How often do you post? Are you satisfied with your frequency?
So, I am a very unpredictable blogger.
Thought it might be a good thing to know the following:
A. How often do you post? Please provide a monthly Average from the last 3 months and also mention if you are consistent on a weekly level.
B. How often do you think you should post?
C. If B>A, then what are you going to do to increase your blogging frequency? Experienced bloggers are especially urged to answer this as it would help new bloggers who are struggling with regular writing.
D. Will you be able to maintain the quality of your posts if you blog more? It's not enough to post. The standard of your post leaves a lasting impression on your reader, especially a new visitor.
I'll answer first, as per the trend.
A. Around 2-3 posts per month, not consistent on a weekly basis.
B. Atleast 1 post per week.
C. Decided to work on writing more. Checking various blogs and news for ideas. Pushing ourselves to read more blogs to get something churning in our heads.
D. We hope so, but we are not sure of it.
100/100 for your shorta nd crisp answers. :-)
To maintain consistency ona weekly basis, try scheduling blog posts instaeding of posting them whenever you write one.
Yes, blogging si fun and we start monitoring our progress, teh fun vanishes all of a sudden.
i am an aalasi what u call it, i can not forgive my mind to get so moneyminded that it clicks to write for conests only.
i think my readers too shy away from my blog, lest they find something to vote for. i am sorry fr that friends.
thanks arti ji, I will surely try and write more.
rumbaho, why don't you write something on marriage topic on my marriagebook. you have the talent. you will be getting link backs too,
Pramod, are you sure you want a guest post by a guy who writes about 'Hot Indian Aunties'? You doubly sure? ;o)
boss, i had written a word decent ,after the word something, than deleted the word as I thought it might offend.
you have the talent. command over words. play with words,
I think that you ahve written a lot in tghe apst few months, given the number of contests held :-)
A. I usually post 2-3 posts per month. Was trying to increase the frequency a bit by posting weekly, which failed however.
B. I plan to post 1 post weekly.
C. I'm planning to devote atleast 30 mins regularly to upgrade my photography blog. For the rest of the blogs, I'm planning to write a story each week.
D. I'm not sure yet but will try to maintain the quality. This was one of the greatest reasons that I wasn't posting for a long time. Also, my penchant for writing was stagnating. :(
Posting atleast once ona ll teh three blogs that you ahve is definitely difficult.
errr, maybe you should just keep 1 blog and write everything on it. Managing 3 blogs when you don't have enough time must be quite difficult.
Yeah true! Earlier I had one blog... then grew tired of it! I'm a fickle-minded person, you see!
Maintaing many blogs always helps. You can keep switching from one area to another oen whenever you liek to do so.
... I am going to start a new blog in a day or two that will contain just one or two posts.
Well it depends on the mood and opportunity I clock around 6, sixer in cricket terms on an average, but when there is no subject, one has just take a break and be busy reading others post.
I can't think anything nowadays....can't switch back and fourth in 3 languages....
try to keep 1 post per week for my marathi and hindi blog....
On Gurukripa, try to post more frequently. about avg, totally confused.
I am not satisfied coz actually it does not take much time to post an article.
I wonder how you do not by mistake, write a hindi post on an english blog :-)
I feel I am ina better position because right now, I can ahrdly think of anything to write. But to my luck, I have around 12 posts ready which will eb sufficient for teh next three months but I find even typing them a difficult task.
@ Mohini Why don't you try retelling the epics in a way that would suit the present generation?
I havent posted something on my blog for months now! reason being a change of job, a short trip out of india et all taking time away from my blog (or rather me staying away from it)
But on an average, I post when i feel like. And i dont remember how many times do i feel like doing it in a month ;)
hemal, atlast you are active again, hope the new venture is great.
Wow! The Indiforum King Returns! It's like a sequel to a hit movie. lol
Good answer hemal......:). don't know how many times do i feel like doing it in a month..:)
@Hemal & @ Mohini
How often do you think you SHOULD be posting?
@pramod hehe thank you dude... hope to be active for long this time :P
@rumbaho thank you very much for the red carpet... its a sequel, lets see if we leave the cash registers ringing... :D
I think I should be posting 2 a month at least and anything more will surely be a premium for my readers :P
@mohini hemal shah ver 2.0 is here to stay :P :P :P
@Rumbaho - Wish to write a lot, but brain gets tired. But I feel life is too short, so we should spread good thoughts as much as we can. Thoughts are immortal.
@Hemal 2.0.......good, what is new in this version. Nice to see you active again with your same style of past version......
@ Hemal , your humility is great! ;o)
I'm sure you will beat Salman Khan's Bodyguard movie records with your sequel. And I'm sure your writing will be better than that movie too. lol
Hi Hemal. I am always seeing you enter the territory of IndiBlogger, stay for an hour or soa nd return again after a month or so... :-)
@Rumbaho My average for the last 3 months has been 9 posts per month or about 2 posts every week. It has not always been easy to maintain quality, but I do try my best. but anything more than this, I either resign from my full-time job or don't bother about quality, both of which is not possible :-)
9 posts a month!! Holy Cow! Holy Goat! Holy Zoo!!!!
I've written barely 10 posts in the last 3-4 months. Your's is a very high average. Obviously you have things to say. And from the quality of posts on your blog, I would say that you are doing fantastically well for someone who writes so much AND maintains a full time job.
That's natural. The posting frequency increases when there is something to write.
We post around 3-4 posts a day and that makes it
a) 100-120 posts per month
b) I think atleast a post a day should be fine
c) Though B<A, we feel that we should increase our posts. In the beginning we used to post 7-8 posts a day.
d) Well, we feel that quantity doesn't lower the quality. If you are really passionate about your niche get like minded people to post on your blog. In our case, we are two friends who are passionate about building a real good tech blog and we wouldn't really mind getting more people on board for value addition. In case of personal blogs your personal experiences could be limited and you couldn't be able to blog frequently. So, get your friends to write their personal experiences and this would really make your blog more vibrant.
Sorry for the long post, but wanted to be helpful.
It wasn't a long reply and your opinion and help matters. You should see some of my replies on this forum, I could have written a book with my replies. It wouldn't sell, but still... one can dream.
Thanks for sharing your info.
Your average is phenomenal! But it's much easier for a techie blog than personal because you can always post a how-to-do-some-techie-thing while personal bloggers or random bloggers need to wait for something to strike them as blogworthy. But you already know that.
we feel that quantity doesn't lower the quality.- That may actually be true for a techie blog. Heck, look at labnol or techcrunch!
I think that I will have to spend my entire life reading your blog! :-) All teh best. As pointed out a tech blog into the business of blogging to make money has to maintain taht frequency.
totally depends on the events that take place over the cyberworld, avg. 4-5 a day
Another blog that can make me sit in front of teh computer for hours!
@Rumbaho: I understand the problem with personal blogs and that's why I suggest to gang up to make the blog more interesting. We all have grown up from our personal blogs and they have played a key role in us being what we are today.
So, it's really important to have a great (not in terms of traffic, but the experiences which attract audience) personal blog.
On an average, I post once a week and I think that is teh ebst posting frequency for a casual blogger. However, it was disturbed last month and I couldn't blog more than two times and my IndiRank has also dropped drastically.
@Rumbaho: I try to post twice a week and unless I am travelling or sick, I maintain that. So the average for me is about 7-8 posts a month. I am happy if I maintain that frequency. More than that would be a strain on me as well as the readers
That's much higher than the average, I think. It's quite enough for a personal blog. There's only so much that you would want to write about.
That's true. Even raeders at times may get fed up with too many posts.
I have been blogging for last four or five months. So what I write will be that of a new blogger.
I want to write 3-4 posts a week.
I have written ~50 posts in the last 4.5 months of my blogging. I have committed to post twice on a topic (MahaParatha reheated - funny version of MahaBharath) to increase my frequency.
THe biggest strain for me is the comics I post on alternate posts. I am not good at drawing and boy! it takes a lots of my time. But I have received good feedback about it. So I am going to keep it
I wonder how a new blogger can manage to posts 3-4 posts per week. You're doing a good job. The happiness that arising after receiving a positive feedback cannot be described in words.
Oh! I haven't read the full reply before giving the above reply. I wish that I never fall in that category. So, we are going to see a new writer in a few months.
All the best!
A. 3-4 blogs per month
B. 1-2 posts per week
C. Try to post whenever I have time. But most of my free time, I tend to spend in taking pictures rather than blogging.
D. Mine is mostly a photoblog. So don't think there will be a difference in quality if I just get myself to post more of my pictures in the blog.