Hello and happy Friday! Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly discussion post created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and is hosted by Rukky and Dani @ A Literary Lion! This week’s topic is: Blog Scheduling (suggested by Heran @ Be Frisky)
So, what is ‘blog scheduling’?
Scheduling blog posts is basically writing your post in advance, and scheduling it to be published in a certain amount of time. Blog scheduling is planning and scheduling stuff on your blog.
In this post, I’m going to talk about scheduling posts, and also how I plan the posts that I write.
Do you schedule posts?
No. I want to, and I’ve tried, but it just doesn’t really work out for me. I’ve scheduled posts for a few hours later then I finish them just because, and I’ve actually scheduled posts two or three times, but I am just never organized enough.
There have been way too many times where I hit that publish button at 11:59 pm, just barely getting a Top Ten Tuesday out on Tuesday.
There are also some posts that I can’t schedule. For example, I can’t really do a reading update or monthly wrap up in advance because I don’t know what my reading situation is going to be when the post goes live.
One goal that I do have for myself is to write a few book reviews and then have them ready in case I need a post, or don’t have time to write a post on a day that I want to posts.
I was planning to try and start scheduling posts on the weekends once school starts, because I thought that I’d have less time. However, I just learned that for my entire school district, all of September is going to be online, and after that I’m going to be going to in person school only half of the time. It’s kind of confusing.
Do you plan ahead what posts you’re going to write?
Yes, in a way. There are certain posts that I try to do every week on certain days: Let’s Talk Bookish, Top Ten Tuesdays, and WWW Wednesdays. I like participating in those weekly memes because it is a way for me to always have a post to write.
Other posts, such as reviews and book tags aren’t as planned. I try to post at least every other day, so three to four times a week.
There are so so many different posts that I want to write at some point, the hard part for me is finding the time to write them.
Overall, I think that having some sort of structure to your blogging can be very helpful. I don’t always stick to everything, but I have a sort of outline of what I want my blog to look like.
I don’t currently schedule posts, but I think that I might try to in the future. Right now, I am planning the posts that I write somewhat in advance.
Do you schedule your posts? How do you plan your posts? Chat with me in the comments below!