Tell Me Something Tuesday: Blog organization

Posted March 2, 2021 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 7 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About  and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.

I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…

What are your favorite tips and/or tools to help keep your blogging organized?

I’m one of those extremely Type A people who organizes EVERYTHING. But the real trick to being organized is keeping it simple, so I don’t have a ton of tips and tools. If the system is too complicated, I’ll never stick to it.

For blogging, my system is pretty simple. Michelle and I have a shared Google Calendar with several color coded categories (Berls, Michelle, Because Challenges, Both posting, COYER Readathons, COYER Challenge, and Social Media). We each have our standard weekdays – I’m Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every other Friday. Then we both post for My TBR List and Sunday Posts. So we have our schedule. When I’ve scheduled a post, I change the color to grey so I know it’s ready.

I recently did a massive overhaul of my Goodreads shelves and that’s helped me to be really organized in my blogging too. Since describing i in a previous TMST post, I’ve added a shelf for books I’ve requested for review as well.

I also have started making sure that I always write a review before I starting the next book. I write my reviews on Goodreads and I have a shelf for books that I haven’t yet reviewed on the blog.

That’s about all I do to organize my blogging. Pretty simple, right?

What about you? How do you keep your blogging organized?

Next week’s topic: Social media: love them or hate them?

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About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 1 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 20 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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7 responses to “Tell Me Something Tuesday: Blog organization

  1. Keeping any organizational methods simple is good advice. I use a color-coded calendar, too. I also rely on a few spreadsheet pages and try to keep my GoodReads shelves up to date so I know what I have. Good idea to also track the requests.