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Printable Blog Post Tracker

One thing that I often struggle with, is keeping track of where I am when it comes to working with brands and PRs. A blog…

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One thing that I often struggle with, is keeping track of where I am when it comes to working with brands and PRs. A blog post tracker is a must for me!

I can have multiple blog posts in the works at various stages. I can have items due for delivery, products photographed waiting to be edited, blog posts scheduled and everything in between.

While blogging is a lot of fun, you don’t need to start making trackers for everything. It’s just a hobby for some people, after all. But I believe when you start accepting samples and working with brands you should start viewing things with a bit more professionalism.

It’s hard to forget that for every PR, there’s a boss they have to report to, KPI’s they have to meet and deadlines to stick to. They’re inviting you to work with them and if you don’t deliver, it’s the PR that has to go back to their boss, or a brand to tell them they’ve given away free products for no return.

Printable blog post tracker

I’ve created a blog post tracker to help keep myself (and you!) organised and up to date with where you are.

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Here’s how to use my blog post tracker.

Blog post:

This is a simple box to write down the date you agreed on the post, a description of the product or blog title and the name or e-mail address of the person you’re dealing with.

The amount of times I’ve had to shift through 100’s of e-mails to find the contact I want is embarrassing. Having the information already there is handy.

Product Arrived:

A box to write the date the product arrived and a box to tick if I’ve e-mailed the contact to them know I’ve got it.

I always aim to have a feature up within 7 days of it’s arrival, unless it’s something that needs a longer period of testing such as skincare. I like to keep the PR’s up to date with when I get items and when I plan to blog about it.

Photographs:

This is to keep track of where I am in the photography stage – I can have photographs taken, ready to edit and ready to upload.

Text:

I often write blog posts across a few days, or at a few parts in the day so it’s good to see what I’ve written and what needs a final proofread and what is scheduled. (hello, dyslexia!)

Live:

Once the blog is live, I like to leave it a day or two to gather comments before I e-mail the PR. There have been times I’ve forgot to send that final e-mail and there’s nothing more embarrassing than getting an e-mail asking for an update on a post that went live two months ago.

Also don’t forget to promote across social media!

Hope you find this blog post tracker helpful.

Download Your FREE Printable Blog Post Tracker PDF of my here for free.

17 comments

  1. Brilliant resource! Will be downloading and making use as this is something I’m finding hard to keep on top of at the moment!

    Kay x

  2. THIS IS SUCH A GOOD IDEA. Although I don’t really do much with PR nowadays, this could still be pretty useful – especially when it comes to covering all bases!

    Also, hey I’m back from not blogging for months, so sorry about that; but you can expect me blogging and commenting again like usual (:

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

  3. This is a handy post, thank you! A lot of bloggers have this attitude of ‘It’s my blog, I’ll post when I want’ blah blah blah but I think if you agree to work with a brand then you have to be a bit more professional x

    Josie’s Journal

  4. This is such an awesome idea – definitely useful for those times when you have a few coming in around the same time! x

  5. A great idea, this is perfect for keeping track of where you are up to with a post. Definitely need this in my life Lucy x

  6. Thank you so much for this! This will be really really useful!

    It’s really simple to use too!

    Victoria xx

    thedaisyjaynes.com

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