So I started out blogging with a million ideas and thoughts. It was easy to keep up with posting every day. I should have done my research more, because that soon became too much.
I then switched to posting 3 days a week. It worked fine for a while, but again, I caught myself writing things just to meet my weekly deadlines. I wasn’t taking my time to write good content.
So after doing more research and asking for opinions, I dropped down to every Monday and Friday.
My friends, as you can see, there is a pattern here. I have now decided to change my entire tactic and only post once a week. I’m thinking Thursdays but I haven’t quite decided yet on the day.
Regardless, let me talk you through why I think posting once a week is best for me (and my blog).
- I’m less burnt out. Writing multiple articles each week is draining. I get tired and irritated and that is not why I started blogging.
- I write better content. I use to think people wanted to read lots of posts a week, I was wrong. It is more important for the articles to be informative and fun to read. Thats what makes people want to come back.
- It gives me the rest of the week to promote the post. With multiple posts a week I feel stressed to get them all out there equally. With one post I can get it some interaction before moving on too quickly to a new topic.
- I have a life! Seriously, it’s true! I have 3 kids, a hubby, and more pets and responsibilities than I want to admit. They all deserve my time just as much, if not more than my blog does. Writing one post a week resolves the problem of choosing blogging over family.
In order to keep my sanity, I am now posting once a week. I think it’s best for my situation. This may not be best for you and maybe you write 7 days a week and it’s working out just fine. In that case, totally keep doing your thing and post away. Like I said, my sanity is at stake here so I made a personal decision that will help me and my blog.
I’ll let you all know how this whole plan works out. If my traffic drops drastically I guess I’ll know why. But until that day comes, once a week, here I come. 😊