How often to blog? That is the question.
I have had conflicting advice regarding this topic and I decided the best way to find out was to monitor my own blog posts. I wanted to gauge for myself whether it would be a struggle to find ideas to post about or if I had an abundance of ideas, but not enough days to post them. I started my blog back in June 2015, so it’s still in its infancy, but I have learnt a lot in the last four to five months.
I’m sorry if you’re the type of blogger that I am about to mention, but I cannot stand it when my email is inundated with numerous blog posts from the same blogger all on the same day. I’d rather read one of your blog posts a day, and not feel swamped. I’m a scheduling type of girl and if I do have a bout of motivation and draft numerous blogs in one day, I schedule them for future dates.
I have plenty of things to post about, but it’s okay to jot the idea down and post or schedule it for a later date. On average I post about 5 times a week, although, I have been known to post every day if I have a lot to fit in. I stick to just one post a day where possible.
Getting into a routine helps. I have allotted slots for certain posts i.e. Mondays are my quote posts and Sundays are my word count posts. Always having something to post about on these days makes life a little easier. I have been filling Tuesday’s slots with my ‘Ten Weeks, Ten Prompts, Ten Minutes’ writing exercises, but they ended yesterday, and I will fill this slot with more writing exercises of various kinds.
If you post regularly you also notice patterns in what sort of posts your followers prefer. That doesn’t mean you should only write posts of a similar kind, but you can judge the style of post and perhaps schedule those posts as regulars.
If you’re new to blogging, I would recommend at least one blog post every two days to keep your blog from falling quiet and to build up your followers. Get interactive, communicate on other blogs, and like and re-blog anything you find informative or would suit your blog. The blogging community is supportive, but you have to return that support.