Chai break is a periodic feature on This is Lit to discuss concerns that every book blogger has. This is meant to be a lighthearted discussion that you’d have over tea and the only reason for it not being called Discussion Post is that the site’s author thinks that would be too mainstream. Pfft.
Today, I want to know how you work on your blog posts. Do you plan them out thoroughly, lay out steps, and stick to them? Or, do you just open the Write tab of WordPress and vomit out whatever you can think of?
I’m smack dab in the middle of the second category. I’ve never planned any post that ended up on this blog. I never even planned on having this blog in the first place, but more on that later. I don’t want to hijack this post with that story.
Since I review books, there’s an unspoken “schedule” when it comes to posting my reviews–I rush to my laptop right after I complete a book. I pour out a vomit draft, I spend a lot of time editing it, and post! The other posts are completely impulsive, too. Since most of them are funny listicles, I just write what I find funny. I swear no one laughs at my jokes as much as I do.
My posts usually take 45 minutes. The only post that I’ve spent a lot of time on was 5 totally real books you should add to your April TBR. I woke up on April Fools’, realized it was April Fools’, and decided to prank you guys with the fake books. Designing the covers took some time and the post was ready by the evening.
The first category is what I see so many of my blogging friends talk about. People sometimes put up their schedule as an individual post. Book reviews on Mondays and Thursdays, T5W on Wednesdays, Discussion posts on Fridays…YOU ANIMALS, WHAT SORCERY IS THIS?!
If you belong in the first category, tell me how you manage it. Tell me how you made the schedule and what makes you stick to it. If you belong in the second, come let’s discuss why we’re so impulsive and crappy.
Let the discussion begin!
First person to comment gets a virtual appreciative nod from me. 😛
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