Meme

Let’s Talk Bookish ~~~ 6th August

Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, that is hosted by Rukky @Eternity Books  and Dani @Literary Lion. It’s a chance to discuss certain topics, share opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts.

Posts are written on Fridays, and you can suggest topics using the form that you will find on Rukky’s Contact page.



WHAT IS YOUR POSTING TYPE? 

SUGGESTED BY NICOLE @ THOUGHTS STAINED WITH INK


Prompts: Everyone blogs differently, how do you do it? Do you schedule posts long before they’re published, how long? Do you write several drafts of a post and edit them, or do you not edit at all? Perhaps you simply write a post and put it up for the world to see immediately? There’s no right or wrong answer!

I love this prompt and am really looking forward to reading all the other answers and perhaps picking up a tip or two along the way. My posting type is quite fluid over time, and can vary depending on how busy my working life is and how motivated I am to blog. However I’ve answered for how I currently blog as it seems to be working well for me at present.

Everyone blogs differently, how do you do it? Do you schedule posts long before they’re published, how long?

I write many posts, especially reviews, way in advance of publishing them. However I go through fits and starts of scheduling them in advance. I never schedule more than a few days to a week ahead, mainly because I tend do everything last minute. That deadline pressure seems to help focus my thoughts.

Do you write several drafts of a post and edit them, or do you not edit at all?

I’m very much a write and edit blogger, which is another reason that I don’t schedule far in advance. I often find that on a final read through, just before the post is due to go live, I totally change an entire paragraph. It also gives me a chance to check formatting issues that seem o occur between saving and closing a draft post and re-opening it.

Perhaps you simply write a post and put it up for the world to see immediately?

I used to do that, but generally I have the post in at least draft form a few days prior to publishing it. Occasionally, if I have a very quick turn around on an arc book, I will create the review post and publish immediately but that is very much an exception to the rule of “written in advance”.


What is your blogging style? Are you scheduled and prepared to the nth degree or are you a total last minute fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants blogger?

7 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish ~~~ 6th August

  1. I’m similar in that deadline pressure helps me focus – without a deadline (even a self given one) I can let things go for ages. If I schedule a week or so ahead thats a lot for me too lol, I live in the moment mostly! Memes are easier to schedule in advance or arc reviews if I need to have them up by a certain deadline. Loved reading your thoughts!

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  2. As soon as I get approval for an arc or accept a blog tour book or request to review, I put the target post date on the calendar. All but blog tour books I do move around as needed but I try to keep it within a two week window.
    I write up rough drafts of my reviews within 24-48 hours of finishing the book and usually let that sit for a day or more, so I can edit it with fresh eyes. Then I put it through Grammarly and take one more look at those results and tweak as needed. After which I set up the post in the blog and schedule it in there, plus I post to NetGalley (if that’s where I got it) and Goodreads that same day.
    Everything I do, even reading, is scheduled and organized because that’s how I work best. Great post!

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    1. I used to schedule what book I was reading when, but only because I signed up for too many arcs. I’m finding more and more my reading is determined by mood and whim, if I feel “forced” to read a book I just can’t seem to get into it. I’ve also never been an organised person – I set up a calendar and all schedule everything but then forget to check it frequently enough.

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