Let’s Talk Bookish: What’s your back-up plan for posting?

Letโ€™s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. Discussions pertain to topics related to reading or books. Share your opinions, and spread the love by visiting other “Let’s Talk Bookish” posts.

Prompts: There are just some days when you completely forget to prepare a post beforehand. In those instances, is there a specific kind of post you quickly throw together to stay on schedule? Do you just miss the day and move on? If you canโ€™t come up with any new ideas for posts, what do you usually end up recycling?

Posting was more sporadic when I first started blogging. I stuck mostly to reviews so if I didn’t have a review, I would just skip until I had one ready. Currently, I try to post Monday through Friday and only post occasionally on the weekends. I’ve just started becoming more structured, and memes and tags have been extremely helpful. If I forget to prepare a post beforehand, memes allow me to quickly post something to stay on schedule. I’m very thankful for blogs that host memes because prompts are often ready a month or so in advance. I also love tags and have compiled a list of those that I haven’t necessarily been tagged in but would love to do. I’ve never thought about recycling mostly because I haven’t posted many non-review related posts. Maybe it would be a good time to start a list?

What do you do when you forget to prepare a post beforehand? I would really love your tips on this!

13 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: What’s your back-up plan for posting?

  1. With 2 kids doing school at home right now, I’m perpetually forgetting to post now. I’m glad I’ve finally been blogging long enough that, even if I don’t post for a couple of days, my stats don’t take much of a hit since I have so much content up already. It’s nice to now be able to just shrug and say maybe tomorrow I’ll get something up. But what has really helped me stay on track is to have certain posts for certain days so I can at least think of writing them in advance.

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    • Thanks for sharing. I am envious! I look forward to being able to have enough content to be able to do that one day. I like having certain posts for certain days too…or at least I try to do that.

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      • It took about 3.5 years of blogging almost every day, which was definitely exhausting. I like to think every blogger who blogs enough gets there eventually. Best of luck getting there! I look forward to enjoying more content from you!

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  2. I am a fairly new blogger, and I’ve been scheduling posts for the next 3 weeks, so I’m always ahead of things. This works good for reviews, Top 10 meme, and Can’t wait Wednesday and keeps the schedule full. I have to do the Sunday Post meme and Stacking the Shelves meme a day before I post, but I keep a template open so it’s easy to fill out. I’m also starting to write some book review posts for already published books that I can throw into the schedule if I don’t have anything to post. I’m trying to publish a post every day and it’s been working for about 3 months now.

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    • OMG! You are so organized!! I can see how having it planned and ready to go in advance gives you some wiggle room if anything comes up. I need to be better at that. A template is a smart idea!!

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  3. For me, I used these discussion ideas (or my own) as fillers. Also I sometimes do a Top 10 or Top 5 Tuesday post, if the subject inspires me. Sometimes I’ll fill in with one of the many book tags that are out there!

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  4. I don’t really have a back up plan, I just skip that day. Realising that I can use the copy post option on WordPress was a revelation for me, it means my meme posts just need “tweaking” regarding my answer, but the layout and images etc remain the same.

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