Daily blogging. It a subject that is often talked about but how many of us actually publish a blog post everyday? If you a regular reader of my blog, you will know I tend to post 4 times a week at the moment. But for the first 8-9 months of my blog, I blogged every single day. That’s over 300 blog posts! Today I wanted to chat honestly about my thoughts on daily blogging.
If you have the time, do it.
Time is without a doubt, the biggest deciding factor in whether you will be able to write daily blog posts. When I started my blog last September, I was only working a couple of days a week, so I had all the time in the world. I would sit and write 5 blog posts in a day easily, as I was taking a ‘gap’ after finishing art college whilst caring for a family member.
Would I be able to daily blog now that I work full time? No way! I knew that if I tried to continue with it, the fun would fade away from blogging. I don’t put pressure on myself to write more than I am capable of. My days off are a Thursday and Sunday, so it isn’t even like I can set aside two days in a row to work on my blog. If you are forcing daily blogging, it isn’t for you. I like to think that one day I might have time to write more, but for now, I’m happy with 4 posts per week.
Why should you try daily blogging?
If you have the time to daily blog, just try it. Even if its just for a month! Writing everyday is an excellent habit to get into. I feel that daily blogging boosted my website so much. When I discover a new blog, nothing delights me more than finding lots and lots of content to read through. You learn so much reading back through someone’s blog! As a new blogger, writing daily meant that I quickly built up content for people to read when they came across my site.
For me, writing daily helped my find my natural style of blogging. You find your own tone of voice in the words you write, and develop your own little place on the internet to chat about whatever you like. Similar to using a diary, it becomes a habit that helps you grow.
Its easy to think you won’t have enough ideas to write everyday. For me, it was the opposite. The more I wrote, the more the ideas started to flow. Written a post about winter skincare? How about a winter makeup routine? Each post leads on to another idea. I read Lily from Pint Sized Beauty’s blog post about what she learnt from daily blogging, and I completely agree that it fills you with inspiration. Her post inspired me to right this one in fact!
If you feel stuck for inspiration, I have 100 lifestyle blog post ideas which are great for covering all subjects!
Is it too much?
Quite possibly. It might start to annoy readers if they see you popping up every single day with no content. But think about why you blog. If it is because you genuinely want to write every day, then just go for it! You’ve got nothing to lose. If the thought of posting daily content makes you shiver and sounds like a chore, then it isn’t quite right for you.
The main reason I haven’t continued with daily blogging is that I wouldn’t be able to take enough photos! I have to squeeze all my other life chores into my two days off, so I don’t always get a chance to spend hours taking blog photos like I used to (which definitely taught me a lot about photography!). My job involves a lot of screen time, so sometimes the last thing I want to do is stare at a screen.
The bottom line.
I truly believe that when it comes to blogging, it is about quality, not quantity. I think I’d rather read one, well-thought out, in depth blog post than 7 posts that skim the surface. Despite this, daily blogging is a seriously great thing to try – if you can manage it. It taught me so much about how to blog, as I was a complete beginner. It did great things for my photography and writing! If time is a constraint (which I completely understand – it is for me now!) then simply don’t worry about it.
What are your thoughts on daily blogging?