Behind The Blog Tag
Hello everyone! I thought I’d give you a little glimpse into what goes on behind the blog. I’ll include some pics of my workspace too.
I apologize in advance for my somewhat messy desk. I need to be more organized! That is probably one of my main goals for this year…
Anyway. Here it is!
1. How many times a day do you check your email?
Always! Haha. Well, technically, only a couple. But I have push notifications enabled so when I get a new email, I am automatically notified. However, I usually click into the app a few times a day.
2. How many times are you on Goodreads?
Usually, about once a day. Unless I’m writing review posts, or adding a bunch of books to my TBR pile.
3. How long does it take you to edit a post?
This usually depends on what I’m writing. Writing prompts could take a while. Tags, maybe 15-20 minutes? Depending on topic, of course. Reviews, maybe 30-45 minutes? I don’t have any layout posts in my drafts, so I do everything at once. Memes don’t take that long either, maybe 10 minutes, unless I really have to think about it.
However, I usually do all of my edits as I’m typing. If I notice a typo, I go back and correct it. Then I’ll re-read it once I have finished typing. Then hit schedule, post it, or keep it as a draft.
4. What kind of laptop do you use?
I use an HP. I love it. With Windows 7.
5. How often do you check Twitter?
Ha, not as often as I’d like. I signed up, and it posts whatever goes live on the blog, but I find it confusing, so I don’t use it all that much. I’d love to in the future though.
6. Why do you use the blogging website you do?
I use WordPress, mostly because it’s easy. I tried Blogger a while back, before I started this one, and I didn’t really like the feel for it. However, after reading blogs here and there that use Blogger, I feel like I could navigate it fairly well now. But I’ll stick to WP for now.
7. Are you good at keeping up with Reviews, Tags, etc?
Ah, for the most part. I do my reviews as I read the books. I will draft my review almost as soon as I finish the book, that way it’s fresh in my mind. My ARCs are piling up, but that’s mostly because I tend to read a book a week, and with my school work, sometimes it gets to be too much. So I have more ARCs than I can handle right now. Haha. I’m mostly good with tags, even though I post after the majority has already posted.
When I did Blog-Ahead in October, I pretty much scheduled my posts for November and December. Which is where I found out that I didn’t leave room for holiday tags and awards. So I’m having to squeeze those into a day where I already have a post. Or I’ll keep it as a draft and will post when my schedule frees up. That’s the only part I’m not liking about keeping a blogging calendar.
8. How many times do you post a week?
7. Most of the time. However, most of the posts for December were scheduled months ago. Also for January and February. Those were scheduled ahead of time as well. So 7 days has been fairly easy. Back when I didn’t have posts scheduled, I was posting 5-7 days a week. But that was because I was coming up with content the day before. I still do that from time to time, though.
So that’s all the questions for this tag. But… I promised some pictures so… Here ya go!
That is my work station. I’m looking to re-vamp it this year. Add some touches that make it truly mine. The stack of books on the top shelve are books I bought in my last book haul (post to come soon). However, I have not added them into my personal bookshelves yet. I use an app called Libib, and I can scan the bar code (or manually enter) and it will catalog all my books. That way, when I’m on a book haul, I know which ones I already have 🙂
- February 13, 2016
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