It’s Monday again which means it’s time for another installment of Read. Sleep. Repeat.’s Tips & Tricks: Organization, post! Last week I told you guys that my first hurdle when I’m scheduling post are meme’s/discussions/tours. Well this week we are going to focus on the meat of our blogs…..
Tackling those reviews!
While I tackle my reviews in a similar fashion to my meme’s/discussions/tours, I do one thing that some people may feel is a tad “taboo”. I draft all my review post. I don’t write the reviews until I have finished the book of course, but I get the post ready by getting the format done and picking a date to publish it. This is probably the main reasons why I review a book as soon as I finish it. All the work is done, all that’s left is for me to ramble! For instance, look at my January calendar (which is not complete as of today 11/27).
On Sunday the 5th I “plan” to have All That Glows by Ryan Graudin reviewed. So, I have the post all good to go (excluding the actual review of course) and scheduled to go live at 00:01am on the 5th. The synopsis is pasted in, the purchase links are there, the cover has been 3D-ed, the banner is made and ready to go via the slide show. The only thing missing is the rating and the actual review!
I do this for ALL of my reviews, but I find that doing them for ARC’s gives me an extra boost to get the book read, and the feedback submitted quickly via EW/NG! So take a look at your ARC Tracker, click on February and decide what ARC’s you’re going to review in January. Once you have those decided you can input any “me” reads you would like. Then I go and do the same thing I do with meme’s! As I finish the post I highlight them and use my calendar as a checklist.
Then I sit back and let all the smug feelings wash over me.
Then I look around, at all the empty cups of tea, and the highlighter, and pencils thrown about and I get excited that for an entire month, I am DONE! Then I break out the “hell yeah, I’m amazing!” dance!
Which honestly looks more like a very awkward penguin. But who cares! I’M DONE!!
Next week will be the last organization post and I’m keeping it simple! So see you next week!