About this project I'm a natural-born organizer. Project management is in my blood, but it was a series of life changes that turned my minor obsession into a career path. In September 2010, I found myself in a life situation that could have gotten out of control very quickly: I had recently become a mother, I started a blog, and became a caregiver to my mother who had been diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma. Blogging was a great outlet to my creativity, but with all of those life events, the need to keep things organized so life could run smoothly was an absolute necessity. Plus, the project manager in me couldn't just take the risk of "let's just see what happens." I quickly received accolades as one of Latina Magazine’s top Bloggers to Know in 2014 and Latina Magazine’s top 10 Mommy bloggers in 2013,) which brought even more focus on the site. With more notoriety comes more work, and I knew that I had to get my business in order so I could be more productive. The birth of Organizada came about when writing a post in 2014 about getting and staying organized using Microsoft Office 365, for which, full-disclosure, I am a Champion/Blog Ambassador. One thing led to another, and before I knew it I’d created the footprint for Organizada. The extra downloads and organizational tools came naturally as supplements to the main organizer, all focused squarely on helping bloggers keep the main aspects of their businesses contained and running smoothly: editorial calendar, financials, planning, brainstorming, metrics, and reporting. Organizada is now poised to come from my musings about organization and into the hands of those that work online but still like traditional paper and pen to plan their business lives. It's a planning tool that allows you to keep every aspect of your blogging life on target down to the hour of the day. It's also timeless in the aspect that there are no calendar months or years printed on the planner, so you start right where you are in the month and date you receive it. The Organizada contains 12 blank months' worth of full-color pages along with weekly pages to track editorial features, sponsored posts, brainstorming sessions, and an extra step: writing down your all-important mantra for the week which is designed to give you a weekly focus to achieve your goals. Everything you need to plan to succeed with your blog can finally be found in this one blogging planner. Take your business to the next level with this timely tool, which includes: Blog-at-a-Glance: record your blog analytics and social media following in an easy-to-follow reporting space. Month-at-a-Glance: planning pages containing slots for goals, desired performance outcome, blog topics, a sponsored post grid, and a lessons learned section. Monthly Calendar: track and view your entire month of activities on one page. Income and Expenses: this running list of records makes for better bookkeeping and a happier tax time. Social Media Tracking: a place to discover how often you should be sharing, which platforms are providing the most ROI, and where you should you focus your efforts. All the answers are here! Weekly Calendar: a planning page where posts can be scheduled, brainstorming sessions can be recorded, and any revenue-generating activities can be tracked. Don’t forget to write down your mantra for the week! BONUS FEATURES: Buyers will be able to track conference and expenses as well as social media shares for posts with Excel spreadsheets delivered to their inbox after purchase/pledge! This project came from my need to stay organized and become a successful blogger and business person. I have many roles in my life, and running my blog is just one part of it. Maintaining its organization is extremely important in order to create balance for my work, my life, and my child. I’ve also helped so many fellow bloggers and business owners get organized around these principles that it seemed time to spread their success with a larger audience, meaning you! Being an organizational coach, I have the great pleasure of helping others in key areas of their lives. Organizada is the creation of one central tool that allows me to counsel other blogging business owners in keeping their businesses moving flawlessly. You'll never be able to advance your business if you're constantly trying to get organized, and this is the tool that will help you not only survive running a blog, but become a thriving blogging success! The elephant first came to the 'hood as part of my logo. It signified the protection that elephants give their young and the fact that they are such caring parents. Also, they can get tough when need be.The elephant on the planner? Well, that's because elephants are so good at remembering things and it just seemed to go right along with the purpose of this planner. All funds raised through this campaign will be used for the production, manufacturing, marketing and shipping of the organizers to the clients who need them. Risks and challenges A printer has already been selected for this project, and they are prepared to begin production as soon as they receive final approval. Printing challenges cannot be predicted, but potential issues have been mitigated in order to ensure this project is launched with minimal impact to the client. Transparency is of the utmost importance. If any issues arise during this process, backers will be notified immediately.