Deadlines for reviewing and blogging. Do you set them? How do you keep them? What do you do if you can't meet a deadline?
I think I can answer this question with a few pictures:
So, as you can see, I am definitely a scheduler. I used to just post reviews as I wrote them, but some weeks I would have as many as 10, and then others without any at all. Then once, I started getting review requests, it became important to start scheduling as I wanted to make sure to get the reviews posted close to the release date rather than late/early. My ideal posting time of an ARC is within two weeks prior to the release date.
I used to just keep the google calendar as my schedule, but as I started to get overwhelmed, I made the sticky note list. That list makes it easy for me to see when my next unwritten post is due. I used to just read random books and always wound up reading books that weren't due for weeks/months and would somehow overlook one and wind up scrambling at the last minute. I don't force myself to read the books in the order posted here, but I do tend to stick to the ones at the top of the list first. Also, I am pretty flexible with the dates, and am constantly revising the schedule as more requests come in, but it just all seems more manageable, once I put a "date" on it. Granted sometimes that does bite me in the butt as I can get overwhelmed by my inability to say no to a book. I just feel like a heel if I can't review a book sent to me. I've also started to DNF some books, whereas I couldn't in the past. It is a slow process, but I am working on it one step at a time.