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How Many Blog Posts Per Week?

by Steve Scott | Join Him On Facebook

First off, I’d like to thank everyone who voted and commented on last week’s post about changing my blog format.  Your opinions really helped me figure out what direction I’m going with my new blog design.  Even though the vote was almost a deadlock, your comments helped me clarify what I should do with this site.

Now, I’m asking for your help again…

Another thing I’m trying to figure out is how many times I should post each week.  Right now, I’m happy to say I haven’t missed a day of posting since the middle of  February.  That’s more than seven months of posting seven times a week.  I’m pretty proud of this record, but I feel like I should be doing more.

What I’m thinking about doing is upping this amount to 10, even 14 posts each week.  Here’s how it would break down:

10 Posts– 2 massive “how-to” articles, 2 guest posts, 1 weekly series, 1 debate/question post, 2 educational articles and 2 “current events” posts.

14 Posts- The same as above with one additional guest and current events posts, plus 2 educational articles.

When I get back in November, I honestly feel like I can create this level of content.   Each week, I don’t publish a number of articles simply because there’s not enough room in the current 7 posts per week format.

My question is do you think I should increase my current posting total.  In the poll below, I ask the question…

How Many Times Should I Post Each Week?

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Please take a minute and vote.  Also like last week, feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts on this question.  Thanks!

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{ 24 comments }

Sean Mathena

I voted for keep it as it is just because I don’t want to feel even more inadequate! 🙂

lesley

Steve I’d love to have more content from you – and two guests posts a week sounds to me like added opportunity, but I wonder if you would be happy with the response? It is likely that people will only take the time (because they don’t have much time) to comment on one post per day.

Personally I’ve a great belief in testing. Try it out and see what happens. It seems unlikely that more content could lead to less traffic.

But Sean is right. You are making the rest of us feel inadequate.

Nikita

One a day seems more than adequate. Can you actually write an article on HOW to get to writing daily, because for me that’s a challenge.

lawmacs

Well this is a good question steve 7 post per week is good that is daily posting i try to update mostly three times a week reason been i work full time so there is not much time to do that however i strongly believe and this is just my belief a blogger should post according to his readership the bigger the readership then the more you should post but personally it is your choice but one post a day is great.

Fran Aslam

Hi Steve:

Hope you are enjoying your trip. Now today’s post is about the number of posts. As far as the design goes it is easy to give you an opinion, but talking about the number of posts and deciding it with a vote is not a great idea, as far as I can think. Because it is your personal outlook towards your credibility. A blog with fifteen posts every week has double the material. I know half or may be even more of it is going to be other contributors work but management is still yours. And how much is it helping you to achieve your goals is what you have to see. But I could be wrong again. Well I have added my vote.

So see you tomorrow
Fran Aslam

marlon @ productivity bits

7 Post/week is already a great feat. You’ve been doing great. My problem – “my”, so this is very personal – is if you start posting more than that I will start missing some of the post. I am following few more personal development and other blogs on a daily basis. So I think, if you have to post more often, I will have to choose what I read, and might missed the more beneficial posts (for me). I am not explaining myself very well on this but I know you get what I mean 🙂

Aaron

7 posts is good for me.. It’s better than I would expect. I always recommend 3-4 per week to keep your readers engaged. If you are getting 7 per week then major props to you. Adding more content can always be helpful at bringing in traffic, but too much can actually turn off some readers that subscribe as they don’t have time to keep up. Just my 2 cents.

Jazz Salinger

Hi Steve,

This is a tough question to answer. I think you’re doing a phenomenal job just posting once a day. Imagine twice? You’d be my hero. 🙂

Personally, I’m really happy with just the seven posts a day. As it is, I still miss some of your awesome posts now because life gets in the way.

On the other hand, I think if you increased your posting rate it would drive more traffic and create more buzz around you and your site.

I think the search engines would love the increased activity and you’d get even more readers and fans. So, even though I voted to keep it at 7 posts a week, I’d love to see what would happen if you made the leap to 14.

Maybe you could test it? It’s definitely not a move for the faint-hearted. Good luck with your decision. 🙂

Steve@Lifestyle Design

“…happy with just the seven posts a day”

7 posts a day… geez are you trying to kill me…. lol

Evelyn

Hi Steve,

I vote for 7 posts. I have recently began reading your blog. It is hard for me to keep up now and I can only imagine what would happen if those posts were doubled.

Ultimately the decision is up to you. I think what you are doing is working well.

Take care,

Evelyn

Brandon Connell

Speaking from experience, post what you will. How do you feel that day? I was posting 7 times a day at one point. I have posted once every two weeks even. It all changes. The important part is that you simply do not fall off the train. Just do what ails you at that time.

Adam Paudyal

Steve,

I would love more posts from you. However, I have to go for one post a day. Well maybe if the posts are of reasonable size, more than one posts couple of times a week ain’t gonna hurt nothing. But you know you gotta give your audience time to catchup and read your content too…:) What do you think?

Matthew Needham

Hi Steve,

Actually, I think you should go for less maybe 5 articles a week. Not because I don’t like your stuff, I do, it absolutely rocks.

But what I’ve seen from the really big blogs like viperchill.com, 4hourworkweek.com etc they post infrequently, once a week at a push.

The less content you post, the more people are going to get the chance to read it.

If you’re putting so much quality out, then it will become diluted and you will be overwhelming your readers.

Hope that helps my friend. Keep on Keeping on…

Steve@Lifestyle Design

Thanks all,

I definitely got some good ideas and and know what quite a few of you think now. I certainly have no thoughts on changing ting up in the near future. Thanks

Murlu

Steve, love your blog and as much as I’d like to have more content from ya I think it would probably be a little overkill at 10 and especially at 14.

Even at 7, which btw congrats on keeping up with it, for me at least it may be a little much overall. When you of your readers who’s your market, ya know? For me, at least, I really enjoy those types of posts where it’s like, here’s how you do something amazing, here’s how I did it, here’s a checklist, if you need anything just lemme know. You know, sort of a tutoiral + action steps type post.

Of course, I speak for myself. I enjoy all those other posts but with so many blogs on my list it’s really hard to pick what one thing I want to try to implement that day – if you were to be the one that makes it that “no-brainer” yes, I AM doing this type post, I’d be allll over it.

That’s just my two cents. Keep up the great work man, it’s always a treat to get more content from ya – just not too much 😛

James M

I was going to comment something along the lines that Matthew Needham did. A lot of blogs out there are showing that success comes not from the amount of content you post, but the quality of the content. ViperChill had 74,000 page views after posting only two posts in the entire month.

For me, I’m trying to cut back on how much I read and focus more on my own writing and projects. The amount you post currently is on the cusp of being too much for me, so adding even more posts would be too much. If you have a lot of content to write, maybe you should consider writing for another blog?

Andreas

Its not really important how often you post as long as you do it on a consistent basis and create a content backup plan for times when you are on holiday or unforeseen events like illness etc. (for example storing guest posts)
Think carefully before posting 14 articles per week, because if you suddenly drop to 5 articles only you may see a suddent loss of interest in your site by your readership.

Ralph

Quantity is fine if you have the time and energy to produce it. What I value from you is the quality. No stale information. If you do have more time and energy, then maybe you could put it to longer, more intensive posts from time t0 time.

1st birthday dress

I don’t think the number is so important, I mean, it’s more about quality than quantity. A minimum of maybe 3 posts per week, but quality posts like you use to do, that’s good enough.

Zulit

Funny though – on my niche blogs I only post twice a week – each post is between 1000 to 2000 words – sometimes 5000 but that is like once a year that happens. My little “blog about blogging” goes barren for month sometimes because it doesn’t pay the bills.

My niche blogs get 2 posts a week, and I write to two good posts a day, and take the weekend off. That is 10 post of great content, so I can handle five niche blogs. Is this your only blog?

Steve Scott

Zulit,

Yes, It is my only blog, but I also have a couple of affiliate marketing businesses and email newsletters I send out (that is where I make my $$)

10 posts a week of quality seems like really good content for 5 blogs. Lesser frequency are awesome when you do it like you are doing and make each one truly, “marquee” posts

Nabil@affiliatemarknadsföring

I try posting in my blog once every single day. And if I by any means miss a day, I make use of the built-in “publish this post at this time”-thing included in Wordpress.

You should too, if posting becomes too much for you sometime.

/Nabil.

Naomi

This was a very useful post… it really got me thinking about the number of posts that I do each day. I know that this post is over a year old now, but it is timeless!

Steve Scott

Thanks Naomi,

I have cut back since then (I did 1 year of 1 a day, then cut back to 3-4 a week) I did see a dip in traffic after decreasing to 3-4 times a week, but not a 50% falloff. I think concentrating on quality will help in the long-run, but having some sort of frequency helps too.

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