Good morning, good afternoon, good night everyone! I hope your week has been going great so far. Today’s Wednesday, and I am back for this semi-regular feature where we will discuss all things blogging together…
Last week, I talked about the hard times you can have while taking an hiatus, the struggles, the fears and questions you ask yourself. For this second blog post, I decided to tackle a lighter subject, and talk about blogging routines. Before anything, I want to link up to one of Cait @ Paper Fury’s fantastic posts, What Does A Book Blogger Actually Do, and highlight that this is not me wanting to copy this incredibly funny yet acccurate blog post.
Book blogging is a crazy, crazy, crazy business, really. We read, we review, we make friends, we think way too much about this crazy blog, as well. In order to keep things… well, in order, we all have some kind of routine, schedule, some things we do when we’re getting into the blogging frenzy, taking hours of our days dedicated to THIS. Today I wanted to share a little bit of my blogging routine with you, and because lists are fun and I do them all the time in my head, but rarely enough on the blog, let’s go!
✏️ I schedule EVERYTHING
Seriously, I’m one of these crazy bloggers scheduling everything ahead, because I love being in control and seeing what’s next and, let’s be honest, for me it’s a real time-saver, and I love it. Thanks to Reg’s planner (the amazing lady behind @She Latitude), I’m completely crazy about scheduling blog posts now.
✏️ I READ, and…don’t take notes
I don’t know if that’s a good, or a bad thing, but whenever I’m writing a review, I don’t have to go back through my notes, because I don’t take any. I have no idea whether I should, or not, though. I just think back about the books, look at my first impressions thoughts on Goodreads, and go ahead.
✏️ I check out other blogs
Whenever I’m on my blogging “duty”, I always start by checking other people’s blogs and commenting, before anything else. I really like to see what the others have to say before even getting to my own comments and everything.
✏️ I keep track of all my tags
If you’ve ever been tagged for a book tag or any tag, really, well…you know how these tend to pile up like CRAZY? I can’t keep up, really, but I keep track of everything in one of my drafts. This means no inspiration issue, I can always do a tag, and nothing getting lost either.
✏️ I schedule some tweets
I tend to do that more and more often: if Twitter isn’t my main source of traffic, it makes me happy to promote and not let things be dead for a whole day because I’m working/busy.
✏️ I write down ideas and blog posts
I always have a Word doc on my USB key when I’m working, so if I think of some discussion idea, I can write it down quickly in order NOT to forget it. The phone works as well, just anywhere, but I always WRITE things down. So I’m guessing sometimes you will find me drawing a blank at what you said because I’m thinking, yeah, I’d do a blog post on that.
✏️ I take pictures of my books
Ugh, to be honest I admire awesome bookstagrams, while I’m barely able to THINK of an idea to take a picture of a book for my blog. This usually takes me five minutes.
✏️ I ask my sister for feedback
I already told you, and recently introduced you to my incredible sister Nyx. She’s kind of my secret sidekick, and I bother her a lot and she doesn’t scream when I text her suddenly asking her what she thinks about an idea I got. I ask her for feedback about 223435 times a day.
✏️ I check Goodreads
Goodreads comes up before Google whenever I type G on my search bar. That’s how much I am on Goodreads. I’m not updating whenever I read, but only when I start and end, but this doesn’t stop me from checking what others are reading ALL the time. It’s a blogger’s duty as well, because… WHERE ELSE DO YOU FIND ALL THE BOOKS SO EASILY?
✏️ I freak out because BLOGGING.
Yes, more often than not, scheduling, trying to remember characters’ names when writing a review, losing an excellent idea you just had for a blog post… well, blogging is really a crazy, crazy thing to do, if you ask me.