with me as well so we can keep in touch…well back to work because building your website, my 2nd home, is not a easy or quick job…

    • 21
      Angela Mary

      Hello Hope,
      I simply love your name. *hi five* for being a pen and paper gal too! I do keep a list of subscribers earned everyday, but after I joined convertkit, it does all the work for me! What’s amazing is, you can even set your welcome email series and tag your subscribers so they get different sequences. It’s super advanced, and if you haven’t looked into it yet, I highly urge you to check it out! ๐Ÿ˜€
      It’s an amazing idea. Thank you so much. I wish you tons of luck building your website! Wishing you a happy Easter as well Hope. We will always keep in touch, you have my email ID. Feel free to email me any time!
      Lots of love,
      Angela
      Angela

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