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.
OCTOBER 22: WHAT’S YOUR BACK-UP PLAN FOR POSTING? (RUKKY)
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 can’t come up with any new ideas for posts, what do you usually end up recycling?
Welcome to another week of LTB, everyone! Today’s topic is suggested by our gracious meme co-host, Rukky. She definitely asks a good question – I wonder what the rest of you do as well. But first, what do we do over here at DTRH?
The biggest benefit to a co-run blog is that there is someone to cover for you most of the time! But here at DTRH, we usually try to stick to a general schedule, or else it can get messy with who is posting what and when. That being said, in terms of back-up posts, I think we’re like most bloggers (?), where we generally have drafts of book review posts that are either finished or almost finished, and we can quickly churn one out if need be.
It’s funny that despite having a schedule, life can still catch you off-guard, and leave you forgetting. Ironically, a good example is this post – meant to post this yesterday properly on the Friday, but after being in the zone, working 14 hours yesterday…it just completely slipped my mind. I’m sure many of you can relate!
Assuming there is no post prepared nor anything planned for a particular day, I think the quickest kind of post to quickly through together is a type of informational or opinion piece. Recommendations also work well in a pinch, in case any of you need ideas for a quick post! I always find that book reviews always have the most content that is hard to churn out quickly – and certainly if you aren’t finished reading the book, the review becomes an impossibility anyway.
Missing a day is definitely acceptable too, everyone. Let’s not buy too much into the hustle culture that we’re always sold. It really is okay to take a break. If you were tired and missed a post – then that means you needed the rest! I wouldn’t want any of you to feel the pressure of posting if you don’t feel like it. Definitely just miss a day and move on if necessary, we’ll all be here waiting for when you’re ready.
I think we don’t recycle too many posts here at DTRH, but certainly we do look to all of your blogs for inspiration if we’re ever running out of ideas. In fact, if you have suggestions of what you might like to see here on our blog, please feel free to suggest it to us. We are always looking for new content that might interest you all!