Update – Blog Format

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Sorry, I know I JUST did a blog update post, but I’m super busy right now (I know, story of my life, broken record status there) so I thought I’d do a post about what I’m thinking of doing with the blog.

I mean, other than what I am doing.

First, I’ll get some more reviews up soon. I’ve just finished up book 2 in the Lux series, so I’ll get that review written up and posted soon. I’m working on Ouija for the Halloween Read-a-Thon, so I’ll hopefully get that one taken care of, too. (I’m so behind with that it’s not even funny…) I’m actually looking through other people’s blogs (finally) so I’ll drop some comments and likes. I’ve been missing out on people’s posts so I’m trying to do rapid fire catch-up! Which is only about half effective, because I can’t spend any more time on it right now…

Later. Definitely later.

Anyway, the other thing I wanted to mention was the formatting, right? I don’t necessarily mean design (though if people have comments on that, feel free to share! I’m still practicing the whole design thing, so yeah, hints are great), but rather content? And scheduling.

Poo, Mondays.

First, I was thinking of doing a Book to Movie Monday post. You know, talk about all the YA books that have been bastardized, I mean, turned into movies? So many of my favorites are movies now and some of them have bombed so bad… Others I’ve enjoyed, though I like them for different reasons than the book. I don’t know if I’ll be able to do it every Monday though… So maybe an every other week thing? What do you guys think?

That Weird Day Before Monday…

Second, I was thinking of an NA Sunday. This blog is all about YA, but I’ve read *some* good New Adult books (though not many). I was thinking I could have a sort of “free” day with Sunday and post NA books instead of restricting only to YA. Do you think that would be okay? Or would it just throw off the whole feel of the blog?

Because Everyone Loves Thursday.

Third, I wanted to do a Throwdown Thursday OR a Throwback Thursday. I could compare two books (like Vampire Academy versus Strange Angels or The Hunger Games versus Divergent – or more aptly, against Battle Royale, but I haven’t read that one yet…) and maybe do voting for a winner in the comments? What do you guys think? Like the idea? The other one, the Throwback, would be going back and talking about books I’ve read in the past that I really enjoyed instead of maybe some of the newer ones? (Though, really, I’m so behind on the times sometimes…)

And The Rest Of the Whatever Week.

I have a couple of other ideas floating around – a Freebie Friday, talking about books I’ve gotten for free or as ARCs and maybe doing a Wednesday Recap or a Terrible Tuesday for books that I’ve really disliked and why – but those three are the big ones I was really thinking about.

I’d love to hear from you guys! How do you set up your blog? Do you like to do a system of what to post when or do you do it more fly by the seat of your pants? Should I just nix the themes and stick with how things have been?

Leave me your opinions below! And I’ll do a real post sometime soon!

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E.C. Orr

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6 thoughts on “Update – Blog Format

  1. I like your schedule you have outlined. I know for my blog, I like having that structure; it also helps keep me on track with posting. Before I wrote things down I would forget, and I accidentally would forget to post what I wanted.
    For me I like to post reviews as much as I can, but that involves reading a lot, so I have paced them out between Monday & Wednesdays. Tuesday I bi-weekly post about any given TV show I’m watching, Thursdays I have “throwback Thursdays” where I’ve been posting older reviews, and Friday is kinda a freebie where I post only if I have content. (i.e photo blog or tag). It really works for me, I hope that your system works for you! 🙂

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    1. That’s awesome! I love your system, it’s varied enough to be interesting but definitely still gives your blog some structure. That’s a great point about the reviews, too. Sometimes I have a lot of time to read and sometimes I just don’t, so you’ve got a good point about spreading out review post dates. And I like having a freebie day; always good! Thanks so much for commenting – you’ve got a great system going!

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      1. Thank you very much! I’m glad you like my system, it took me awhile to get it to where it’s at. I used to post every single day (before I had a day job) once I got a job it got to be too much! Even when I did have time to post I was running out of ideas and reviews only last so long.
        I hope that my system can give some inspiration towards you making yours! 🙂

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  2. Like the choices for theme days…very creative! You should still do something with TBR (Tues or Thurs maybe?) so that I can participate too! I’ve been wanting to do a post where I can post my TBR book list and the dates due so that I can keep track of what I’m getting read by the deadline! If you make memes, I might participate in yours because they sound like so much more fun than the others I’ve seen!

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