Let’s Talk Bookish: What is your posting type?

Hello! This post is a day late (unsurprisingly), but I really liked this week’s topic! I wasn’t exactly sure what to write, so I went with the questions that Rukky provided, and I had a lot of fun answering them. I don’t have much else to say, so I’m going to get right into the post!

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 from Rukky, and is what is your posting type?

Everyone blogs differently, how do you do it?

This is a really vague question, and it’s hard to explain everything I do with the blog. A lot of what you see here visiting my website comes from twelve year old me; I chose the title when I first started the blog, and although I didn’t get around to completing the flowery redesign until a few months after I turned 12, a lot of my vision for what I wanted this blog to look like came from pre-seventh grade me.

My posting has changed a lot in the past couple years though: I used to participate in a lot more weekly memes like WWW Wednesday and Top Ten Tuesday, and I’ve drifted away from those. I am thinking of picking those back up when the school year starts, but that’s a different conversation.

I don’y have a really strict schedule for the posts I write, but I do make lists at the beginning of each month of blog posts I want to write. Sometimes I don’t get to all of them, or end up pushing them back a couple days or weeks.) It all depends on how much time I have.

I do a fair amount of reviews, which are a big part of my blog, and I love writing them. Usually, they are review copies, so I have a certain time I need to post them, in the weeks surrounding release dates.

Let’s Talk Bookish is a huge part of my blogging: I’ve been participating in it for almost two years, but I haven’t done every single topic, and I don’t always get them out on Fridays. I try not to be too hard on myself with it, and not put too much pressure on myself to get them out on time.

These are just a few different parts of how I blog, and all of this along with the many different aspects are what it looks like for me. It’s constantly changing, and I am always figuring out better ways for me to write and publish blog posts.

Do you schedule posts long before they’re published, how long? 

I do not. Like I said before, I do plan out the blog posts I write at the beginning of each month. I look at all of the Let’s Talk Bookish topics, and use those as a base. Then, I see what review copies I have of books to review, and I put those in around the Let’s Talk Bookish posts. Then, I see how much time I think I’ll have for other posts, like recommendation lists or tags. This isn’t writing the actual post though.

I’ve tried scheduling my blog posts, but I’ve never been able to. I end up procrastinating and feeling even more behind than before. I want to try doing more scheduling though, especially with the school year starting in the fall. I know that it will be a lot harder to publish blog posts with high school starting, and I’m going to have to figure that.

Do you write several drafts of a post and edit them, or do you not edit at all? Perhaps you simply write a post and put it up for the world to see immediately?

After writing a post, I always read through it once, and will rewrite some parts. This is to make sure that everything makes sense, and that the posts flows well enough. It also is good to make sure that I didn’t go off on any really incoherent tangents, and if I did, to make them understandable!!

Then, I’ll read through another couple times to check for typos. I do my best, but I do know that some do get into final posts. If I notice on, I will go back and change it after I publish the post, but I know there are ones that I have missed!

Then, once everything seems good, I go through all the details: making sure I have the featured image up, doing the tags, making sure the category is right, and checking to make sure the formatting works. There is so much happening with WordPress, and it took me a long time to really understand all the features and to know that I’m using them correctly!!

WordPress has a really handy preview feature, and I can see what the post will look like when it is published on the website. I use that to make sure that all the images are working how I want them too. The WordPress block editor is super annoying, so there are usually at least a few things for me to fix, especially in posts with lots and lots of images and complicated formatting.

Then, I publish the post!!

I wouldn’t say that I go through multiple drafts of each post, but I do go back and edit each one a lot.

Wrapping this up…

I wasn’t exactly sure where I was going with this post, but I like how it turned out, and I ended up writing a fair amount! I hope that you found this post interesting, I loved writing it!

If you blog, how do you do your posts? Do you schedule them in advance? How do you decide what you post, and when? Chat with me in the comments below!

8 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish: What is your posting type?

  1. Great post!!!! And I love that you’re scheduled enough to plan your month!!! I mean now that I’ve finished high school I have a lot of time on my hands, but with school and everything I was just happy to find the time to read and post once a week!!! And I also never edit, I read through it once as well (if I can find the time and energy hahah)! Happy reading!!!

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    1. thank you so much!! and congrats again on graduating! hopefully now that you’ve finished high school you’ll have some more time, at least over the summer! happy reading 🥰

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  2. Such a great post! I definitely schedule my posts in advance, sometimes even weeks! I generally draft them with all the design quirks and edit them immediately after. If it’s a book review, I’ll actually write it down in my reading journal and do a 2nd round of edits that way. Then, when it’s time to schedule, I reread them again and set a time for it to go up.

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    1. thank you so much!! that’s awesome how organized you are with scheduling posts, and your reading journal sounds like such a good way to keep track of everything. you have an awesome system down!!

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  3. Great post, Aria! It’s really interesting to see how other people schedule and create their posts, as well as edit them! I always feel that I spend so much time editing and previewing my posts before posting them but it’s nice to see I’m not the only one who doesn’t just “publish” right away 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much!! It always is so interesting to see everyone else’s systems for blogging. And I also spend so much time previewing and reading through posts; it’s always so stressful for me to just press that publish button, and stop editing!!


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