When you started out blogging, whether it was 5 years ago or last week, were you told to “blog every day”? Did you read that blogging every day was the only way to grow your numbers and make more money?
In a guest post on Daily Blog Tips, Ali Luke says that is the most overrated advice she’s received. She gives a few reason why this might not be the best piece of advice for you to follow. Some of the reasons include:
- You’re wasting your time – When you first start out, you have virtually no readers
- Readers don’t necessarily like it – Is information overload causing some of your readers to unsubscribe?
She has a few more reasons why you should consider not blogging every day, which you can read here. She also points out that there are cases when blogging every day does work.
For example, if you write a newsy or entertainment type blog, you’re obviously going to blog every day to keep your audience up to date. She also mentions if you do short and to the point posts, like Seth Godin, then readers may not have a problem with the daily posts.
Do you think the advice to “blog every day” is overrated?
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