#AMonthOfFaves2016: This Is How We Blog

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How are ya’ll doing with #AMonthOfFaves2016 prompts? It’s been so great seeing everyone’s posts and I know that Tanya @ GirlXOXO and Andi from Estella’s Revenge feels the same way.

Today’s Topic:

Tue. | Dec. 6 – This Is How We Blog #AMonthofFaves2016 – – Essential Computer Programs, Browser Plugins, Websites and / or your blogging routine

I am always, always, ALWAYS super interested in hearing about how other people blog- so I can’t wait to see what ya’ll have to say!

T’s Blogging Ways:

How I post: I save a blog draft of each post as I begin reading the book or mulling over the topic. Sometimes I’m fired up and I can get the book reviewed or topic talked about in a minimum amount of time, other times I can work a bit and just save. I have found that if I can format my reviews ahead of time and have them all ready to place my thoughts about the book- it saves me a crap-ton of time (especially when I have a sweet niece over at my house and blogging takes a backseat to Scooby Doo, running in the yard, and watching Sleeping Beauty 1 million times).

Music or TV: It all depends on my mood. Sometimes the TV is a huge distraction- other times it’s the background noise that I need to focus me. Same with music!

Programs I use: Google Docs is probably one of the most useful ones for me. I also use Canva and PicMonkey for creating my images. And Pocket for saving links of things I’ve noticed, want to read more about, etc.

Where do I blog? I have 2 places I blog- at home or my office. My office is where I prefer to blog- partly because I do a lot of work there, but also because my office has the faster internet- which means I can get Sh*t done in faster time! However, I also blog at home because sometimes I need to be at home getting other things done AND blogging.

How many blog posts do I do a week? I’ve never had a set number. Sometimes I post 5, sometimes I post each day. I usually try to have a minimum of 3, but I’ve learned to go with the flow.

*How do you blog?*

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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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16 thoughts on “#AMonthOfFaves2016: This Is How We Blog

  1. Love your post.

    Mine isn’t as detailed. I guess I answered correctly, though.

    I want to check out POCKET. I have never heard of it, but it sounds interesting.

    I use Google Docs and spreadsheets. I write my reviews as I read and start a blog post after I have about three or more drafts. Then I add or delete things and edit.

    I blog in an upstairs office or at my computer desk which is an old sewing machine base that my dad turned into a computer desk. 🙂

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My A Month of Faves 12/5

  2. These are great discussion prompts! I also find that if I take noted while I am reading, and set up my blog post formatting before I start writing that everything goes a lot smoother. I blog at our kitchen table – sometimes while my own year old is eating, but mostly during his naps! I’ve tried Pocket before, but I haven’t tried it with blogging – I’ll have to keep that tip handy!

    • Thank you! I can’t take credit for the prompts- that was ALL in Tanya’s capable hands 😉

      YES! Anything I can do before to make the actual blogging part easier is SO wonderful and worth it!

      Pocket is my blogging/social media buddy. I probably use it MORE for actual social media, but it does help in blogging!

  3. momssmallvictories says:

    I am impressed when you get more than 3 posts done a week! I struggle really getting 2 done and one is the linkup party that someone else writes the coding for me!

    I blog on my couch mostly which is where my “office” is. Tools I couldn’t live without are Google Drive, my phone for pictures, PicMonkey, the Ultimate Book Blogger plugin and add-on to update to Goodreads and I gotta say I love my new theme!

    • *blushing* I try to keep a steady pace of posts, but it can be hard. Especially when I have the case of can’t focus!

      I used to blog in my easy chair some- but now it’s hard because when Sir Thomas is in the house- he thinks if I’m in the easy chair that he needs to be IN MY LAP. 😉

      If I ever get TWT moved to a self-hosted site, getting the UBB is the second thing I will do 🙂 PSST.. Love your new theme. Very classy looking!

    • I try hard to do regular posting, but earlier in the year (around summer/fall) I got way off sched. I just try to not let myself get off sched too much, but not freak out if it happens every once in a while. LOVE my AirMac- it’s so light!!!!

    • I found it! Your first comment had to be approved because you had used a different email (now you should be able to comment with both emails with no prob!)

      Pocket is the best. LOVE it!!!!

  4. kimhaas says:

    Great ideas! I’ll need to check out Pocket. Wondering what you use Google Docs for. I can’t even figure out how to add Mister Linky to my posts:(

    • Love Pocket!! 🙂

      I use Google Docs to make spreadsheets for books received, collaborate with my Futuristic Friday partner and if an author sends me a guest post or an interview, I save it to Google Docs, format how it will look best on my blog and boom! Just copy and paste then 🙂

      Are you trying to share your link with Mr. Linky? Or put Mr. Linky in a blog post on your blog? If it’s the first- just copy your link after you click on Mr. Linky and paste it where the link goes. The second- you will need the code for Mr. Linky ( meaning that you have to create your own link-up) and then you copy and paste the code provided (for me, on WordPress.com- in my blog post, I switch over to the text option as opposed to visual- paste the code and then click preview to make sure it worked (and it always does!)

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