Building and Organizing a Google Calendar
Now that we have begun the promotion process and we are beginning to successfully sell ourselves, it is time to organize all of our commitments onto a calendar to make sure we stay on top of everything!
In my opinion, the best way to do this is through Google Calendar.
Google Calendar is a time-management and scheduling calendar developed by… you guessed it, Google!
Google Calendar is available online and on a mobile app, so you are never without your schedule!
Here’s how to get started and build your own!
- On your computer, you are going to visit calendar.google.com
- If you already have a google account, you will now sign in
- If you do not have a google account, you will click “Create an account”
Now that you have either created or signed into your account, you will be taken into Google Calendar
- By clicking on any day of the week, month, or year, Google Calendar will open a small box where you will fill out the details of your event.
- Continue doing this with all of your appointments and you will be getting yourself organized before you know it!
If starting Google Calendar on your apple or android device, don’t go to the web address, just download the Google Calendar app!
Whether you open it on your phone or computer, your Google Calendar will be synced to your google account, so it will always be available for you to add, move around, or delete any commitments you may have!
Here’s what my Google Calendar looks like for the rest of the month and going into the next.
As you can see, I took this screenshot of my calendar on the 19th of June, because the blue circle over the date shows you what day it is.
This screenshot is in a monthly view of my calendar.
It is also possible to see your calendar in a yearly view, a weekly view, 4 days at a time, 1 day at a time, or in a scheduled manner similar to a bullet point list.
All of the little dots on my calendar, no matter what color, are showing that I have something to do that day, but just for a certain amount of time.
The color blocks show that it is an all day commitment.
The different colored dots or blocks are what I have color coded to know if it is a music gig, a doctor’s appointment, or a personal commitment.
Purple - music gig
Green - doctor’s appointment
Red - personal commitment