This 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?