Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is coming up again. I’m so excited to do this warm up post. My name is Rachael. I run the blog Rachael Turns Pages. This will be my third time participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.
I’m here today to do a post about updates. When should you update? Where should you update? How should you interact with the community through your updates?
My ideal time to update is about every 3 hours, but as we all know that doesn’t always happen. About every three hours I’m ready for a break from reading and I have time to make another post for the blog.
What do I put in my update posts?
1. My reading updates. I put my time read and the books I have been reading.
2. Where I have been reading? I switch places and I think it is interesting to read where other people are reading so I try to put my reading places in mine.
3. The challenge I participated in. It is a great opportunity to get the word out about the challenges that are going on at that time.
4. Something New I would like to do is post pictures of the book I’m reading or some of my favorite quotes from the book.
After the Update Post is Up
I scroll through my bloglovin’ looking for update posts and comment on as many as possible. This helps to get involved in the community and usually helps to motivate me more. Then I get off the computer and go back to reading.
Where should you update?
I update for the readathon on my blog, but many participants update on Goodreads, Facebook, or Twitter. I think besides the blog Twitter is a great place to update because it is interactive. I personally don’t have a Twitter, but from what I have seen it is very easy to retweet and cheer each other on especially if everybody remembers their hashtag (#readathon). If you plan to update on Twitter I would recommend doing a starting and wrap up post on your blog for your readers that do not follow you on Twitter.
Have Fun with Your Updates
The most important part of Dewey’s Readathon is to have fun so if updating is getting too stressful spread them out, do them less often, the most important part of Dewey’s readathon is to interact with the community and have fun with the event. As all us bloggers know post take a while to write up and format so think about how much you want to update and format the posts before. Also I do separate posts, but nobody said you have to do separate posts. I have seen people that do it all in one post and just add new content to the post every few hours. How you update? When you update? That is all up to you. How much you want to comment on other people’s blogs? Also up to you. You could choose to go through and comment at the end of day or do it throughout the day. I always find it fun to cheer people on as I go.
I wish you all a fun filled Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. I hope to see you update your progress. Happy Reading!
Rachael @ Rachael Turns Pages