There are some days I'm still surprised that I started a blog - I'm one of the least tech-y people I know. So, it shouldn't come as a shock that some of my biggest tools for staying organized while working on this blog are, literally, paper and pen.
One of the first things I did when I started the blog was to print out monthly calendars, to help plan out my posts. Yes, I could do this online, but hand-writing out each post title, crossing things out or moving them if I need, just appeals to me more! Since I plan things out ahead of time, I really like being able to spread out 2 or 3 months on the table and seeing where different posts will fit in.
I always carry a small notepad with me wherever I go. It's easy enough to fit in my purse, and it's great for those bursts of inspiration. If I have an idea for a discussion post or want to make note of a book title, into the notepad it goes. Seriously, my memory can be the worst sometimes, so I need to write things down as soon as I think of them! I know there are lots of apps that you can use to keep lists or make notes in, but since I don't have a smartphone, paper is the way to go for me!
For some reason, we have an abundance of yellow legal pads in our house, so I've commandeered one for my master list of blog ideas. At the end of each day, I take everything I've jotted down in my notepad and transfer it to the legal pad. I like knowing that all my potential ideas are in one place; it's just the best way for me to keep track of everything. I am kind of obsessed with making lists (and crossing things off when I'm done with them), so this isn't really any different from what I would do for anything else in my life (and it makes my slightly OCD heart happy).
I use Post-Its while I'm reading to mark important plot points or quotes I want to remember for later. This helps me when I'm writing my review so I can easily refer back to the book.
What kinds of tools do you use to stay organized? How do you keep track of all the ideas you have for your blog?