Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year, New Start! Free Printable Blog Planning Worksheets

Happy (almost) New Year! We have a special freebie for all of you fellow bloggers (and general organisation fans)!  Our freebie blog printable PDF pack is filled with handy worksheets to help you pre-plan your blog and focus in on your goals for 2016 and beyond.  While some of the worksheets are blog-specific, we've also included some generic yearly, monthly, weekly, and general use worksheets so you can use them for just about anything you wish.  The printables are free for your personal use as a little present from us to you.  It's absolutely not required, but it would be awesome and greatly appreciated if you followed Creativity Unmasked via Bloglovin' and/or social media, if you're not already following the fun.  We welcome social media shares and linking with love, but please link to this post, not the download direct. Thanks! :) 


Note: These printables have been uploaded for sharing via Dropbox as a consolidated PDF file. Simply click the link above to view and download. They are A4 (our local paper default), so simply fit to page if you are using a different size such as standard letter.  Only print what you want to use and remember to recycle when you're finished. Enjoy!

The PDF set includes:
  • Year at a Glance Worksheet (Two Formats)
  • Monthly Blog Planner Worksheet
  • Weekly Blog Planner Worksheet
  • Weekly Planning Worksheet
  • General Purpose Planning Worksheet
  • Guest Post Planner for Your Invited Guests
  • Guest Post Planner for Your Guest Posts
  • Giveaway Planner
  • Special Post Planner
  • Brainstorming Worksheet
  • Blog Goals and Objectives Worksheet
  • Notes Worksheet

Looking for more blogging resources and ideas?  In addition to Google's free Blogger platform, here are some of the many fab blogging resources we are currently using to bring you cool content (in alphabetical order just for fairness!):
  • Adobe CC This is my go-to for photo editing, graphics, and design. It requires a paid subscription, so if it is more than you need, start with something free and move up when/if you are ready.
  • dafont In addition to Adobe Typekit, this is my go-to site for fonts and dingbats. There are other sites, but this has a comprehensive library and I love that you can filter the categories (dropdown "more options") and preview customised text.
  • Dropbox An awesome resource for file sharing.  Note: This is a referral link, but only for extra storage space for both of us if you create a new account.
  • Picasa This is a free and easy to use editing program.  I use Adobe Photoshop (see Adobe CC above) for the majority of my editing, but Picasa remains my favorite tool for creating for quick colleges.
  • Picasa Web Albums This is the default image storage tool for Blogger, but I also use it for storing any image files needed to create buttons, etc where I need to link to a image source.
  • Pixabay This is a free resource for stock graphics and photos. 
  • Rafflecopter This is a free resource for giveaways and sweepstakes. A paid version is also available with greater functionality.  

Other blogging resource sites that you might like to explore:

Are you making any blogging or crafting resolutions for 2016?  Share them in the comments - we'd love to hear from you!  If you'd like, you are also welcome to leave your blog/site address so that we can all visit and watch you grow! :)  If you want to include a live link in a blogger comment, it is simple - just use the following format as a guide: <a href="">text you want shown for your link</a> You can also reach us on social media, and its a-ok to share your personal creative or crafty link on our Facebook page.  We look forward to visiting!  Have a a safe and celebratory New Year's Eve and all the very best to you and yours for 2016!  We'll see you again in mid-January when our usual posting schedule resumes after our holiday break.


  1. Thanks! :-) I am thinking about starting a blog for my Etsy shop and this will help. Happy New Year to you too!

    1. You're very welcome. Good luck with your blog planning and feel free to share your blog link with us if you decide to take the plunge. :)


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