As always, I would like to extend a big “THANK YOU” to all of you who answered last month’s question. Most of you contribute on a monthly basis, which is phenomenal. By sharing what works for you and your experiences, you help other readers better their blogging techniques. If people know how to navigate blogging, they have an incentive to stick around for longer. We do not want people stumbling in the dark and leaving due to limited resources, do we?
YOU are making a difference, so THANK YOU.
If there is something about blogging or the community that you are wondering about, feel free to reach out via my Contact page and your question might be featured next month. Everyone would be answering YOUR question. Take advantage of it. If you do not feel comfortable shooting me an email, you can also leave your question at the bottom of your comment here today.
If you have missed the previous installment of the Blogging Tips, or just want to refresh your memory, feel free to check out:
JANUARY – rules; an introduction.
FEBRUARY – tells you how to get the most comments.
MARCH – gives you tips on how to promote your content.
APRIL – gives great advice to newbies and reminds us of the basics.
MAY – reveals what to do to gain a following and what not to do if you do not want to lose the audience you already have.
JUNE – showcases the most popular niches if you are trying to pick one for yourself, or if you are looking to re-brand.
JULY – presents some surprising trends related to WP usage. See if you can relate.
AUGUST – divulges how much time we spend on WP so you can adjust the length of your posts accordingly.
I hope you find some things there that will help make YOUR blogging world a better place.
Do you have a blogging schedule? How often do you post?
(ranked from the most to least popular)
- multiple times a week (absolute fan favorite)
- once a week
- once a day (This is different than multiple times a week, but it can only add to the already-extensive lead of “multiple times a week”.)
- once or twice a month
Many people said that they post whenever creativity strikes, but most of them were able to narrow that down to one of the above-listed options.
When I first started blogging, I had a rather flexible schedule, PLUS I wrote some stuff when “creativity struck”. The problem with that was that I was not always by my computer to write a post when I got an idea. Sometimes I would write it down and then lose that piece of paper or forget about it entirely. Sometimes I could not even take it down due to lack of pen and paper. What was even worse was that, at that time, the door to the Chamber of Creativity was locked for me. Since I had not accessed it in years, the lock was rusty and there was no key insight. There was no way Creativity would just walk through that concrete reinforced door. I needed to let it out, and the only way to do it was to grab a saw and try to cut through the metal lock.
The saw and lock in this metaphor stand for this blog and a schedule. Although I have only kept to a strict schedule this year, I always had SOME sort of a schedule. This is not to say that you should do things the way I do. This is just me sharing my experience. Additionally, it seems like most of you have some sort of a schedule, too. For some it is more rigid, for some more flexible, but it is still there to guide you through the blogging journey.
You might have heard recommendations from other fellow bloggers to post every day. It might work for you, or it might not. For a week, every month, I blog every day. Multiple times a day on a couple of those days. It is a lot. I cannot imagine doing it for the whole month. It just is not sustainable for me. But have you seen the length of my posts? If you normally write shorter posts, you might be able to publish one every day. If you are able to post lengthy pieces every day, I am in awe.
What everyone is dying to know is whether blogging daily increases your stats. First of all, I would like you to know that your stats will not magically skyrocket if you do not engage in the blogging community, if you do not promote your blog and if your quality leaves a lot to be desired. With that said, I do get more views that one week out of the month. However, I do not plan on changing my posting schedule to “daily” because I would not be able to do it, plus, I will like my readers would get annoyed, too. We all have limited time in the day.
What some of you might have noticed is that I am SLOWLY dipping my toes into the waters of Twitter. It might serve as my secondary platform on which I could post more often (IF I wanted to and that is a big if.) and not spend hours composing a Tweet. That way I do not bury you in a mountain of posts here, yet I stay connected there.
There is plenty of content regarding the advantages of daily posting, but I wanted to share with you an article about the cons of posting every day. Definitely thought-provoking. You can find it –>HERE<–.
Ultimately, the things you should take into account when figuring out how often you should post are:
- How often can you produce quality content on a consistent basis?
- What do your readers like and expect from you? (You might even want to ask them!)
- How serious are you about stats?
How do you come up with the titles for your posts? Is there a method to this madness?
Leave your answers in the comment section and come back in a month to see what other people said. (Or just check back here routinely. Or both. Whatever works for you.)
Aside from your answers, I will also share the results of my research on the topic of blog titles. So stay tuned!
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