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How often should I blog?

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If like me, you blog in your spare time, you’ll probably find that committing to your blog can be hard work.

I run several blogs, some of them requiring more devotion than others. It goes without saying that the more you blog, the more your visitor stats will grow which is great if you are looking to make money from your blog.

I’m not sure what kind of blog or blogs that you are writing or thinking of writing but it’s always worth putting yourself in your readers’ shoes. Here are a few examples of the blogs I publish:

  • WalesOnCraic – this is a spoof news website. Ideally, I’d love to publish three posts a day on this site as this I’ve enabled Adsense adverts on this site and it provides me with some passive income. Posting three times a day is easier said than done and some days, I struggle to even get one published.
  • Weathersheep – one of my quirkier websites, this is a website where Derek the Weathersheep provides daily weather forecasts for Wales. Again, having committed to a daily post, I sometimes struggle with that!
  • Bloggers Academy – I try to post at least once a week to the site you’re on right now. That doesn’t include guest bloggers.

To figure out how often you should post in your blog, there are a few factors you need to consider. If you’re looking to make money from your site, you’re going to need to drive traffic to your site – and a lot of it! This will involve creating new content pretty much every day. On the other hand, if you’re blog is purely for recreational purposes, you won’t need to stress too much about posting like a fiend.

You’ll be best off deciding on the amount of posts you’d like to publish and try and stick to it. It’s a real turn-off reading a blog post hat starts with the words: ‘Sorry for not posting anything for a few months…’.

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