HOW OFTEN SHOULD I BLOG?

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I BLOG?

 

I was a bit intrigued by the all the hype from “Stranger Things” that I started watching the series. It is just not scary but keeps you hooked. I always jump late on the bandwagon, so yes, it is the first season that I am watching now! Just wanted to share what is new going on.

Coming to my recent thought on Blogging Each Day, I have been kinda in the middle over this one for a long long time.

Back in the days, like 4-5 years earlier, bloggers could REALLY blog whenever they wanted to, it is like they did not have a HECK OF A pressure on them. Nowadays, the story is so different.

Successful bloggers (and not me!) quote that blogging is 20% writing and ALMOST 80% promotion.

Another IMPORTANT thing – Quantity does not matter but quality does.

SO TRUE!!!

Almost most of my time goes in sharing my content! I share it on so many platforms- Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, Instagram and it does not stop there…. It goes on and on. So I seriously question, Should I REALLY blog every day?

Now for me, I do not work right now, and I do not have kids, so TIME should not be a constraint! But if I have to answer that for everyone blogging or interested in blogging; let us break it down:

How often should I blog?

 

WHY SHOULD YOU BLOG EACH DAY?

  • If you are in your early days, blogging each day makes you fall in love with it or just makes you understand if it is not something for you! The more you write, the more you know what you are OK with and what is not comfortable as well.
  • Another big thing is that way you write. In Blogging dictionary, it is called the Finding your VOICE. If you write each day, it is easier for you to figure out what your normal tone is.
  • A third reason for blogging each day is that it surely helps in finding newer things to write about. Exploration happens and Variety is served.
  • Another one of a reason is – your audience grows. Now I saw that happen FOR MYSELF. I mean, when I blogged continuously for a week, I saw an increase in my subscriber audience the next week onwards.

WHY SHOULD YOU NOT BLOG EACH DAY?

  • One big reason is when do I promote? All my time would go in writing that it becomes extremely exhausting.
  • The business of blogging has changed and more effort is now spent like I said in Promotions and Sharing your content. The backend has more things that just putting out content each day, every day.

How often should I blog?

 

FINDING PERFECT ROUTINE

Like clothes and shoes, no size fits all. So there is no one way to what exactly is the RIGHT, right!

For me, I know what I need to do, I do have a lot of time, so I should really invest in pushing out quality content every day.

If you want to change your blogging routine, avoid making abrupt changes. You can increase to everyday second day or decrease to every second day. That works.

Ask your readers, it is for them that you are writing, right?

Plan your Content to not get a writer’s block or stuck up with a commitment but not getting any time to write it. A content calendar works best here. I will share more on the tips for a Content Calendar in a blog post next week.

Ok, Now I am off to writing another major blog. Till then figure out if you have not, what your blogging schedule would be and share below how many times a week do you blog?

Hope you all have a fabulous Monday.

Chat soon, Bhavana x

 

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22 Comments

  1. October 31, 2017 / 6:39 pm

    Great Read! I don’t think there is a perfect answer to the question but I think you should blog when you feel the content is right and fits to your brand!

  2. October 31, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    I have often asked myself the same question. I had been posting about 20 to 25 blog posts each month. Now, I have reduced my number to about 16 or so. I decided it is better to blog less and use that extra time to promote and engage- something I wasn’t doing much previously.

    • October 31, 2017 / 7:06 pm

      Hi Bryan, TOTALLY! Every second person is blogging that is a MAJOR reason to give time to promote more…

  3. October 31, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    I like this post. When I first started out I only wrote/published once a week. Now I post twice a week and write 2-3 times a week. This is just what works within my business st mom schedule.

    • November 1, 2017 / 1:06 am

      Thanks xx, its a balancing act with your readers and yourself

  4. October 31, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    Great points! I’m a new blogger and have been blogging twice a week. It’s a manageable pace, but I agree with your stats 20% content development 80% marketing. I’m also on a learning curve so it’s taking some extra time. Thanks for sharing!

    • November 1, 2017 / 1:04 am

      Yes the learning process never stops, xx

  5. November 1, 2017 / 2:39 am

    This is a wonderful post especially for new bloggers like me. Thank you for sharing the tips.

  6. November 1, 2017 / 7:38 am

    Agree it’s hard to get balance. I work and I’m literally out Monday to Friday 7am to 8pm so I lstruggle to find any spare time during the week. I do two posts a week and I work on my blog every weekend. It can be quite tricky once you start working ! Thank for sharing all the pros and cons Hun xx
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    Managed to squeeze in a lot of sightseeing. It’s nice to be able to just relax and see and do what you want to rather than solemnly focused on touristy things! I get that with cancun as I have been there 5 times and going again next year!

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    • November 1, 2017 / 7:24 pm

      hi dear, thank you! I saw your blog too, it is so cute and fab! love it 🙂

  7. November 1, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    I think that being realistic and setting a predictable schedule is most important. I’d love to blog every day but know I couldn’t sustain that for now so I plan on writing 2-3 posts per week until I can make more time.

    • November 1, 2017 / 7:26 pm

      Yes! Do yourself first. Everything comes down to that I believe, xx

  8. November 1, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    I always wonder if i’m blogging enough but you’re right, working out what works for you is the best way. Its hard to not compare yourself to other bloggers but you also don’t want to make blogging stressful 🙂

    • November 1, 2017 / 7:29 pm

      I honestly admit comparing myself to other bloggers, but I learned it is a waste of my time, and energy. It used to stress me out a LOTTTT! just like you said. now I am almost over that stage.

  9. November 1, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    Ah yes. As a new blogger this is definitely one topic everyone has to figure out on their own. One thing I know for sure is people who follow, like consistency. So whatever works for you, be sure it’s something you are able to deliver on consistently. It’s really hard in the blogosphere when everyone is fighting to get people’s attention.

  10. November 1, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    I began thinking I needed to blog 1-3 times a day! Soon I realised I just needed to move my blog forward every day. Since then everything has improved. Even the smallest improvement to your site makes it a better place than yesterday. Just move forward!

    • November 1, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      A day! Gosh.. yes i loved the way you put it!

  11. November 2, 2017 / 1:48 am

    trying to be consistent as a new blogger! once a week has worked for me so far!

    • November 2, 2017 / 7:24 am

      you are doing the right thing, consistency is more important in blogging than anything, xx

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