When you’re running a blog, it’s important to keep everything organized. Plans, posts, ideas, emails and everything else that comes with running a blog. One of my favorite tools to organize my blog? Google Docs!
Every single one of my blog posts have been drafted and planned in Google docs.
So today, I’m going to go over why I like google docs, and how you can use it to organize your blogging business!
How to use Google Docs to Organize your Blog Posts
So you may be wondering why I draft all of my blog posts in google docs first. Wouldn’t it just make more sense to draft it right in WordPress?
While that certainly would save a step, there are a few reasons why I don’t do that.
1. Google Docs save feature is more reliable
There have been times when I’ve heard of people losing hours of blog work because WordPress didn’t save their drafts. It honestly happens more than you think.
With Google Docs, I find the save feature works wonderfully. Every single change you make is saved.
I’ve had times when my internet has gone out or is just generally running slow and I’m forced to reload the page. The webpage will give me a notice that some changes may not have been saved and I have to pray I didn’t just lose an entire post.
But, every time this has happened I’ve lost no more than a few words (if anything has been lost at all, which is usually the case!) The saves are unbeatable!
2. It’s a backup to my website
Losing your website. The thought alone is enough to terrify me. I’m never one to remember to back up my site as often as I probably should. And, while the event of my site being hacked or otherwise lost is probably slim- it’s still a very real possibility.
I’m not taking any chances! If my progress and all my blog posts were to somehow get deleted, I’d be stressed but also not totally hopeless.
I find myself more relaxed knowing I have a backup file of all my blog posts stored right into google. Its something completely external from my blog, so I have less of a chance of losing them!
Those are the two biggest reasons why I don’t use WordPress to draft my posts. However, there are still many more reasons I use Google to draft my posts!
3. You can easily organize!
Within Google Docs, you can create folders which makes it super easy to organize.
I have folders for blog posts, blog plans, email plans and more!
Of course, you can just use Word on your computer and create folders right on your desktop too. But there are a few reasons why I don’t use Word either.
-You have to pay for it
Google Docs is free. Whereas Word is a software you have to buy and download (and buy updates for, if you want the latest version)
Google docs will update itself, so you never have to touch it. Plus, the files you save don’t take up your computer space, as they would if you were using Word. And you don’t really need to worry about running out of space on Google!
3. I can access my posts from anywhere
Because I write my posts on Google, they have this lovely little Google Docs app which comes already installed on my phone. Word doesn’t have an app.
So anytime I write something in Word, I have to wait till I get back to my computer to do any more work on it!
But with Google Docs, since I can log in to my Google account through my phone, all of my blog posts are now accessible on the go! (For example, I’m currently finishing this post up while waiting at the doctor’s office!).
I love the flexibility of being able to write on the go because it’s important to make the most of all the time you have!
I love writing while I’m at work, or anywhere else I can fit in a few minutes of blog work! So if you’re a world-a-holic like me, you’ll love Google Docs!
There are other reasons why I love Google Docs, like the fact that it connects to Google Drive (another handy tool I’ll get into in another post). So if you’re not using Google docs, you totally should be!
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Where do you write your blog posts at? Are you an on-the-go writer like me? Let me know in the comments below!