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~ #BookBloggerHop: Blog Post Tracking ~

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.


Topic Run Dates: July 30th – August 5th, 2021

Question

Do you have an online calendar to keep track of your reviews and posts, or do you print out a calendar or list?(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)


Answer

I actually have a master Excell spreadsheet. I have a tab dedicated to each month. I add any blog tours/book blitz posts into columns first. The columns are for name of the novel, rating (I use this when I make my monthly wrap-ups), planned posting date, and source (Netgalley, back log, etc.)

To the side of these main columns, I have a section to plan out my Spell the Month out in books choices. I also have a section with two lists. The first are any audiobooks that are due soon to the library since I borrow all of my audiobooks. I also have any ARCs that will be published that month. This way I can try to plan out where in the month I can read any of them. Together with the blog tour/blitz novels, this usually covers the core novels that are on that month’s TBR.

Any “free” days in the month, I fill in with novels that either come from my back log or ARCs from other months. Although lately, I read/review at least one novel a day, I go based on my mood and add novels as I want without feeling that I have to have one review a day.

If it is a crazy reading week, I do add a limit to myself to three posts a day. If it is a day without a usual meme post (Wednesdays), potentially I could have three review or other posts. On the other hand, I try to keep up with my two Friday meme posts, so I would only add one review or other type of post even if I finished two novels. (The second post would get published the next day instead.)

My excel file helps a lot to help me figure out what I will read next while still being fairly flexible with my mood reads. The list at the start of the month is always different than the one at the end as I switch novels around as my mood dictates.


How about you? How do you track your posts (calendar, nothing, etc.)?

2 thoughts on “~ #BookBloggerHop: Blog Post Tracking ~

  1. I’ve tried to keep up with excel sheets but I’ve been totally fail at it BUT I do keep up with my Google calendar. All the pretty colors keep me in awe (lol).

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  2. Great post! I just use the WP posts page, it shows what I posted and what I got scheduled. It is quite easy to see what is still to come as in the column on the right the post status the font’s colour is bright green whereas published is just black. I have tried using calendars and what not, but I found that this works better for me.

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