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My Blogging Schedule {Discuss #21}


I’ve been blogging for 3 years, and let’s be honest, my blogging schedule has changed A LOT. Compared to my bubbly, excited, noob self when I first started blogging (meaning posting like 3-4 times a week), I don’t post much these days. I have decided to just post twice a week, and I couldn’t be happier. I just think posting frequently takes too much of my time and it’s taking away my enjoyment.

Let me show you my ways, and you can show me your ways because that’s what discussions are all about.

So I use this handy dandy blue planner that I got from Target. This planner runs from July 2015 to June 2016 and has monthly + daily pages. I use the monthly pages to write the title of the posts that I’ve scheduled in black ink with blue stripes.

I think posting twice a week has helped me enjoy blogging more. I do not feel forced to post everyday, or every other day. With this kind of schedule, I can comment on other blogs often and interact on Twitter frequently. It has also let me read more books! If I had to blog everyday, then it would consume my reading time. It’s also easier to schedule posts! This post was actually written way back in August :P.

So, my question for you is, do you have a blogging/post schedule? If so, how has it helped you?

Real Neat Blog Award

Thank you so much to Kim for nominating me for the Real Neat Blog Award! There’s just a couple of ‘rules’ for this award:

1. Put the award logo on your blog.
2. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
3. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog, etc.)

And here are my answers to her questions:

1. Who is you favorite author and why?
I have a lot of favorite authors but the first one that popped into my head is Beth Revis. Out of all the sci-fi books I’ve read, her Across the Universe trilogy is my all time favorite sci-fi read.

2. What’s your all time favorite book?
again, Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis. If you have not read it, what are you waiting for?

3. Standalone or Series?
Most of my favorite books are series or companion series so I’m going to choose SERIES 🙂

4. Favorite book genre to read?
Any genre that’s not historical or fantasy

5. If you could hangout with any author for a day who would it be, what would you guys do and why?
I would love to hang out with Lindsay Cummings because she seems like a fun and chill person. We would go book shopping of course!

6. What book would you bury in the cemetery of forgotten books and why?
Great question. *Looks at my 2 star rating reviews* … World War Z by Max Brooks. Such a waste of time! Just go watch the movie, it’s way better than the book.

7. Any book recommendations?
Any of Stephanie Perkins’s books, Hundred Oaks series by Miranda Kenneally, Rick Riordan’s books, Beth Revis’s books.

Thank you so much again for nominating me and here are the blogs I nominate! Check these blogs out because they’re fantastic!

Hazel @ Stay Bookish
Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales
Megan @ Adrift on Vulcan
Dana @ The Unprinted Protagonist

and for the people I nominated, here are my q’s for you guys:

1. How many physical books do you own?
2. What book are you currently reading?
3. A hyped up book you haven’t read yet?
4. Favorite book spine? (feel free to include an image)
5. How often do you buy books?
6. A favorite quote?
7. Recommend us a book that is NOT YA.

My Noob Self {Discuss #20}


I think it’s time for another discussion post because the last time I did one was JANUARY of 2015! Whaaaaat!? Ok. So like every other discussion post, an idea randomly popped up in my head which is how I was when I was a noob blogger. Feel free to grab a popcorn and laugh at what I’m going to confess because I thought my old bloggy self was pretty hilarious.

1. I did NOT know that you can schedule posts on WordPress. I thought bloggers were crazy for posting their posts on 12 a.m., 1 a.m., 2 a.m., you name it. So…that’s what I did. I stayed up till whatever a.m. just to click ‘PUBLISH’ so that my post can appear on my blog. And then after a couple of months….I realized there was a freakin ‘SCHEDULE’ button on WordPress which allows you to schedule your post on the desired date and time you want. Good job, Leigh. You’re so smart. -.-

2. I actually thought the way blog tours ran was the authors literally traveled to whichever country they were going on tour…and I was confused what the ‘blog’ part was about. I thought bloggers would just blog about the tour and the authors’ books. A blog tour company finally answered my question that it is just a VIRTUAL tour and authors didn’t actually go somewhere. *facepalm*

3. I discovered book tube a few months after I started my blog and looking at their bookshelves with all hardback books made me want to own ALL THE HARDBACK BOOKS as well! I was so determined to give away all of my paperback books (smh I was crazy back then)… but good thing I slapped myself out of it because that’s INSANE! I have a bookshelf filled with paperbacks. That’s too much work to change all of them to hardbacks.

What are some funny, cringe-worthy, or embarrassing stuff that you did when you were a new blogger? Feel free to share! I won’t judge you 🙂

Well hello there! Thank you so much for stopping by. Little Book Star is a young adult book blog ran by Leigh, an 18 year old avid reader. This blog consists of book reviews, giveaways, author interviews, and more! Feel free to explore!

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