Social media organizer.

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Welcome to 2014. Coming right up in 2014 here on NellieBellie will be all sorts of organizing tips, tricks, tools, diy, and crafts. Organization for your home, kitchen, crafts, and even your blog. I’m starting with a social media organizer for organizing your blog today because….I’m selfish. It’s what I need most right now. I need to organize the blog that’s going to bring you tips about organizing. It’s the truth.

If you aren’t a blogger, promise there will be great posts for you–stay tuned!

One of the trickiest parts to manage as a blogger is social media. There are so many platforms now, so many tricks and styles, rules to remember, times to post, and more. It gets very, very confusing. And hard to keep track of. It’s enough to make a brain crack!

So, I use a printable calendar to help me keep track (reprinted weekly). I have my social media platforms arranged according to which are most important to me and list the times and ways I want to post to each of them. After I schedule the updates, posts, links, or more…I check it off. I’ve already thought through the times I want to post according to what’s best for each platform. I’ve thought through the way I want to post. All I have to do is post and check. They aren’t anything fancy but — they work.

I wanted to share my printables for the social media organizer with you in case you find yourself confused and overwhelmed. It’s not a proven science. The times are from my research as to what is best. The ways are what other bloggers have said works best for them. Honestly, since using this social media organizer method I’ve seen my social platforms grow. I can’t wait to see what happens this month when I have time to commit fully!

(click on the photo, save image to your computer, print.)

social media organizer from nelliebellie.comsocial media share Pinterest takes up a page because it is absolutely my most important social media platform. After that is Google+, Twitter, and Facebook. I don’t include Instagram because Instagram is best when it is spur of the moment. On the social media organizer printable I listed the best time of days to post for each social media. This is not an absolute, just what the most research seems to indicate.

Also, here are my thoughts on the Social Media platforms and the way I will be treating them as I move forward this year:

Pinterest: my absolute best traffic driver. I pin frequently from my site and from others. This social media platform drives traffic to my site.

Google+: An SEO dream. Interaction on this platform makes Google happy and provides a decent platform for brand interaction.

Twitter: A business resource. Used for brand interaction and to build social media importance. Not great for traffic or interaction with readers

Facebook: Used for interaction and a personal connection with my readers. A wee bit useful for brands. Not great for traffic.

Instagram: Fun. Great for interaction and a personal connection with my readers. Brands like it. Not great for traffic.

Some tools that I use or I am aware of to help with Social Media are:

Ahalogy: for scheduling pins to Pinterest

Tailwind: to watch my analytics on Pinterest

HootSuite: for scheduling many social platforms at the same time and keeping them straight in one place

Buffer: for scheduling social platforms. Not as detailed as HootSuite

Coschedule: Editorial calendar with built in social media shares. A WordPress Plug-in

Coming in 2014 you will see me heavily active in Pinterest and Google+. I have hired someone to help me on a few social media platforms, and my assistant will be doing more and more behind the scenes here on NellieBellie to free me up to work on social media, and utilize my social media organizer well. It’s going to be a fun year!

 Do you have a social media organizer you use?  What do you find most helpful?

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Nellie is the founder of NellieBellie, and takes basically every photograph you've ever seen on this site. She also runs our web design business, the Savvy Sites Administration.


  1. Sharingmom.com

    January 10, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    What time zone are you in? How do I make adjustments for that since I’m on the West Coast?

    • miznelliebellie

      January 11, 2014 at 9:32 am

      That’s a good question! I’m in central time. That would make me 2 hours ahead of you, I believe.

      • Anonymous

        August 7, 2014 at 6:26 am

        So were the times you gathered in your research given in Central time? Do you think I really need to alter them, or just post at these times where I am? I am Eastern Standard. Thanks!

  2. Bliss

    January 4, 2014 at 9:08 am

    I’ll be paying attention teacher.

  3. Debbie

    January 3, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Thanks, I needed this!

  4. Kim (TheKimSixFix)

    January 3, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Great post. Being on the west coast I always feel like I am running behind in Social Media. I’m tweeting away while everyone else is sleeping! :) I do need to get in gear and get stuff scheduled, but I think it takes away a little of the “social” in social media? I don’t want people to feel like they are listening to a robot! Ahhh!! It is so hard to find the right balance. Your guidelines are a great starting point.. I’ll see how it goes!

    • miznelliebellie

      January 5, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      It’s true…it’s so hard!! I plan most of my social media but also try hard to put in spur of the moment stuff as well. That is partly why I only schedule a few posts.

  5. Heidi @ Happiness is Homemade

    January 2, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    This is brilliant, Janel! I am all over the place with social media, and it’s one of my goals to be more efficient and organized with it this year, so you just saved me a TON of time and work! Thank you! xo

    • miznelliebellie

      January 5, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      Me too!! So glad you can use it.I find I love to look at past weeks and see what worked and what didn’t.

  6. Kelley

    January 2, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Thanks so much for this!!

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