My Honest Thoughts On Daily Blogging

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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!

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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?

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15 Comments

    • marblebeauty
      Author
      September 6, 2017 / 9:10 am

      That’s why I stopped! I couldn’t juggle both – I’d rather produce more of what I feel is quality content I’m happy with than quantity! X

  1. Lauren Victoria
    September 6, 2017 / 9:25 am

    Daily blogging so tough! Hats off to anyone who does manage it and does it so well. I want to give it another go again sometime soon as I have lots of free time and would enjoy the challenge. I really loved this post. So good xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • marblebeauty
      Author
      September 6, 2017 / 9:29 am

      Agreed! It’s finding the time to take he photos that I would struggle with if I did it again now while I work. Let me know how you get on if you do, it is satisfying to see your blog growing when you do ☺️ thank you lovely, glad you enjoyed it! Xxx

  2. September 6, 2017 / 9:36 am

    I think that it is impossible to keep up your style, quality and interesting posts if you blog every single day. I wish I could do it, but to be honest I think I would get annoyed from all of the posts. I can see how it can be annoying, because that “wait” factor is also nice sometimes. xx

    • marblebeauty
      Author
      September 6, 2017 / 12:32 pm

      I think you could only do it if you didn’t have any other commitments like work and school! I used to love it but life definitely gets in the way. Agreed, a gap between posts makes things much more exciting when a favourite blogger posts! Xx

  3. September 6, 2017 / 9:51 am

    I always feel like I should be writing more but I didn’t want to come across annoying, but you’re so right that I started this blog because I love to write! And also when you said, “I don’t put pressure on myself to write more than I am capable of”, is so true! I agree that blogging should never be forced because it’ll come across in your writing! Great post! xx

    • marblebeauty
      Author
      September 6, 2017 / 12:33 pm

      Definitely – just post as much as you want to! I always love your content anyway☺️ agreed – I think it’s easy to treat a blog as work but unless it is your full time job, it’s good to remember that you started it for fun ☺️ thank you jo! Xx

  4. September 6, 2017 / 10:18 am

    This is such a fab post Chloe! I love it’s honesty and seeing your own true thoughts on daily blogging. I have never done daily blogging myself but it was really interesting to learn about it and I am definitely taking on your advise of trying it out sometime! Maybe even in a weekly series! The ideas are already flowing, haha. 🙂 I am so made up I stumbled across your beautiful blog too! I totally see what you mean with how daily blogging can massively help you find your writing style and build you photography skills! Practise really is the key to mastering any skill. Another thing I loved about this post Chloe is how versatile your wonderful words are in it because you can really apply it to any job! If it “feels like a chore” or “sends shivers down your spine” then it really isn’t necessarily the thing for you and that’s ok! I definitely need to take on your wonderful advise lovely. 😀 <3

    Ellie x

    http://elliebowsandsparkles.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

    • marblebeauty
      Author
      September 6, 2017 / 12:36 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Ellie! It’s made my day ☺️ yeah that could be lots of fun, I think it is good to challenge yourself sometimes to mix things up! Aw that is so kind of you to say☺️ agreed, constant practise makes things improve I think. That’s very true, I didn’t think of it that way, we should all think of jobs that way too – it’s great to be doing something you love ☺️ have a lovely day!❤️ how long have you been blogging? Xxx

  5. heidisplanner
    September 6, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    I can’t name many good daily bloggers. I can’t even imagine the work of it! Most daily bloggers I know, blogs daily because of the money and I can see that the quality is getting lower and lower everyday. It’s like 90% of outfits and 10% of sponsored posts. I’m bowing to those daily bloggers who can do interesting posts every single day without feeling tired. They are like superheroes.

    Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner | Instagram

    • marblebeauty
      Author
      September 6, 2017 / 1:05 pm

      Agreed! I definitely look up to those who manage to work and blog daily with excellent content! I think it’s a shame when it becomes all about the money. I think you stop seeing so much of someone’s personality. Agreed ☺️ Xx

  6. September 6, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    I did daily blogging for about 2-3 weeks after I was done with my exams because I had all that free time. I couldn’t think about doing it now purely for time constraints. x It’s definitely something I want to do more because it really helps creativity flow x Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

    • marblebeauty
      Author
      September 7, 2017 / 5:54 pm

      I agree, I seem to have more ideas when I’m blogging more frequently! It can be really fun to set yourself the challenge when you have the time, but life is just too busy a lot of the time xxx

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