Now that it's Monday, it's time for another Book Blogger Confessions, a meme co-hosted by For What It's Worth, along with Tiger from All-Consuming Media on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, to discuss some of the challenges that are unique to book bloggers.
This Monday's question is: Deadlines for reviewing and blogging. Do you set them? How do you keep them? What do you do if you can't meet a deadline?
I will admit, shamefully, that I have sometimes blown past a promised deadline. As hard as I try, it has happened, and I always feel awful about it.
I don't really like deadlines the most of the time, and if I'm asked to give a review, I will give a general idea of when my review will appear. Usually, I need about 2-3 weeks. However, I so ask the author/publisher (whoever has requested the review) if they have a specific date, or date range in mind. If they do, I mark it in my calendar and I try to make sure I have the book read and my review written before that date.
But does this always work? Um.... no. Like many bloggers, I have a full-time job. And a husband. And a life outside reading and blogging. That means that sometimes, I don't get in as much reading time as I would like, or I don't get my review written on time. But, I do my best.
For blogging, I try to keep on a somewhat regular schedule --- Monday memes like this one help keep me on track. I try to post a book review 1-2 times per week, usually on Mondays or Fridays. I do keep my Wednesdays open for Wordless Wednesdays, and my Sundays open for an occasional post, as well. This works better with my work schedule, and I've found it's easier when I have a pattern to follow.
I'm looking forward to seeing what other bloggers have to say on this topic. Have a great Monday (and week)!
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