Do you like planner printables but you want to go paperless? Or if you are anything like me you want to go back and change things several times so that you pencil in your plans?? Maybe you would love a custom made post planner whiteboard with everything on it that you need.
First attempt: Binder Pockets
I love nice printables but I don’t want them to suck up all my ink if I print out a 52 weekly planner. And I certainly don’t want things that look totally worn-out shortly because I pencil and erase all the time.
So, no more pencilling for me.
I used the “two posts per week planning sheet” of the awesome (and FREE) blog planner building kit of AWellCraftedParty.com and I thought it was a great idea to print out a weekly post planner once and put it into a punch pocket as I have no laminator. That way I can write onto the plastic with a sharpie. That was ok at first. I would write on them with sharpies and wipe them clean with rubbing alcohol. But it was painful to get them really clean each week and I didn’t want to use rubbing alcohol all the time. And as my binder pockets have an orange peel surface they didn’t get 100% clean after a while.
Again, my post planner started to look worn-out and crappy. So, toss this.
Second try: Whiteboard Post Planner
Why not use a whiteboard? I got myself a weekly planning whiteboard a while ago and I still use it. But it doesn’t make a good post planner. I don’t post daily and there is not much space to jot down everything related to a post.
Any yet the whiteboard thing was a good idea. Unfortunately, they don’t sell post planner white boards.
No problem! Before I found the weekly planner whiteboard in the shop I had made one myself. I just divided a plain whiteboard into sections that I marked with a permanent marker. Voila. Weekly planner whiteboard.
Solution: Custom made post planner whiteboard
I decided that I would make a post planner whiteboard out of the plain one I still got. Easy. Everything you need is:
- Plain whiteboard
- Permanent marker (black, colored)
- Whiteboard marker pen
- Rubbing alcohol, if necessary
- Maybe a post planner printable as your template or paper and pen to sketch a design yourself
- Washi tape, stickers, etc., if you want some fancy stuff
I already had all of this in my home! As I said, I used the “two posts per week planning sheet” of the beautiful (free) blog planner kit of AWellCraftedParty.com. Hop over to the blog to find out more about the free blog planner and other printables.
So, let’s do this.
Use the post planner printable as a sample or come up with a design of your own. Think about the stuff you want in your post planner whiteboard and sketch a post planner on a sheet of paper. If you want to get some ideas you can browse Pinterest for ideas how to draw journal pages or items for bullet journals.
Take the permanent marker and draw everything on the whiteboard that is supposed to stay there permanently. Use the ruler where necessary.
Ooops, got something wrong? No worry. Permanent marker is not so permanent. Take some paper towel and rubbing alcohol. Wipe away the messed up section and let the board dry. Finish your design.
How to use the custom made post planner whiteboard
Put the post planner whiteboard up where you work. You can fill in post titles or check boxes with whiteboard marker pen. If you wipe away these entries with a paper towel or whiteboard eraser the permanent marker parts will stay. That way you can change things or get your board clean for another week of awesome blog posts!
A word of caution: Unfortunately, dry erase marker does remove permanent marker. So wipe the post planner whiteboard carefully and don’t drag whiteboard marker over permanent marker if possible. Be prepared that the checkboxes will wear out anyway. Meanwhile, I don’t have them anymore.
Of course, you can come up with other planners, too. For example, I have a meal planner whiteboard as well.
So, happy planning! Where does a planning whiteboard come in handy for you? Or have you found another easy way to organize your posting schedule for the week? Please, let me know.
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