Blog Hop: Scheduling Memes and Reviews

book blogger hopThis week’s Book Blogger Hop question: When you are out of town, do you still participate in weekly memes or do you have your post scheduled to appear on your blog and perhaps check back? Or do you not participate at all?

Handling memes while out of town isn’t too challenging for me, because all the memes I regularly participate in are ones I can easily prepare ahead of time.  With only the occasional exception, I schedule all my blog posts (for instance, I’m writing this on a Monday…)  You may have noticed they all publish at the same time of day!  Scheduling ahead lets me avoid the stress of needing to do last-minute writing, which for me works much better.

Anyway, the challenge when I’m out of town isn’t putting the memes on my blog, but getting my post linked on the host blog.  Sometimes I link up very early before I leave town, or use my smart phone later.

So all that adds up to–yes, I do generally still participate while traveling.  It’s not as much fun, of course, because I usually don’t have time/opportunity to interact with the other participants…but I can still be involved a bit by posting.

Anyone else who’s run into this?  What’s your strategy on memes-while-traveling?

Addendum: So it turns out I misread the schedule, and answered last week’s question!  Meaning you’re getting a double-feature today…  This week’s question is: Do you post your book reviews as soon as you have completed the book or do you wait a few days?

As noted above, I don’t post hardly anything immediately.  The more relevant point may be whether I write the reviews as soon as I finished the book or wait, and…I don’t have a definitive answer.  Often I wait a few days until I have a convenient space to write up a review.  Sometimes I’m so inspired that I write a review immediately.  Other times books sit around for a couple of weeks before I get around to writing the review.  Oddly, it doesn’t seem to have much to do with how much I enjoyed the reading…

So–how do you schedule your writing and/or posting?

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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5 Responses to Blog Hop: Scheduling Memes and Reviews

  1. Like you it varies on how long I wait to write a review. Sometimes I’m inspired straight away other times I need time to mull over my thoughts. As for scheduling I also always schedule in advance as well (as you may have already noticed from your guest post) on the same days and time each week. I like order and hate last minute writing 🙂

  2. ki pha says:

    LOL I thought I was reading the wrong post. But I would say I’m the opposite in writing reviews. I usually write them up right after if not a couple of hours after I’ve finished a book. And most of the time I spazz about how much I enjoyed the book. 🙂

  3. lynnsbooks says:

    Very interesting. I like some of the ideas here and I should definitiely have a think about them instead of being so sporadic and seat of the pants all the time!
    Lynn 😀

  4. Elizabeth says:

    THANKS for sharing how you post your reviews.

    My method of writing and posting reviews is below.

    Happy Hopping!!
    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

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