Join me every Saturday as I ask a Fun Question that’s been on my mind. I’ll give you my take, but I really hope you’ll jump in with your answers too, since I’m really curious to know what my fellow readers and bloggers think! So today’s question is…
How much is too much?
Although this is a fun questions post, I’d like to think of it as a bit of a brainstorming session. See, as we approach the end of the year, I’ve been really given a lot of thought to the changes I want to make for my blog in the upcoming year. I’ve had some fun with blog tours but I’ve also been overwhelmed by them and the reading deadlines. I have a similar feeling about review requests – I found some books I wouldn’t have and it’s been wonderful, but the pressure is on. So I’m going to be cutting back big time on both tours and review requests. And this has been making me think about what I sort of schedule I should have for the blog.
Right now I have the following base schedule:
This is the core and it doesn’t change (unless I get overwhelmed and can’t get a post up). But lately I’ve been adding a lot to that. I’ve been doing my Free Book Friday feature, plus tour stops, cover reveals, blitzes, etc. And then there’s some other memes that I think are fun and I’m tempted to participate in, but I don’t want to go overboard. Which brings to the whole point of this week’s question. How much is too much?
Obviously part of this is just what I can handle. I know that three book reviews a week is all that I can do, so that’s all I’m going to do. I wish I could read faster and do more reviews, since that’s a big part of what I wanted my blog to be about. But three is all I can do. But if I can handle it, is it overkill to have more than 1 post a day? 2 a day? I’ve had as many as 3 on some days lately and I’ve really felt like it was too much – even if it wasn’t a lot of work.
And then memes. I’m so torn about memes. I like producing original content and that’s what my Book Reviews, WIR posts and Fun Questions are all about. But I also love engaging with the blogger community and memes are a great way to do this. So I’m wondering at what point am I letting memes overwhelm the blog? I only regularly participate in two right now: Teaser Tuesday (which has actually been a bit hit and miss) and the Sunday Post. I’ve been eyeing a couple others though and I’m thinking seriously about adding them. But if I do add them, where do I put them? I don’t want to get rid of any of my base posts, so adding them means that I’ll have two posts a day some days. Is that too much for a regular basis?
I’ve been playing with the idea of having 1 day a week that rotates – and I’m eyeing Tuesday, since that’s the day I already have a meme on. The idea, if I do it, would be to have Teaser Tuesday one week, Top off Tuesday another, That’s What He Said another, and blog tour posts another. That would give me 1 of each a month, assuming I don’t find another that I really want to participate in. Reveals and Blitzes are so day specific that I can’t really do that (although I guess most memes are too, huh?), but I also feel like I only do those when I’m really interested in a book and an extra 1 or 2 a week isn’t that big of a deal – is it?
Okay, so I’ve really rambled today – like I said this is more of a brainstorming post than a fun questions post. I’m just really trying to work out the structure of my blog and I’m super curious to know what others thoughts are on how much of different kinds of content are too much.
How much is too much? Memes? Tours? Posts per day?