4 Reasons Why I Only Blog Once a Week

4 Reasons Why I Only Blog Once a Week

posted in: Adult Talk | 19

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. 😊

19 Responses

  1. I can totally relate to this and try to do the same. I do emails daily but actual blogging I try to work on one day a week and schedule a lot.

  2. Great post! I completly agree with your points! I also only blog once a week, I tried blogging more, but it didn’t work out, so I’ll stick with only one post per week.

  3. I get this 100%. I am just getting into blogging (starting on month two) and I’ve been posting every friday night (I share sat morning when most seem to be checking out social media). Even that seems a ton of work with all the promoting! I couldn’t imagine doing more than that right now. Good for you!

  4. Understandable…I am having a hard time figuring this out as well. Glad to know I’m not the only one! The promoting take more time than I had expected!!

  5. Every blog and blogger is different. 🙂 I tried posting 5 to 6 times a week and I just can’t do it. Right now I post Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Friday is a link round up so I truly write just two new posts a week and so far it’s working for me. Good luck with your new schedule! 🙂

  6. I only post once per week, too. Good luck in finding a schedule that works for you!

  7. I totally agree! I write way better content when I don’t feel like I *have to* get a blog up – thanks for a great post 🙂

  8. I’ve found that many bloggers who post each day, or even five times per week, end up sacrificing quality for quantity. Those who post less often tend to have more value-driven posts.

    Thanks for sharing!

    – Alexia P. Bullard
    http://www.alexiapbullard.com

  9. Totally agree! I recently decided to blog once a week for similar reasons: to write posts with good content, to share them throughout the week on social media and also my own reason that many people get annoyed with bring bombarded by them (this in the area of writers’ blogs by the way – all blogs are different!)

  10. I totally understand! It gets a little overwhelming at times.

  11. Good points. Blogging is time-consuming…and we have a life to live!

  12. Nice post. Figuring out what works best for you makes you happier and gives you room to give out your best. Way to go. Good luck.

  13. I can totally relate to this. I started off by wanting to post every single day. I’m not down to 1-2 a week and I find my content to be much more meaningful and something I am more proud of. Thanks for the great post 🙂

  14. Writing every day DEFINITELY gets exhausting, and if you’re only writing to meet a quota you’re likely going to sacrifice quality, passion, time, and attention to do so. Good luck with switching over to one blog a week. Find what makes you happiest and most productive, and what makes your content best!

  15. Ha! I so relate to this! I currently post twice a week and it’s working alright. I find that if I get ahead on scheduling my posts, it’s more manageable. When I’m running the wire it isn’t so fun. Besides, I can now create tons of content, instead of being stressed about the next publish date! 🙂

  16. Seriously though! I have two children, a husband, a home to take care of, a side business and I like to get out of the house! I don’t like just starring at my computer the entire day all day long! If I can’t do blogging while having a life then I don’t want any part of it!

  17. dawnm723

    I feel like we had the same beginnings. I was posting 4 times a week, then 2, and now 1. Much better. I may bump it up to two in the future for now, this is what works!

    • It’s so hard to keep up with a lot of posts a week. I think it’s ok to switch back and forth though. If you are able to write more content one week, post more often. I’m starting to think people don’t notice how often each blog posts, or at least they don’t keep track enough for it to make a huge difference.

  18. I agree with your point about having a life. It’s so important to find balance. Keep up the good work and live unstoppable!

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