A couple of pieces of info I found on the web in researching last night’s blog post that didn’t make it into the post – due mainly to the deadline effect 🙂
I thought they added more info to my post so am sharing them today:
about.com posts the following chart about blogging frequency:
A good guide to building a schedule. This leads to the idea that you have a different schedule for building a blog than you do for maintaining a blog. If you’re interested in building a blog from scratch then for the first few weeks/months a daily, or every other day schedule will help you get there quicker. Once you have a following you can change the schedule to twice weekly or weekly to maintain you blog over the long term.
Wendy posted some great blogging advice over at searchingforthehappiness. One of her points is about blog scheduling. While she doesn’t think that blogging to a schedule is a good idea, I think she implicitly makes a good point that blog writing does not equal blog posting.
I think scheduling blog posting is a good idea. Scheduling blog writing may or may not work for you. If you are the type of person that likes to write when you have an idea, then go with what works for you. If you’re like me and you work well with deadlines then it may be better to schedule a writing session into your hectic life. Don’t worry too much about the writing side, just focus on scheduling your blog posts. That’s what’s important.