If you think for a second that I wake up in the morning and type up and post my blogs at exactly 8am on the dot–you are–incredibly–wrong. All of my posts are scheduled, let me repeat that:
ALL. OF. MY. POSTS. ARE. SCHEDULED.
Reviews, book tags, TBRs, recaps, updates, all of it. All scheduled. In fact, I’m just re-scheduling this entire series while I’m busy in my semester so that my blog doesn’t die down in terms of content.
Every December I run 25 Days of BookRecs. It’s a post a day for 25 days straight. It’s wonderful. My blog runs itself while I take a little break.
Things to keep in mind:
- Scheduling your posts for the morning means they’ll already be up for you to schedule social media posts.
- Scheduling posts for the morning also gives you more time to garner views.
- Scheduling helps you to keep a steady schedule and also lets you stay ahead of the game. A few bulk days of drafting posts will make for a few easy months in which you can add more timely posts in between what you already have scheduled.
- Reviews should be scheduled as soon as you finish so that the review goes up within 2 weeks of the book’s publication date.
On any blogging platform, you can schedule your post under post settings. For example, on WordPress, the schedule settings are on the right at the top of the drafting page; on Tumblr, they are beneath the post.
I try to fill out my months with at least 2 posts a week so that I can keep to a relatively steady posting schedule. Again, I highly recommend posting at least once a week when you start and building up to more.
There are many types of posts which can be anytime posts that you can use to fill out your schedule. I keep a running master list here. Take a quick look at it and then check back next week when I talk about formatting your posts.