If you’re not a blogger like most of the people reading this are, you probably don’t know how much work goes on behind the scenes to keep a blog organized, especially for book bloggers. Even small book bloggers like myself with a little over 500 followers are sometimes booked up one or two months in advance! So how do I keep everything straight and make sure the right posts are published on the right days?
I have print out calendars and actually pencil in the posts I’ll be doing for each day. Yes, I’ve tried doing this digitally but it doesn’t work. Having the calendar staring me right in the face helps because I can easily ignore digital calendars. So every Sunday I sit down and pencil in what posts I know I’ll have to do for the week. If I’ve sent out a review to an author who requested one, I’ll have to pencil in that review for exactly one week later. If I’m doing a blog tour, I have to make sure that I have a) read the book, b) written the review for it and c) make sure I don’t schedule anything else for that day. Sometimes it’s hard.
So what I want to know is (whether you’re a book blogger or not): how do you keep your posting schedule straight? Do you have a physical calendar like I do or are you more tech-savvy? Do you even bother having a formal schedule for your posts or do you just have certain days you know you’ll post and wing it?