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.
AUGUST 6: 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!
Welcome to August everyone, and a brand new month of LTB topics, hosted by Rukky and Dani! If you haven’t already, please follow them over there on their blogs for their content as well, I have linked them in the quote above. If you have any LTB topics you’d like to see, you can also suggest it over on Rukky’s blog. Today’s topic is certainly a personal one, and I’d love to see what other bloggers have to say about their own style!
Here at DTRH we tend to try and have scheduled posts, but more often like a weekly rotation, rather than anything months ahead of time. We do try and discuss and check in with each other every so often to touch base and plan ahead. Since we both have busy lives, it’s just easier to stick to something with a bit more structure, just so that the blog could semi-run itself, even without much communication (should we be too busy to do so).
I personally write a draft, and try to edit it while I still remember the book that I’m reviewing. Or if it’s a discussion post, I will often write and edit it at the same time. I don’t usually like coming back and re-reading my post, wondering what I was thinking and then trying to edit it again. For me, it’s a bit more of a time-sink than I’d like it to be. I do occasionally gloss over a post before posting if I have written the draft a long time ago, just to see if anything is amiss. Other than that though, nope! Just a one time write and edit.
I rarely write anything spontaneously, although perhaps if there’s a pertinent world issue or something, there are times where it might come up. I am not against spontaneous posts, but I much prefer to work on a schedule, just so that I can plan ahead with my time. That being said, sometimes I’ll have more energy to write a review or a post ahead of time, so I’ll “spontaneously” write it, but not post it until an appropriate time. Does that count?
What about you all? Do you work like an engine and constantly churn out posts? Or perhaps have spurts of energy to create? I’d like to hear about it, whatever it is!
3 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish – What is Your Posting Type?”
I’m with you in that I edit my posts while I’m writing them, and I try to review books within a day or two of reading them so its still fresh in my mind!
I like to stay at least a few days ahead of the blog—I try to get the next week’s posts sketched a week or so ahead, and usually finish the week ahead’s posts by Sunday. It’s kind of like the way sketch comedy writers work!
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Yeah, that’s a great way to go!