Monday, October 13, 2014

Let's Discuss: How do you blog when your schedule becomes packed?


I'd like to ask you fellow bloggers a question and thought I would open up a discussion about the fact that I have had very little free time lately. October is a crazy month with studying for a huge exams next week and working 6 days a week. Not to mention I'm kinda in a reading slump due to exhaustion. I'm just so damn tired. :| I don't know what to do! 
I want to read but I need sleep.  I want to post. 

Honestly though, I'm not finishing books every week like I always used to. 
I don't have reviews sprouting up as often, I'm at a loss on what I'm supposed to do. O_o

I thought about posting some old reviews. I feel like with my better reviews on more popular books this might just be a viable option for October. What do you guys think of that idea?
Of course, new reviews will still be coming, but only as fast as I can read with my schedule which is very limited. 

It's pretty frustrating bc I don't want to break from the blog, I want to keep posting, I just have way less material (ie: reviews). Which, tbh are the bread and butter for us Book Bloggin' Folk. ;) hopefully though this will change next month when exams are over (Im hoping!) I know I'll feel less pressure which should improve my reading, hence review ratio. 

How do you make time to review/post when you have a crazy schedule?



I need suggestions!

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Diamond

(aka Dee) has loved reading for as long as she can remember. She loves many things: fantasy novels, young adult fiction, her cat, painting, and horror films from the 70s. Diamond is a grad student at UCLA. She's pursuing a Master's in Library and Information Science.

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  1. This is always a tricky question. I don't have a book blog though, so I can literally just whip anything up depending on what I'm feeling. I'd say, either get less sleep or use reading as procrastination. I mean, you can't be studying all the time right? And sometimes doing stuff at the last minute is good? Lol don't listen to me. I'm saying the wrong stuff. I really don't know but tell me when you figure it out.

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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    1. Hahaha, use reading as procastunation, I love it! :O you're right Im not studying all the Time, I'm usually working or sleeping in between haha. And when I get off work, I'm so pooped I can't even focus on the words on each page so I just zone out to Supernatural or something :P

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  2. Sometimes I totally forget about posting. Like the other day, I had a discussion post planned but I totally forgot to write it! Currently, I'm ahead of my reviewing schedule which really helps--means i'm less likely to forget to review a book since I'm already ahead.

    Lovely post, girl! <33

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    1. Ahhh to be ahead... I remember that happened with me once... A long time ago lol. Maybe if I wish on a star it'll happen again? :P
      Thanks Mel! :rainbow

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  3. I feel the same way. My school comes with a heavy commute, which means waking up at 6 in the morning, going to school, coming back at 4 to finish homework. By the time I'm all done with that, I have no room left to read or blog. An easy solution to this is to find a co-blogger, if you're willing to. I might just find one myself to help out around the blog.

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

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    1. I actually have been thinking about that! I may put out a request, I just don't know if anyone would be willing to! I guess the best way is just to ask, right?? :h thanks for the suggestion!

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  4. Awwww reading slumps suck! You can make it through though :) I believe in you, Diamond! <3 Get the exams dusted and then you'll find a way. I personally had to pre read and preplan my reviews for this month so they're all in place otherwise I wouldn't have any O_O

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    1. See, Jess, now I feel like a total loser for not foreseeing this and planning accordingly...soooo thanks! Lol jk jk I honestly didn't know things would get this crazy bc I didn't know I'd get a new student this 15+ hours a week more work, that'll do it huh? ;) haha
      Thanks for your support love!

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  5. I try to scale back on posts when I don't have time. I publish one review a week, if that. I also try to schedule feature posts in advance if I know I'm about to not have a lot of time.

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  6. I don't have a book blog but I do have a tip for the actual posting and writing! You can take some time aside and write a post. You don't have to post it immediately, instead when done writing your blog post, go to the side bar under schedule and schedule it for when you want it to be posted! Hoped this helped! :)

    Cathy // Hello, Cathy

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    1. I use the schedule all the time idk what is do with the schedule feature! Lol ^_^

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  7. I sometimes only post twice a week. I have a one-year-old, a job, and a husband. I, luckily, also review children's books, so if a longer book is taking forever to read, I just throw up a review of a kids book that takes me ten minutes to read to my squirming toddler. I have also been known to write reviews on my lunch break, work breaks, and during my train commute. Anything to get these thoughts out of my head and on the screen.

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    1. That's a great idea Lacey! Thanks so much :P

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  8. That's really hard. I'm kind of grateful to my coblogger who helps fill up the space when I'm out of juice. In the end, I think the only thing to do if you want to continue to post is find discussions and such that can do without having read a new book. I like to write about things I'm looking forward to and or have enjoyed in the past. Best of luck. I'm there with you on the exams :(

    -Mari

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    1. I'm considering getting a co blogger, actually. But it's a big change so I may do a post asking about the pros and cons! And great advice thanks Mari :h

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  9. If you're in a reading slump and are busy then I wouldnt' worry about it. Worrying may be making the slump worse. Try doing some Top Ten lists. People love those. Or participate in some memes. Those are easy to whip up. Or just post one per week or none. When I took a break in July I only did my Sunday Post link with Kimba. I got ahead and it felt great! For about a month and a half, now I need another break. LOL

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  10. I'd just cut back on posting, and give yourself a bit of a break while things are hectic. There's no law that says you have to post every day, or even every week. Blogging is a hobby, not a paid job :) It should never stress you out!

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  11. Joy know, you are SO right. I'm going to definitely take your advice, thanks so much! :h it's important to remember that

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