10 August 2013

15 Day Book Blogging Challenge: Day 7

Hosted by April at Good Books and Good Wine, I'm in love with this challenge!April has come up with some fabulous challenge questions.  If you want to participate, just click on over to Good Books and Good Wine and get listing!  The linkys are open for six months, so it's (almost) never too late to join in!

My blogging slump ALMOST claimed another victim - the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, but I've rescued it from the jaws of blog death, and I'm DETERMINED to finish it.

Day Seven:
Talk about your blogging quirks.

Ha!  What an appropriate subject considering my doldrums.

- I 'self-link' my posts - as in, I don't have auto-posting to Facebook or Twitter set up.  Hence why I am bad at promoting links because I do them manually.  I should really sort that shit out.

- I actually HATE posting my book haul posts.  I feel like I'm showing off what I have, rather than sharing them, although I'm sure that's just my paranoia (Right?!).  I do them as a record so I can keep track of what I've purchased, in a vain attempt to shame myself into accumulating less books.

- I visit a lot of blogs (upwards of 30 a day) but I don't leave many comments.  I always think my comments are too lame, and I don't want to spoil anything in the comments of books that I've also read.

- I try not to read reviews of books I intend to read soon, but then I feel that I'm missing out on something.  Hence my 'I skimmed your review but I'm SO curious about this book' comments.  Which are kinda related to the above.

- I love scheduling posts WAY in advance.  I already have one scheduled for 2014, and I'm obsessive about my colour coordinated, heavily notated calendar.

- It may sound odd, but I follow my own blog everywhere possible.  I'm terrified that the formatting will be shit, or that posts won't come up (staring at you Bloglovin'!).

- I try and reply to all comments but sometimes I fall behind and think it looks worse to reply late than not reply at all.  Then I make myself a promise that I will not get so behind again and will be organised and promptly reply and fail.  This doesn't work ;-)

Phew, that's a lot of quirks!


  1. I self link too. To be honest I don't even know how to set it up to do it automatically. It's easy enough to do it myself so I don't care. I almost ALWAYS forget to link on G+ though.

    I'm really bad at scheduling ahead. I often do things the night before. I have no plan. When I try to get organized I freak out instead. I feel pressured lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

    1. I'm glad I posted this because I thought I was on the only person in the whole blogging world that didn't have auto-linking!

      I sometimes still do things the night before....but I try and have all my reviews written and scheduled as soon as I can.

  2. I auto link and self link. It's slightly over done, but I like to catch people at different times during the day. Lol.

    I visit many blogs too. I tend to comment on ones that are discussion type posts or if I have to fangirl over the book they just read, I'll comment.

    Dude, I never thought about following my blog to make sure it works. Lol. That's brilliant.

    1. See, I want to do both for that very reason. And half the time I forget to link.

      LOL - I've been doing it since I started blogging, I'm so paranoid that some of the formatting is wrong or the feeds aren't working.

  3. I auto link most places - namely Facebook and Twitter, but I don't ever link on G +. I'm not sure if I should or not..

    We've been doing a great job at scheduling ahead the past few months, although we're usually scheduling that month, not TOO far ahead. Which is better than we were doing - like scheduling posts the night before *giggle*

    I try to leave comments wherever I visit, but I don't read reviews on books I plan to read at some point.. so sometimes it's really, really hard to find a post to comment on!

    I reply to comments late sometimes, but I think it's better late than never :D

    Don't think you're showing off with your book hauls, I don't think that's the intention of most people. I love seeing what other people have gotten, so I can add new books to my wish list :D

    1. G+ still confuses me. Therefore I am avoiding it wherever necessary until something forces me to use it.

      Show me one blogger who says they have never scheduled the night before and I'll show you a dreamer lol.

  4. I self-link my posts too! I tend to go on sprees where I'll post every post to twitter for a week, then won't share any for months. I guess I like the idea of sharing my posts, but never seem to feel people click on the links, so I don't really put the effort into it.

  5. I usually just skim through book hauls (or skip them completely) so I don't post them myself. That's the policy I try to stick with on the whole -- create the type of blog I'd want to read. Everyone is drawn to different types of posts, though.

    I did come across one book haul meme -- Library Loot -- that fits me SO much better than those that are about posting ARCs (I don't get many, and they're always digital) or books you bought (I buy like three books a year), so when I found that one I almost started posting just because I was excited for the library love... but then I never did.

  6. Oh, I'm the same with promoting posts, and I suck at it. When I get Wordpress, I guess I'll get some sort of auto-tweeting thingamajigger.

    I sort of don't like book haul posts just because I feel like they're boring, but I don't see them as braggy generally.

    At this point, I've decided to stop looking at reviews of books I know I plan to read. Just seems for the best.

    Oh wow. O_O I've got a review scheduled for next Sunday. So, you know, that's pretty impressive.



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