Many bloggers start out eager to write. They post on a daily basis or even several times a day in the beginning, while the subject is fresh and new. Then gradually, over time, that blogging rate declines. It may even become rather sporadic.
Not posting regularly is the biggest mistake a blogger can make. The main issue here is that readers don’t know when to show up for new content. They will likely pop into the blog often at first, but then, when nothing new appears, they will leave off reading your blog altogether. Needless to say, if you are trying to make money or get any kind of publicity from your blog, it’s a good idea to keep your readers around.
Planning out a blogging schedule is a great way to ensure that you keep your readers and gain more. It doesn’t matter whether you want to write once a month, once a week or once a day, as long as you can keep it up. Choose a realistic schedule.
If you have more ideas for blog posts, you can always write them and schedule them to publish at a later date. Most blogging software such as WordPress or Blogger have schedule plugins. These will automatically publish posts for you in the future, on the dates you specify.
So if you are inspired to write four or five posts in a day, you don’t have to publish them straightaway. If you schedule them to publish once a week, your readers will know when to expect news from you and that will help your blog grow.
Regular blog posting schedules are great for readers and also for sending a steady stream of new content to Google, Yahoo, Technorati etc. The more you post the better, but please remember it needs to be consistent.
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