Let’s Talk Bookish: Blog Scheduling

July has been a busy month for me so far! I’ve not been blogging as much as I’m taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo during July so I’ve been focusing on writing my novel. But today I’m back to talk bookish!

Today’s theme is ‘Blog Scheduling’. Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion.

When I first started blogging way back in 2012 (I can’t believe it’s been so long!) I didn’t have any schedule and I just posted randomly. I didn’t post all that often back then, but over the years I started posting more often. Last year I decided to make a schedule so it was easier to keep track of what I had planned and I’ve found it’s helped me keep up with blogging more regularly. I don’t post the same things on particular days. I tend to post a book review when I’ve finished a book and then written the review. I have a dated list of posts but I am flexible with moving things around.

There are a few memes I take part in but I don’t usually do them every week. I only usually take part if I feel I’ve got enough to say for the subject. For example, I take part in Top 10 Tuesday but I might skip a week if there’s no way I can think of 10 books for the topic. I also just don’t have time to write blog posts every week for all the memes I take part in. So I choose the ones I have the most to say about. I usually slot them all into my schedule to remind me what the prompts are and write something for them if I have time.

One of the questions posed in the prompt is ‘Do you think having a schedule is an important part of being a good blogger?’ and I think the answer to that is probably no. Having a schedule won’t work for everyone, I’m sure some people enjoy posting more spontaneously. I think having a schedule has helped me become a better blogger because it helps remind me to write blog posts and encourages me to do it more regularly. But that might not be the case for everyone.

Do you plan your blog posts? Or are you more spontaneous with your posting? I’d love to hear your thoughts so let me know what you think in the comments!

11 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: Blog Scheduling

  1. I love this post! I, for one, completely agree with what you said about blog scheduling making me a better blogger. I find it easier to stick to a schedule, it helps keep me motivated. Thanks for the great discussion!

    • I’m really glad I started having a schedule because I’ve definitely been blogging more since I started planning out what I wanted to post! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  2. Love this post. I’m fairly new to blogging and just started scheduling recently. I do find it much easier to plan ahead and post consistently when I have a schedule. Great discussion

  3. Great discussion!
    I always plan my posts ahead haha, so I’m sure what to write when I’m in the mood to write. But in very flexible, if something is better switched around I will!


  4. lovely post ! I love sticking to a schedule …I even make spreadheets for blogging and reading. I have shared a pic on my blog. I just feel relieved and less stressed when I know a post is ready . Also I agree scheduling is not fr everyone . Also When you schedule blog posts ahead of time, you don’t have to worry that you’ll be missing from my blog for weeks at a time.

    • Although I plan in advance I don’t tend to write out my posts as far in advance as I would like. I want to do that more as I think it would be less stressful having things ready in advance. Then like you say you don’t have to worry about it, because you know it’s already written.

  5. I have so many draft ! 36!!!! Like you I plan quite in advance but I think I write a week ago or when I know I am going to be busy in this week much earlier ……and yes it feels less stressful

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