When should you post on your blog? – Part 7

This is the next important question. You now have a blog, have tweaked it to become search engine friendly, have found your niche and are now ready to post. What should be your posting schedule?

There are a lot of newbies that start with all the excitement in the world and post 1 or 2 articles everyday. Slowly, as days pass, they realize the truth of the world they have entered and the initial fizz dies. They get onto a reality platform. At this point, sadly but truly, some of them quit. Some re-visit their posting schedule and reduce it to 1 per day or 1 every 2 to 3 days. The worst part here is, after re-visiting their schedule and re-planning their frequency, they do not realize why they are doing it. Many do it just to escape the “compulsion” and “responsibility” of posting.

This is a disastrous behavior and can end your blogging career before you have really started. Interestingly, I called blogging as a career. Another post, another day.

Coming back, what is the solution here? What should be your posting frequency? If you want to do justice to this question, you need to plan. You need to ask yourself and write down what really your goal in blogging is? Are you doing it for fun as some believe? Are you in for the excitement, the blog expos, and the “make money while you sleep” ideas? Planning will make your objectives clear to you. You need to understand that it may take at least 6 months before your first dollar comes in.

As a general rule, it is good to start off with a posting frequency of 3 times a week. It will give you enough momentum and the required break to re-fuel your motivational chambers. As time passes and you get involved your heart and soul in your new career, you can decrease the interval to once every 2 days and eventually once a day. Mind you, you can stay all through your blogging career posting three times a week. As long as you produce quality content and not what you had for breakfast and dinner, you will do fine.

So, pick up you pen and planning pad today, awaken your brain cells, put on your thinking hats, write down your goals and decide how you want to go forward in your career as a blogger. You can come back and thank me later. First things First.

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