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Blogging Tip: Challenge Yourself

Today, I’m going to talk a little bit about blog scheduling, more specifically, how often you should post a week.

I know, I know, I’ve already freaked out half of you and the other half of you are staring at the screen like this:

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Blog scheduling, meaning how often you post on your blog (not to be confused with scheduling your posts ahead of time–which you should do), is going to be different for every individual. Some bloggers post every single day. *Hats off to them*

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Some bloggers only post on the week days, taking weekends off. Other bloggers, like me, only post 3 times a week, some only post once and so on and so forth. Like I said before, blog scheduling is different for every blogger. However, there are some consistencies that every blogger should keep in mind.

  1. If you want to grow your blog, you need to be posting at least once a week. If we only see you once a month, odds are, we won’t remember you all that well. (This may not be true for all circumstances but it’s a general rule).
  2. If you want to maintain followers, you need to be reading and commenting on other blogs the same amount (if not more) than when you are posting your own content.
  3. Lastly, (and what today’s blog is really about), you need to challenge yourself with your scheduling goals.

Blogging is hard, I know, trust me, I completely understand that. I have been blogging for about a year and a half now and some days I feel burnt out, not just in blogging but in everything. However, if you don’t push passed your walls, you will always find yourself blocked by something.

While it is wise to set realistic blogging goals, it is unwise to “settle” in your goals. For instance, if you work two jobs and you’re in school or a parent, it might be a tad unrealistic to say that you are going to blog every single day. So I would suggest that you to set a realistic goal, but not a “settling” goal. What do I mean by a “settling” goal?

Story Time! At the beginning of Fall 2018, I was heading back into the busiest season of the year for me and I had thought long and hard about my blogging schedule in the next coming months. I considered reducing my weekly posts. I knew that every day, or even 5 times a week was unrealistic for my schedule, but I also knew that I did not want to settle and simply pop in once a week. So, I decided that with a little extra effort, I could make 3 posts a week work. (Now, I’ve been about 90% successful in this, which ultimately shows me that I chose the right number. It’s enough posts a week that I am challenged to complete it, but not so challenged that I continuously fail).

So today, I encourage you to take a look at your blogging schedule. Are you being unrealistic, realistic/challenging, or are you just settling?

What do you think? Should we challenge ourselves in our weekly blogging schedule?

Happy Blogging Everyone!

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44 thoughts on “Blogging Tip: Challenge Yourself”

    1. Hi there Havylla! And welcome to blogging!
      You don’t always have to know. When I post, my blog comes from 1 of 3 places: either it’s completely original (something written that day), comes from my drafts (ideas I’ve begun working on before), or a repost.

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  1. I think blog post publishing frequency matters a lot to the success of a blog, and every new blogger should write at least 3 blog posts every week. As initial growth of the blogging is the most tough, so more number of hours should be given at the phase.

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    1. You make some great points. Starting a blog is one of the hardest aspects because you start from absolutely nothing. It definitely requires more time and effort than sometimes maintaining a blog. I think 3 posts is a pretty great schedule 👌🏻

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  2. Hi KaylaAnn, thanks for your post!

    My current blog is new, and I feel like I’m always starting my “writing journey” over and over and over again. But, this time I’m learning more than I ever have. I’m really finding it interesting the idea of participating in the community of writers, and what you wrote about spending as much, if not more time, reading and commenting on other people’s blogs supports some of what I’ve learned. I’m learning about the network part of writing, and writers supporting each other.

    I’m focusing on being supportive to other writers, instead of just putting myself out there, which in a way is taking without giving back. And I have to also think about the fact that reading and commenting thoughtfully on other people’s blogs is part of the writing process nowadays.

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