Random Bookish Thoughts, a “meme” that (ironically, based on today’s topic) has no real scheduled posting day. Any time I think of a random bookish topic, I’ll share my thoughts on it. You’re encouraged to join me in the comments if you have any thoughts, too!
Do you have a blogging schedule, or do you post whatever, whenever? What’s your schedule look like if you have one? How often to you post reviews vs. memes/other topics?
I started this blog without any intention of creating a schedule for myself. I joined in on a weekly meme for each day of the week (aside from weekends) because I wasn’t sure what to post. You’ve heard my thoughts on weekly memes before. I like them – I think they can help inspire you to post when you normally may not cover that topic or even write on your blog for the day. Everyone’s responses are different and interesting; it brings people together. Aside from those memes, I posted reviews whenever I happened to write them; I posted other recommendation lists whenever I was inspired to. Now that I’m entering the third month with my blog, I have definitely created a blogging schedule that I (mostly) follow. I like to post every day on here, even if it’s just the daily meme or a recommendation list.
As you can see, I’ve tried to organize things a lot more. The weekends I’m normally “off” from live-blogging, but I will schedule a post for each day of the weekend. Depending on what ideas I brainstorm during the week, this can generally be some kind of top 10 recommendation list, completing a book tag, or a discussion post like this one. I find that my viewership goes down on weekends so I avoid posting reviews then. I stopped with my Thursday meme, so it’s become a free day to post a review or list. I really try not to bombard people with any more than 2 posts per day!
I don’t have a strict schedule for reviews. I find that I can’t keep up with reading fast enough in order to schedule one review per day (at least at this point in time)… so I tend to post a review every other day. Again, not many people are active on weekends, so I don’t post reviews often on Saturdays and Sundays. I like to post around 3 or 4 reviews per week, but the days depend on what else I have scheduled. I do get a little stressed when I don’t have a lot of reviews scheduled (which is right now!!!), but I try to relax, read, and go from there. Audiobooks are a major helper in allowing me to schedule reviews. Since I’m “reading” two books at once, I’m able to finish books faster and post more reviews for everyone!