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?