Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. Today’s topic was suggested by Rukky. The topic is: how do you create bookish content? This is a great discussion topic because there are tons of ways to create bookish content, so I’m sure there’s going to be a variety of answers to this.
Now, let’s Talk!
What’s your posting process? Do you write posts based on spontaneous ideas or do you follow a schedule of topics?
I love being a part of the book blogging community and I come on here everyday. I’m always thinking about posting, writing a post or editing one! I owe it to all the extra free time this pandemic has given me, so I’m taking advantage of it while I can.
I started Gemini Book Nook less than three months ago so I still feel like a total newbie. In the beginning I was posting three times a week, but now I post twice. I felt like because my posts were too close together some of them were getting buried, which is why I’ve slowed down.
Up until this month I was posting spontaneously. For May, I made a reading schedule and I’ve let that guide when and what I post. I always start writing my posts a few days in advance so I don’t feel rushed. Also, I’m not sure why but I can’t seem to get the schedule feature to work. This brings me to my worst habit, forgetting to change my post settings to “publish immediately” and having my post get pushed way back in the timeline.
I don’t have a set schedule such as x number of one type of post and x number of another type per week. So far I’ve been focusing on book reviews and keeping my eye out for weekly memes that I can participate in. I’m even having a hard time deciding if I want to stick to set posting days. I consider myself to be both organized and spontaneous!
How do you decide what and what not to post?
Originally, I thought that I would just write book reviews for all of the books I picked out to read for the Popsugar Reading Challenge. How that’s going could be a whole other blog post! But TL;DR I keep accidentally straying from my reading list, oops.
I try to post reviews for books that have been published somewhat recently, but also bring attention to hidden gems that deserve more recognition. I also love doing tags and I’ll be posting another one next week!
As for what not to post, my rule is, if the shoe fits I’ll wear it. For example, if I see a top five or top ten post where I can’t think of enough books to fill a list, I won’t force myself to make a post.
Do you tailor your posts based on reader interaction/views, or do you just focus on what you want to talk about?
I’d like to tailor my posts to what I think you guys like, but it’s a little difficult because I don’t think I have enough data. When a post does or doesn’t get a lot of views I wonder if it was influenced by what I posted, the day I posted it on or the time. So I’m still experimenting and trying to find my way!
I’ve always been a bookworm, but since I started book blogging, I’ve been reading more than ever. The good news is that I have a newfound understanding of what kind of books I like and dislike. Going forward, you can expect to see more of a focus on romance, mystery & thriller, and historical fiction, but sometimes other things catch my eye, I can’t help it.