I just got through a ten-week experiment. I decided to try out blogging every day.
I did this for two reasons. #1 to see if I could do it, and #2 to increase readership.
What I found was an initial spike in average views per day, then a lull that made me wonder if daily blogging had become annoying to people. But then Boom! A spike again, along with added followers.
I’m not really sure what the magic formula is.
In general, I’m not crazy about people who blog every day. Why? Because most people run out of interesting things to say.
I did learn that I DIDN’T seem to run out of things to say. I guess that’s a good thing. My problem is time.
I suppose if I just dropped words on the page without the graphics I would be able to keep up. But how boring is that? I like the graphics and interactive-look of the blog. But BOY! Does that take time! I’ve also found that I am getting lazier and lazier on the graphics. Sometimes, I am just too dern tired and want to just get it done.
So, I’m stopping my little experiment. Before this, I used to blog on Mondays and Fridays, but it seems looking at the numbers that most of you read on Monday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Monday is usually my big topic night…. First Gold Mine Manuscript, then Writing to a Deadline, and now Road to Publication… and I have a few great topics all lined up.
I might keep Monday for “Series Topics” if everyone’s into it.
So, tell me… what days are good for you? Which days would you like to see post from me?
What’s a good night for “tuning in” to a weekly blog series?
If I can wrangle in the Monomaniacal Middle Grade Reviewer regularly, (Which looks pretty plausible right now) how often and on which days would you like to see a review from a kid’s perspective?
At any rate, if you stop by one day and see yesterday’s post, don’t fret. I’ll be back the next day. Once in a while though, I need some R & R.
How many times during a week do you think is “just right” for a blogger to post?