Basics of Book Blogging: Day Six: Posting Schedule/ Balancing Real Life!

Posted September 11, 2015 by Nori in Basics of Book Blogging / 7 Comments

It’s time for DAY SIX of the Basics of Book Blogging feature!!! Who’s excited? I AM! 😀

As I mentioned in the introduction post, this feature is going to be filled with mostly Q&A style questions, in addition to some links that you might find helpful. 🙂

Any tips for a good posting schedule? How often should I post reviews? Other posts, such as TTT? Am I supposed to blog everyday? How to maintain posting a lot? What’s some good inspiration for when I run out of ideas for posts? How casual should my tone be? (I.e. Should I write articles or journal entries?)

The answer to these questions honestly depends on a person by person basis. I have a general posting schedule that I developed over time, but in the beginning, I just posted whenever I wanted. Personally, if you want to make up a posting schedule, I would suggest you start by picking one day for reviews, and one or two memes per week as a minimum. That’s what I started with, and then I expanded from there. Of course, when I say that as a minimum, it’s just my suggestion. If you don’t have time to post more than once a week, that’s ABSOLUTELY okay! It is YOUR blog, so do what YOU want and what makes YOU happy. That’s the most important thing.

I have noticed that most bloggers tend to post reviews once or twice a week, but honestly? It doesn’t matter how many reviews you have compared to other posts. I’m not sure about other people, but I tend to get less views on days that I post reviews. I’m not quite sure why- and yes, it’s a bit sad, but it is a trend that I’ve noticed.

In case you’re curious, here is my *minimum* weekly posting schedule. I tend to have more posts some weeks due to blog tours, guest posts, etc…

Tuesday = Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday = Waiting on Wednesday (every other week)
Friday = Review or Discussion Post
Saturday = Stacking the Shelves
Sunday = Sunday Street Team (once or twice a month)

Well I want to make a blog but I’m afraid that I won’t be able to update it all the time so what can I do? Also, tips on how to not slack with your blog would be great!

As I mentioned above, you don’t HAVE to update your blog all of the time. It’s totally up to you! Some people post daily, some post a couple times a week, and other post a couple times a month. We all understand that blogging isn’t our entire life (even though some days we wish it was) and so we know that life gets in the way of blogging. It’s normal- so don’t stress about that!

Tips on how not to slack with your blog…Hmm…I would suggest finding an accountability buddy! Basically, find someone who is afraid they might slack off and push each other to make sure you both succeed. This is common with authors, so it can totally work for bloggers as well. 🙂

Michelle from Book Briefs made up an INCREDIBLE feature about Blogging on a Time Crunch, and this post dealt specifically with figuring out what type of blog schedule works best for YOU!

Have any questions for me about this post (or about blogging in general)? Send me your questions  HERE and I’ll do my best to answer them soon! 🙂

Stay tuned for the next post in the Basics of Book Blogging guide tomorrow! 

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7 responses to “Basics of Book Blogging: Day Six: Posting Schedule/ Balancing Real Life!

  1. This was very helpful! I’m one of those people that posts every day, then I start to freak out if I haven’t posted, and get myself overly stressed… You’d think I’d have in under control by now, but no 😛

  2. Once again another super helpful post Nori!
    I used to blog daily, but now I’m lucky if I have the time and energy to get my three reviews up a week and maybe a meme too… but life gets busy and I need to make sure blogging doesn’t lose the enjoyment and become a dreaded chore! It’s all in the balance!

  3. Hi!
    I accidentally found your Basics of Book Blogging via Google Search, and I love every entry of this section! This is so helpful, especially when I just started a blog, and I’m kinda lost on how to maintain it better in order to get more views. Maybe you can pay me a visit?
    Thanks for these basics! Lots to learn from here!

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