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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 really like this question! It’s about time I reflect on how I post and figure out how I might do better.
I’m such a mood everything so it’s only been in the past few months I’ve started to develop some sort of schedule. Memes, such as this one, have helped me with structure and consistency. I try to schedule memes ahead of time–maybe a week or more. I’m also prone to make make last minute changes, such as changing the song I’d like to highlight on “Music Monday” or a book on “First Lines Fridays.”
Book reviews, on the other hand, can be dependent on a few things. For ARCs, I use Notion to keep track of publication dates, using it as a deadline as much as possible. I try to ensure I read and review by that date or before, although this doesn’t always happen. Usually, I read it and then post within a few days–I really need to be better at scheduling these beforehand. Occasionally, I read books that won’t come out until a few months later. When this is the case, the book review can be scheduled months in advance. For instance, I already have a November book review scheduled because I was so excited to receive the approval. For non-ARCs, I read and post as soon as I can. I don’t usually have a set TBR for those, so I don’t usually have these reviews scheduled. Again, maybe something I can improve on as well.
When writing, I usually have a draft or two a post. I run my final draft through through Grammarly because I know I often unintentionally omit words. It’s like that text you thought you sent, but it only happened in your head. I will revise a sentence or add a new one and run the post through Grammarly only to discover my eyes tricked me and the sentence doesn’t look like the one I had in my head.
What is your posting type? Do you have any tips or suggestions? I’d love to know!