Can you believe that our Blogging 101 series is already on WEEK 5? Holy moly. If you missed the first four weeks, you can find them below:
Week 1: How to you grow your blog.
Week 2: How do you keep up with a blog?
Week 3: How do you handle all the e-mails coming in each day?
Week 4: How do you make money on your blog?
As a blogger, I have struggled with the expectations of keeping up at times. I wanted to find out how often these amazing mentors said that a blogger should post.
So, today’s question is: How often should a blogger post?
Marian from Miss Mustard Seed.
A blogger should post as often as she/he wants to. It also depends on what goals you have for your blog. If you want to blog professionally and have engaged readers, you have to post more than once a week. On the flip side, posting fluff and nonsense eight times a day isn’t going to grow your readership, either. Posting 5-7 times a week seems to be pretty standard for an individual blogger.
Donna from funky junk
How you post is what your followers will come to expect. I love blogs that post frequently but I also look for worthy content. So I vote to hang in there until you have something to teach or inspire with. But know even the most random topic can become a hit so one never knows! My own attempt is every 2-3 days but that can fluctuate to more or less.
Tauni a communications professional from Snap
Everyone has there own theory on this one, but to be honest there isn’t one answer. If a blogger is consistent (which could be once a week – look at Bakerella) and produces great content they will reach success.
Having said that, most bloggers looking to grow and or monetize would need to post at least three times a week to maintain traffic.
Jen from Tatertots and Jello
I think how often a blogger should post is up to each person. I know bloggers who post once a week, some that post 2-3 times a week, some that post every day and some that post a few times a day and each is successful in their own way. I think the more important thing to consider is how to be consistent in how often you blog. Figure out what works best for you and try to stick to that schedule. You don’t want to burn yourself out. I think readers like knowing when to expect a blog post and once they are used to your schedule they will look forward to each post when they expect it to come. And it really depends on what type of blog you have too. If you have a craft/project blog you are putting time into making the projects, plus editing pictures, writing them up, etc. You might not have as much time to post as often as someone who is a feature blogger or another blogger who is a writer.
Mandi from Vintage Revivals
I think that as a blogger you ‘condition’ your readers on what to expect from you. As far as Vintage Revivals goes I dont really do small projects so I dont post a project every day or even every week and my readers have grown accustomed to knowing that when things are a little quiet I have something huge in the works. And then when I have a huge project reveal I try and let it marinate for a few days before I do a follow up post. That way I know that it is getting maximum exposure. That being said I try and post at least 4 times a week with tips or funny stories or peeks into what I have been working on. You set the bar for yourself. And as awful and bizarre as this may seem…people will live without daily posts from you. They might be a little sad and your stats might not be as high but if you are doing the best you can then that is good enough for me.
These amazing ladies have been wonderful to answer these questions for me. I am grateful, and to help them feel my gratitude, go visit their blogs and leave them some ? and comments.
Next week’s question:
How to you cope with comparing your site to all the other amazing blogs in blogland?