As I am periodically reflecting on the scope of the Anglo-Indian Project, it is useful to also consider the dosage of blog posts (i.e. how often to publish).
This is an interesting reflective piece by Davy D on when, and what, to publish (see below and follow the link to see the comments section for additional insight).
‘Dosage is an interesting one. I think quality (is the content adding something to the world you are posting to) and interaction (are people engaging in the content and are you engaging with them) are most important. Posting everyday gets a bit laborious, but can help sharpen the focus of the blog; I tried this in June – 30 posts in 30 days. It was tiring, but helped me to see what was most useful / engaging for others, and refocus the blog (I couldn’t keep this up 365 days a year – like, for example, Seth Godin). On the flip side, in May I chose not to post anything due to other life events taking precedence, and the blog received more ‘hits’, ‘likes’ and ‘comments’ than at any other time in 2 years (with zero interaction from me). Maybe mixing it up is the key. What works for you is inevitably the final answer. Pressures to post everyday are not going to be right for everyone – one size doesn’t fit all.’
What is a reasonable posting schedule? and is the content purposeful?
All comments welcomed.
Word-High July was an excellent example of how regular posting can introduce you to more great bloggers and increase your blogs visibility. At present, posting each day is still a pipe dream but I have decided to increase to 3 posts per week (small steps). The new schedule will be;
Monday – Poetic Motivations – Quotes and words inspiring poetry.
Wednesday – Poetic Ramblings – Posts discussing all things poetic.
Friday – My poetry
The long term goal is to post from Monday to Friday. I still believe in weekends being focused on family and recharging the batteries.
If anyone has any ideas or thoughts on how the blog could be developed on Tuesdays and Thursdays I would welcome your thoughts.