Saturday, June 25, 2011

New poll for my readers: What is the ideal posting frequency?

There is a poll directly to the right that I would really appreciate you voting on. What I'm wondering is what you, the reader, thinks is the ideal amount of posts per week for a blog.

I'm worried that posting every day is too much for readers to keep up with. I'd love your feedback if you have any thoughts. Thank you!

9 comments:

  1. Such a good question! I wonder that too - I post everyday, and wonder if it's too much!! I just don't know...
    I think once a week is not enough.
    My vote is between every day or every other day... I'm undecided!
    Jo-Anna

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  2. I put 2-3 times per week. I try and post myself 3 times a week. Sometimes I can fit in 4, but 3 times is ideal for me. I have a full-time job (and other interests and hobbies) and there's no way I could post every day. I also would have a hard time visiting and commenting on someone who posts every day. No time!

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  3. I'll do the poll, but I just have to say that I love it when my favorite blogs post 5-7 times per week. :)

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  4. I try to post M-F. Take the weekends off. But I've been contemplating taking a day midweek off. I don't want to bore or overload my readers. But I also don't want to disconnect from those who enjoy recipes every day! I'm looking forward to seeing what your results say! You should add in 5 days, for me :) J/k
    Aimee

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  5. I think everyday is nice, but every other day is reasonable too. As a reader, I don't need to see daily posts from my favorite bloggers but I also don't like to wait too long to see a new post.

    I personally decided to post, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and if I can do more that's sort of a bonus. Like, Brenda I could never keep up with everyday posting around my day job and other life commitments.

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  6. I could never post every day. I work full time and wouldn't be able to give my posts the attention they need to be at least decent. Plus how would you keep up with comments on a daily basis? I still have comments in my inbox from over a week ago that I haven't returned yet. Anyway...that's my 2 cents worth! Can't wait for the final results of the poll. Great idea by the way.

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  7. Hi Ali! Just by accident, I found this article on posting! (this blog has over 64,000 followers on fb alone!) It's really interesting, and answers my question!
    Jo-Anna

    http://willwork4followers.danoah.com/2011/04/write-new-blog-post-how-often.html

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  8. Due to our busy lives we only post every Sunday..

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  9. You and I must be drawn from the same cloth Ali! I was about to post this poll this week too. I wondered the same thing because I don't want my email subscribers to get burned out and unsubscribe if I post too often! But I think more than 3 times is a must if you want to keep readers. I myself post 4-6 days - it just depends on what I have going on for the week and if I actually get to cooking all of the things I had planned. Every once in a while I hit 7, but I think I end up at 5 most weeks. I have some series I want to finish out so it will be more lately. Let us know the final results!

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