How many blog posts…

I know there are no written rules in the world of blogging but sometimes I wonder how much is too much in a day. For some reason, if I’ve posted something in a certain day, I never post anything else. In fact, I always wait a day or two. But the mind doesn’t work like that. At least my mind doesn’t. When I get ideas, they seem to flow. But then I can go on for days, without a thing to write.

I had re-blogged a really great post from “Harsh Reality’s” blog called There is no such thing as over posting (I highly recommend you read his post). And while I desperately want to take his advice, I just can’t seem to do it. If I write  more than one post in a day, I would schedule it, so that I would have a rather steady stream of posts instead of bursts of two or three posts.

I don’t know what the right way is… but would surely love to hear any thoughts on this….

Advertisements

26 thoughts on “How many blog posts…

  1. Hi!
    I’m Janice. I also follow Harsh Reality. I agree with you. I know Jason publishes many times per day, but I agree with you and your commenters. It’s important to have posts on a “shelf” for when you are too busy to blog or the juices aren’t flowing. Save them for another day. Nice meeting you.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I agree with both Ellen and Jeanette of HallEnterprises. I am very committed to the blogs that I follow, so I always want to read everything. But sometimes the excessive posting makes it hard for me to keep up. I like the idea of a storage of ideas 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. This is like the over-posting on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook issue debate! I think to each their own. I’m similar to you. I don’t like to ‘over-post’ (if that is even a thing as it’s all subjective!) I like your page. Great thought-stream.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. As OM says. there is no such thing as over-blogging. I tend to blog when I have something to say. I try at least weekly, maybe twice a week. Of course, I was almost non-existent as a blogger in July. That was a weird month and much going on in my life. I believe that there are exceptions to the rule.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I’m late to the party but will jump in and say that I feel the term “overposting” is subjective. This is not a criticism but a fact. People don’t like going through their readers and seeing twenty posts lined up from a single author. The scrolling seems neverending and it can be jarring. That’s why people blog about “overposting.” It feels like something’s out of control. Personally, I feel that if the blog is free and you have space, it is really up to you to decide how many and how often. Some of my favourite bloggers post four or five times a day. However, the content is short and easy to digest. They also talk back to me when I say something.

    Of course, there can be negative consequences. People will refuse to visit and read a blog with more posts than they are comfortable reading in a day, especially if they come out one minute after the next. Posting every other day is no good for me. Some readers catch up with blogs once a week or once a month. I like to not have too many things for them to catch up with in one go.

    For me, four 1000-word posts in succession from the same author are not going to get read. Why? In my experience, most authors who do that don’t respond to comments. If I read that many words, I will want to say something. When/if I don’t get a response, I’m out. The key being, pay attention to what works for you and go with that.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for jumping in! You make some excellent points and I agree with you. Over posting may not be problem if the posts are short and sweet. Also, I think the point you make about feedback is a good one. I’m not the best blogger but I do try to respond to every comment made.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Thank you for your response. That’s all you need to do to build a rapport with your readers. Even the ones who aren’t responding so much notice these things. I visited a blog just a few hours ago, and noticed that the blogger hadn’t responded to any of the six thoughtful comments left on a post before publishing a new one. I was stunned and put off by that.

        Liked by 1 person

Comments Welcome...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s