Good day, folks. Welcome back to the blog! I hope your week has been going amazingly, or at the very least, pretty okay. It’s been quite the tiring week for me, and I’m so very ready for the weekend. Even though that means I have a whole bunch of assignments and readings to do. The work never ends y’all.
In other news, I haven’t been regularly on WordPress for a bit, but I have noticed that there have been a bunch of changes in the layout for drafting posts, and my sidebar looks a bit off (the follow by email widget is all wrong, and I’m very sad. I’m hoping it goes back to how it was?). As much as I like some of the updates being done, they seem to be happening all the time now and I’m so ready for them to stop. or maybe it’s because I’m not on the website as often so I don’t notice when they stop…
Anyhow, today Dani and I are sharing the LTB topics for November 2021. Before we get to the topics, if you’re not sure what LTB is:
Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by me and Dani @ Literary Lion where we discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts. Join in on this meme by writing your own discussion each Friday based on the topic, and share your link using the inLinkz that will be available on Dani’s blog each Friday.
We’ve got four amazing topics, some of which were brought to us by Nicole, Ruby, and Pippin, so thank you very much to them. If you’d like to share a topic, you can do so using the Google Form that will be available below.
And now, without further ado, let’s get started!
November 5: When A Post Doesn’t Do Very Well (Suggested by Nicole @ Thoughts Stained With Ink)
Prompts: Imagine you’ve spent several hours, even days, perfecting a post that you’re so excited to publish. Finally, you hit publish and eagerly await the response. But the response is not as much as you’d expected, or worse, it’s nonexistent. Has that happened to you before? How do you handle poor post results? Do you think there’s usually a cause for poor post results?
November 12: Balancing Reading for your Blog and Other Hobbies (Dani)
Prompts: Reading enough to keep a blog running can be stressful in the best of times, but what happens when other hobbies start to get in the way? Do you force yourself to prioritize reading even when you want to be drawing/knitting/playing music/watching a new show/gaming? Has another hobby ever made you miss a reading goal? What is your strategy to balance reading among your other hobbies?
November 19: What Truly Makes a Blog Hiatus? (Suggested by Ruby @ Ruby Reads and Reviews)
Prompts: Have you taken a hiatus before? How long was it for, and did you plan/announce it beforehand? What do you think makes a hiatus? Is there a minimum time length that defines one? Do you think it should be announced beforehand?
November 26: Do You Keep Up With New Releases? (Suggested by Pippin @ The Pigeon)
Prompts: How current is your reading? Do you tend to read recently published books or pick from the publishing backlog, and why? Is there any particular merit to keeping up with current releases, or is it all hype? How has book blogging changed your habits on this front? And, in the future, are you thinking you want your reading to shift either way?
Even if you don’t participate by writing LTB discussions, we’d still love to hear any suggestions you might have. We’re always accepting topics, so you can share your ideas using the google form below!
Tomorrow’s topic is the very first of October’s, Series vs. Standalones. I’m not even sure which one I prefer, so we’ll see if I end up having any thoughts to share.
Last month, I said I was working on updating the LTB page, and then I proceeded to completely forget about doing that, so it’s still not up to date. This time, I actually am working on it, so it should be updated by the end of the day if you’d like to check there for all the topics up to the end of November.
I have a few post ideas in the works for October, so hopefully everything goes according to plan and I post them all.
Even though I know midterms are on their way, but you know, posting at the height of school stress seems to be my M.O.
Until we meet again,