Hey, beautiful! Today, I’m back with another installment of my blogging tips series!
I wrote 2 of these posts before if you want to check them out. One was on changing your blog direction, and one on taking a break from blogging. I think that both of them are really helpful if you’re new to blogging, and even if you’ve been blogging for a while.
I haven’t written one of these in a while, so I decided I should go ahead and share my really shitty opinion with you! YAY!
This one will be about blogging schedules, if you even need one, and stressing about keeping up with yours.
Now I’m going to be taking you all the way back to July of 2014. That’s when I had my first ever blog. It was a beauty blog called Rawan’s Beauty Corner blah blah blah. I’m pretty sure my older readers already know that and are sick of reading about it. But I just have to clear things up for the newbies.
When I first ever started blogging, I didn’t have a schedule. Actually, I put out my first post on July the 14th and my second post on September the 5th. That’s how bad it was.
Now, back then I was getting the average 1-3 views a day, and I think it was for many reasons, not just my posting frequency, but my posting was a factor that played a role in the whole problem.
After a couple months, I went on to try and follow a schedule. My first thought was ‘3 POSTS A WEEK SOUNDS GREAT!’. So I went and told my readers (which probably consisted of just my mom and some person in Russia) that I was going to start posting on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
That went awfully.
I didn’t even last a week with that schedule. And it didn’t help that my writing skills were so shitty back then.
I then decided I wanted to post once a week. Not a specific day, just once a week. That also didn’t work out.
I later decided to start posting on Thursdays. That was the only schedule that actually worked for me back then. I kept it up for a good 2-3 months.
I then deleted that blog completely and started this one. I don’t really remember what schedule I started with, but I do know that before my current schedule, I used to post on Tuesdays and Fridays, which worked really well for me.
I could write at my own pace, I was putting 2 pieces of content out every week. I was posting once in the middle of the week and once in the end/weekend, and I was bein really consistent.
But I recently switched to posting 3 times a week. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. It’s been going really well up until now. I only missed one day, and that was when I was going to Italy, so I kind of had an excuse (I had a really late flight I had to catch, sorry). I plan on keeping up with it for a really long while.
MORAL OF THE STORY:
Try all kinds of schedules (including now having one), to find what’s best for you and your readers.
What works for me and others, might not work for you. So don’t take this as a template, just use it as inspiration.
TIPS & SIDE-NOTES:
1- It might get you views, but it doesn’t mean it’s for you
Yes, google proved that blogs with a consistent schedule, do get more views; but this doesn’t mean that you have to.
If you feel pressured or stressed out in any way shape or form, then just don’t blog with a schedule.
It’s your blog, you’re in control, no one else’s.
2- Start off with one post a week
Don’t go full out, like I did. Start off with an easy goal: one post a week. Then build your way up.Some people post once a week, some people post every say
Some people post once a week, some people post every day. It’s up to your preference and personal capability.
If you can keep writing 7 days a week and post daily, then go ahead. But I’m pretty sure you’ll burn out. And I talk about that in my previous blogging tips post.
3- You don’t need a schedule, but it’s preferred.
As I said many times in this one post, you don’t need a schedule; but it’s good to have one because it kind of reminds you and pushes you to write and give out content.
It also gives your readers an idea of when you’re going to be posting, which will give you, in turn, more views and followers.