When you blog for multiple sites and podcast for multiple shows sometimes it gets overwhelming trying to make sure that you are building your communities. I have noticed that I lack in making sure that I am posting on all our social medias and interacting with our listeners and readers. No one really makes a social media tracker so I decided to make my own. I started with a version that had all social medias on one sheet and I realized that was not how I wanted to track. I wanted to see one social media at a time.
My first social media to tackle was twitter because all of my podcasts have a twitter account. I had to also figure out orientation and I decided that landscape would be best I could get most of the month on one side. The idea would be to have a sheet for each social media with space for each podcast and website for me to just go through and check off the days I post.
I then of course had to figure out what other social medias I would want to track and I decided that I would just track one other which would be instagram. These are the two I use the most and that I build my community on the most.
I used a grid insert so that I could color in grid squares when I post and paired with pop fizz paper skinny labels it makes for a perfect tracker!
Grid inserts from michaels
Making this tracker was fun now the trick will be to remember to use it! How do you track what you post to social media?
As Pop Fizz Paper is making some changes and discontinuing the planner kit something even more exciting is in the works I can feel it.
Beginning in November you can get a limited edition 8 sheet kit that will include a matching washi! This limited edition kit will be awesome because you will know what you are getting and if you love the way the kits are made you will love the new kits.
With that thought in mind I wanted to share with you my top 5 favorite stickers from a pop fizz paper weekly kit. We all use stickers differently but sometimes hearing how someone else does it can inspire your creative juices. So let's jump right in!
1. Checklist flags
a. I have always been more of a fan of a checklist flag rather than a full checklist box. b. I love the designs on the flags and that they are not just solid colors c. I use these specifically to track my to dos for the day for my general life I like more of a white space look for these d. Checklist flags give a very open feeling that I love
2. Half box checklist
a. These are my favorite way to track short things for certain tasks for example like a short cleaning list, specific things for a podcast b. I can put a header on top of these or thin washi with whatever label I want c. It allows me to pair them with my next favorite sticker
3. Half boxes with flags
a. I love these for tracking a big event and then using the above sticker for tasks I need to do with the highlighted event b. I also like to use these to highlight big major things for my family or for my school job c. The flags let me write in them or use an icon if I want to
4. Open flag labels
a. These are by far my favorite label because they are so white space. I love the look and feel and I can use them to highlight an event or I can use them to tell me to take some time off b. The design and width are perfect and can really be used for anything you can even use them vertically
5. Washi strips
a. I absolutely love the washi strips! They are great for adding some decor b. I use them a lot to cover up a header c. My biggest use is during the weekend to make the weekend standout without having to use a full box
What are your favorite parts of a pop fizz paper weekly kit? Which stickers are your favorite to use? What is your favorite planner to use pop fizz paper in? Let us know!
I am so excited to show you ladies the new Monthly Kit from Pop Fizz Paper. Instead of my usual just written post I did an extensive plan with me video so you can see just how awesome these kits are! Let’s jump right in.
As I gathered my supplies here is what I used to do this plan with me and to get my month of November ready to go!
I absolutely love planning out my month it is one of my favorite things to do. Here are my Steps that I go through when I plan out my month.
Step 1: Pre plan with sticky notes I use 1 sticky note per type of thing for example I have 1 sticky note for each category (movie releases, podcast record dates, blog post dates, school/important dates, birthdays)
Step 2: I always start with my header stickers
Step 3: Next I cover up the dates not in the month I am currently working with
Step 4: Side bar time!
Step 5: I just start working through the sticky notes one at a time picking which labels or stickers I want to use as I go
Step 6: Once I am done working through my sticky notes then I go back and lay down my date dots!
To see all of this in action watch my super overly detailed video below!
After all was said and done here is the finished product before the pen and after the pen. I used the Purple Ink Joy Gel that came with the Pop Fizz Paper planner kit.
I used pretty much everything from the kit there was just a few random things left but I bet I could find a way to use all of them! Here is what was left.
I can not wait to use these kits every month and I am so glad these came out now. Currently the kits are only made for the Erin Condren but soon they will be available for Happy Planners and I can not wait since I am making the switch for next year!
Do you plan your months? Then it is time to try these brand new amazing kits!
Written By Brooklynne Michelle - September 28 2016
For this school year I got an Erin Condren Teacher Planner and I was so excited. Once I got it I quickly realized I had no idea how I was going to plan in my new planner. I had to completely forget about even trying to planner decorate until I could figure out how to plan. The following are my teaching stats you need to know to understand how I use my planner.
High School Teacher
6 classes of one prep (one type of class, Health)
Two conference periods
Sponsor of a club
Teach on an A Day/B Day block schedule
After I figured out how to plan my days I began experimenting with washi and then it was time to take on STICKERS! Which stickers did I have to use first? Of course Pop Fizz Paper
The first thing I need to do is block off the days under each section. I plan one side of my planner with my A day classes and the other side with my B day classes. So the first thing to do was to figure out how I was going to block out the days I did not need. I chose to re purpose the washi strips and the decor to use as block outs.
I used the checklist flags for all of my actual classes so I can make my lesson plans in a bullet point format. I then used the small checklist flags to mark the club I sponsor and my to do lists for club activities.
Overall the pop fizz paper stickers are amazing for this planner because I have so many options on how I need to plan depending on my lesson plans for the week. One of my favorite stickers to use are the 3 heart check boxes I wish I had more of those. I could use those all over the place in this planner
This is the thing I love about Pop Fizz Paper stickers they can be used with any planner and you don’t even need a planner of a specific size to use them because they look great in EVERY planner. If you want the stickers to fit perfect in the boxes they won’t do that because my stickers are made for the ECLP vertical but that does not matter because they look great. I think the sizing is pretty darn close and with the colors already on the page of the ECTP the stickers go great with it.
I plan to use Pop Fizz Paper stickers and Washi for almost every week in my ECTP!
Do you use a teacher planner? Have you tried Pop Fizz in it? Do it! It will make your lessons much more fun.
Written By Brooklynne Michelle - September 14 2016
One of the parts of a personal planner I never realized I needed was a book mark type item. The more I use my personal the more it seems like a necessity.
I decided to make myself two out of the papers I have gotten in the Pop Fizz Paper kits. I already have one that I used as a template. Here are the items I used
Pop fizz paper kit papers (4)
White card stock
6 hole punch
I started by tracing the template on to the papers with a pencil. I think simply took some scissors and cut them all out. Since I do not have a laminator I used 4 papers so it would be thicker and double sided. I then traced the template on to the card stock and cut it out. The card stock will be to make it sturdy and thick.
Anytime I do anything with planner this happens!
I then decided which papers I wanted to go together and I used the tape runner and attached them to either side of the card stock. The last step was to hole punch them with my 6 hole punch.
I used papermate flair pens and sharpie markers to right today and month on them.
I wish I had a laminator but being a teacher I will probably take these to school and laminate them.