#BookBloggerHop | Calendars and Blogging

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.

Do you have an online calendar to keep track of your reviews and posts, or do you print out a calendar or list?

(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

This is my online/digital calendar that I use to organize my blog:

  • Yellow = TBR and the dates I need to read it
  • Purple = Sunday Post
  • Dark Blue = WWW Wednesday post
  • Dark Green = Book Blogger Hop post
  • Bright orange = ARC review post date
  • Dusky orange = Blog Tour review post date
  • ✔️ = completed/finished
  • 🔜 = rough draft done

I used to be a paper only kind of gal. As a matter of fact in Grad School, the New York Public Library’s student organizer was my favorite calendar. But with the blog, I change things so much a paper calendar just wasn’t cutting it. I even went as far as using little sticky notes in a paper calendar, instead of writing in it, so I could change it around easily. But finally I had to throw in the towel and embrace an online calendar. I don’t usually post the calendar for all to see unless I’m writing up a post like this because I do change it around so frequently. I work in it daily. And, I love the Google calendar in particular because of all the color options and I because I can access it from whatever device I happen to be working on.

Do you use a blogging calendar? If so, what kind?

24 Replies to “#BookBloggerHop | Calendars and Blogging”

  1. I use paper only and have my entire blogging like shoved into a binder. I love the idea of keeping everything online because it’s so neat and flexible. But I also love having the flexibility of just flipping open my binder at any given moment since my kids keep me on my toes far too much to give me a chance to turn on a device. Love your calendar, though. It looks so pretty and organized!

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    1. That’s busy! My girls have always kept me busy but not that much, so I’m in awe 🤗. I miss my paper calendar sometimes and still find myself looking longingly at new agendas .

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    1. You will find what works for you. Mine changed and progressed but this system I came up with stuck. I love being able to make my calendar colorful 😍

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  2. I am in awe of your organization skills! I use a small paper diary. I jot down in pencil what I have to do on a particular day, like draft a review or schedule a post, I strike through what I’ve done cos I love seeing my progress and when I’ve scheduled a post, I write it down in blue ink on the day it’s going live. When I sign up for blog tours, I write those down in red ink, and I tick them once they’re scheduled. I usually only work on my blog on the weekends and days off and I don’t post every day, so this simple method works fine for me 😊

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  3. I haven’t really got an on line calendar. I post something every day. I am quite an organised person, and like things to be in order. I’m fairly new to blogging so all advice would be welcome.

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    1. I think the need to organize really comes up if you start taking on advanced copies of books and blog tours. They come with them the promise to get the books read and reviewed by a certain date. If you stick to just writing, you may be okay doing it like you are.

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  4. I made diary this year and I have to say after first few months it never stayed neat and clean as I see in Instagram pictures of other bloggers. I do want online one but then I tend to forget checking it and sometimes making note in it and twice it happened, it got deleted. So, turned to paper but like I said I’m not happy with it either.

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    1. I have so many partially used journals. It’s kind of sad. But, I’m like you – it gets messy, I forget to enter things, etc…. But I’ve been good with my google calendar. It’s become sort of my guiding post.

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  5. Very impressed Tessa! I don’t use unless I’m involved in a blog tour or cover reveal. I do the same posts week in week out so I know what I’ll be doing by looking at my drafts page on WordPress. I’ve tried diaries and journal etc in the past and I ended up totally ignoring them. I do love your Google calender though it looks fun and easy to understand!

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    1. The Google calendar is the best. I mostly put the weekly posts in just so I don’t forget about them when I’m asked if I can do a blog tour and want to see if it will fit into my calendar. And it helps me visualize the week and month – I’m a very visual learner person.🥰

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  6. I used to have a blogging calendar. Now I just blog when it’s convenient. There aren’t enough hours in the week for everything I need to do. Putting it on my calendar wouldn’t make it happen; it would only ensure I wasted time putting it on the calendar. 🤦‍♀️

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    1. Lol. 🤣. It helps me to keep stress down having things on a calendar. Otherwise, I would stay awake every night making sure I didn’t forget about whatever is coming up.

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    1. Shhhhh! Don’t say things like that. Don’t even think them. I’m getting overwhelmed just imagining that 😅😅😅

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  7. My calendar is very similar to yours. I like the different colors you can use in the Google calendar, it helps me visualize what I have to do. I don’t print out anything. I learned in my old work life that paper is the enemy! (except for books). I back up my files, so I don’t worry about having duplicates. However, I did learn in my old work life, that some people need/want a paper copy of things, and I can understand that too, it’s just not for me.

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  8. Wow, I am impressed Tessa. I have a spreadsheet for Blog tours, but otherwise, I am totally disorganized and read whatever, whenever. I guess I had to be so organized when I was working (I was an elementary school principal) that now that I am retired, I enjoy just going with the flow.

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  9. That is the kind of calendar I wish I had! But I’m so new that I don’t need it…yet. Someday if I decide to do Blog Tours or ARCs and the like, I’ll have to refer back to this post. 🙂

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