Long Long ago..... you know, March or April of this year, I started really participating in linky parties. I had linked up to some before attending Bloggy Boot Camp-Saint Louis. After being there and meeting some great ladies and hearing all of the advice, I really ramped up my involvement. So involved that I didn't know which projects had been shared with which linky parties. Oops!
I decided to make a Excel spreadsheet with the days of the week, linky parties I participated in, and which projects I shared. I've been using this form ever since. It didn't dawn on me until talking to a friend, that not everybody knows how to use Excel or make spreadsheets. So I thought I would share mine with you. I'm by no means an expert. But I can be quite dangerous looking up how to do things on Google.
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It's not super fancy or cute but it works and helps me remember ( you know that mommy brain) what I linked up and who I linked up with. I type in the name of the post I am linking up in the column with the date on it. If for some reason I didn't link up that week, people don't have the party that week, it's not up in the morning, or I'm sick... I will type an x in the space. See in the green circle,vacation.
I've already set up the dates for you on the top to be every seven days depending on the day of the week. And the far right column that has the linky party names is frozen so you can move the dates over and not have to scroll off the page. Try it. It's fun. (1) To unfreeze it go up to View, Freeze Panes, Un Freeze Panes. (2) Easy as that.
Your tabs will be on the bottom for the different days. (3) I left the linky parties that I like and link up to in there. You should check them out. They are all great ladies who throw great parties. If you don't need any more parties, then you can start fresh and type in your own over mine.(1) I don't have any on Sundays right now. It's just too busy for me.
I've also made a more user friendly option for those that want to print something out and put it in a binder, which I may do myself...someday. You know, when I start on that to-do list.
There is a vertical list and a horizontal list. I will say that the horizontal list gives you way more space for linky parties and columns to type in. These were all done in Excel. I can always figure out how to make them into blank forms if people want. Or PDFs. I'm still learning this printable thing.
Vertical - Horizontal
I couldn't figure out how to make the border go all the way around. So if you know, let me know, and I'll fix it for everyone else. I hope this can help someone else stay as organized as it has helped me.
On a side note- it took all day ( in between mommy stuff) to figure out how to get this to you guys. I normally use Google Docs for my downloadable stuff but it took my Excel file and did wonky things with them. So this time I am using Drop Box. You get 2.5 GB free. That's a pretty good amount.
Again, if something isn't working , let me know. I want help you, not confuse or frustrate you. :)
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