Today’s post is something a little different. I am currently on a HUGE post streak, and as of today, I have posted for 307 DAYS IN A ROW! It was suggested to me that I make a post as to how I have maintained such a long streak, to help other bloggers.
There are essentially only 3 things that I do to make sure that I post every day, and they are all so simple.
1 – POST SCHEDULING IS MY BEST FRIEND!
The first thing I do is schedule posts. I usually do this in bulk too!
I try to set aside one evening a week, and get a whole week’s worth of posts written and scheduled, and then I don’t even really have to think about it much for the rest of that week. Obviously I can’t do every detail of all of the posts, so some of them will be saved as drafts, and I will then come back to them with the details that I was unable to include at the time, as soon as I have them.
2 – GIVE MYSELF A POST PLAN
I have a plan of what type of post I share on each day. As it stands, my post plan is:
- Music Monday – where I share a song of my choice.
- Tag Tuesday – I share book tags or blogger awards that I have been tagged in.
- WWW Wednesday – A check in as to what I am currently reading, what I have recently finished, and what I plan to read next.
- Review – Thursday is designated review day on my blog!
- First Lines Fridays – where I share the first line of my chosen book, and then reveal the book further in to the post.
- Saturday’s seem to have become a bit of a mix of posts… originally it was supposed to be My Top 5 day, but I also share my monthly TBR’s and Wrap Up’s on Saturdays, and I share other random posts (like this one) on Saturday’s too.
- NetGalley Check In – Sunday is my NetGalley Check In day, where I share what I have on my NetGalley to read shelf, and what my feedback ratio is.
3 – BLOG TOURS
I sign up to so many blog tours (mainly with The Write Reads, and Damppebbles), which not only gives me lots of books to read, but also introduces me to lots of new authors, and gives me lots of content for my blog!
I have also told Dave who runs The Write Reads that if he ever needs to fill up space on a tour that I haven’t already signed up for (which is usually because I already have too much to read, and can’t fit the book in my schedule in time for the tour), then he can put me down for a spotlight post. Spotlight posts are not only helpful in regards to blog content, but they’re also very beneficial to authors!
I know a lot of people assume that spotlight posts on blog tours means that you didn’t enjoy the book enough to give it a positive review, but actually that’s not the case at all, and I personally do lots of spotlight posts for books that I haven’t even read.
And that’s it… that’s my 3 basic steps to maintaining my post streak!
I hope this has helped some of you, and that you’ll maybe start using my tips to help with your own post streak.
If you have any tips of your own, I’d love to hear them, so drop them in the comments!