Mark all as readI use Bloglovin' to read blogs so the group feature on Bloglovin' is extremely helpful in organizing what blogs I read. Even using the groups I still end up with hundreds of to-be read posts in my feed which can be overwhelming. I recently got into the habit of marking all as read at least 3x a week. Using that feature more often keeps me from getting overwhelmed when posts start to pile up.
Create a tab/label in your inbox for comment repliesThis is essential for me when it comes to making sure I'm not missing any blog comments! I often read comments on my phone and will go back and respond when I'm on my computer. In gmail I created a filter that applies a label to any blog comments. When I get a new comment via blogger, it shows up in my email with the subject [Carly Blogs Here] followed by whatever the post title is. So I added that ([Carly Blogs Here]) to the filter and voila! I can easily click on the Blog Comments label in the left side bar and pull up all of my blog comments without any other emails mixed in.
*If you have more questions about this feel free to ask and I'll email you more detailed directions!
iCalI tried to use a handwritten journal/planner for blogging, but I love that you can just click and drag in your iCal if you change up a post date. I know it sounds lazy, but it makes a difference. The to-do list on the side is the perfect way for me to keep post ideas.
Schedule tweetsI finally started using Hootsuite even though I use it only for Twitter. I don't like to overload anyone with a thousand scheduled posts, but on days I don't have a new post to promote I like to share my most recent one, or an old favorite from the archives. If you use multiple social media platforms for your blog I highly recommend this.
Know your linkupsIf you often join in on linkups, keep a spreadsheet (or keep it in your calendar) of when they occur- this can help you with picking the best day to post and promote a post. I also find it helpful for linkups that don't occur weekly. Nicole at Treasure Tromp has a great directory of linkups if you're looking for some new ones to join!
I know this post probably didn't have any earth shattering information for anyone, but I hope it was a little bit helpful! I know these are all things I wasn't doing when I first started blogging.
Let me know your favorite blogging tips or tricks!
What motivates you or helps you stay organized when it comes to blogging?