Sure, planning makes life easier but you have to spend a certain amount of time on it everyday. It does not get done by itself.
How my time is managed:
I spend about 10 minutes every night planning for the next day and checking off/updating that day’s journal.
Every saturday, around 5-10 minutes extra goes for the next week’s weekly spread in my bullet journal.
And every month, almost an hour to set up for the next month. I plan, see what works and what doesn’t etc earlier itself. Also, I don’t do it at once as I cannot carve out the time. Instead I do it over a week, one spread at a time.
As for my blog posts, I usually get inspiration/ideas at any time and write it down in a notebook or make a note in my phone. When I have time, I write down an almost-ready draft of the post in a notebook. I like writing posts more and I can do it whenever so that’s helpful. When I come on the computer once/twice a week, I type all of my posts; maybe making a few changes. I also usually take pictures required in advance and finish everything at once when I’m on the desktop. I prefer not counting the time for this but I guess it’ll come to around one hour.
I also have a blog post schedule log where I enter the title of post I want for that day and put a tick against it once it’s done and scheduled.
If you’ve tried planning or bullet journaling and quit it, understand that it requires time too. In the end, this much time pays off as you don’t forget or mix-up anything and you also have a log of everything.
Are you a planner? How much time do you spend on it? How long do you spend for your blog posts?