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.
Etienne Teo says
A blog should always post frequently and frequency is set by you, if your blog starts of with a 1 post a day then make sure you do it regularly and don’t give a suddenly change and not post anymore.I always see it happen on new bloggers,if you are committed to blog then post frequently and don’t give the stock market graph which can be disturbing to the readers at time.
Yep, that’s the challenge of blogging!
Michael from Pro Blog Design says
Good post. It’s a shame that we bloggers can’t just be lazy sods and post when we take a notion… xD
If that happens, we’d be filthy rich ;)
most of this new bloggers kasi find natatamad lalo n pag wala nagcocomment s knila.. little did they know that you should go out of ur own world and explore the blog world. from their, you can find friends that will constantly visit ur page. and the fun starts there! ^^
I also do one post a day. More than that is too much. our readers have other blogs to read also…
Alex from Shylock Blogging says
I can’t say I agree that one is better then another. I believe it’s all in what you write. Trying to keep up with a minimum of 1 post per day or more makes you write posts about beating the writers block, where to find inspiration for posts and other annoying subjects that every single blog out there seems to write about.
If you can write only 1 great article per week that will help me, then write just 1. I’ll still be a subscriber and I’ll look forward to that article. If you can write 4 good posts each and every day, then go for it. My point is that its nuts to expect from a blogger to write every single day a certain number of posts. It leads to many low quality articles. It’s a blog, it expresses the writer’s opinions on a subject or it teaches you something. What are you telling me, that you’ll unsubscribe because he doesn’t give you 1,2 or 4 articles per day? Isn’t it better if it doesn’t waste your time and only posts when he says something worth saying?
Why the pressure? I started promoting my blog 3 weeks ago and it wasn’t the best effort on my part. I still got 40 subscribers after these 3 weeks and I don’t write every day. In fact, it’s been 2 days since my last post and it might be 1 or 2 more until I finish the article I’m working on right now.
So, what’s with the pressure to make content every single day?
A person can opt for becoming a professional blogger and earn a handsome amount of money that can be much more then what a normal person requires for his/her livelihood.
Ken Xu says
My personal opinion: Weight on Quality instead of Quantity. It’s true that quantity (frequency) is important to pull google and reader’s attention. But if your blog post is just containing about “blah-blah” quality. Ah… no use, just a pile of junk.
My frequency is 5 post a day. Well, If you could post 4+ quality post a day, you won’t do anything just sit infront of the computer for the whole day. :)
Not everybody is like JohnChow who could do alot of post aday one time all at once and timestamp it for the whole day.
But, if you can do it, why not? Just make sure each post have sufficient quality and your will be the next John Chow. :)
I agree with you, quality is better than quantity. (And I’m not just saying that as an excuse for my 1-3 posts per week :P). I don’t really have the time to post every day, as I have video games and relatives and whatnot, and soon I will barely even have time for looking at the computer what with 8th grade starting in 4 days. I don’t know, but I think one of my problems is that I haven’t found my calling yet. I’m learning C++ and some game programming right now (just a little bit), so maybe when I am fluent in the language I can post games and demos, and talk about the geeky components of a game. :P
Ash Haque says
It’s all about consistent posting frequency. A List Apart does this well, two new articles every friday, it’s like clockwork.
That’s a great post. I wonder if most people voted 1 post per day because they feel guilty and want to make themselves feel better about posting only ONE per day? Just a thought, lol… but really, I agree with that post. I think one post per day is fine. I actually think 4+ posts per day can hurt your blog if you have a really large readership because the readers will feel as though they can never “keep up”.
I think that in the beginning, posting frequency should be VERY often (4+ posts per day), but as the content grows, as well as the readership, I think 1 post per day is just fine.
Kenney of Make Money Blog says
Yup I agree. One time a day is enough for readers. They should take that time to really read that post and then get involved.
But, if you’re trying to increase your traffic from tagging and pinging and from bookmarking then posting more definately will do that.
I missed the polls, but my vote would be 1.
I suppose the most important think to do is to post regularly. If you choose to post one post a day you should post that only one every day, no more and no less :-)
I think the most important is to post regularly… if you choose to post 1 post a day you should post that one every day no more and no less :-)
Christine - make money online says
I’d say I support the “at least once a day” concept. Meaning: aim for one post, but if time is available and there is something new to report… post more!
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