Sunday, July 14, 2013
I came across this awesome idea on Good Books and Good Wine. The 15 Day Book Blogging Challenge. April came up with these awesome bookish exercises to get our creative juices flowing, to remind us why we blog in the first place and for fun!
I've been so busy lately and I've been out of town so I feel that my blog has been seriously lacking. Truth be told, it's been hard to get back in the swing of things. When I saw this Challenge, it lit that blogging flame again. The nice thing is, you don't have to do all 15 challenges. Just do what you can. You also may want to visit the other participating blogs and see what they have to say.
For complete details please visit the starting post HERE.
1. Well for one thing, I'm a huuuge last minute blogger. I hardly have any posts ahead of time. I don't know why. I think it's because working on posts takes a lot of time to me and to sit down and write more than one or two at a stretch is exhausting. Also, I also read slow. I can't read a book or two a day (sometimes even in a week), which leads me to...
2. I (usually) start writing reviews as soon as I finish a book. One, because of the reason above - so since I don't have a lot of content in my back pocket so for me to wait is that much more time without something on my blog.
3. I rarely use a reader to keep up with blog posts. I mainly use Twitter to see what's going on. Also, I have the blogs I like in my bookmarks and I'll just use that as my "list."
4. I don't usually blog on weekends. I guess it's just time constraints.
5. I overreach. I sign up for tons of Reading Challenges. I come up with ideas for memes, features and maybe implement them a few times and then it's like I can't keep up the momentum. With Reading Challenges, I'll get distracted with other books, and with the memes/features I'll run out of ideas.
6. Sometimes when I get stuck writing a post, I put in all the other stuff and it helps spur me on. I set up the header, the picture and the other details. I guess it looks like it's halfway done and tricks me into thinking I have more done than I do so the remainder of the post is a little less daunting.
Are any of my quirks similar to yours? Do you have any blogging quirks you'd like to share?