The Blog Planning Kit

A Tale of Two Blogs

HowTheyBlog.com Blog Planning Kit ButtonMy first blog bombed. I wrote there for several years and it never really took off. I felt like I was blogging on a treadmill – working hard but not getting anywhere.

My next blog, InspiredToAction.com, grew to over 20,000 subscribers in just under 3 years. What was the difference? Read on or scroll down to “The Difference” to find out…

What About You

Do you ever feel like you’re blogging in a hamster wheel, churning out posts, spending too much time on social media and not seeing the kind of progress you’d like?

Do you need some structure and direction for your blog?

Do you need to know that what you’re working on today will have an impact on next week, next month and next year?

Do you like pretty forms?

Then the Blog Planning Kit is for you!

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A Complete Solution

This isn’t just a way to get your blog organized. It’s an entire system that will connect your blog dreams with your blog activities TODAY.

The Blog Planning Kit walks you through establishing where you want to go, how you want to get there, and what activities you can do today to get you on the right track.

The kit also includes useful forms to keep track of post ideas, finances, and stats.

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What’s Included…

Here is what you get with the Blog Planning Kit:

  • 12 professionally designed AND EDITABLE* forms including:
  • Lifetime Goals Planning Page
  • Short Term Goals Planning Page
  • Simple Project Planner
  • Full Page Project Planner
  • Yearly Overview
  • Target Audience Worksheet
  • Monthly Overview
  • Weekly Blog Planner
  • Daily Action Planner
  • Blog Post Idea Tracker
  • Blog Stats Tracker
  • Financial Tracker
  • A complete ebook that will take you through the entire system.
  • A video tutorial showing exactly how I use the forms in my day to day blogging.

*Editable means that you can type your content directly into any of the forms.
All content is packaged in a single downloadable PDF form so that you can print and bind your planner however you like. I include several printing and binding options in the ebook.

Are you ready to take your blog to the next level? Just click the button below:

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The Difference

As I mentioned earlier, my blog, InspiredToAction.com, grew to over 20,000 subscribers in just under 3 years. It’s not overnight growth, but this steady, sustainable growth fit in perfectly with my role as a mother of three.

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If I had to pick the single biggest factor in the success of ITA, I’d say that it was the fact that I had a specific plan. I knew who I was writing to, what I was writing and what I had to offer to them.

Blog with Confidence

It’s easy to get caught up in the fast paced world of blogging. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and behind everyone else. But having a clear plan is like having a rudder in the midst of the storm. You can be on a steady and sure course that balances well with all the other roles you have in life.

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A Special Early Bird Price

HowTheyBlog.com Blog Planning Kit ButtonWhen I asked some testers how much I should charge, the suggestions went as high as $25. The kit not only contains the forms, the ebook and a customizable cover page, but there’s also the 27 minute video walkthrough. And I’m still adding content to it!

But I wanted to make the kit ridiculously useful and a great value, so I’ve decided to sell it for just $15.

For the cost of a couple latte’s, you get step by step instructions for planning your blog.Β  You get a system that will give you a solid path to blogging growth. You get the wisdom I’ve gleaned over my years of blogging, without having to learn the hard way, like I did. You get all the printables, the ebook and the video inspiration for less than the cost of lunch and coffee at your favorite wifi hotspot.

Click the button below to get your copy now!
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Comments

  1. Kat this offer means so much to me! You have walked me through some profound transitions in my life with inspired to action. I am so grateful for your ministry and your generosity. As a family of four living on grad school stipens I will give what I can and my intention is to use it to bring more of God’s grace and peace to moms who might not otherwise know it. Thank you.

  2. Wow, that’s an outstanding growth rate! Well worth it too.Thank you for sharing this offer and all your blogging knowledge with us.

  3. Thank you so much for your generosity, Kat. ITA has been such a blessing since I stumbled upon it during maternity leave 8 months ago. I’m a full-time working mom of 3 girls and I hope to be able to blog comfort for those in the same boat as much as you have been a comfort to me. πŸ™‚

  4. Thank you for investing the time to create this Kat! I’m super excited to try it out! Blessings, Kristin

  5. thank you for this. I have 1 blog that’s doing OK. The other is bombing. I just purchased my kit

  6. Hey, Kat! Thank you ever so much for the blog planning kit. I downloaded it a couple weeks ago. I love that you walk us through the planning process instead of just giving us blank sheets to figure out on our own. It really puts planning into perspective. Definitely invaluable.

    I did, however, feel that the “gorgeous design” was a bit lacking. There really is no design… just your iconic cursive “blog” word at the top of each page. It think it’s fantastic if you’re looking for a plain, little ink planner. But I think I would have been disappointed in the design if I had paid $15 for it, since you described it as gorgeous.

    • Brenners,
      Thanks so much for the feedback! It is so VERY valuable to me as I work to make this kit as helpful (and fun-to-use) as possible.

      Ironically, it was actually the designer that made that blog button (different from the one that designed the forms) that used the word gorgeous to describe the forms when she got them for the button design.

      Being a fan of very clean and simple designs, I do think they are gorgeous as well, but it’s very helpful to me to know that some might not agree.

      I’ll start adding more screenshots of the forms so others can have a better idea of what they’ll be getting in the kit. Do you think that would be helpful?

      If you have any suggestions for balancing “gorgeousness” with “ink-friendliness” I’d love to hear them.

      Thanks again, I really do appreciate your input!

      • I think screen shots are a great idea. We all like to see what we’re buying before we buy it… like products in clear packages at the store. πŸ™‚

        Obviously, everyone has different opinions on design. I’m not at all trying to be the picky person, coming across mean. I hope you don’t take it that way.

        Page 24 of the kit (the weekly blog planner) is very nicely designed. It has enough color to be pretty, but the color is limited to small lines so it shouldn’t take a lot of ink. Also, it would still be readable should someone decide to print it in grayscale. Perhaps if the other pages also had more color in the same manner, it would feel more designy, less textbooky??

        Also, the word “blog” at the top of each page looks choppy with bits of grey pixels around the edges. Is it possible to achieve a cleaner edge like you have at the top of your blog here?

        Just a few thoughts. I really do love what you’re offering here. As a blogger with plans to move forward, the planning help has been invaluable to me.

        • Brenners,

          Thanks so much! I think it’s quite interesting and ironic what people prefer. That weekly planner page is so busy and colorful that I’m hoping to make a simpler version of it for my personal use (although, based on the number of comments from people telling me now much they LOVE it, I’m learning I’m quite in the minority). πŸ™‚

          I’ll definitely add some more color to the other forms, but I’ll need to wait a bit and have the designer do that. Perhaps I’ll have a simple version and a colorful version of the kit?

          In the meantime, I’ve made a few updates you’ve recommended as well as a few others that I think will really make the kit even more useful:

          – I took your advice and updated the logo image at the top of all the pages so it “pops” more.

          – I added a lovely new cover page.

          – I reformatted the entire ebook to make it easier to read and more colorful.

          – I created a clickable table of contents so that it’s easier to get to the pages you want.

          – MY FAVORITE: I made all the fields editable, so that you can type in your content and then print it out (for those, like me, who have less than lovely handwriting).

          I’ll keep working to make the kit useful and fun. Thanks for all your input!

          FYI – I’ll be sending out an email about the update this weekend, but if you want to go ahead and grab it you should be able to use your original download link to access it.

          • Oh… Those are awesome changes. Love, love, love the editable fields.

            The cover page, reformatted layout, and clickable contents will make your invaluable advise even more effective.

            I think having both a colorful and a simpler version is a great idea. It will please people of every design preference.

            Unfortunately, I deleted my email with the download link once I downloaded the kit, so I was not able to look at the updated kit.

  7. This tool is a HUGE BLESSING….thank you for sharing your wisdom, experience and expertise. Seriously- I feel very thankful for your willingness to invest in the vision of others by sharing this resource…it’s going to do so much for equipping other like-hearted (but less experienced) writers who want to be successful in their mission and destiny. Thank you, again! You are a blessing πŸ™‚ See you in Aug. at Declare πŸ˜‰

  8. Thank you. This is amazing!

  9. This looks fantastic + such a generous price – thank you x

  10. I am so excited to get started with my planning! The kit is beautiful and I know will provide me with the organization I’m needing. The only thing I noticed (and it may be user error?) is on the daily planning page, the days of the week have several missing letters. I think that is the only page I noticed any issues on. Is there a way I can fix this on my end?

    Thank you so much for putting this together! πŸ™‚

    • I’m so sorry that’s happening. I can’t seem to replicate it on my end, but perhaps if I could get a few more details from you I could figure it out.

      1. Are you on a PC or Mac?
      2. What PDF viewing app are you using? (I.e. adobe reader, preview etc)
      3. Is this the only page that gets cut off?

    • Could you also tell me the name at the top of the page that cuts off? Thanks! I’ll figure it out for you ASAP.

      • I’m on a Mac and using Adobe Reader. As far as I can tell, it’s only happening on the “My Weekly Blog Planner” page. It is the days of the week that run down the side. It only happens when I print, so I’m wondering if it could be my printer? Who knows – I’m not as tech savvy as I should be. πŸ™‚ Thanks for looking into it!

    • Is it only when it prints or does it look cut off onscreen too?

      • Only when it prints.

        • It sounds like a printer setting, then. Next time you print, look for a button that says something like print settings and try adjusting the margin on that side of the page.

          Let me know what happens. I’m happy to help you figure it out.

  11. My goal for this week is to sit down and map out a plan for my blog for the fall school semester. (I homeschool so my life sort of operates in terms of semesters!) I’m so excited to find this resource. I just bought it and I’m going to get started right now! I’m so glad I have a quick supper planned!

  12. The timing here is uncanny! I am trying to get my first “real” blog up and running, but wanting to have a plan and research done first. Since I suscribe to your Inspired To Action blog, this came right to my inbox, and I feel at $10 this is going to be a steal! Thank you so much!

  13. Stephanie says:

    Hi, I have just bought the toolkit but when clicking on the “click here to download” link, I get an error message. It says

    The web page at (removed so that people don’t get the download link) might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
    Error 111 (net::ERR_TUNNEL_CONNECTION_FAILED): Unknown error.

    Could you send the book to me via email ?

    Thanks

    • Stephanie,
      Very interesting. I’ll look into it and send you a new download code right away. Thanks for letting me know!

    • I just reactivated your link and resent the email. Let me know if it gives you any trouble.

  14. Donna Barkley says:

    Is it an actual book or is it an email book?

    • Donna,
      It’s an ebook – a pdf file that you can print at your convenience. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  15. I think what readers may have to think about is that while most of the forms they could make up on their own, it’s your expertise and organization that are what they are receiving the benefits of when buying this. I was at Declare and sat in on your ninja blogger talk, I took pages of notes, but having these pages to look at congealed what I learned in your talk so much better than even your power point from the conference.

    • That’s great to hear! I’m glad you enjoy the ninja talk and you’re enjoying the Blog Planning Kit too. I actually plan to release and expanded version of the Ninja talk as an online class here in the next month or so.

  16. Thank you so much for offering this. I am a new “wannabe” blogger. I don’t know if what you have planned will help someone in the very beginning stages but I’d love to follow along. I want to learn anything I can from the ones that are making it happen. Thanks again!

  17. just got the blog planning kitβ€”looking forward to becoming a blog ninja, sensei Kat!

  18. Teresa M. says:

    Just purchased, then realized my PayPal account is linked to an old email that I can no longer check. Hoping to have link emailed to address below. Thanks!

  19. wow! love the price:) i’m planning to go to the bootcamp next week. recentlly had an assessment done on my blog so i just need to implement it a little better. since you tend to go step by step, i think i might actually be able to do this:) i hope so. now that we are fully retired, i need to get this blog earning its keep!

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