I spent a long time trying to come up with a peek-behind-the-scenes post. And I came up with and discarded many ideas for various reasons. Until, was it fate, I chanced upon Gayatri’s post about the book blogger tag (Thank you, G)! Perfect, I thought. So here it is.
Do you do any tag related posts, or do you love doing them? Do let me know in the comments.
The Book Blogger Tag
I guess I am working on a couple such posts close to each other. You will see what I am talking about soon enough. But I had them in mind and it is better now than never. Here are the questions, and my answers, for the book blogger tag: behind the scenes.
How many times do you check your email every day?
I don’t think I have really counted how many times I check my email! But I definitely do check at least three times a day (most days). I respond to messages that can be done simply immediately (to get those out of the way).
How many times a day do you go on Goodreads?
I need to go more often to update my reviews – I don’t at this time:-( However, I end up going a few times a week mostly while interacting with my wonderful book blogger friends and checking out their Goodreads posts. The next thing that finds me on Goodreads is books themselves, of course.
I hope to get on a routine and update Goodreads as soon as I finish a review going forward.
How long does it take to you to edit your posts?
This depends on the post itself. For posts that are mainly text based, like this one here, the final edits will not take more than 10 minutes. On the other side, I tend to do some editing while writing itself.
For image and graphic heavy posts, posts with more links (external and internal), as well as longer posts that require some breaking up for easy reading, editing can take anywhere from a half hour to an hour.
I am enjoying using the Gutenberg block editor as it has helped me a lot. I have tried playing with Elementor as well, and while I loved the look and feel, I need to spend some more time before I feel comfortable with it. I am guessing I might enjoy using that as well.
What kind of laptop do you use?
I currently use a Dell laptop that has a cracked hinge. It works, for now, and I am in no hurry to shop for another. Duct tape is the answer maybe.
How often do you check your Twitter?
I check it once or twice a day at the most; and sometimes might check based on the notifications on my phone. I think I could spend more active time there than I do currently.
Why do you use Blogger, WordPress, etc?
I started off with Blogger in 2010, and enjoyed the ease of using it. But in 2017, I decided to self-host for various reasons. And I know I have learned more about blogging in these past three years than earlier. So I am glad I made the move.
Are you good at keeping up with your reviews, tags, etc?
In short, and if I am truly honest (is this an oxymoron?), NO.
I have lots of catching up to do on my reviews (please don’t ask me to quote any actual numbers). But I hope to get it to a manageable point by the end of this year; which means that the number remaining is less than 1/4 of the number completed!
Regarding tags, I have started trying to tag better more recently, but I need to establish an efficient and effective system that works for me. I am working on that now and hope to implement it starting next month.
How many times a week do you post?
I am learning to be consistent slowly but surely. While I am in the midst of challenges right now, which means posting everyday (I have lapsed here), my goal is to post at least 4 times a week. I had initially planned a weekly schedule but I know that needs a rework.
That was it for the Book Blogger Tag.
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Dear reader, what would your answer to any one of these questions be? Pick any one and answer that in the comments here. Or feel free to do this tag as a post on your blog. And of course, as always, do let me know your thoughts on my post itself. I truly love hearing from you.