I’m between revisions of the end of my dissertation, so I thought I would tackle a book blogger hop post this weekend.
The short answer is I don’t.
The longer answer is this:
I leave for work at 6 AM. I get home from work between 5:30 and 6 PM. Most of this semester, after I get home from work, I write my dissertation.
It hasn’t left much time for any other writing.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen my Portrait of a Grad Student posts. This has been my life.
One of the things I do in process, though, is keep notes in Evernote. This way, when I have the opportunity to write my review down on a sticky note, it’s already there for me to copy down then copy into Instagram.
What gets you writing reviews when you’re tired?
This is great! I use OneNote. (I tried Evernote, but OneNote was a better fit.)
I am intrigued by your ‘sticky note’ review concept!! You should create a tag for that. I would certainly join in!!
Like you, I don’t write on my hard days, at least not from ‘scratch’ anyway. I rely on well-written notes and some pre-reading techniques.
Someone else said I should start a tag/meme for my sticky note Reviews. I honestly don’t know what that would even look like. Sticky Note Saturday or something.
There are quite a few options.
1. It could be a weekly meme, where you could use #stickynotereview and bloggers share there weekly ‘sticky note’ reviews.
2. It could a challenge where reviewers write their initial reactions to a book on a Post-it and share the image on their blog (or social media). This could work for people who blog as they read with updates or who want to post a quick review and follow up with something more in-depth.
As I write this, I think I am going try option 2 since I just finished a book.
Maybe this is something I’ll entertain when I’ve finished my dissertation and can be consistent with it. I have concerns that I can’t address right now.