Although, posting every day may help some blogger why it may not for some like News and Entertainment Blogger's but let me share what have experienced with daily updating of my blog which I did recently.
Before sharing mine I would like to give you the reply to the same question I asked from expert's:
QUESTION: Why do you Prefer Not updating Your Blog Daily?
Harleena Singh: It is not advised to update your blog daily because; it wouldn't be possible to reply to all comments, it wouldn't be possible to promote recent posts daily and it's not practical to write quality posts. However, this depends on the type of blog you have. Many blogs on Google and Blogging, update many times a day with the latest news and happening but on my blog Aha!NOW we write detailed posts that are nearly 2000 words and that take 10-20 hours in its creation only so therefore no room for daily updating. But it can however be done if it's a Multi Author blog.
Rohan Chaubey: I publish one post per week and throughout the week I prefer replying to the comments which I get from Twitter, Google+ and Aha!NOW community regarding my published posts. Throughout the week I also focus on preparing content for my next blog post and sharing my older posts on various social media platforms. Updating blogs daily is not really necessary as posting once or twice a week is enough. This doesn't exhaust you and still keeps your blog active.
Nisha Pandey: Daily posting can give us daily readers. We can engage our readers with daily updates. Always post for your users, help them, try to solve their queries. If you post new strategies daily or alternately. So, people will definitely come to read and enjoy your blog.
Aseize Okaztle: Updating on daily basis is good if you have enough post to publish but if not once or twice a week is okay. You would have your time spent on other things to be done.
I still asked one of my friends and below is the reply I got:
Dahunsi Wale: “i DON'T POST DAILY Because I value quality to quantity.”
Why I Prefer Not to Update Daily Again
As of November to December, 2014 I think of sharing Tech News here daily which simply makes me post at least 4 posts daily, and below are what I experience for the short period of time.
1. Decrease in Subscribers: Let me ask Do you always read emails you received from Blog updates you subscribed for? Okay let assumed you received 7 emails from a blog update you subscribed for, Would you open and read all the Mails and visit the site?
If am the one probably I won't but I may check some. I put this in a condition when I detected there's a little reduction in my feed subscribers.
2. Reduction in Social Proof: I would simply say social proofs are evidence left by your readers. When you posted on your blog and your reader found it useful they would think of sharing it to their social networks. But let just say you updated daily, your latest post would got replaced and some readers would just read from main-page but how would the ones you updated earlier before latest post be served to your readers? which simply implies Readers would not keep up with posting schedule and it would surely reduce the sharing each post suppose to have.
3. Relationship with Readers: As we all know, if your readers like your updates they would be glad to drop comments on your post about how they feel or requesting for more enlightenment on the topic and from there you build a relationship between yourself and your readers. But if you have too many updates do you think there would be more comments? Probably, my reply to this is there would be less comment because have experienced it here.
What Have Been Doing Instead
1. Planning my posts: Planning posts is greatly important as you would have time to research, think and got things together for your readers which they would appreciate and solve a problem.
2. Sharing to Social Networks: Afer Publishing post the next thing is not to keep writing another post, although there are different ways to auto-share to social networks but there are groups which this posts haven't be served to and do you agree with me, Everyone wouldn't be online as at when you shared the post. Sharing again would let more people be aware and they would be glad to visit.
3. Taking part in Forums and sharing links to my blog post whenever Needed: When taking part in forums you gain popularity and people get to know you and you can invite them to visit your blog. There are still some questions that are asked in forums in which solutions to the questions asked are not available in the forum. You can simply drop a link to your blog post that would give a solution to what the person needs.
Now, I'm expecting from you your view about this and have you ever noticed anything while updating your blog regularly 🙂
Yes, I remember this questions you'd sent across a few days back, and I stand my ground 🙂
I've been blogging for over four years now, and I've never posted more than twice a week. In fact, when I had started off initially, I was posting once a week on Aha!NOW and once a week on my writing blog. But I started posting twice a week on Aha!NOW and slowed pace with the other blog, till I do up this one better.
Yes, you don't get time to spread your work/post on the various social media platforms, you rarely get time to visit other blogs and comment, which affects your relationships, and you just burn yourself out, if you blog daily! More so, your quality of posts will be affected, your followers and subscribers might unfollow you if they keep receiving so many posts and updates – so it does you no good actually.
If you are a newbie and wish to rank your blog, then perhaps posting alternate days is an option you can choose, without compromising on the things mentioned above. But I never did that when I started blogging, as rank was never on my mind. You can also see so many pro-bloggers, they too blog rarely, some once a week, some once in ten days, though there are some who blog daily too, but I wonder if all those posts are written by them, or other guest authors.
Thanks for sharing, and adding my two cents in here as well. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
Wow…you really added more points to what has already been shared in the post.
This is the first electrifying comment have received so far.
Thanks for sharing your opinion.
Interesting post! And I actually loved your question about updating blog regularly. I enjoyed replying your question too.
I loved the post and I certainly agree to the cons of posting articles frequently. It really becomes hard to update blogs regularly.
If at all you decide to do so, there will be no time to reciprocate the comments on your fellow blogger's blog. Thus, you might lose connections with them.
Talking about social sharing, I mostly publish my posts on Saturday or Sunday and I see throughout the week the posts are shared again and again bringing in more people to read and comment.
So replying to the comments over a week is a good plan otherwise if you update your blog daily there would be hardly any time to reply to each and every comment nicely and you might even miss engaging with your readers.
Moving on to the quality aspect of the posts, For sure, quality will be compromised if we are updating the blog daily. If we have a team of bloggers working together only then it would be possible to post quality posts daily. As one could search for ideas, the other could write and some other person could make the necessary edits and finally one will handle the social sharing.
Hence, it is best to post once or twice or maximum thrice a week to maintain the quality and engagement with readers.
Thank you so much for including my view on this post. I feel honored. Have a great day. 🙂
Thanks Rohan for your great response.
Thanks for sharing as well
I remain between 2 to 3 posts every week and this has been my routine for a few months now. I agree with Harleena that it is difficult to produce quality content on your own on a daily basis. Something has to give and it is normally the "quality" that suffers.
But it is also a harsh reality that more you write and share, the quicker will be your growth and SEO rankings. It is a fine balance which every blogger needs to find based on their niche and market. For me in my early days, I think 2 to 3 every week is pushing but just about manageable. One day if I become famous, I will reduce to 1 per week or even less :)) or perhaps let others write for my blog 😉
Nice article. Thanks for sharing valuable insight from other bloggers.
Ahmad Imran thanks for sharing your toughts about this.
What an informative pieces, just adding my view, posting regularly like 3 posts in a week will definitely boost your ranking and seo as well. After which a post or 2 per week will do, depends on your niche though
Yes @dawatech you really added more info. Niche is the one to determine how often to post. Thanks for dropping your comment despite your busy schedule.
What a great post and you asked an interesting question.
Though it seems that content is king and posting daily is a wise move but publishing content isn't the only thing, you need to promote your post and build relation ship with other bloggers of your niche. You might not have such time if you keep posting daily. So you need to flexible with your posting frequency.
I do love the fact that you decided to evaluate your blogging activities and share your experience especially listing the pros and cons for daily posting. You have a cool decision.
Thanks for sharing
Ikechi Am glad you dropped a great reply.
Thanks for stopping by.
I am coming here through Enstine's blog and really want to share my thoughts on Daily Post or Not?
I might go with daily updates but it's like rushing and will loose the quality (unless you're a news blog or current events.)
Niche related blogging needs a careful writeup, lots of research and mix-of-words to bring some fragrances into the content so that readers may learn from what they are reading and jump into the comments and most importantly they remember your blog to keep visiting in the future. So, it is all based on a quality content.
And thanks for that post, adding your blog into my list of blogs-to-read! 🙂
~ Adeel Sami
Hi Adeel Sami, It's good to have you here, thanks for dropping your view on the issue and we still look forward to your comments on other posts.