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Blogging Schedule: Once or Thrice?

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With the first week of my new blogging schedule behind me, I’m curious about what the preferred planning is. I know they say curiosity killed the cat, but I’m going to ask anyways. I’m more afraid of my cat than curiosity, anyways. She is evil and will kill me in my sleep one day.

Before, I wrote a blog every week on a random day when I felt like blogging. This past week, I switched to posting three times a week on set days, namely Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. With this schedule, my posts occur more often and on a regular basis, unlike before I created this schedule.

A bonus I’ve noticed is that posting more draws more traffic and therefore, readers, to my blog. Granted, I’ve taken care to comment more as well, so that obviously is also a contributing factor. So far, only positive results have come from this change and I’m glad for it and happy to keep it this way.

My Stats Page

It’s amazing how much posting more and in an actual schedule and commenting on other blogs can help. I knew both of those things would change my page, but I never considered just how much difference it would make. Aside from that, it gives me a sense of inner peace. I know when to blog and don’t have to rush when I realized, “Oh, it’s been eight days since I blogged!”

That sense of calmness helps me in day-to-day life and I am grateful for it.

Still, this brings up my question to all of you dear people – thank you for enduring the changes I’ve made in recent times – namely:

What do you prefer: One post per week, or three as I did this past week?

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Author: Natasha McNeely

I'm a writer, a reader, a gamer and a dreamer. I love losing myself to thought and considering possibilities. That is how I create my stories and weave the erratic tales into readable ones.

18 thoughts on “Blogging Schedule: Once or Thrice?

  1. Great post! I am new to blogging too and right now do three blogs a week. Mine are fun and easy right now-Tuesday Teasers to post a teaser of your work, Wednesday Wordcount and I participate in Six Sentence Sunday. This alone keeps me busy, but I enjoy meeting new authors and blogs.
    Thanks and it was nice seeing your wordcount today 🙂

    • I’ve only been blogging for about half a year myself, so you could say I’m fairly new to the concept as well. I’ve only recently found my blogging voice and begun to feel more confident as a blogger.
      Those sound like intriguing projects! I hope they go well for you.
      I’ll make sure to post my word count more often. 🙂

  2. I started blogging about a month back and update my blog every alternate day. The pattern of traffic sees a a fluctuation when I post regularly and falls drastically when I don’t so I’d say continue with three posts a week 🙂

    And.. nice blog you have. You have a new subscriber.

    • Yeah, the regular updates definitely help when it comes to traffic. The past two days were my two day break and as you can see, my traffic dropped a bit due to that.
      Thanks for giving me your opinion. 🙂

      Thanks again!

  3. I’d say three times a week, mostly because you’re more likely to attract more people who are either:

    1- interested in the topic
    2- interested in your work (over time)

    I think your stories and your blog are pretty awesome, so stick with three posts a week. =)

  4. Interesting post! I liked seeing the change in your stats on the graph. (WordPress stats are well organized, I think.) Regular posts with tags, as well as comments, do seem to bring in more consistent traffic.

    Sometimes I feel like I’m just blogging for myself, a record of my story, or a particular facet of my life, but when someone comments on something I’ve said, it reminds me that my blog has an audience!

    • Thanks! I’m glad you liked it.
      I agree; WordPress stats are extremely well-organized. Commenting and having a regular schedule does help, if this past week is any form of proof.

      One thing to remember is that just because few people comment, doesn’t mean there aren’t more people reading. A lot of people will read and not comment.

  5. Good idea, Natasha. I’m glad you’re getting good results! Keep it up and I bet it’ll pay off 🙂

  6. nice advice! Although participating and commenting on other people’s blogs seems like a simple idea, it never seemed to cross my mind. Congrats on all the traffic you’re attracting!

  7. good advice. makes perfect sense.regular content spells the difference in attracting more readers.

  8. I’ve been thinking about adding another blog day to my weekly schedule. I’ve been updating Tuesday and Thursday, but I get interested in writing more posts over the weekend, too. I usually write them and save them for later use, but if it’s happening more frequently, I’ll probably add Sunday into my posting! Having a schedule is pretty great (I just forget what day it is ALL THE TIME). XD

    ~Ashlee
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  9. I began doing it whenever I felt like it, but now I’m posting one post a day. Sometimes, it’s just a review, but sometimes a lot more. If I’m really swamped, I’ll write five posts on Sunday and schedule them to self-publish themselves on wordpress over the course of the week.
    Scheduling, though, really does help a lot.

    • That’s how I started off as well; blogging when I felt like it and had the time. That resulted in very scattered posts every week or two weeks – not exactly very good.
      It does, doesn’t it? 🙂 And writing ahead of time sounds great.

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