Monday Musings | Post Frequency

Karen from One More Page kmn04books

Hi everyone! Are you sick of me yet? 😉

Lately I’ve been on a roll with my blog. This is my 6th day blogging in a row, which on one hand really excites me but on the other hand makes me nervous because I’m not sure what my readers (you!) prefer. When I first started this blog, I was blogging at a pretty leisurely but scheduled pace, posting three times a week or four times a week maximum. This week’s increase in posts makes me wonder if it’s too much, not a big deal, or just the right amount of posting.

Personally, I don’t mind if other blogs post every day. More reading for me, right? But I also don’t have very many email subscriptions, so I don’t get too many emails when blogs I follow post new content. I have, however, unsubscribed from some retail stores’ newsletters because they were coming too frequently so I can definitely see a downside to posting every day too.

What do you think? Do you like it when the blogs you follow post every day (especially if you’re subscribed to them by email)? If you have a blog, how often do you post? I would love to get your feedback on this so I don’t annoy my subscribers with too many emails! Any feedback is appreciated! 🙂

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22 thoughts on “Monday Musings | Post Frequency

  1. Charleen says:

    Personally, I think anywhere from a couple times a week up through once a day is a good posting rate. More than one new post in a day can be a bit much (though I’m guilty of that myself during things like Bout of Books and Armchair BEA, but I just figure the people who don’t care will skip those posts anyway, so I like to keep my regular content going at the same time). But I don’t subscribe by email either, so I guess that might make a difference.

  2. La La in the LiBrArY says:

    I don’t mind if bloggers post once a day, or on RARE occassions, twice in 24 hours. There was a blogger I used to follow who thought if she didn’t have a scheduled post everyday her followers would perish from losing sight of her (she even made blog posts about this subject more than once). I have since run into other bloggers with this sentiment and me thinks they think to highly of themselves. I prefer a book blogger to post only when they have something important (like a review or interview), a feature post, or something interesting (hey, look at this really funky bookstore they have in Amsterdam) to share. I have seen some dreadful drivel posted by some of those bloggers who feel compelled to blog everyday. I usually end up unfollowing them. I started my blog by accident trying to qualify a Rafflecopter entry, lol. I figured as long as I had it I would use it. I think maybe because of this I am more laid back about my blogging habits. I call it “serendipitous blogging”, infact I had never followed a weekly feature until last week, and I have been blogging almost a year. The two features I originated on my book blog are monthly, not weekly. So I say follow your heart, blog when you have something interesting to say or share. I for one enjoy your blog posts. Blog on!!

    • kmn04books says:

      Thanks for your feedback! I actually don’t plan to post every day but it kind of worked out that way this week so it made me wonder how that affected my readers. I’m more interested in posting for the content, not for the frequency too. Yay for “serendipitous blogging!”

  3. M. says:

    Personally what I love about your blog is that you’ve obviously put time and effort into your posts. Your photos are pretty, well staged and original, your reviews evidence a high level of engagement with the books you’ve read, are flawlessly grammatically correct (and perfect spelling – yay!) so they don’t make my brain hurt, and you’ve always got something interesting and inspiring to say about the books that you read. You have gotten me to step outside of my comfort zone and read/purchase books I’ve seen around for ages and never given a second look. More than that, I ended up enjoying AMPS so much that I now trust your opinion impeccably.

    So what does this glowing and unabashed fangirling have to do with post frequency? I don’t want your high level of content to drop, though I’d happily read a post from you every day. So I think it’s up to you to find that balance where you’re posting as much as you have time and inspiration for, but not feeling chained to a mad pace that you can’t keep up with. As the commenter above said – you don’t want to end up writing useless drivel for the sake of posting frequently, right?

    I think anywhere from 3 a week to every day is fine, with one or more a day being acceptable if you’re participating in something that is a short-term event, like BEA, Armchair BEA, a literary festival or a readathon. Then I’d say post up to twice a day if you’ve got interesting stuff to say and it’s for a limited time period. So far I haven’t felt annoyed with your posts, I’ve still been opening them up with the same eagerness I’ve always had – so I say keep it up!

    • kmn04books says:

      Haha grammar and spelling are the two things that I ABSOLUTELY have to have right; which, if you ask me, is kind of nerve-wracking sometimes because I second-guess my choices (grammatically) pretty often. Thank you for noticing my efforts! Haha.

      Thank you for your feedback. I am definitely against posting for posting’s sake, and I won’t be posting every day all the time. I was trying to get all the reviews up for the books that published today (I had 3 review books for this one day!) before they came out but I didn’t finish the third book in time so in hindsight I could have shifted Sunday’s review to today. Oh well! At least the feedback I’ve gotten so far is in favour of having a post a day as long as it’s well thought out. Thank you for your encouragement and all the kind words! xoxo

  4. April @ The Steadfast Reader says:

    I think you’re fine up to once a day, with maybe a rare exception of twice a day. Also, even though you’re on fire now I’ve found it’s good to schedule posts out for those inevitable dry spells, unless they’re time sensitive. 🙂

    • kmn04books says:

      Scheduling posts is definitely something that I need to work on, haha! I have planned posts but being the procrastinator that I am, I usually write my posts the day of or the night before. Oops! Thank you for the reminder!

  5. Naomi says:

    I agree with everyone else. As long as you have something to say, say it! I only post 2-3 times a week, just because that’s all I can find time for. But maybe someday, it’ll be different.

    • kmn04books says:

      I think that’s very fair. I definitely won’t be able to keep up with this blogging pace but I had the house to myself this week which drove up my productivity 😉 I’m definitely going to make sure that the content I put out is interesting and not just a space-filler. Thank you for your comment!

  6. Andi (@estellasrevenge) says:

    I’m pretty open, since I generally find myself in a position to catch up on my commenting a few days a week. If a blog has posted every day, i don’t mind looking back through them, but I am more dependent on titles to know if it’s something I want to explore. I tend to post Monday-Thursday, and if I have anything else to say, I’ll delve into some weekend posts. 🙂 Great discussion!

    • kmn04books says:

      Thanks, Andi! My usual schedule is Monday, Wednesday, Friday but lately I’ve also posted reviews on Tuesdays. This week was extra busy so it filled up the other days as well! I do feel like I get less traffic on the weekends; is that why you primarily blog Monday-Thursday?

  7. M. says:

    April’s point is one I intended to include but forgot – if you know that right now you have more time and ideas than usual and some ideas don’t need to be posted immediately, it’s always a good idea to save some for leaner times. For example I write book reviews as I finish books, but I don’t publish right away – i stick to one a week. I usually have at least two waiting to be published so that if I ever go through a reading slump, I’ll have content to post.

      • M. says:

        I’m a chronic procrastinator as well, which is precisely why I do it this way! If I have pressure on me to finish and post right away I’ll end up not wanting to do it because it’s too much to deal with. This way I can still read at my own pace, and it’s nice to know that I have a buffer! I don’t do this with link-up posts, though, even though I keep meaning to……

      • kmn04books says:

        That’s fair! Although I’m the brand of procrastinator (with writing at least) that, for the most part, can’t think of anything to say unless it’s the absolute last minute. (Terrible habit, I know!) The one exception to this that I’ve had so far is my review of We Were Liars. For some reason that review just wrote itself! It will be posted soon 😉

  8. tanya (52 books or bust) says:

    I usually only post 3-4 times a week, but everyday is great if that works for you. Ultimately our blogs are there to make us happy, so do what makes you happy. On a personal note, i find my readership goes down on the weekends, so I tend to take a break then.

    • kmn04books says:

      I’ve found that about my readership too, so I only post on weekends if it’s absolutely necessary (which it happened to be last week). I’m so happy to get this feedback from you all, because it has reminded me that (1) quality should always trump quantity and (2) blogging should be for fun and not out of obligation. Because of these reminders (and because it was an incredibly busy week) this week I haven’t posted as much… Thanks for your feedback!

  9. Milliebot says:

    I’m still working out a schedule. Personally I’m happy to post once or twice a week. Depending on how many reviews I have, or little memes to answer. I worry about not posting enough, but I hate to post if I don’t really have anything to say.

    • kmn04books says:

      For sure. I think it takes a while to find that perfect balance. I used to be pretty strict about posting 3 times a week but I’m learning that I’ll just burn out if I keep such a rigid schedule. Quality over quantity is my new mantra 😉

  10. DoingDewey says:

    I’m glad you asked this question because it’s been on my mind lately too! It was great to see what everyone else thought. I typically post 3-4 times a week, but sometimes I’ll also be able to post every day and I always wonder if that’s too much.

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