Musing About Things: Scheduled or Procrastinated Posts?

 

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Hi guys, welcome to Book Munchies’ Musing about Things: A Discussion (Post). Inspired by memes such as A Daily Rhythm‘s Musing Monday & Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Caffeinated Confessions (etc.), this is a Book Munchies discussion post, where I’ll be rambling about (mostly) book-related things and hopefully you guys will join in on the fun too (:
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So today’s topic is: Musing About Things: Scheduled or Procrastinate

So school has gotten to the point where I’m there from 9AM to 7PM plus or minus (usually plus /sigh) an hour. This means for me to actually have my posts up when they should, as soon as I have a pocket of time, it’s write as fast as I can and as many as I can. So basically, I’ve been writing and scheduling my posts ahead of time. This is really, really different for me. I am (and forever will be) a procrastinator through and through, so trying to be on top of this is just ….

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I’m like that with my book reviews, too. I’ll read a book weeks in advance and think “Yeah, I should write this review now since everything is fresh in mind, it’ll be great!” than I’ll proceed to write it the night before (with many regrets as I rack my brain for all those awesome thoughts I had). I’m not very good at remembering all those details (yay for tabs, and ereaders with highlighters!) so I really should try to write them sooner.

I’ve managed to at least write my reviews not the night before anymore though! But somehow I still procrastinate between the reading and writing time, ah well. I am a tad better at getting my meme posts pre-scheduled! (:

Admittedly, having my posts scheduled for the whole week is a really nice feeling. I feel so prepared and no stress!

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As long as I’m crazy busy in school, I’ll definitely try to keep this up! (I even managed to write this post 2 days in advance! Woot, woot!)

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So, are you guys generally schedulers or procrastinators? Or just dependent on time like me?

Do you review your books fairly soon after you read it, or do you like to let it sit for a while? Are you pretty good at remembering details? Because I’m kinda bad at it.

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

22 Replies to “Musing About Things: Scheduled or Procrastinated Posts?”

  1. I’m terrible at remembering the details, so whenever I finish a book I tend to write my review as soon as I can afterwards, and then schedule it in! Scheduling really does help you manage stress and your blogging schedule.

    1. I really need to start trying to write reviews sooner, haha. Agree, scheduling definitely reduces stress (:

  2. I have had to make myself write reviews as soon as I finish a story. I most often schedule them for release day or a day before.. but I’ve learned the hard way if I don’t do this I am so far behind that I will never catch up. I have lived a life of procrastination and still do, but in this area of the blog and authors expecting to see reviews of their work up on time I’ve had to make a new habit and try very hard not to slip back into those old ways.

    But I definitely understand and feel your pain. 🙂

    My Musing Monday

    1. Especially with ARCs, I try to schedule when I want them to be posted (usually a few days before release too) but I have a bad habit of not actually writing the review until the before it should be up, haha. Old habits are hard to break!

  3. I’m definitely in favor of scheduling posts. Ideally I’d have 2 or 3 weeks scheduled but right now I’m happy with about 4 days. It’s way better than it used to be with the night before! I hate that scrambling feeling. It definitely sounds like you’re crazy busy!

    1. I’m finding it quite helpful! 2 or 3 weeks would definitely be nice! Night before stresses me out too much now, haha.
      School’s been kicking my butt lately! The weeks are up and down, but it’s not too terrible all thee time, haha.

  4. I haven’t yet scheduled posts, as I don’t trust them to show up when they’re supposed to…paranoid much?

    But I do write my review out on a Word doc. ahead of time, if the book release date is coming up, but isn’t here yet.

    That helps, since then all I have to do is copy and paste it into Amazon, Goodreads, and one of my blogs.

    But your schedule sounds so busy…I am sure scheduling is the answer for you.

    Here’s MY MUSING MONDAYS POST

    1. Sometimes I screw up the dates for the scheduled posts, so I definitely have had that happen before!
      Oh that’s smart! It’s still kind of like scheduled post.

      The scheduling system is really working out for me right now (:

  5. I’ve scheduled posts at times if I have several that I want to go up in succession and not feel like I’ve overwhelming those people kind enough to subscribe to my feed.

    1. That’s a good idea! I like spreading out my post throughout the week, too.

  6. It’s so dependent on how life is going! Right now, I’ve got memes scheduled ahead of time, but nothing else. I’m TRYING because work is pretty busy and I get lazy if I have to write my post the night before. You’re too awesome, though! I applaud youuu. 😀

    1. I get really lazy about writing my posts the night before too, now since school is so busy.
      Aww thanks, hahah. I think sometimes I get ahead in posting only because I’m procrastinating school stuff.

  7. I am typically a procrastinator as well. But in the past week, I have gotten so far ahead . . . actually a whole month ahead! I have done all of my top ten posts for the month, several discussion posts and most of my reviews written. The only review posts I haven’t written are of those that I haven’t read yet. It feels good to be so ahead.

    1. Ooh yay! Being a month ahead sounds pretty lovely (: I’m just happy to be a week a head right now but yes, it is a nice feeling!

  8. I’m a planner at heart. I’m already planning posts for December so I don’t have to worry much when the store I work in gets busy. I think I’ve always tried to be a planner, I think I usually have around 5-6 posts in advance, but sometimes, I run low and then I’m in trouble because I can’t just write on the spot, which sucks. Great post though lovely! 🙂

    1. I’m definitely a procrastinator at heart, haha. 5-6 posts sounds like a nice number to be a head. Sometimes I can write on the spot, sometimes I can’t. Thanks!

  9. I’m a scheduler, but sometimes that can be draining too weirdly. But I like scheduling then I know what’s coming up when, and anything extra just slots in somewhere easily.

    With reviews, I can be really bad with details if I leave things for a few days, so I really do try to get them done asap.

  10. I am scheduled, at least in a semi-finished draft, several weeks in advance, and I have 5 finished posts on the back burner right now that I could pull out at any time, reviews of library books or discussion/ramblings. I always tell myself to review right away, but I need to be in the mood. I’ll at least get my UBB info put in, though.

  11. I used to plan my blog posts a month in advance but now I only post when I feel like it 😀 I also have the habit of delaying writing a review until it’s absolutely necessary. Bad habit, I know. 😀

  12. For me it depends. At the moment I have 2 months worth of reviews scheduled. Which is amazing to me. But my Fantasy Creature Friday and Discussion posts tend to be written up the week of. Usually the night before they’re supposed to go live!

    As for when I write my reviews it’s 50/50. Sometimes I write them right away. And sometimes I end up doing reviews for 2 books at once.

  13. So glad that scheduling is working for you. I am a horrible procrastinator and can NEVER manage to get ahead. Maybe someday. Sigh…

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  14. I am rubbish as scheduling. I even joined a challenge this month to come up with 31 posts I will use after October. Hah! I have only a few ready. I did good last spring though. Whenever a had a slower work week, I would put aside a couple hours once a week and work on posts. Then our office chair broke so until we buy a new one, it is very uncomfortable to sit and write a post. So a simple review might take 3-4 evenings for one. Ugh! Lucky for us, we were already told what a Christmas gift will be so hopefully next year I will be better.

    For reviews though, I have a notebook so as I have thoughts about a character or scene, I just jot a quick note. It makes no sense to other but it gives me enough so that when I right a review weeks later, it freshens my memory and the emotions I felt.

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