How many posts are best for a blog...I've heard regular posting is important and so we do post almost everyday...I have a few guest bloggers now and I am booked with posts everyday until the middle of October. Is posting more then once a day good...bad...or what. I can only read so fast and so can the helpers I have.
What do you all do with your posts and how often and I mostly have book reviews and only a Monday mailbox...I think we are the place to go for reviews but nothing else. What do you think and do? Thanks http://bookhimdanno.blogspot.com/
Unless you have a backlog of reviews that need to be posted, more than one post a day is too much, IMHO. And I am the quality over quantity type so few posts do not bother me.
I struggle with that myself. I post on my blog only once a week. I prefer quality posts versus quantity. It
takes me a whole week of stewing over the subject, then I write. I put a lot of
effort into my blogs (I'm always worried there are not good enough), time is my biggest enemy.
I began blogging sometime in March of this year, when my debut novel came out. I was told I need to be more active, so that's why I try to find more blogger to see how they're doing.
I do book reviews and readalongs, but don't participate in memes (although I do post the occasional rant on a book-related topic, such as when the whole Cox-Gurdon article came out). When I started out my blog, I posted every day. Now that the semester started again, I've been busier balancing work and grad school, but I make sure to post at least once a week, if not more. My blog hasn't suffered from it in terms of traffic, and I'd rather have quality posts that are consistent (albeit not every day) than to post a lot of filler. I try not to post more than once a day without good reason, because people do subscribe by e-mail, and I don't want to clog up inboxes by posting too frequently.
I post 4 times per week, Monday through Thursday. These are the days that gather the most views anyway. On my other blog, I only post once a week tops, but it continues to get good traffic because I have a pretty big post archive and good SEO.
I run a blog tour program and actually evaluate each blog that applies but has less than 100 site hits per day. Frequency of posts is one of the topics we cover in the evaluation, and I generally recommend at least 2-3 times per week.
If you're interested in the blog tour program, that info's here (wink): http://www.novelpublicity.com/tour/
I've struggled with this for some time too.
I generally do no more than 2 posts a day. And when I do 2 posts, 1 of them is usually, short, sweet and to the point. But 1 post a day is best I think for the viewers.
Now as for the week, I used to be just 3 posts a week, and as I got used to my blog and I guess maybe found my voice I've been doing a post almost everyday, even if it's just something small and book related. So my goal is always at least 3 posts a week and if I can't do more than that, oh well. I think my readers understand a bit that life,family and school can get in the way.
You just want to make sure that you appear as an active and lively blog no matter what you decide to go with. But the "I can only read so fast and so can the helpers I have" on weeks like that, I review a book I read not too long ago, or talk about another book related topic.
I believe the key is frequent short posts, and more than once a day is fine. I post whenever the spirit moves me--sometimes that's every day, and sometimes not.
Don't let it become a burden though, because that will affect both the tone and frequency of your blogging!