Double Question Time
How often do you … post content to your blog?
Now, l might be excessive – l don’t deny this to be true, l post every day every day to my blog. Be this with original content as in written on the day itself, or shared content written by my community, reblogged content from what l have written before as in the poetry or the stories and tales, the challenge periods and or the games in the series.
I read when l first started blogging that l should aim to post in the bare minimum at least once a week. But there is no one post fits all answer for each and every one of us, l think it’s a case how often you think you can publish to your blog. Not everyone has an abundance of free time, they have careers and work, they have family and comittments and let’s not forget the other thing – they have a life and they live it.
I know some of my readership post frequently like l do, others post a few times a week, and others still as and when they can.
I know there are those of the view that say posting too often leads to burn out – well l can’t see that happening anytime in my near future, maybe because l cover a wide range of topics, and l still have so much more to write about. Maybe as l share and reblog so much content, as well as the games and challenges this allows me time to not burn out. Or maybe, because l am limited currently to how much long content l can actually write this has naturally slowed me down a tad … whoah l did say a tad.
But this question leads us to another questions as well …
What’s the ideal length for a blog post?
For me, well if you don’t know by now, where have you been, l can be somewhat verbose and long winded, l am trying my best to pull it in, but hell l struggle a bit with that.
Once more reading about all this before l started l was seeing the use of phrases like 300 – 500 words minimum, and of course as l have said already there are times when one post doesn’t fit everyone. My philosophy has always been ‘write it and they will either read it or they wont’, it’s a basic formula – but l am not specifically a topical writer promoting a product for sale, l am writing about my life most of the time, so it will be as it will be word wise.
I guess most of my long content posts are anywhere between 1000 – 2000 words, a lot l know and if your read my tales then you know that too! But l reckon if you can aim for around 900 – 1500 words you are probably onto a winner if you then average that to around 1200 words, and maybe include colour as in images, you have added value. But that’s just me, what about you?
So two questions: