I review and recommend books on my blog. I have over 8,000 page views and many followers but sometimes I don't feel inspired to write on a daily basis. I send out an update about every ten days with alll the new posts and after that I feel like I can take a break. Do bloggers have to post daily? I feel guilty if I don't. Would love some opinions.
Joyce at http://www.jssherr.blogspot.com
No, you don't have to. The beauty is you can schedule posts. So why not set up posts when you're feeling like writing and then have them ready if you don't want to post a certain day. 3-4 times a week is a great amount of posts per week, I believe, and if you can't do that, do what you can.
I like the idea of scheduling but I review new releases and sometimes can't write a review since the book is not out yet.. I did start a new feature highlighting an author which I can do ahead..so thankyou!!
Thankyou everyone for your responses.. It's all so helpful. I'm going to stop by all your blogs and I hope you'll visit mine at http://www.jssherr.blogspot.com
So why not write a review and schedule it for after it's released?
You don't have to blog daily. Do blog consistently though. Just a few posts a week is perfectly fine.
I definitely agree with Bri. Scheduling is fantastic! I write and schedule posts when I have the time and then I'm set for weeks at a time. It's great.
As Allison said, consistency is important. I don't blog daily. Generally on average I post 3-4 times a week, and I make sure that I always post at least once per week even when I'm busy with other things. I think with book reviews it's expected that you're not going to read a new book every day.
I agree with what others are saying. Personally, I have found that setting a goal, I read and review at least one book a week, can help keep you on track and assure that you will post consistently. Define how often you would like to post and try to stick with it. It is perfectly acceptable to not write if you aren't inspired to, but maintaining a consistent posting schedule will help your readers to know when to check in on your blog, to read new content. As was mentioned above, try to stay ahead of your posting deadlines by writing and saving content in advance. I hope this helps. If you ever have any questions, comments, or are just looking for a new book blog to read, feel free to contact me and check out my site.
Great question. =)
I have been posting about once a week, but Im planning to post 2 or 3 times a week in the very near future!
I agree with the other members who mentioned - to schedule posts when you have the time..that works out great!
NO! bloggers do not have to post daily, but they have to post about every 2-3 days or so, If you are not meeting the 2-3 status quo of book blogging, then you need to broaden your blog focus, so you can blog more often.
e.g for example doing what I did, including BOOK NEWS and releases, in my blog, instead or relying on book reviews.
If you really want serious readership, the experts (the guys at gizmodo) say to always be blogging, and write something every day. Sounds awful, doesn't it? It's true. The writer of the the best celebrity gossip blog (http://dlisted.com) falls out of bed every morning, starts blogging, and doesn't stop until he goes to sleep. Like anything you want to get serious about, you have to put in the time.
Myself I've only been adding a new blog post twoce a month which has slowed down my views but I'm still getting veiws by people all over the world. I'm about to hit the 3800 mark in page views. I'm not that fast of a reader but I think that I've been good enough at keeping up on mine, I feel as long as I add a book on there at least twice a month I'll still have people interested in wanting to read what I put on there. But, that's my choice.
I am new to blogging but I would say it is more important to have something you care about saying than just something to say. If you don't have much to say you might just try posting what you are reading at the moment so that followers know what you are up to. I also like putting discussions out there. I ran across a discussion on www.reviewitbooks.com the other day about plagiarism. It asked some good questions and asked readers to weigh in. I kind of liked that format.