Welcome to my first Brandee's Bookish Babble post. There are many, many similar posts to this one - but basically I wanted a place to discuss bookish and/or blogging stuff and I needed a title. :) So this is my new discussion meme. (And thanks to my daughter, Sky, for drawing my banner!)
I don't consider myself to be a very organized person. I mean, my kids are always fed, clean, in clean clothes, and where they need to be when they need to be. So in some areas of my life, I'm organized...well, as organized as I can be. But when it comes to my blog...not so much. Add to that I'm a procrastinator and... :)
After reading Terri @Second Run Reviews Blogging Routine posts and Nyx @Nyx Book Reviews' post on how they manage their blogs, I got to wondering. And so I thought I could pose some of my questions here (admittedly lots of questions) and see how you all manage your blog.
First of all, do y'all have a routine? Do you have a certain day where you sit at your computer and create/schedule posts for the upcoming week or month?
How many posts to you publish a week? Why? Do you participate in blog tours, cover reveals, etc.?
How do you keep track of which books you'll be reading next and your reviews of them? Do you have an app or use a spreadsheet to manage a list of the books you'll be reading, and whether or not you've posted your review on your blog and/or cross-posted it?
How do you keep up with commenting on others' blogs as well as commenting back on your own blog?
How do you use social media? Are there apps you use to pre-schedule facebook posts or tweets?
Is there a certain food or beverage you keep beside you while taking care of bloggy stuff? Do you listen to music?
As for how I'm doing things, I'm more of a fly by the seat of my pants type of blogger. I have historically prepared and published blog posts as I go. This year, for the first time since I started blogging, I have a backlog of prepared posts. And I admit, it's a rather nice feeling. But I still end up spending time daily to prepare posts, cross-post reviews, etc. And social media? Yep, I do that on a daily basis...if I remember to do it.
All this means, I'm usually rather stressed about blogging. And I don't want it to be stressful since I blog simply because I want to read, share, and discuss books (and other stuff). And I think that if I could approach it in a more organized fashion, maybe it wouldn't be quite as stressful.
So, I'd really appreciate any pointers y'all can offer. :)