I’m back this Friday participating in another Let’s Talk Bookish post, as always hosted by the amazing Rukky @ Eternity Books and awesome Dani @ The Literary Lion! For this week, our topic is: Posting Process, suggested by me!
I won’t lie: I suggested this topic in a completely self-serving manner, because I wanted to know more about how other bloggers organize their lives! I am a sucker for behind-the-scenes type posts and process posts. Not only do I really enjoy it, but I also like learning others’ methods to see if there are any places I could improve myself.
Posting Process: Planner Edition
After blogging for nine (!!!) years, my posting process has evolved and changed quite a bit. I honestly don’t remember what I used to do, but I do know that I absolutely adore my current method, which feeds into my little planning heart and makes it beat. It was unintentionally inspired after I began using Kal @ Reader Voracious’s Ultimate Book Blogger/Reader Spreadsheet a few years ago. I wanted the spreadsheet to have an online collection of my books and reading progress. But, it also introduced me to using monthly calendars to plan out my blogging content.
And wow, did that just bloody change the game.
So, each month, I plan out what I want to post. My goal is to post Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. With a few reoccurring blog series that I post at the beginning and end of each month, those are always easy to slip in. Then, on Fridays, I check the prompts for Let’s Talk Bookish and see which interest me! If I have any outstanding reviews, those go in, too.
After planning all of that content, I check to see how many available spaces are left and go with where my heart takes me! Sometimes, it’s personal posts to help me process something, themed tags I haven’t yet completed or just something random I want to get off my chest.
Planning out so far in advance is so refreshing, because it helps me know what I’m doing and save time when I sit down to write the next week’s post the weekend prior. Scheduling posts is a life-saver in terms of posting regularly.
It’s also helped that I took away pressure from myself, in regards to posting. Not feeling a post I planned to write? Okay, write something different! Miss a post? No problem. Post four times a week instead of three–or only once? Go for it.
So, that’s my posting process! What about you? Do you have a specific or methodic process like me or are you less rigid and more free-flowing? Let me know in the comments!