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How Often Do You Blog?

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Last Updated on November 25, 2012

If you’re the kind of blogger who stresses out when more than a day or two goes by and you haven’t posted something new, a new survey posted by WeblogTools Collection might give you a reason to relax.

The poll found that the majority of respondents, 28%, only post between one and three times per month. Personally, I can’t imagine posting that seldom; if you post that infrequently, I’m not knocking your practice in any way, but for me, I think that would make me wonder if I really wanted to blog at all.

The second place response, at 26%, was every day. I don’t blog every day, but that’s generally my goal. What I’ve learned in more than eight years of blogging is that it’s important to have goals, but equally important not to beat yourself up endlessly when you miss one. Sooner or later, you will miss a goal. That’s life. So you pick up where you left off and try not to miss it the next day.

Just less than a quarter of respondents blog between one and three times per week, which was my goal for quite a long time before I tried to get ambitious with the every day thing. Between one and three times per week is a lot easier.

Thirteen percent said they post between four and six times per week, while the remainder blog less than once a month.

The reason I try to post something new every day is, in part, because my blog has a variety of topics: I like to offer a good variety so that if you only are able to visit once a week or so, there will hopefully be something here you feel is worth your time. Not everyone, of course, is interested in every topic I write about. If everyone were, I’d be shocked. But suppose that every other topic I write about falls within the topics of interest of my average reader: that means there are three or four things per week that they might find interesting.

I think that’s a nice amount of content to be able to offer an audience.

Your Turn:

How often do you blog? How did you come up with that goal?

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 30 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.

4 Comments

  • I blog daily. I decided to blog daily by looking at my stats, when I blogged 3 or 4 times a week I found I didn’t generate traffic to my site as much as when I blogged daily. It seem to me if I blogged only a couple of times a week I didn’t return reader, but if I blogged daily the number of return reads climbed to about where they are now, around a third of my readership.

  • When I first started blogging just over a year ago, I knew I wanted to start at two days a week and then move up to three. Well, the few times I’ve done three times a week, my readers haven’t been there. I think I have them well trained on the Monday/Thursday schedule, and to be honest, I don’t have the energy to encourage them to expand. With that, I don’t feel like I am overwhelming my FB/Twitter streams with “read my post” announcements.
     
    I hadn’t realized that most bloggers post less than I do. Thank you for presenting those statistics. They give me a reassuring pat on the back.

  • I used to just blog whenever I felt like it. Recently, however, (okay – last week, to be exact) I’ve decided that I should attempt doing so at least twice a week.  (excluding meme posts) 
     
    This week is an exception as I’m off my usual schedule and going away this weekend so I may not have time to blog until next week.
     
    Twice a week – under normal circumstances – seems like a goal I can reach most weeks and is often enough to seem regular to my readers. 
     

  • I used to just blog whenever I felt like it. Recently, however, (okay – last week, to be exact) I’ve decided that I should attempt doing so at least twice a week.  (excluding meme posts) 
     
    This week is an exception as I’m off my usual schedule and going away this weekend so I may not have time to blog until next week.
     
    Twice a week – under normal circumstances – seems like a goal I can reach most weeks and is often enough to seem regular to my readers. 
     

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