Blogging, as many of you have found out, can take a tremendous amount of time. On September 20th, I will have been blogging daily for one year. The complete year of daily posting had become challenge that I wanted to fulfill, but I have come to realize that continuing this schedule would take up much time that could be devoted to the writing that I need to be doing.
My current plan is to reduce my blogging schedule to 3 posts per week. Many of you have been doing this all along, while others have gone from daily posting to just a few days like I am planning to do. Now I am asking for your advice.
If I were to reduce my number of weekly posts, then I would have to eliminate certain features. For the next 3 weeks I will have a poll at the top of my page. I hope all of you will give me your input so I can decide with blog features I should keep.
When I look at my tracking and my comments, I can see that my Sunday posts are the least popular. Mondays over all are the most highly frequented posts. Tuesday has seemed to have picked up since I started the Tossing It Out Tuesday series. The response for Wednesday features normally drops. The Debate Day topic has often done well. Then there is a drop in visits on Friday and again on Saturday.
Another possible alternative would be to repeat older posts on certain days since many of those had low or maybe no readership. I could also do wordless days with just a picture or days when I'd offer a short prompt or a quote. Have any of these worked for you and do you like to see blogs that use these?
In your opinion, what is the best day for reading blogs? What number of weekly blog posts do you think is best? If one reduces blogging to less days, do you think it is better not to limit oneself to a limited number of topics or themes? Do you think posting less days would hurt Tossing It Out?
Please answer the survey I am offering at the top of the page. Thanks!