Saturday, June 13, 2020

Breaking Into The Planner Community: My Observations

From the moment I discovered planners, paper, inserts, and pens, I wanted to jump into the planner community, throw up both hands, and yell:  "I'm here!"

Getting to know people that share the same passion for all things planners was high on my priority list.  I just knew I could jump on social media ask questions, learn tips and hacks, share my inserts, and spend all day talking about our experiences.  

There were Facebook planner groups, big and small.  There were hundreds of planners with Instagram, a huge amount of Pinterest posts. not to mention the websites.  Where do you start?



I started with a Facebook group of like-minded people.  The group I joined is not active anymore but I still stick around for the occasional conversation and the ability to search the archives. Another group I joined is called Mid-life Planners with Purpose.  It took me a while to accept that I was a "mid-life" planner (just kidding!); now that I have retired from homeschooling, I hope to get more involved on a daily basis.

Breaking into the Instagram planner community is, in my opinion, hard.  There are a few IG's, in particular, I would like to interact with, but like me, they followed and were followed by a LOT of people.  It's hard to keep up with everybody!  I still have the planner IG where I follow a lot of people, but I also follow a smaller group of 3-5 planner people on my "real life" IG.  I  just keep watching their stories, posts, and live videos and commenting when I have something to say.  As a matter of face, commenting is one of the best ways to get involved.  It lets others know that you are interested in the it account. It's working for me.

There are other ways to get involved, but know exactly what you want.  You can get involved in IG challenges, join your favorite insert designers' Facebook group, etc. You can even open a planner blog and share on Pinterest. 

If you have any suggestions about how to get more involved in the planner community, PLEASE, please share!!

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