Creating A To-Do List

by Nasrul Hanis · 8 comments

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A To-Do list is an important thing for people with a lot of tasks including bloggers. Do a blogger need his/her own To-Do list?

Yes, absolutely.

Creating a To-Do list is simple but it has a great benefit to you. Besides functioning as a reminder of your daily life, it also saves your time to plan various tasks and let you do your works in time and systematic way.

The thing that you need is a small notebook and a pen. You can use software such as Notepad or The Calendar Planner but I prefer the manual one because:

  • easier to list down and mark all the things;
  • can be used anywhere;
  • faster than the electronic one;
  • and you don’t need electricity to use it.

The things that will be listed in the To-Do list is depend on you. For a blogger, you need to consider two main things – tasks and ideas.

  • Tasks – the job that need to be done such as exchanging links, guest posts, paid posts and etc.
  • Ideas – any ideas that you got and will be used to write your posts.

You can also list your personal tasks but I prefer to list them in the other To-Do list. If you want to differentiate between tasks and ideas in your To-Do list, use different colors for them.

The way how to use it is easy and up to your style. The basic thing is jot it down and mark it when it is done. Easy, right? But you have to make sure that the task that you mark is really done or you’ll miss it. I have my own style of creating my To-Do list. I’ll bring some A4 papers that had been folded 4 times wherever I go. If I got some new and interesting ideas or any tasks to do, I’ll list them in the paper immediately. When I’m at home or take rest somewhere, I transfer all the tasks and ideas from the papers into my small notebook. I want a professional look for my To-Do list, so I have to make it in a systematic way.

How about you? Do you have your own To-Do list? How do you use them in your daily life? Feel free to share through your comments below!

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LithiumMind

I do have a To-Do daily. However it’s done in my brain. However if there is a lot of items, then I’ll just write it down on a piece of paper. I find it much easier. Maybe I should get one of those PDA phones 🙂

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Vikas

To-do…. hmmm
Let me think few days back there was a post on problogger.net regarding schedule post and i had a small thing about it.

Should we really have in mind that we need to post today?
Blogging is a platform to share your thoughts when you have one right?

I dunno i think i m somewhat sceptic about this topic, knowing what to do takes the juice out of the life :).

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Kayla

I usually make a todo list if my daily tasks get out of hand, but I should really get into the habit of doing it daily. I often times don’t do it until I’m stressed out and overwhelmed…

I use Google Calendar as an editorial calendar for ideas, and I just bought a binder where I can keep all my invoices, emails, and to do lists in one place. Hopefully that can keep me more organized from now on!

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Benjamin Cip

I don’t have a To-Do list… I somehow plan things I have to do in the morning, but due to my busy life, I sometimes lack of time and have to delay what I have to do. I should make a To-Do list maybe. Thanks for this nice post anyway!

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iWrite2Know

The To-do list does help us to organize ourselves. I recommend it as it gives us a timeframe to complete the tasks in the list. It also helps us take a systematic approach towards life.

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blinkky

I’ve To-Do list for my blog. If I’ve something useful to share, I’ll write it in my To-Do list to make sure I’ll not forget about it =)

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Coffee Mom

I am need to hat may To Do lists. It sure keeps everyone on tasks- including my kids.
😉

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techguide1

nice tool and likely to use this one. Thanks.

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