Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well! As it is once again Friday, it is time for another Let’s Talk Bookish edition. Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. This weeks topic is all about how I create my bookish content!
What’s your posting process?
My posting process is quite simple at the moment; I could certainly make it much complex if I tried. At the beginning of the month, I will set up my review format as I tend to know what books I will be reading; I find this saves me quite a bit of time, especially if I am trying to do something at the last minute. I try and make sure that I plan what I am going to write before I start, especially when it comes to reviews. I aim to have written most of my posts before the day they are due up, but it is not always possible, especially when it comes to wrap ups and book reviews. All of my posts are written in Grammarly before I copy them across to WordPress because I was never the greatest at English when in school. After that, the only thing left for me to do is create all of my other graphics, be they headers or Pinterest Pins, as they go live at the same time as my posts.
Do you write posts based on spontaneous ideas or do you follow a schedule of topics? How do you decide what and what not to post (maybe you feel like some things are too controversial or “out of date”)?
The majority of the time, I will be following a schedule which was something that I started at the beginning of 2021. When I first started blogging in the middle of 2020, I was very spontaneous about what and when I posted. Now I have gotten myself into a routine that really works for me. At the moment, I partake in three weekly memes, which helps me to talk about a variety of topics, the majority of which I would have never come up with on my own. When it comes to book reviews most of the time I will review all of the books that I read, no matter how old they are, because the majority of my TBR would be classed as backlist at this point. The only things that I don’t dedicate a solid review to are graphic novels as I find them a little bit short.
Do you tailor your posts based on reader interaction/views, or do you just focus on what you want to talk about?
I always make my posts about what I want to talk about and what interests me. But I have noticed that my Top Ten Tuesday posts do extremely well, so I do always try and make them a priority. This works well for me because I always love coming up with my lists and seeing what everyone else comes up with. I always try and make my posts something that I would want to read if I was on the other end of the screen and that is something I will always stick to.
There you have it, a little insight as to how all the content on Bex the Bibliophile is created!