What is the best day and time to post a blog? – Blogging Insights #21

How frequently do you post on your blog?

Initially, I posted a couple of poems and then disappeared. When I started writing Mulakaatein, I thought I should post it on my blog. UI had set the schedule of one post a week. It slowly increased to posting daily and then multiple posts a day. But then there have been times when I disappeared and the blog was barren for months. I keep on coming and leaving.

I have tried to stay regular with various kinds of prompts and challenges. But it all depends on how much time I can devote and also on my mood.

Do you believe there are optimum posting times and days?

My WordPress Stats Insights currently show that Sunday 8 pm is the most popular day and time on my blog. A few months ago, it was Tuesday 9 pm. When I used to participate in Daily Posts’ daily word prompts, I used to post around 5 pm as that was the popular time as per the insights.

I can’t really keep up with the days, but I do try to keep up with the popular time. So if it says 8 pm right now, I would schedule my posts for the week somewhere between 7 pm and 8 pm.

I have experimented with posting schedules. So if I’m posting around 7 pm this week, I’ll post around 6 pm next week and around 5 pm after that.

My personal experience says that the traffic depends more on which day and what time you post. There can not be one perfect time for everybody. All blogs are different and all blogs have different readers.

I have seen that shelf life of my blog post is 24 hours, when it can get organic traffic from WP Reader. After that, if I get any traffic it is via promotion.

Do you like to schedule your posts in advance? How many posts and how far ahead do you usually schedule?

Earlier I didn’t like to schedule posts but as I saw myself getting busy with personal life, I saw that scheduling is not a bad idea. In fact, WP suggests you to schedule posts so that you can stay regular.

If I’m scheduling posts, I make sure that I don’t do more than 1 per day. If I have content, it should go out evenly. It should not be like that I post everything in one day and then let the blog stay empty for days and weeks.

I may have my posts scheduled for 2 months or for 45 days, 30 days, 15 days, or 1 week. Sometimes, I may have no posts scheduled at all. I am not blogging for money, so I has not really mattered to me.

At what time do you read other blogs?
At what time do you post? Do you have nay blogging schedules?

In response to Dr Tanya’s Blogging Insights # 21 Optimum Posting Times and Days

12 thoughts on “What is the best day and time to post a blog? – Blogging Insights #21

  1. If I can post ahead of time, I do, especially if the post pertains to a certain season or event. There are times I am getting posts written just in time for my posting day (Friday – to give readers all weekend to read them 😉 ) so if I can schedule them ahead, I have more “wiggle room” if I get busy with other things – the things I’ll be writing about later.

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  2. My approach is like toothpaste sometimes. I squirt out posts seamlessly throughout the week but then as the tube empties the posts squirm and splatter (based on the fact one is using a tube toothpaste).
    So now I have my Monday and Friday set posts, foodie every other Wednesday and then an ‘end of the month’ post.
    For the 10 day challenge I had scheduled all the posts having written then day before, that helped me quite a lot.
    So I ses myself as a sporadic but mildly organised blogger.

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    1. Now I see..scheduling the letters in advance made you do them religiously 😀
      Do you ever feel that you can skip a Monday or Friday? 😛


      1. While I love trying to stick to a schedule….I’m not compelled to…that’s because if it’s not a fulfilling post I won’t do it…can’t do something for the sake of it…sounds a bit like Indian traditions..😁

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