Should I Blog Every day? …That is the question!
When I first started to think about blogging, I went around blogland and read a bunch of blogs. I saw bloggers, blog once a week, three times a week and every day. Hmm, what is the right way to blog. Oh, what the heck I tried to go for everyday. That would grow my blog, I’d have lots of readers and everyone would follow me. Right??…WRONG!!!
Now I have been known to have the gift of gab, but I ran out of things to gab about. I thought this would be easy. I mean seriously! My blog was titled “My Crazy Beautiful Life”. I should have lots to talk about. But, then it just started to become so random. I even blogged about a “Useless Trinkets”. What a dork! Looking back, I should have hung up the whole blogging idea.
Well after I made a mess out of my first year of blogging, I decided it was time to do something serious or my little blog would be lost in cyberspace. Then my second year of blogging started to look up until I had a computer crash.
And, that’s how I felt. So, maybe blogging isn’t for me. WELL……then I started to really miss it and thought this is for me. I bought a new laptop and put myself all in. I blogged, blogged and blogged some more. But, blogging that much was still NOT putting me on the map in blogland. I was still out at sea floating around trying to find my way.
Then I took a step back and did some re-evaluating. I wanted to make all my blogging wrongs right. And, my third year of blogging was going to put me on that map. I changed my blog name to “Glitter, Glue & Paint”. (that’s another blog post in itself…wouldn’t recommend changing names.) And, started to think about what my blog was really about. Another big question was, “How often do I want to blog”?
Not EVERYDAY…and this is why:
#1: Me – I belong to many Facebook groups and I see many bloggers get burnt out. They question whether they should continue to blog or not. Or, they take breaks to reconnect with themselves and what it is they want to do. This is due to blogging too much. You have no time for family, friends or yourself. It will consume you. There is more to blogging then just sitting down and writing especially if you are a DIY/Craft/Decor blogger. Your life should not come before blogging. If you find that happy medium you can enjoy blogging and provide quality blog posts to your readers. It’s not about quantity, that should be rule #1.
#2: Quality vs. Quantity - If you visit successful blogs you will see the one thing that they all have in common and that is great content. They may only post once, twice or three times a week, but you get a great quality post. I did a survey on my blog a while back and the results showed that readers don’t want to read your blog every day. Give them something wonderful to read and they will be excited to come back and read more. If you don’t have nothing “great” to say then it’s best to say nothing at all. Great content will not only bring you more readers, it can vastly improve your search rankings as well. And, we all want more readers and to improve our rankings.
#3: Comment love: When I go to read blogs on bloglovin or feedly, I enjoy when a blog only has a couple posts. Then I don’t mind reading and commenting. If I have a bunch of posts to read it becomes a pick and choose battle. Unless you have time to sit and read blogs every day. I wish! If you post a few a week it gives your readers a chance to read your posts and leave lovely comments. And, who doesn’t love interaction with your readers. I know I do!
To sum this up. Take time for yourself, give your readers great quality posts to read. And, when a reader leaves a comment use this as a chance to engage with your readers and get to know them. They will love that and come back to read more.
One thing I do want to make clear. I’m not telling you that you shouldn’t blog every day. You may have a blog that requires you to do so. It all depends on your niche. Or, if it’s something you been doing and it’s working for you. Great! Keep it up.
Only you can truly answer the question of whether you should blog everyday.
The bottom line is you have to figure out what works best for you and your readers. In the past three years I’ve tried many things and I’m sure I will try many more. And, if it works, great keep doing it. If it doesn’t then stop and move on to something else that may work. You will figure it out! And, when you do it will be great!!
You’ll be jumping up and down with excitement!!
So, to answer the question, “Should I blog every day”?
THAT’S COMPLETELY UP TO YOU AND YOUR NICHE!
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