The sheer number of memes in this corner of the blog space is staggering. Every time I go to my Reader, someone that I am following is answering a new question, from a new corner of the bookverse. I was not in the market for more things to talk about, but this one spoke to me, so here we are.
The Let’s Talk Bookish meme is hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books & Dani @ Literary Lion. It’s sort of a Bloggers on Bloggers thing, where folks suggest topics that they would like to see other bloggers write about. This week’s topic is: WHAT IS YOUR POSTING TYPE? (Suggested by Nicole @ Thoughts Stained with Ink.
I saw this week’s topic first over at A Librarian and Her Books, and blogger Amy had further divided the topic into questions, which I am shamelessly going to steal. I mean, they are good questions!
Do I schedule my postings before publishing?
Most of the time, I do. I try to stay a few days ahead of real time, so that I don’t feel pressured to write something **right now** if I’m not feeling like it. I have Sunday’s post in the bag already, and I’m working on next week’s Top Ten Tuesday, and also next week’s Book Blogger Hop. I haven’t started the Wednesday review, but that’s because I just finished the book I want to talk about an hour ago!
The exception to the plan in advance model is when I see something, like this topic, that inspires me to grab a keyboard and just pound it out. Which sounds so much dirtier than I intended. But you knew what I meant, right?
How much editing do I do?
So much. I re-read everything a million times, looking for spelling errors, and words that I used more than once. Awkward phrasing. Repetitive…repetitions. Right now, I’m debating the dirty phrase above. Will it stay in? No one knows.
How often do I post per week?
When I started this blog, the plan was one post, one book, one review per week. That is why the blog is called fifty-two: fifty-two books, fifty-two weeks.
That didn’t even last through the first week. I realized that I would never get any traction here in the book bloggerspace with one post a week. And yet, I can’t seem to post more than one review per week, because that interferes with my ability to read enough books to keep up. I mean, I have my very aggressive napping schedule to consider.
So, I’ve been filling in the blanks here and there with memes, and the occasional post about my actual life. I am hoping to settle into 3-4 posts per week, but right now, I’m averaging around 5-6.
How much actually blogging versus networking do I do?
I’m so new here that this one is tough to answer. I’d say that it’s about 50/50 right now.
How has my blogging style changed since I started?
I just started in July, so there has really not been much of a change, and I would like to say that there won’t be going forward. I’m older than the Appalachian Mountains that I grew up in, and my writing style has been the way it is since I started writing anything, way back in the seventies. I am, in the immortal words of Byrne, David, the same as I ever was.
Wanna tell me about how you blog? I am genuinely curious, so please either answer these questions for me in your own blog post, or hit me up in the comments.