I have noticed a trend in relation to my posts. The more personal my posts are the more activity in terms of views and visits I experience.
It is pretty self explanatory as to why this occurs but my issue is with time.
I love to put up things that interest people who visit my blog but these things take up more time and planning. With my current schedule of posting something each and every day I really doubt I could keep up with posting something personal every time.
So now I am asking you, bloggers, readers and everything in between; what is the best way to go about this? Do I keep on posting everyday small random things as I have done thus far and focus on having 1 or 2 personal posts each week. Or just focus on posting personal content a few times a week and that is it?
Any suggestions or experiences are greatly appreciated!
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hrm….as my daughter keeps reminding me, do what you feel comfortable with. I have been caught up in trying to blog every day and it’s very hard to squish in meaningful material.
true I agree with that. Just about finding a balance I guess
I think you have it backwards. The purpose of a blog is to inform others, share something of yourself, write something of value or beauty or interest. Why would you just post for the sake of posting? If you have nothing of value to say, don’t say anything. Just posting something random makes no sense. If you don’t care much about it, why would anyone else.
I understand the self-discipline factor about setting a goal of posting every day. That’s like setting a goal of lighting the fireplace every day – even though it’s not cold.
I agree with you on that completely. My problem however is not with that I don’t care about what I post. I feel passionate about all the content I put up but with time I have started noticing that certain themes attract more people. Specifically more personal content. So what I wanted to know was whether I should stick to posting things that people seem more interested about or stay the course? Is there any point of putting up content that gets no activity even though it is something that I am passionate about?
I think mixing it up is a good idea with short interspersed with longer posts.
Thank you very much!
Post whatever you want. I think trying to sort personal things all the time will get difficult.. I always like the small things.. They’re a nice break in between. 🙂
Thanks great advice! Yes I quite like that style too.
One of the hardest things to do with blogging is to keep fresh material coming on a daily basis. This is sometimes hard depending on your work or school schedule or whatever priorities in your life come first. Blogging is fun but who has the time to write on their blog or visit other blogs all day? I try to publish at least one or two, full length posts each week. They may be only blog posts but some of them are articles I have published for a polling site I write for.
I think it is better to post less, but post quality material – that’s what keeps your followers coming back for more. If you just post random, personal thoughts each day to fill up space you’ll lose your audience quickly. Find something that you think your readers will relate to.
Try the Daily Prompt posts at WordPress. That will keep a steady supply of visitors to your site each day
Brilliant insight and advice. Thank you very much, I will definitely try a different style to see what the results are.
And thanks for the Daily Prompt tip, never hear about it. Shows you just how little I really know about blogging haha.
Post about food. Everybody likes food!
Good idea! That is actually one topic I have not touched upon at all. Thanks 🙂
I stopped by to thank you for the follow. I don’t blog often. I have neither the time nor inclination to bore people so I live my life and post when so moved. I also don’t have time to read the numbers of blogs that post everyday. Just can’t do it. I have so many things to do sometimes I forget to breathe and have to be reminded. Life is for experiencing and a little about writing about those experiences. Just my take on it but then, I’m old. What do I know. 🙂
Thank you very much for your comment and apologies for the delay! I just came off a small blogging break myself.
Great way of looking at life in my opinion.