The Daily Blogger

I read somewhere the other day that if you want to become a professional blogger, you needed to write on a frequent basis. If you didn’t blog on a regular basis, you wouldn’t build your reader base or even keep the readers you have interested in staying with your blog. It was suggested that in order to build up your blog and presence, writing about three posts every week should be the norm even the writing wasn’t all that great.

I agree that a person should write in her (or his) blog regularly in order to keep the blog and reader-base going, but sometimes three or more posts a week can be a little much, especially when one has other obligations that also need taken care of. And quite frankly, sometimes there just isn’t enough ideas to write about for three times a week.

Each blog writer is different. Sometimes writing once a week is sufficient. You have a whole week to think about what you want to write about and make it concrete, tangible and empathetic towards the reader. Sometimes you have something more to say so you’ll write more than once a week or even less. Maybe even writing every other week or once a month is the best thing for you. It all depends on what you want to get out of your blog and how much of a fan base you want in the blogosphere.

Because no matter what, you’re going to have a following. You’re going to have readers hanging on to your every word. If you’re looking for a big readerbase, then by all means write as much as you can. But if you’re only writing for yourself and a small circle, then write to fit to your needs, wants and expectations.

I try to write frequently because I want to keep my blog new and current, but sometimes life gets in the way and I don’t quite meet my expectations for my blog and that’s okay. We tailor our needs to what is going on in our lives at that time.

But that’s just my views. What about you?

2 thoughts on “The Daily Blogger”

  1. Once a week sounds good to me, but writing for the sake of it doesn’t sound like fun at all. However, I have read that overcoming writers block can be assisted by simply forcing yourself to write, for the sake of it, just to get the words flowing. I suppose it boils down to how you define a professional blogger/writer – a profession to me is something you do regularly (and ideally get paid for!), perhaps even if you don’t always want to get out of bed, like working a 9-5 job. But writing is a creative process so it doesn’t necessarily work well with ‘regular’. Perhaps one could compare a professional blogger with a professional photographer.

    1. That’s true. I think writing when you have an idea is a pretty good idea. And I agree about the profession. So maybe blogging is just a hobby and doing it when you want to.

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