What’s your posting process? Do you write posts based on spontaneous ideas or do you follow a schedule of topics?
When it comes to blogging, organization is key for me. I have a posting schedule each week that consists of three book reviews, WWW Wednesday and of course this discussion post on Fridays. I typically plan out which books I want to review approximately two months in advance, so that I can get any library holds I need in time. ARCs take priority as I like to get my posts up two weeks before release day, followed by other recent releases. I use several spreadsheets and tracking tools to keep everything straight as it helps me concentrate more on reading and writing reviews if blog admin tasks follow a structure. It’s quite rare that I post spontaneously and when I do, it is usually things like book tags, which I substitute in if my reviews aren’t ready in time for any reason. For book reviews, I generally take notes as I read and highlight anything I want to come back to and when I actually sit down to write my review, this makes it much easier and faster to put together.
How do you decide what and what not to post (maybe you feel like some things are too controversial or “out of date”)? Do you tailor your posts based on reader interaction/views, or do you just focus on what you want to talk about?
If I feel like I’ve picked up a topic that may be controversial, nine times out of ten, I will choose to not write it, for much the same reason that I don’t get overly involved on social media – I do my best to keep blogging enjoyable and relaxing, and getting into such topics is anything but. I do tailor my posts based on reader interactions to an extent, but it’s more along the lines of adapting existing ideas to the style I’ve learnt readers enjoy more. Most of the time, I tend to stick to posting about things I want to talk about, except during times like Blogmas, when I try to keep the theme of my posts in line with the season.
Which do you think is better when it is the book that is the adaptation? Share your thoughts in the comments below!