Book Blog Organization. What the heck is that?

So I've been running this blog for 2 years and it still seems like I cannot maintain a proper post schedule. I feel like I am scrambling everyday to get a decent post up. I just put together some sort of outline of what I want to do everyday. How sad is that? Some days I feel like I have too much going on and then I will go weeks trying to rack my brain for ideas. Does this happen to any of you? 

I would like to think of myself as an experienced blogger but I have realized that I am in fact not one. Would I like to be? Definitely. My problem is I do not know how to get there. I know blogger's who are already planning their 2013 schedules. My question is How? How are you able to start planning for 2013? What key element am I missing? 

I like to think that I am active in the blogging community. I like to think I know what is going on ( most of the time) As all of you know things with the YA blogging community change minute to minute so it is extremely difficult at times to keep up. We all have lives outside of blogging which at times interfers. I don't understand how after the length of time that I have been running this blog I still seem to be outta the loop. What more could I possibly need to do?

For those of you who seem to have their blogs organized really well I have some questions about how you do this and I was wondering if guys could give me your input.

1. For author interviews/guest posts what are the normal time frames for submission before said post takes place?
2. Monthly features? How far in advance to you organize these features?
3.Reviews. How do you organize your reviews ( I am so sporadic with these and its getting really frustrating)
4.Collaborations. When contacting other bloggers, how far in advance do you contact each other before said collaboration event takes place?
5. Your daily posts. What are your ways or organizing your daily posts and how far in advance are your posts pre-drafted?

I love running this blog I really do. Reading and Blogging are my biggest hobbies and I adore this community so much. My main goal is to make this blog more efficient and community orientated. Because as much as I run this blog for myself I run it for you guys as well. 

I cannot wait to see what you guys have to say. Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated. If you would like to help further please email 

Thanks guys!

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  1. Schedule multiple posts at the same time! For example, I do an interview, blog tour/cover reveal, WOW post, and 1-2 reviews per week. If I schedule all the easy stuff on the same day (WOW, cover reveal, interview) then I get a few days off to just read, or write the heftier posts.

    What I started doing for ARCs and book reviews is schedule the review for the day it comes out. I don't know why but just this little rule takes all the guessing out of WHEN I should post. Even if the book doesn't come out for months I'm still writing the review and making sure it's scheduled into blogger to post that day. I'm also trying to read at least half ARCs so it doesn't feel like I'm constantly "behind", which in Y.A. it always seems that way since there are always so many books coming out.

    Also...I use this calendar. It helps a ton:

    And I write down every single blog tour, interview, etc and the date as a list. That way I can check quickly to see if the date is taken, and mark down when I have them ready.

    (I have a pretty word doc for this, if you want I can send you).

    Also, I am only requesting 1-2 books at a time. That way when I see something shiny in my view, I don't feel so guilty, knowing I have a huge stack of books I promised reviews for.

    UHH...I wrote a NOVEL...sorry! But does any of that help at all?!?