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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Nobody Asked Me! Let's Talk Blogging!!



So here I am, once again, blogging by the seat of my pants. A pantser, if you will. In fact, I was supposed to have this post ready to go “live” last night – but I fell asleep on the couch. So now it is roughly 830 am, and I’m working on my post. But this totally brings me to the topic!!

How do you blog? Are you organized and ahead of schedule, or are you praying your internet connection doesn’t go out because you are playing roulette with a deadline? 



I have a friend who runs a blog. Her name is Kimberly, and she runs Kimba’s Caffeinated Book Reviews. Perhaps you’ve seen her on my blog before, like when I interviewed her last year ( Kimba's Caffeinated Book Reviews Interview)or as a commenter. Kimberly is…well, she’s a blogger’s fantasy. I hope I’m not “outing” her here, but she is the gold level of what people like me to aspire to. Why? Well let me tell you… Kimberly has a set amount of reviews she takes a month, she leaves room for the things she chooses to read for her personal picks, and get this – she has her posts written and scheduled several months ahead of time!! What the hay stack!?!? Seriously, I don’t know how she does it. I am in awe every time I hear it.

The Jeep DivaBut she isn’t the only one! Have you checked out The Jeep Diva? That's Vanessa, and she is all kinds of awesome.  And oh yeah, she’s another one, and she runs a tight ship. She has multiple reviewers that she is wrangling, and she is also set ahead a couple months. Another blogger’s fantasy. Sign me up as her fangirl, too!


Me? Meh, not so much. If you look up there at my calendar tab, you can see I have a schedule. On my end of it I have it color coded so I can tell where I am in the schedule for each post. Like if I have all my information, I have it coded green. If it’s an interview, I have it red, and if I have it written up and ready to go its greyed out. Do I have ANY greyed out items on my schedule? NOPE. Not a one! Course, you can’t tell, so that’s good for me.

So tell me: How do you blog? And while you are at it, check out those two bloggers and show them some love for all their hard work.

And of course, I’m running a swag giveaway – cause I can rock in my own special way. So enter! Enter now! This one will run until next Wednesday, and I’ll pick a winner on Thursday! 

Bookmarks, pens, magnets, trading cards - a great big ol envelope of it. You want it? You got it! Here is a picture of a previous one, and the one you get will be very similar - but not the same!!! 
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23 comments:

  1. You outed me..now everyone knows I am anal..it's the coffee I tell you. Ha...seriously I love being organized if gives me freedom to comment on other blogs and I never feel panicked but some people work better flying by the seat of their pants and hey that is ok too. There really is no right or wrong way...do what makes you happy.thanks for the lovely comments Liz

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  2. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 4, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    No! I wish I could be more like you! :) I'm envious because every night I have to think about what I'm going to post lol. And I wasn't going to say the A word! haha. That darn Danielle. :P

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  3. I am not a blogger, just an avid reader.
    nachre96@yahoo.com

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  4. I love following different bloggers and i am so envious of a lot of you... On day i will get there... My blog is small just starting out(been doing it since Jan)...I have to say Jeep Diva (Vanessa) is awesome... I kinda fly by the seat of my pants to but Kim blog does sound like a dream(man wish i was that organized)... As i am scatterbrained and tend to do my own thing 95% of the time... I am a list maker and cross off books as i go... My list is huge though as i am always buying new books lol. If i get an ARC review is always done first... I have a few followers which makes me happy...I have goals in mind for my blog and will get there...My next big thing is to have monthly contests... I plan on starting that next month... Thanks for giving me something to shoot for.

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  5. I am very new to blogging, started my own where I share books I've read, as well as random thoughts on life and such. I usually do things very last minute :) If it's been a couple of days, or if something significant happens, and as I finish my books, I post. I am not involved in any tours, but hope to be able to commit more time in the future as my health improves :)

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  6. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 4, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    Hey Jeanette! What is your blog? Leave us a link here so we can visit! And thanks for coming by, I appreciate it :)

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  7. I am desperately trying to schedule my posts ahead of time but so far it's been an epic fail. This week I was lucky, I had every day's post except one ready. I try not to be a fly by the seat of my pants blogger but sometimes things don't get sent in on time and that is out of my control. I try to set up every thing else so that if/when what I'm missing DOES come in, that's the only thing I have to work on. I envy the organization of a lot of bloggers but I also look up to them for advice and such.

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  8. I would not be able to do this. I have always been a procrastinator. I have thought about joining an already established blog as a guest blogger, but I am waiting until I get my disability settled and all my health issues, pain, and meds evened out (right for example I either don't sleep much and can't concentrate much, or I want to sleep all the time).

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  9. I don't blog because I always get bored of it. I enjoy reading blogs, but I always feel the need to be perfect and it gets in the way of my ability to write. Thanks for the giveaway!


    mestith at gmail dot com

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  10. So glad to know that I'm not the only blogger who is behind schedule A LOT of the time. Have to check out Kimba and The Diva to see how they do it. Thanks for this!!

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  11. I wanted to start blogging, but I feel so busy. It doesn't help that I'm unmotivated. I admire all you bloggers that post daily and keep us updated!

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  12. I'm a lazy blogger. I don't take it too seriously anymore, so I just schedule maybe a week or 2 in advance. Not that I actually stay on schedule or anything. I don't care if I don't have something to post everyday, and I really don't think people care if I do or not. lol. I just go with the flow......

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  13. I don't blogger, because i really busy with my work and cleaning house. And i know i don't have talent for review or any post. Just an avid reader.

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  14. I am not a blogger but I do enjoy reading many blogs

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  15. i enjoy reading blogs looking for book giveaway or books's reviews...

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  16. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 9, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    Holy cow, 4-6 weeks ahead would be Ahhh-mazing! I swear, if I could be 4-6 DAYS ahead that would be major!

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  17. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 9, 2013 at 8:39 AM

    I've been letting a few days go here and there without something to post at all. It kind of is like a breather, a bit of a vacation. I'm definitely a lazy blogger, but I totally am going to steal some of your ideas as soon as I get caught up!

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  18. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 9, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Thanks :) It's really addicting once you get started - and a TOTAL time suck, although in a good way. But free time is definitely a thing of the past!

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  19. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 9, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    I think they are magic fae to be able to do it, I don't know how else!!

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  20. Liz @ Fictional CandyApril 9, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    My problem is that if I have all the information, I get bored writing out and formatting the posts! I wish I could just snap my fingers and have it magically done. That would be awesome.

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  21. I'm usually posting things the night before the post has to go up and yeah..praying that the internet doesn't go down or my power goes out...lol...so I guess I'm like you. I tend to over commit myself and I know it but I can't seem to break the cycle

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  22. On occasion I get posts scheduled up to a week or two in advance and I get all excited and I think that I am going to keep at it. And then I don't. :(

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  23. There are times when I'm 4-6 wks ahead of schedule. But, then I find that there isn't room for what's happening NOW. So...I like to be 1-2 ahead of schedule but I don't care if I'm not. If it happens, great. If not, that's OK. I'm not getting paid to do this...so until then...I'll just chill.

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