This weeks topic is ‘blog scheduling’, I would say I’m quite an organised person, I plan my posts quite far ahead!
There are certain posts I do every week:
Monday: weekly wrap up
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday and/or Top Five Tuesday (Unless I can’t do anything with the topic)
Friday: Let’s Talk Bookish (Unless I don’t have anything to say about the topic)
Saturday: Top Five Saturday (Unless I can’t do anything with the topic)
On the other days I post reviews and book tags or sometimes some other discussion or list posts!
And of course there are the ‘monthly’ posts; Monthly wrap up and TBR! Those will be posted at the end beginning of the month, depending on what other posts I have planned!
What I post on the days that I do not do a meme I try to plan one or two weeks ahead. Jup, I’m always quite far ahead ahah! But in that way whenever I have time to write something I can just look in my schedule and see what I can write! I generally do not plan my reviews, unless they are for ARCs. I will just write ‘review’ in my schedule, and once I finish a book that I want to review, I will fill in that title!
For me personally having a schedule, or at least knowing what I will post, makes blogging a bit less stressful. Since now, as I said, I can write a post whenever I have time because I already know what I will post! But I’m not very strict with my own schedule, I keep switching things around all the time. If I had a review planned, but haven’t finished the book yet, I don’t mind switching posts around! Maybe having a schedule really helps me since I want to post every day, and I’m afraid if I don’t have a schedule I can’t come up with posts everyday and will skip days. And that would make me more stressed haha! I know I don’t have to post every day, I just want to! What also helps with having a schedule for the reviews part, is that I know what photos to make! I like to include a photo of the book I’m reviewing, and also to post on bookstagram! But if I only know that I will post the review a day ahead, I might not have time to make the photo!
But I can imagine having a schedule can be stressful for others, especially if you really follow the schedule haha.
I really don’t think you need a schedule for blogging! It is just what works for you! You, of course, mainly blog because like it. So if a schedule stresses you out, there is no point in making one!
I thought it would be fun to show you how I schedule posts! I do this in a notebook, and I have a messy hand writing, so I hope it is understandable! This first photo is for three weeks that I have mainly planned already! (my pen kept not working haha)
So I first have the number of the week, then I write every day with the date! Next to it I write the post I want to post. And on the right I have three rows with boxes. The first I cross of when I have written the post (W), the second is if I have photos to include (P), and the last box is for when I have scheduled the post (S). As you can see under the actual days I wrote some days again, since I wanted to post something extra! And that’s where it becomes messy..
I thought I would also include a photo of a more empty page. This page was made a bit ahead, so that when I come up with something to post, I can immediately write them down!
I did not think I would have this much to say about this topic haha!