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.

behind the blog

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!

 

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My January Blogging Calendar

 

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Ok, so I fibbed a little. I cleaned a little before I took the picture. Hahaha!

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 🙂

Most Read Books Weekly

Down the TBR Hole 3

2 Comments

  1. jeanniezelos says:

    I blog most days too, reviews mainly. I keep a spreadsheet I’ve worked out to keep track of release dates etc, then each day I just upload which book is out and add reviews to amazon etc. If there’s lots out on one day – weird but sometimes there’s 6-8 on one day and nothing the week after then I add them to amazon etc and schedule on the blog for one a day. I started by having lists on paper by my pc, then a calendar but this works best for me. I’ve tinkered with it since i did the first one and finally found a format that works. If you want a copy I’m happy to share 🙂 if you decide the calendar approach isn’t working.
    Tags….I’m still working that one out, and probably completely on the wrong track!! Its been a suck it and see approach to blogging for me, I had no idea what to do so learn as I go. I only started blogging to encourage publishers to let me have ARC’s. I can read 2-3 books a day most days so getting ARCs means I get new books to read that I couldn’t afford to buy. I still buy some, have kindle unlimited and look at freebies….Its surprising how long researching reads and the work involved in writing reviews etc takes. Now I’ve a product review blog too as I’ve been getting requests to review things other than books, fun but time consuming. Saves me money on xmas and birthdays though and gives me products to share with friends and enjoy myself. I’m in UK so most comes from there though I get asked for loads from US, but FBA doesn’t send here and most suppliers use that now.

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