You may have read lots of blogging tips online that tell you to be consistent when you blog.
It is important to be consistent in your blogging if you plan to be noticed, because people respond to patterns. If you intend to just blog for fun whenever inspiration hits then you can quite easily disregard this tip 🙂
It is noteworthy that consistency does not mean daily. You can be consistently posting weekly, or twice or three times a week. The key here is to ensure there is at least some semblence of regular activity on your blog, and some sort of pattern which people can identify with, and watch out for.
People do respond to patterns so if you regularly run a post on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday, people may realize this pattern and start looking out for your posts then. If time is a problem, blog weekly or learn to schedule posts. Most blog platforms allow you to schedule posts these days so you can store up a draft depository on a weekend or when inspiration hits, and then just schedule them to be posted during the week or when you run out of ideas…. as happens to the best of us 🙂
What about weekends then?
Weekends are a bit of a touch and go. Some people like to post on weekends because that’s when they have the time to sit down and blog. Others prefer to take the time off because they’ve spent the whole week at work and the last thing they want is to sit in front of their computer on a weekend! Much depends on how you feel and what makes you happy – its your blog! 🙂
I usually have a post to run every day. When I’m feeling inspired, maybe two a day. When I’m busy and time is a factor, I make sure I have at least one ready to go … I think some of you would be upset if I didn’t LOL! 😉 Most of my posts are scheduled so no, I don’t sit here at my computer at 8.30am everyday to hit publish on my blog posts 😀 The wonders of post scheduling are many! I didn’t start out this way however. I built up to it over the years – after almost 5 years, you start getting the hang of things 😉
I also have posts on weekends, as some of you may have noticed.
But I’ve decided to cut back. Yes ladies, you read this right. Unless I’m truly inspired, Saturdays will be an off day for me from the blog 🙂 Its a conscious decision I made just recently because I realised that I was being half hearted about my Saturday posts; and I never like being half-hearted about anything. All or nothing! 😀
So no, I don’t think blogging consistently means you have to blog every day but a consistent schedule is definitely preferred. You could always build up the momentum – start small with maybe 1-2 posts a week and then work your way up. Work within your comfort zone and you’ll soon find the rhythm and consistency that works for you 🙂
Did you think you had to blog everyday to be consistent? Do you have some sort of schedule you like to keep to or do you blog sporadically whenever the inspiration hits, or when you can find time to? If you are a blog reader, do you prefer reading a blog that updates daily or a few times a day or is that too much info? 😀
Simple Blogging Tips are some simple tips I have for fellow bloggers, based on my own experiences. I’m no ‘guru’ but I hope they will help you. You may read up on previous Simple Blogging Tips here.