I decided to get more organized. This year I needed to keep good track of my blog expenses- I keep a file folder with the email receipts, but I wanted something handwritten. Otherwise it’s easy to forget to deduct something on taxes. Not that I’m rolling in the big bucks from the blog, but I have high hopes that someday I’ll *need* that information.
To date, I’ve used two different tracking forms for blog expenses.
This form tracks exclusively expenses and allows you to categorize the expenses.
This form is more of an accounting form to track expenses and income.
I also wanted to create a schedule for posts. I’ve got all of these ideas, but no goals in terms of when to complete projects. I’m great with schedules. Not so great with no schedule.
The HARDEST thing for me though is finishing projects early and not posting them right away. I LOVE showing off new projects. I’m hoping scheduling ahead will help keep me on target, even though I’ll want to share immediately. It’s helpful to schedule ahead blogging, especially if you’re going to be going away on vacation…. or say… your entire family gets sick for a month, then your kids sleep schedules are allllll thrown off, and then your littlest toddler scratches your cornea so staring at a screen hurts for a week. It’s nice to be a couple weeks ahead.
Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
Danielle lives in Maryland with her three young sons and her husband, Brandon. In her spare time, she gardens, reads, horseback rides, and has a small homestead with goats and ducks. Visit her shop to buy patterns or her sewing eBooks. Subscribe to her newsletter to get blog updates, free patterns and other printables by clicking here.