It has been a month since I launched our current poll, with over 250 votes, I would like to thank you guys for the participation. Poll is officially closed! Here’s the result of the poll:
How many articles should a blog post per day?
- 4+ the more the merrier! – with 38 votes = 15%
- 2-3 is better – with 69 votes = 26%
- 1 is fine. – with 154 votes – 59%
As you can see, 59% voted for 1 post per day, 26% voted for 2-3, while 15% voted for 4+. Obviously, the 1 post per day wins and boy I am happy! If I can’t keep up the 1 post per day, what more if the majority likes a blog who can post 2-3 times a day? Or even 4+?!
Anyway, here are the main reasons why I asked you on how many blog posts should a blog generate in a day:
Why Posting Frequency STILL And Will Always Matter
1. What’s a blog if it does not post frequently?
A blog is like a diary (difference is, the public can see it), but not just a diary about your crushes and enemies, It can be a diary about a certain topic, like this one. A blog about making money online, and even though it’s not a blog about your crush, it still needs updating – frequent updating, so more people will get interested and get hooked.
Of course, that’s the main reason you published a blog online because you want people to read it and if not, you shouldn’t be reading this now, you should be in your room writing!
2. Err! When should I check? Darn, I’ll just stop reading this blog!
I check certain blogs (I check blogs not subscribe to them, I love to see a real web page) in a certain occasion, opening blogs can waste me an awful amount of time and what more if they don’t have anything new posted when I check?
That blog ate a minute of my time times 15 blogs because almost all the blogs I check don’t post in a frequent manner :P = a whopping 15 minutes.
You know me, I hate to waste my time. I have a very hectic schedule due to my school, so to be productive, I quit checking blogs that don’t post when I check, so I wont’ go crazy visiting their site over and over again.
3. Google loves me
A post in a blog is equals to a page, the more pages a website generates, the more chances to get more Google love or the so called “Long Tail”?
Long Tail is… uhh… argh! Can’t explain it!
Let’s just have an example. If you search “make money online”? in Google, I appear to be in the first page right? That keyword gives me over 170 uniques a day, which gets the top spot in my traffic chart, second one is “how to make money”? which gives me around 60 uniques per day and the 2nd one in my traffic chart and so on and so on – until it reaches an amount that gives me only a few uniques per day (about 1-3). Those puny amount of traffic per keyword is the long tail, usually long tail keywords are weird, BUT Long tail searches is where you can get bigger conversions because the search is more detailed.
Anyway, long tail is a big stuff to explain. Believe me or not, someone made a book about it! I’ll just explain it further in a follow up post.
4. It’s the challenge of blogging
Blogging is like everyone’s life, you work, you have problems to solve, you have debts to pay, etc…
Life is a challenge, blogging too. That’s why it’s fun, exciting and addictive that you don’t want to lose it. Who wants to lose their
life blog anyway?!
Honestly, I still can’t keep up with my daily “posting frequency”? I know I don’t lack time it’s just I lack discipline. Feels good experience the challenge of blogging!
All of those above are just my opinion, experiences and my ramblings, I know some of you have their 2 cents also. C’mon! Give your say.