Amber’s Rambles (#4) — Breaking Blogging Schedules

Amber’s Rambles

Hey everyone. It’s time for Amber’s Rambles which is my fancy name for a discussion. 🙂
Originally, I wasn’t going to be discussing this, but I’ve been doing it a lot lately and it’s so irritating. This week’s Amber’s Rambles is breaking blogging schedules.
To say I’m ambitious with this blog, could be an overstatement. I have the problem of saying I’ll write this review or that review and they’ll both be out whatever week. Then when the time comes, I either can’t get my words right or life’s just in the way and I don’t feel like writing the review, afterwards I end up not posting it and saying “I’ll do it next week”.
This week so far almost all of my posts have all been late. The Sunday Post came out Monday, Musical Monday actually did come out Monday, Top Ten Tuesday was late, then I didn’t even do Wondrous Covers Wednesdays or Waiting on Wednesday. I barely did this post tonight but I really wanted to.
One of the problems with me is that I’m a huge procrastinator. I always put things off to the last minute regardless of what it is. Apparently that even happens when it’s something  want to do. So this discussion is basically going to be about how you guys deal with breaking your blogging schedule. I don’t know whether it’s worse if you’re schedule is in your head or if you actually post about it in The Sunday Post, like I do, and then end up not getting everything done.
I think there’s more of a self defeated disappointment (if you really hate posting late) if your schedule is only known to you and not to anyone else. Then I think it’s more of a public disappointment when you don’t get something done, because you said you were going to get this thing done on this day.
I know people don’t have to have a schedule, but I like the idea of having certain posts out regularly, such as my features and the memes. I just feel like I kind of let down anyone who regularly follows my blog and then I don’t have a post when it usually is. For instance, Tuesdays and Thursdays have been m review days, but for the past two weeks, they haven’t been out really. I was supposed to have a review out Tuesday and then tonight, but I just haven’t done them. For my Thursday one, I haven’t even finished the book yet.
I think part of my problem is that I want to do too much. I want two reviews out every Tuesday and Thursday, I want to do my Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday features done on THOSE days every time. But then stuff happens and I either can’t do it when I want or I don’t feel like doing them anymore, like I said before.
I’m trying to establish myself as a “real” book blogger with reviews and such every week, but I haven’t been reading very much so my reviews haven’t been going up. Then if I’ve finished a book, I want to review it right then and there sometimes and then others I’m like “Wow, I’m glad it’s only *insert* days and the review doesn’t have to be up until Tuesday/Thursday” depending on what day it is. I think I may be getting blogger burnout, but that’s the last thing I want to happen because I haven’t even had a blog that long. It’s just a little over two months right now and I don’t like the idea of even taking a break, though I’ve thought of it.
So my questions for you guys are: What do you guys do when you break your schedule? How do you deal with it? Do you care or not? Do you post your posts late if they’re a weekly feature or meme.
I know not even having a schedule and posting whenever you want can be a lot more comfortable and less stressful, but I think I need a schedule or I would be like “I’ll post tomorrow”, like I have with past blogs that faded out.
 
Let me know what you guys think, I really want to hear about it. 🙂
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About Amber (YA Indulgences)

Amber is a 20-something woman who enjoys reading, writing, listening to music and taking walks. She has a book blog called YA Indulgences . She is still trying to figure out what she's doing with her life, but she's confident that time will tell. In the meantime she's heading towards the goal of becoming a renowned blogger. View all posts by Amber (YA Indulgences)

5 responses to “Amber’s Rambles (#4) — Breaking Blogging Schedules

  • Holly U

    I’ve tried. I’ve really tried to do schedules and stick with them. Heck, I tweet game plans (like with my reading and blogging) on Twitter on all the time but they never actually get done. And it’s not really because I procrastinate. It’s just, I get so busy and then sometimes I don’t have the energy to blog. It would be so nice if I could get posts scheduled weeks in advance, but I tried that in August, and it never worked for me. So, I just go with what works and what I want to post. I do TTT and WOW (usually). I do a lot of promos and cover reveals too, and that stuff is spread out throughout the month. I try to post at least something every day; I don’t like to have more than one or two days without a post. And reviews are published in-between those features and promos, depending on pub dates and which ones I have written.

    I applaud the bloggers who do spreadsheets and actually follow what their calenders say. I wish I could do that. I think it’d be so helpful.

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    • Amber (YA Indulgences)

      I know what you mean, I’d love to have scheduled posts that I wouldn’t have to worry about getting done. The ones that ever happens with are TTT or WOW, which I just write up in a document and just have to finish the day of.
      Yeah, I don’t like to have one or two days without posts except for the weekends. So do you ever post multiple times a day? I do that on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (usually).
      I wish I could follow what my calendars say, I have my calendar filled out on the laptop but…like I said, sometimes I just can’t or don’t feel like doing my posts because I don’t have the energy. 😦
      It’s great that you’re not a procrastinator, that must make things a little easier.

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  • Lauren {bookmarklit}

    Just got a chance to check out your post — yes I definitely feel a personal sense of disappointment when I don’t get my schedule together properly. A lot of the time it has to do with overestimating how quickly I can read a book; sometimes I just have more time to read than others! I generally push myself to post three reviews a week and try to schedule them out ahead of time. I always post my responses to memes, as long as the topic of the day is interesting to me or I have an answer!

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    • Amber (YA Indulgences)

      I overestimate a lot too with how much reading I can actually do again. I’d like to do more, but sometimes it just doesn’t happen that week. I do the same with memes generally, I’ve cut down on a couple though occasionally. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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