#BookBloggerHop | How often do you post to blogs and social media?

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.


Question:

How often do you post to blogs and social media?

Question provided by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews


Answer:

I work best with a schedule, so I’ve created one for myself that keeps me busy but doesn’t cause burnout. My personal blog and social media schedule is:

  • Blog – I post at least 5 times per week on a specific schedule – Reviews on Tuesday and Thursday, Sunday Post on Sunday, WWW Wednesday on Wednesday, and Book Blogger Hop on Friday. It’s a schedule that works for me because I found that I really need at least 2 days off from blogging per week to keep burnout away.
  • Instagram – I just do posts, no stories, and I post once each day Monday – Friday.
  • Twitter – I post multiple times per day Monday – Friday.
  • Also, my blog posts are automatically sent to Twitter, Facebook, and Tumbler as they go live.

Do you think there is an ideal number for posting? How often do you post?

34 Replies to “#BookBloggerHop | How often do you post to blogs and social media?”

  1. You post more than I do. Three times is about what I do. There’s no right or wrong, though. I have a friend who posts every single day, sometimes two or three posts a day, as well.

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    1. I think 3 is a good number. I know people who post everyday, too, and their posts are reviews. I can’t do that. I don’t read and review that fast.

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  2. Good months mean that I post on my blog maybe three times a week? I don’t really have a schedule but I try to post at least a WWW and a review each week. At the moment I’m trying to write more discussion posts which is not that easy but we’ll see where it leads.

    I kinda stopped being on Instagram and I’m a bit weary of twitter but I guess it’s fine. 🙂

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    1. Instagram and Twitter can be very time consuming. My focus is on my blog and I mostly use social media to “advertise” my posts. But I think one review and one book meme per week is excellent. ❤️

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  3. It interesting to see how much other people post to their blogs and social media. I remember a time when I would post every day, but I’m not reading enough to get in more than one or two reviews a week. It’s too much for me. I think five days a week is really productive!

    Great post, Tessa. 😉

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    1. I grew to 5 posts a couple of years ago when my nest became empty for 10 months out of the year. Do you suppose there is a connection? Lol 😆. It keeps me busy and out of trouble ❤️. I think you post plenty!

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      1. I can totally understand that. My husband tells me I won’t know what to do with myself once my kids are grown. They do keep life busy!

        Posts are starting to slow down now. When I first came back, there were tons of reviews I’d written for GR but not posted here. Some people say it’s best to post everyday. I don’t think it hurts to sporadically post.

        Have a good weekend, Tessa! 🧡

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  4. I’ve gotten very involved with some other thriller lovers on Instagram, so I post 6 or 7 days a week. I’ve slacked off on Twitter, and if I could just find some more hours in the day, my blog would thank me!

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    1. I know what you mean. I tend to focus more here and less on IG, and I can really tell that by interactions. I wonder if it possible to not focus on one over the other 🧐

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  5. I refuse to go online on the weekends. I need a break. I visit blogs Monday through Friday and comment on and tweet the posts I visit. (I always forget I have Instagram.) I haven’t managed a consistent blogging schedule since the middle of 2019.

    I just don’t have enough hours in the day.

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    1. There is never enough hours. 🙌. I used to take the weekend off, then I started doing a Sunday Post and my weekend became Saturday and Monday. Must have those two days ❤️

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  6. As a new blogger I like to see what the more experienced bloggers do, so I really appreciate this post. I need to learn more about what works and what doesn’t work. Thanks!

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  7. I auto publish to twitter and FB but don’t otherwise bother with social media. I’d rather read! I mod in two Goodreads groups so that also keeps me busy. Like you I try to keep a balance, and will cut back when I start feeling stress about posting.

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  8. Depending on the week, I post 3-4 times on my blog, which is also linked to my Twitter accout. I’m trying to up my posts on Instagram, but I haven’t been able to stick to a regular schedule. I promised myself once we got my son settled in TX, I’d make a better effort. Like Staci, I’m usually not online over the weekend.

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  9. I have a meme that I could post each day, but don’t do them all each week. I post reviews often, so I probably post every day, some days multiple times. All my blog posts go automatically to Twitter and I do retweet others. I think we all do whatever we can depending on our time and schedules and I have a lot of time being retired.

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  10. I average 2 blog posts a week, 3 if I have a guest. Twitter is pretty much constant as I use Triberr to feed content there. I used to be good about making 1 Instagram post a day but haven’t keep that up for eons. I really need to get back to it.
    In my early days of blogging I used to do 5-7 posts a week. There’s no way I could keep that up now, but I do enjoy sharing the posts I still manage. If only there were more hours in the day!

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  11. I don’t have a regular schedule other than my Saturday post. I post reviews when I finish what I’m reading. Most weeks I’ve got two or three book reviews in addition to Saturdays at the Café. I did burn out from blogging a few years ago, took a year long hiatus and when I returned with my own blog, I vowed to keep it simple and not feel pressured to have a daily post. So far, it’s working! I feel no pressure at all.

    I abandoned Facebook as a protest against MZ and his lack of responsibility governing the platform, which also means I don’t use IG anymore. I’m on Facebook for family and that’s about it. My Twitter account is tied to my blog, though I do have another account I use for non bookish stuff. That’s about it for social media.

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  12. I also post 5 days a week both on blog and social media but it does vary sometimes- like this week I written posts everyday and some weeks I publish only 4 posts. There is only one fixed post every week that is weekly wrap up. I keep everything else flexible so it doesn’t stress me.

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  13. I try and post a little bit of my book on my website everyday. I will go on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, to interact with other writers. I’ve just finished a round of edits for my new manuscript. I’m at Home in the Dark and am searching for a beta reader to swap with on Goodreads. I want to do a blog, but not even sure what I need to do.

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    1. I think you are doing great. You post often. I think throwing discussion posts in there every once in a while like you’ve done is perfect. You can add in mini reviews. That’s what most of my writer blogger friends do. Some also host weekly writing prompts. You could participate in that kind of thing too to get yourself out in the blogosphere more. Hope this helps! ❤️❤️❤️

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