How Often Should I Blog? How To Find The Right Blogging Frequency

I often get asked the question: “How often should I blog?” The fact is, the more you publish, the more is your blog considered to be a generator of fresh content.

The search engines reward websites and blogs that offer updated content Therefore, all things being equal, your frequency of publication leads to an improvement of the blog’s position in the search engines.

On the other hand, depending on the topic of your blog, very frequent posts might annoy some readers, especially those who subscribe to feed readers Too high a frequency of publication overwhelms some readers, unless you write a news or celebrity gossip blog, in which case, more news is good news.

It would be worth your while to think over this issue before posting, if you do not have the confidence to keep up the quality of your posts day after day. You can find many successful bloggers who post every day, sometimes even several articles a day, while others who publish less frequently, maybe once or twice a week, or maybe even once a month.

It all depends on the type of blog you’re running, your available time, and of course, your personal style. The most important point is to understand yourself, the scope of your blog and the level to which you want to take it. This will determine the pace of publication that works best for you.

Blogs are the news and educational outlets of the future. They have pushed themselves up as a leading presence on the internet. For those who once wanted to create a website, but perhaps they had no interesting content. The blog has made it possible to earn some massive traffic for even the smallest of websites. If a person blogs daily on a blog website their site will become over 365 pages large! (each blog post becomes it’s own page….well, with blogging programs like blogger and wordpress). With all that content and a niche’, traffic is sure to come. Well, not exactly.

The whole “build it and they will come” philosophy does NOT apply to the internet any longer. Perhaps at the internet’s conception, and during the following 2 years, this may have been true. Now, even the largest and best blogs may be elusive if not advertised or networked by some means. It would be nice to toss up a nice website with targeted content, and watch the traffic flow in. If this were the case, there would be MANY more rich bloggers out there. Blogging has also become the best way to learn the latest and most important news in any industry. Now, I read about current events and funny stories sometimes days before they appear on the news or radio. Blogs are a bigger power-house than most even realize.

If you are thinking of starting a blog, make sure it has a niche’, or a targeted audience. You could start a gardening blog, a marriage blog, a business blog, an internet business blog, a marketing blog, a web design blog, a graphic design blog, and even a super hero ninja-clown blog. You’d be extremely surprised at how many people are creating blogs these days…and even more surprised at WHAT people are creating blogs about. Reading blogs regularly is not only a great way to gauge your audience in your target industry, but also a great way to keep up with the latest techniques and trends in whatever it is that you are interested in. In reality, blogs really are the newest media form… and with sites like Digg, Twitter, Reddit, and stumble upon, your blog is sure to get noticed by someone!

So how does one slip some shameless self promotion into your own blog, or better yet…even others blogs? If you are writing a targeted blog, in YOUR industry, this shouldn’t be too hard. Say you are a martial arts teacher. You start a martial arts blog, and promote it. List your business and your expertise in the blog every now and again. As others in the industry find your blog, they’ll link to it from their site if they enjoy your content. This is the art of basic blog promotion. There are also a ton of feed websites to submit your blog to, such as Technorati, and a few other biggies that you must submit to to start monitoring traffic, incoming links, and so on.

Another obvious key to business blog promotion is to network yourself and your blog. Many bloggers believe that it is considerate to leave comments on blogs to show appreciation, and to add to the community experience. Commenting also leaves behind your blog’s link, so others can find you through more popular blogs within your industry. Making friends in the blog world is a great way to get your blog and your name out there. It’s also a great way to generate regular readers of your blog.

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