Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme, hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion, where they discuss certain topics, share their opinions, and spread the love by visiting each others’ posts.
MAY 21: HOW DO YOU CREATE BOOKISH CONTENT? (RUKKY)
Prompts: What’s your posting process? Do you write posts based on spontaneous ideas or do you follow a schedule of topics? How do you decide what and what not to post (maybe you feel like some things are too controversial or “out of date”)? Do you tailor your posts based on reader interaction/views, or do you just focus on what you want to talk about?
Happy Friday everyone! This week’s LTB topic seems to be more of a personal reflection and discussion and I will answer it for myself, though undoubtedly Andge has her own unique way of approaching posts too. We do try and coordinate our posts to be more coherent as a whole though, of course.
Since we have two writers here, generally we just plan out with each other the scheduling of posts that will come out. Not only does this split the work load, but also maintains a clear vision as to what needs to be executed each week. Now I make it sound so mechanistic but really we take it pretty relaxed here, and just discuss what content we want to put out each week.
If you have been a follower here for any length of time, you probably know our style by now. Mostly it follows a schedule, with a sprinkling of special posts here and there. We do have some occasional spontaneous posts, but those are usually initiated by external factors such as holidays or particular world events. Other than that, I think we’re both (at least I speak for myself) the type of people who like to plan ahead, and not just post on a whim.
We don’t usually pick up topics that are rather controversial nor out of date. However, of course we think about what might be well or less-well received. If we have a strong stance on a topic and we feel strongly about it, it’s likely we’ll just post about it anyway. This is our platform, our voice, why not use it, right? It’s okay to have an opinion, as long as you remain respectful of other’s opinions as well, I think. At least that’s how I personally see it.
A part of us always wants to attract more readers and followers, but not for the sole sake of the numbers. We obviously want people to be genuinely interested in our content and/or the reviews that we provide here. That being said, we also want to stay true to ourselves and post about things that we also care about. We are here to express ourselves as much as we want to provide a pleasant experience for you all here who follow us (thank you so much, by the way!).
We are always on the lookout for new ideas of what people might want to see here at Down The Rabbit Hole! Please let us know if you have any suggestions of what you might want to see more or less of. We love hearing back from you! This will help us push out the content that you all want to see. Don’t be shy to message either of us with comments and suggestions, we definitely look for it.
How do you all write your posts? Do you find that people have a style and stick to it? Do you know bloggers who change their style all the time? Let me know in the comments below!