The Blogger & The Full TIme Job (Part Two)

I have a confession today, I’ve been harbouring an organisational secret for a good four months now (my bad?) and had only let my good friend Luce in on a certain check-listsable, customisable, project friendly(not to mention business and collaboration friendly), on-the-go app. Wow, that got a bit wordy didn’t it?

But in all seriousness. I’ve been keeping myself organised for the past few months by using a program called ASANA. Before I get down to selling this to you, this post is completely NOT sponsored – I started using it for work and being the organisational nerd I am, then integrated it into my home life.

There are so many list making apps available on the internet but there are a few reasons why this one is just on another level for me:

Lists inside projects, inside projects:
You can create a project, and then great as many tasks as you like inside it, you can also make sub tasks inside that one task. This is great if you love making YouTube videos, but always get to the upload stage and realise you forgot to take a thumbnail shot *points at self*. I haven’t forgotten to do this once since using this app.

Re-prioritising:
Not only can you make lists, you can move them. For me, especially at work, this is a massive pet peeve when you write your to-do list down in the order you want to do it and then a client calls with an emergency job. It makes my list look messy. I can’t hack it. But now I just add their task in, and move it to the top. No fuss, no mess.

Tick boxes:
Once you’re done with your task you can also tick it off *insert heart eye’d emoji*. It sends it to the completed section where you don’t have to look at it and can even archive the task and project once you’re done.

Assigning tasks to others:
Imagine Luce and I filmed a video together (totally needs to happen, right?). She uses ASANA so if I needed her to prepare anything I could pop it on my list and assign it to her – I then get a notification if she asks any questions, attaches photos or completes the task. It really is a blogging collab dream in a slightly more business format.

Due dates:
I’m crap at leaving things until the last minute, but by putting a due date in I get a little email reminder of what is coming up. Sometimes I just push back my completion date because I’m incredibly lazy, but more often than not it’s a good little reminder that something needs doing.

Laptop, iPad, iPhone – Check!
I have this app on my laptop, iPad and iPhone. So I can use it where ever. I particularly like t on my phone because I never have to carry my notebook around (it’s just weighty y’know?) and if I have an idea at work I can add it in under the correct project, not on a page in a notepad where I write so much I’ll have to search back for it come saturday when I’m prepping posts.

And my favourite part? It’s free. If you’re looking for a notebook-less organisational heaven this is it. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go tick off my “The Blogger & The Full TIme Job (Part Two)” tick boxes…

And if you’re not interested in blog organisation? I have double the beauty chat for you tomorrow!

72 Comments

  1. 14 Jan 2014 / 9:16 am

    Have to try this! I am so unorganised πŸ™ berrie-blogs.blogspot.com xxx

  2. 14 Jan 2014 / 9:57 am

    This sounds fantastic, I love making to do lists and always try to be organised. A great tip thank you. xxx

  3. 14 Jan 2014 / 10:01 am

    really great tips!

    fashionandleather.blogspot.com

  4. 14 Jan 2014 / 10:28 am

    Thanks for sharing! I want to try and get a bit more organised. This app sounds like it can do the job!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  5. 14 Jan 2014 / 10:29 am

    Great idea, I tend to still use an old school pinboard with a schedule and my calendar, but this looks much better!
    x

  6. 14 Jan 2014 / 10:31 am

    I love being organized, so I'm always on the look-out for good applications such as Asana. Just downloaded to try it out – so thanks for the suggestion πŸ™‚

    specthers.blogspot.com

  7. 14 Jan 2014 / 10:33 am

    It is so great to have a recommendation for an organisation app. I am never happy with what I have in place. Heading over to Asana now.

    Pru

  8. 14 Jan 2014 / 10:49 am

    I love writing lists and keeping myself organised haha, this app sounds perfect!! Thank you for recommending it! Fab post πŸ™‚ http://amelissab.blogspot.co.uk/ Amy. X

  9. 14 Jan 2014 / 10:53 am

    Working and blogging all in one day is a big task so something like this can really come in handy I bet! I think I'll look into this myself πŸ™‚
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

  10. 14 Jan 2014 / 10:55 am

    I will check it out once I get home from my full-time job πŸ˜‰ it looks very promising though and I can use all the help I can get with getting and staying organized in this hectic life of mine

  11. 14 Jan 2014 / 11:03 am

    Very usefull blog post thanks !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

  12. 14 Jan 2014 / 11:14 am

    loved this
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  13. 14 Jan 2014 / 11:14 am

    This sounds great! I really need something like this to help organise my life instead of endless lists of to-do lists scribbled on bits of paper left all over the place x

    www.blameitonvogue.com

  14. 14 Jan 2014 / 11:32 am

    You have definitely sold me this! I love the sound of it!

    http://thebravestindividual.blogspot.co.uk/

  15. 14 Jan 2014 / 12:12 pm

    I will have to try this! I am finding it hard to juggle my last term of university and my blog. Thank you!

    www.emandthem.co.uk

  16. 14 Jan 2014 / 12:42 pm

    Please can you do a post/video on your job?? Such as how to get into it the pros and cons of it etc. Thanks

  17. 14 Jan 2014 / 12:56 pm

    That sounds fab. I love being organised but stop blogging when starting working full time as couldn't fit it in. This year I have decided to start up again so something like this would be perfect xx

  18. 14 Jan 2014 / 12:59 pm

    I can't thank you enough for this tip. I have so much on my plate with beauty contributions, school, ballet, and my own blog. Merci! xo

    Lillian from parisiantobe.com

  19. 14 Jan 2014 / 1:04 pm

    I must say I do love a good list so am definitely going to check this out x

    whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.com/

  20. 14 Jan 2014 / 1:07 pm

    Must try this app! I always want to make lists but i never know where haha! xx

    Zazie x
    A Little Treat

  21. 14 Jan 2014 / 1:37 pm

    Wow, downloading this as we speak! Hopefully it will kick me in gear to become more organised in all aspects of my life haha!
    danielascribbles.blogspot.co.uk

  22. 14 Jan 2014 / 1:40 pm

    Downloading this right now! I LOVE to do list apps and always have to try them all out. At the moment I use TeuxDeux for anything not work related, and Wunderlist at work. This one sounds like it could overtake them tho!

    youtube.com/charlimarieTV

  23. 14 Jan 2014 / 1:53 pm

    Great tips!

    http://talisatalksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/covergirl-hot-passion-lipstick.html

  24. 14 Jan 2014 / 2:22 pm

    This is so helpful! I need to try it!

    x Giada | The Beauty Recensionist

  25. 14 Jan 2014 / 3:53 pm

    This seems so helpful. I work in retail full time and just can't seem to get the balance right between working, blogging, and living my life! This would be so much better than trying to scribble everything down in different notebooks.

    xx

    www.erinjaine.blogspot.com

  26. 14 Jan 2014 / 4:11 pm

    This sounds amazing, thank you for sharing!

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

  27. 14 Jan 2014 / 5:41 pm

    I've just signed up πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing I've been looking for the perfect organisation tool for my blogging for so long now x

    EmmiHeartsο»Ώ

  28. 14 Jan 2014 / 5:45 pm

    I'm definitely going to use this app πŸ™‚ β™₯

    www.j4miejohnston.com

  29. 14 Jan 2014 / 5:57 pm

    This sounds wonderful & just what I need to keep me on track & all my lists & tasks in one place. Thank you for sharing
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

  30. 14 Jan 2014 / 5:57 pm

    Great discovery!!!!!!! I think i'm going tu use it!!!

    http://mabulledepensees.blogspot.fr/

  31. 14 Jan 2014 / 6:11 pm

    I will definitely have to check this out!

    RIKKI //
    RIKKI POYNTER MAKEUP

  32. 14 Jan 2014 / 6:12 pm

    I've been using an app called Evernote which is great too and can sync to all your devices. β™₯ I always need to be organised.

  33. 14 Jan 2014 / 6:51 pm

    Sold! This is just what I needed! Thank you so much for sharing πŸ™‚

    xx
    http://analeote.blogspot.pt/

  34. 14 Jan 2014 / 8:57 pm

    This sounds like my dream! xx

    Essie | The Li'l Sparrow

  35. 14 Jan 2014 / 9:16 pm

    Thank you so much for telling us about this app. I've been trying to find a decent one for ages! Good timing also, as it may help me keep on track with my resolutions, heres hoping!
    x

    Handbags&Hunters

  36. 14 Jan 2014 / 9:31 pm

    Great suggestion! Downloading now!

    http://chelsealeighbeauty.blogspot.ca/

  37. 14 Jan 2014 / 9:53 pm

    I use something very similar to this on my laptop, called Wunderlist, I find this actually keeps me more organised than my personal organiser! it has the similar thing of Subtasks as well (: x

    embouteillage-atasco.blogspot.com

  38. 14 Jan 2014 / 10:18 pm

    I literally downloaded this immediately after finishing reading this post and already have a bunch of lists πŸ™‚ thanks Suzie πŸ™‚

    Tiny Alis.

  39. 14 Jan 2014 / 11:04 pm

    this certainly sounds like a dream! away to download it…

    http://pomegranateandcoffee.blogspot.co.uk

  40. 14 Jan 2014 / 11:21 pm

    Oo lovely. Going to give this a go!
    Bauble & Trinket

  41. 14 Jan 2014 / 11:45 pm

    Oh. My. God. I need this! Lists! Ticking things off lists! <3

    www.madeleineslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

  42. 15 Jan 2014 / 12:37 am

    I just moved over here from keeping waayy too many sticky notes on my desktop and it's been awesome– ticking tasks off the list is so satisfying!

  43. 15 Jan 2014 / 12:20 pm

    This is so freaking awesome.

    I have two jobs, which includes running a bunch of social media outlets PLUS I have a blog. I haven't managed to find a way of keeping everything neat and tidy and altogether.. until now. So THANK YOU <3

  44. 15 Jan 2014 / 1:56 pm

    About to get that App right now! If you're the blogger & full time job, then I'm the blogger & full time student (with swimming on the side) so I understand what it is to have a booked schedule. The fact you manage this blog–and manage it wonderfully–while being so busy is an incredible inspiration.
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

  45. 15 Jan 2014 / 3:15 pm

    I really need to get my life organized. Thanks for the recommendation!

    Yolennie
    www.lavenderfedora.blogspot.com

  46. 15 Jan 2014 / 4:45 pm

    ahh i must try this, i love love love to be organised

    Jess x

  47. 15 Jan 2014 / 5:27 pm

    will have to try this. organisation is not my forte.

  48. 15 Jan 2014 / 9:57 pm

    I tried ASANA awhile ago but I found it was too complicated for me. In the end I'm much better with an app that just has the ability to put together several plain to do lists!

    Sorcha x Bright Field Notes

  49. 15 Jan 2014 / 10:19 pm

    great tips!

    @emilybbeauty – http://themgoodbones.blogspot.co.uk/

  50. 16 Jan 2014 / 5:52 am

    Hey, you have awesome post, i love to see your all posts
    .Thank You.
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  51. 16 Jan 2014 / 7:07 am

    Thank you so much for the recommendation! Definitely need an organizing apps for myself.

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  52. 16 Jan 2014 / 5:19 pm

    Deffo checking this out!

    http://lifebyemmy.blogspot.co.uk/

  53. 17 Jan 2014 / 5:07 pm

    I ADORE any kind of organisational apps; I tried Astrid tasks for a while. But the problem is I just can't find any that emulates the joy of ticking off or crossing something through manually. I suppose I enjoy the creative side of it too.

    I'll try this out though, it looks pretty interesting. πŸ™‚

  54. 17 Jan 2014 / 6:11 pm

    This sounds so great, I've been on the hunt for something like this forever it seems! I have to try it out immediately to see if it will work for me πŸ™‚ Thank you for the great post! xo

  55. 20 Jan 2014 / 9:05 pm

    This sounds incredible! I will have to download it to get my organisational self back on track!
    xx

    http://violetsandaisy.blogspot.com.au

  56. 25 Jan 2014 / 6:57 pm

    I am so in love with your blog and you seem so sweet and your so pretty. CanΒ΄t you do a "how to organise your life" video? That would be so helpfull. Because I just started my own blog, and IΒ΄m on my last year at school and its kinda hectic. πŸ˜› x

  57. 31 Jan 2014 / 9:02 am

    Brilliant thank you so much for the tip! I've just downloaded the app, maybe this will stop be from procrastinating!

  58. 04 Jan 2015 / 7:53 pm

    I've been using Wunderlist and it seems that it's pretty similar to ASANA. I highly recommend it if you would like to try something else πŸ˜‰

    www.morethanbeautymarketing.blogspot.co.uk

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