Questions About Blogging: How Many Is Too Many Or Too Few Blog Posts?

While on my recent unplanned blogging break, I found myself asking these questions –

  • Am I publishing too many blog posts?
  • How many are too many blog posts?
  • Am I overwhelming my readers?
  • Am I publishing too few blog posts?
  • Is anyone missing me?
  • Am I really on a blogging break if I’m thinking about blogging?

No, forget those last two questions, but I did keep asking why was I asking the other questions.

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How Many Blog Posts Have You Published?

When my last post, ‘Did You Miss Any Of These? Monthly Roundup – August 2021‘ got published; I hadn’t realised it was my one-hundredth post for 2021.

‘One hundred posts! That’s far too many in eight months,’ I told myself.

One hundred posts over eight months mean that, on average, I’m publishing 12 posts per month or around three per week.

I was rather shocked by the figures, but told myself that it shouldn’t be about me but my audience. That’s where I hope you will step in by answering some questions and leaving your answers in the comments section.

  • Are 12 posts per month too many, too few, or just right on Hugh’s Views And News?
  • How many blog posts did you publish between 1st January and 31st August 2021?
  • Do you think you’ve published too many, too few, or the right amount of posts so far this year?
  • What are your reasons for the answer(s) you gave to the last question?

If you blog on WordPress.Com, you can find out how many posts you’ve published by going to your blog’s ‘Stats And Insights‘ page and click on the ‘Insights’ tab.

Screenshot highlighting the Insights tab on the stats page of a WordPress blog
Insights into Stats

You’ll find the information towards the bottom of the page under ‘Annual Site Stats.’

Screenshot highlighting the Annual Site Stats box on a WordPress blog
Annual Site Stats

Join the discussion and let me know your answers by leaving them in the comments section. You don’t need to answer all of the questions if you don’t want to, but I’d be interested in reading the answers you do give.

In the meantime, if you’re wondering what I did on my unplanned blogging break, here’s a clue of one of the places I visited.

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  1. Hi Hugh,
    I try to post my own writing once a week on Thursdays. Mondays I host the linky party. The other days of the week, I publish for contributing authors. I say the more posts the better. Google likes active blogs, and you get more internally linking options which also boosts SEO.
    Congratulations! You won the Inspire Me Monday Linky Party. This post will be featured on my site tomorrow.
    Janice

    1. Thank you for joining the discussion and sharing how often you post on your blog, Janice.
      And what excellent news about winning the Monday Linky party. Thank you so much.
      Have a great week.

  2. I typically do 3 posts per week. One for Senior Salon on a Monday, then 2 others, usually on a Wednesday and Friday, but it may vary from week to week. So to answer your question, about the number of posts, I do not feel that you are doing too many posts. I may not leave a comment on all but I will read most as I have a lot of other especially SeniorSalon posts to read and have to be selective when to leave comments, or else my entire week will be taken up with ONLY reading and commenting and responding. Do not stop what you’re doing Hugh, please keep up the good work! It may sound cliche to say that, but I truly mean that I LOVE your blog and posts as I always walk away with something new after I read your posts.

    1. What lovely feedback; thank you so much, Esmé. I’m delighted you walk away with something new after reading some of my posts.

      And just to put your mind at rest, I don’t think the majority of bloggers expect their followers to read and comment on all their posts. If they do, that may be a reason to ask why we’re following them.

      I’ve no plans to stop blogging. And it seems, from the comments, that two to three posts a week is a good balance.

  3. Hugh, for my first 10 years of blogging, I posted once a week, like clockwork. Then I decided to go to once every other week, so I’ve been posting every other Thursday for the past year and a half. Feels about right! I had multiple reasons for choosing once a week in the beginning, and one of them was that I can never find the time to visit anyone else’s blog more frequently than that and figured many others must feel the same way. So, while you might post three times a week—and excellent posts at that!—I can’t possibly visit three times a week! 😁 But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it! Gives us more to choose from, even if we can’t read every post. I always find something useful on your site.

    1. Thank you for joining the discussion, Jean.

      I never expect anyone to read every new blog post I publish. After all, we all have lives outside of the blogging world, so I’d be very suspicious if somebody who was reading all my blog posts really was doing so (rather than just clicking the ‘like’ button without reading the post first). I don’t think many bloggers expect all their followers to read and comment on every single one of their posts, but I’d certainly not follow a blogger who expected it of me.

      And thank you for the lovely feedback about the contents of my blog. That’s made my day.

  4. Wow, 3 post a week!? That to me is a sign you’re passionate about blogging and the topic you’re writing about! I mean if it’s fun for you, then numbers doesn’t matter!

    1. You’re absolutely right, although what may be fun to me may not always produce content that anyone finds interesting. That’s why nobody should ever force themselves to blog. Write and publish when the time feels right.

  5. I’m new to blogging, so I have no experience to share. However, I feel like you should post as much as you feel like posting. I’m in my 2nd week of blogging and have pushed 4 posts. I don’t get many views or likes, I’m jot necessarily after a tone of views. If my posts reaches 1 person and changes their life then it was worth it. What is some advice you can give to a new blogger?

    1. Hi Sam. Many others have said the same as you – post as often as you like (providing you have something interesting to say). I wouldn’t recommend forcing yourself to blog, though, or feel you have to post every day. I’ve seen too many bloggers suffer guilt and get stressed out by trying that.

      I have lots of blogging tips. You can access those posts by clicking on ‘Blogging Tips’ on the menubar of my blog. However, my top 3 tips for a new blogger are –

      1. Be yourself (don’t try copying or being like any other bloggers).
      2. Engage with other bloggers by reading and leaving comments on their posts (but only read posts that interest you).
      3. Don’t follow for a follow. Only follow the blogs that publish content you know will interest you and prompt you to leave comments.

      I hope that helps?
      Welcome to the world of blogging.

  6. Hey, Hugh. First, what a stunning photo. I’d love to visit there someday. I love old castles, abbeys, graveyards etc.

    I only have twenty-five posts this year, which is less than I would have liked. My goal was always to publish once a week, but clearly haven’t been able to keep that up. I only have time to read and write on the weekends, so that makes it tough. I need to make a better effort in the times that I can’t write, to at least post older pieces that I haven’t shared yet. I always worry the few followers I have will lose interest if I’m away for too long. Plus I worry that I’ll forget how to use WordPress if I’m so sporadic. With me and technology, that’s a legit concern lol!

    Congrats on a hundred posts, I think that’s a great milestone, and it kinda inspires me to work harder to get there.

    1. Thank you very much. The cathedral in the photo was first mentioned way back in 550AD. It’s an incredible building full of history.

      Time can always be a bloggers’ number one enemy (if we allow it), so finding that perfect balance is something I hope you will find. I know of many successful bloggers who publish once a month. The most important point is trying to keep to a schedule; otherwise, you may lose readers. The WordPress platform has changed a lot over the last few years when the Block editor was introduced, but I believe it has taken blogging to a whole new level. Keep up with the changes, and you can’t go wrong.

      And never be afraid to reach out to the blogging community. They are always happy to help.

  7. I think 3 blogs a week is apropos, but every writer is different and blog for different reasons. For those that blog many times a week, I do my pick and choose. ❤

    1. Thanks, Debby. It’s more about what my audience wants rather than how many times other bloggers publish posts. I was interested in knowing, though – hence the questions I left on this post.

  8. These types of posts are always interesting Hugh, especially to see how others go about blogging. After reading your (great) stats I thought I’d be fairly similar as I tend to average 3 posts a week, spread out and never more than one a day.

    I don’t get the whole SEO thing and tend to do what I feel like at the time. Some months I post almost daily like when Becky has her Squares going but I can’t sustain that and I also don’t want to overwhelm my audience. I often apologise in my post if I’m posting too much, I don’t really know why I do that, it’s my blog after-all!!

    So my stats to the end of August 2021 show that I’ve posted126 times, which I think is quite OK. I also keep my own stats of previous years and notice that I’ve been gradually decreasing my number of posts, while at the same time my followers have increased and so has the engagement of views, likes and comments. Back in 2017 I posted 253 times, 2018 it was181, 2019 it was 176 and in 2020 it was 163. Very interesting to look back at how I’ve evolved over the years. I’ve been blogging since 2012 so have probably got it down to a fine art by now, although I’m always learning new things from others like you!

    I do have a schedule of sorts, which is very fluid, but I often take breaks which is important to do, as you say. I can’t read everything other bloggers post so I definitely don’t expect anyone to read all of mine either.

    Great topic and discussion – as usual. Many thanks.

    1. I’ve loved reading the responses and answers to the questions I asked in this post, Debbie. There is a wide range of answers, with most saying go with whatever feels best, which I completely believe in. But I can’t help but think about what my audience wants as well.

      I don’t think any of us likes being overwhelmed, and that’s probably why I’ve never joined challenges where you’re required to publish something daily. However, when it comes to publishing just a photo and maybe just a few words, it doesn’t sound so bad, but those types of challenges usually always spell out ‘stress’ to me. And ‘stress’ isn’t something nobody wants unless it’s something somebody can thrive upon. In an earlier comment, somebody mentioned they were writing and publishing posts late at night because they’d not had the time during the day to do so. Being in that position would totally stress me out, so I tend to keep well away from those challenges. However, I admire anybody who gives it a go.

      Likewise, I don’t get why anyone apologies in their blog posts. I see some bloggers who apologise for not publishing and reading posts and think that it’s as if they feel they believe their audience expects them to publish and read posts come what may be happening in their personal lives. I shake my head when I see that happening.

      Good to see you taking breaks from blogging and admitting that you can’t read everything other bloggers publish. Well done on that.

  9. There’s no right or wrong answer to how many is too few or too many posts. Even for one person the figures can change depending on circumstances. For example, I used to post daily at one point (actually, there was a point where I’d post more than once a day sometimes) but that no longer works for me, so now I officially have one posting day a week (Friday) though will use other days (nine times out of ten Mondays) if I have a lot I want to post, like I have had recently with several blog tours I’ve participated in and the desire to still do some of my posts about my life and pets. Do what works for you. Your readers will fall in with whatever that happens to be, and will read what posts they can of yours when they can; how many of your posts readers actually read doesn’t always reflect the frequency and number of your posts.

    1. Thank you for your comments, Victoria.

      From what you say, it seems to be all about finding the perfect balance for the author. But I can’t help but think about the audience the author has as well. I guess if they are not happy with the balance the author finds, they will move on. However, new followers will replace them and be happy with the number of posts being published weekly.

      Thanks again for joining the discussion.

  10. Hi Hugh!

    As you might guess, different bloggers feel comfortable with or prefer differed amounts of posts – whether they are the writers or the readers of those posts.

    I’m pretty happy with the “balance” I found for myself on Roaming About, which is about one post a week. I assume that would be around 32 in the last eight months. I have two themes that are repeated each month (expenses and writing update) and the other two usually cover what I’ve been up to in my travels and life.

    I’m comfortable with this amount for the main reason that, if I post more, it becomes way too time consuming – the writing, the searching, captioning, resizing, and organizing of photos, adding links, the reviewing of posts and layouts, and replying to comments. I can keep up with one post a week. Yet, I spend more – and too much – time reading and commenting on other blogs.

    For that reason, I’m happy if each blogger I follow were to post once a week as well. In your case, the Wordless Wednesdays and flash fiction pieces are quick and fun and a comment isn’t always “needed.”

    When bloggers write long stories or blogs, I save those posts for when I have extra time during the weekend or so. Or, I skip them. Way too much screen time, as my jobs require sitting behind the computer as well…

    1. Thanks so much for answering my questions, Liesbet.

      I think it’s all about finding the ‘perfect balance, but I can’t help but think that the ‘perfect balance’ isn’t only for the author but also for their audience. I was rather concerned that I wasn’t posting enough or too much, so these questions were written down and turned into a post.

      From the comments, I think most readers are happy with no more than 3 posts each week from me. And I agree that short posts do help. Although long posts tend to be more SEO friendlier than shorter ones, many readers appreciate shorter posts more.

      Those bloggers who earn money from their blogs will probably post a lot more often, but I’m sure that involves a lot of stress for them too. Whereas us bloggers who blog because we enjoy it tend not to get too stressed out about it. I think it’s all about learning not to force yourself to blog or read posts. When we don’t force ourselves, it’s a much more enjoyable experience.

      Your answers speak volumes, especially when it comes to time-consuming issues. I’m much like you and learned to walk away from my computer when my body and mind tells me it’s time to do so. It makes blogging far more enjoyable.

  11. That is a lot of posts, Hugh, no wonder you needed a wee break! I’m right there with you, as I run my Sunday Stills weekly feature photo challenge, and it takes more work than most folks realize. My stats were similar to yours overall, but with 35 posts, LOL! So once a week on the blog works for me for posting. I read posts every day from the challenge and of course, others’ posts as well. Funny, I attempted to share more posts, but they didn’t generate the traffic and views that Sunday Stills does. As you can see, I’m off my break and getting back into the swing of blogging, which I missed despite my whirlwind three weeks! Many bloggers kept up with my travels on SM. for which I was grateful to share.

    That castle in Wales looks amazing and I hope you enjoyed your downtime!

    1. Having hosted a photography challenge myself, I have an idea of all the work you have to do with hosting Sunday Stills, Terri. Until you host a challenge, I don’t think many of us are aware of the work involved in running it. It’s good, though, that you take a break from hosting.

      Increasing the number of posts we publish weekly isn’t always a way to guarantee more comments and traffic. I often find that it’s the same people that visit anyway. However, since I’ve started taking more notice creating my blog posts titles using the Headline Analyser, I have seen a big increase in the traffic my blog gets, plus I see new faces in the comments section. However, I’m still sticking to no more than 3 posts a week.

      I’m looking forward to hearing about your blogging break. I’m afraid I haven’t seen any of your social media posts, but then I only use Twitter and Flipboard. As we all know, on average, a tweet usually only has a 6-minute life cycle.

      1. I have to take a look at that headline analyzer, although I get inspired at the last minute, Hugh! Your subjects on blogging are extraordinarily helpful and very popular in and of themselves. BTW I love what you did with your social media section on your post. I copied your idea for this week’s upcoming post. I had no idea we could do that…so much to learn!

        1. The ‘Social Icons’ block is a great addition to the Block Editor, Terri. I think putting the links to your social media accounts in the body of a post is far better than on the widget bar. Plus, being a block, it can be placed in different parts of every post.
          Thank you so much for the great feedback on my blogging tips posts.

  12. In that period I see that I published 104 posts which is roughly three a week. I find that posting on alternate days works for me – it means than in the intervening days I can spend more time to interact on other blogs. Last year I did an A2Z blogging challenge which involved writing a post every day -it was such a strain because I didn’t want to just do a 300 word post. So sometimes I was pressing publish at 11pm.

    I do follow some bloggers who publish almost daily. With a few exceptions, I find those are the bloggers who rarely comment on my blog and often don’t respond to comments I leave on their posts. So, following your sound advice from the past, these are the ones I stop following. With the other regular users who DO interact, I no longer feel obliged to comment on every post, just the ones that interest me.

    Are you posting too often? I’d look at the number of comments you get and if you see those tailing off, that could e a signal people are turning off.

    1. Thank you for answering my questions, Karen.

      Well done for having a go at the writing and publishing a post everyday challenge. I can fully understand why it put you under a lot of strain. Personally, I think those challenges only work if it’s something like a photography challenge where limited words are needed. I’ve never participated in those types of challenges, as I know I’d end up getting very stressed about completing the task.

      I know of a few bloggers who publish daily and rarely see leaving comments on other blogs. And you know my feeling on those bloggers who do not respond to comments. I follow a couple of blogs because their content is always exciting, but they rarely respond to comments. In those cases, I’ve stopped leaving comments on their posts.

      Thanks again for answering my questions in this post.

  13. I am still new, started blogging the end of December 2019. I will soon be publishing my 85th post total, and only 25 to date this year. My original goal was to post twice a week, but my posts are long and average about 1400 words, so it is probably just as well that I don’t do that. I am only partly retired, so life intervenes. There are times I feel empty brained, when it comes to my next post, but at the moment I have 8 posts in process, 2 that I am serious about. The rest are ideas I don’t want to lose so I open a new post and leave myself notes. I have a hard time with keeping up with reading the people I am following. But I try to maintain a strict personal ethic of reading if I am going to post, trying to do more than the minimum reading requested for link parties. it is funny that this post popped up because I was actually thinking about you and your blog when I was walking this afternoon. What I thought was, although I don’t keep up with every post, I am glad to know that Hugh is there! Blessings, Michele

    1. Michele, what a lovely comment. Thank you for answering my questions.

      Adding notes and ideas to a draft post is an excellent idea, especially as many of us (including me) often forget those ideas. I don’t know how many great ideas I have lost because I failed to write them down.

      I wouldn’t concern yourself in feeling guilty for not reading posts. Never try and read all of them, just the ones that you think will interest you. For me, if the title or excerpt of a blog post isn’t appealing, I will move on to the next one. I read and comment on posts when I have time to do so. I never push myself to read them. That way, it’s a far more enjoyable experience (which is what reading blog posts should be all about).

      And thank you for your lovely end comment. It made my day reading it.

  14. no idea – I blog when I can think of something to blog about, but do have arid spells. I know I stopped following one blogging guru (who advocated frequent blogging) because I got fed up with his repetitive blogs in my inbox. On the other hand, I’m not selling anything, so don’t feel the pressure he clearly felt to be noticed

    1. I tend to turn off email notifications from bloggers who publish more than once a day. It helps keep me sane and keeps my inbox manageable. Many of those who publish more than once a day tend to reblog posts quite a lot too. I only take notice of reblogs if the title of the post is appealing.
      Thank you for joining the discussion.

  15. It’s personal, isn’t it? If 5 a day, like Sally or Chris works for them then great. If one a month works that’s good too. I end up with between 5-7 a week and pretty much never more than one a day. Too many? If I was chasing comments and likes per post then perhaps but I’m not. The motivations to post are many and varied. I enjoy it, and it makes me write so two ticks. There’s part of me than wonders what might happen if I stopped. How would that feel. How easy would it be to start again. Would it be like the gym or dieting that having stopped it seems huge to restart whereas experience says it’s anything but…

    1. Yes, it is very personal, Geoff, but I can’t help but think about my audience and what they want, so is it all a personal issue? I’d hate for people to unfollow me because I was publishing too many or too few posts. It’s one of the reasons why I wrote this post and asked the questions. Feedback is always excellent (when it’s done in a nice professional manner). The feedback that isn’t gets marked as spam.

      Stop blogging? It’s often crossed my mind but doesn’t last long. Whereas stopping going to the gym was far easier for me to do.

  16. I didn’t count them, but I typically post something about once per week. For me, that’s plenty. I know some give the advice to blog on a regular schedule, but that’s not me. It sounds like work then, and I do this mostly for the pure fun of it. I will admit that I have left some bloggers who post material several times a day. I think people should do what they want, but I find that a bit annoying.

    1. Blogging for the ‘fun of it’ is what blogging is all about for me, Pete. I’ve seen far too many bloggers get stressed out and feel guilty about their blogging habits and who go on to abandoning their blogs, many of which were writing and publishing excellent content. It’s a shame when that happens.
      I tend to switch off notifications on blogs that publish more than once a day. It helps keep me sane.

      Thanks for joining the discussion.

  17. Hi Hugh – I thought I missed you say you were on holiday. As to me, I went from four or five posts a week (posting the day I walked but using stock photos as it was less time consuming), to now two posts per week: one long post on Mondays and a Wordless Wednesday post. I make an exception for holidays and get an extra post in there, or, like this last week because it was my 10th anniversary of my walking regimen and Sunday was the 60th anniversary of beginning kindergarten so I did a quick fun post. But, the extra posts put me very behind in Reader as I tried to catch up with comments and never made it to Reader for two days. I don’t have trouble with getting blog content as I take photos while walking and since I decided a couple of years ago I did NOT have to post that same day a walk or event was done, it has made it easier on me. I have photos taken in June for upcoming posts. I have published 1,642 posts since February 2013.

    1. That averages around 205 posts per year, which isn’t too much more than I expect to do this year, Linda. However, it’s interesting to read that you’ve cut back on the number of posts you write and publish. Occasionally, I publish more posts than I usually do, but then the same can be said for cutting back on the number. I guess it all comes down to whether we have something interesting to say or not.

      I hope you didn’t worry about not getting to the Reader. It happens to us all, and I soon learned that I get to reading and commenting on blog posts as and when I can. It makes blogging far more enjoyable than becoming stressful when believing I must read and comment on all those posts on the Reader.

      1. I figure I might return to three weekly after I’m retired Hugh. Sometimes it seems silly to me to be doing recaps of long walks taken in June and here it is September, but it is easier than doing the post the same day. I told myself I would do Wordless Wednesday every week and I’ve not missed any weeks since I began in March of 2020. It makes it fun to try to find a witty title and use the photos, rather than make two long posts.

        I am trying to be better about not reading every post in Reader because I just can’t keep up anymore. But it is interesting as to human behavior. For the people who don’t always comment on my posts, if I miss commenting on one of their posts, guess who shows up the next post I make? I am still trying for a perfect balance.

        1. The ‘I’ll only comment on all your posts if you comment on all my posts’ brigade is as bad as the ‘I’ll follow you if you follow me’, brigade, Linda.

          Human behaviour can be bizarre at times. I really don’t understand why somebody would not read or comment on a post because the person who wrote it didn’t read or leave a comment on their last post. I follow just over 130 blogs, and I’ve never read and left comments on all the posts they publish. If somebody decides to unfollow my blog because I don’t follow them or because I don’t read and comment on all their posts, then so be it. Just as in reading a book or watching a movie, I’ll only read a blog post if it interests me and not because of who has written it.

          Read blog posts when you can. That way, the reading experience is a lot more enjoyable.

        2. I agree with you Hugh. It was so transparent to only show up as I’d not commented or given a “like”. Thankfully not all bloggers are like that, but it’s those others that certainly leave you shaking your head sometimes.

          I have some fellow bloggers that only post once a month or less. This is not a blogging break, just a posting schedule. I find that a little odd, but to each his own I guess. I have returned to an old post to send it to someone in a comment and will find most of the commenters or those who “liked” the post are no longer blogging. It does boggle your mind sometimes, especially when I remember those bloggers posted daily, sometimes more than once a day.

        3. Yes, bloggers come and go, Linda. I can now count the number of bloggers on one hand who were around after my first six months of blogging. Everyone else disappeared. Some took their blogs and social media presence offline, while others have blogs left in limbo. It’s sad when that happens.

        4. Same here Hugh. I think people misjudge the time and commitment needed to sustain a blog. I sometimes wish I had waited until I was retired to begin my blog, but I am grateful for the interaction with fellow bloggers. I’ve worked from home for a decade and have no family at all and friends have all moved out of state, so fellow bloggers have become a family of sorts..

        5. There is a wonderful community here in the world of blogging, Linda. I can’t tell you how helpful and supportive they have been to me. I’m glad they are there for you too.

  18. I’m trying a 365-day project, which will end in December. I don’t know if that’s too many for some readers. I wanted to give it a try, and it’s been good for going through my old work. The project has been a mix of that and a bunch of new work. I’m planning to slow down a lot in 2022. But I don’t know what kind of schedule I’ll keep on my blog. Maybe once a week?

    1. I’d say go with whatever feels right for you, Dave. From your comments, it sounds as if you’re using previous work to help achieve your goal of 365 posts this year. I don’t know how long your posts are, but good luck with achieving your goal. I know that one post a day would end up stressing me out, especially if I found myself stuck with what to write about.

  19. I have posted one Blog each and every day for over five years. They average about 270 words and never exceed 300 words. I obviously receive less likes and comments than you so my work on keeping up with followers is relatively easy.

  20. I don’t think there’s a right or wrong number. I enjoy your posts and find them all helpful so I don’t think you post too often.

    I usually post three times a week so that would put me around 100 posts in that time period. I feel like my frequency of posting is just right. If I was struggling to come up with content, or felt that my posts were just “filler”, then I would cut back.

    As long as you have something of value to say, then I don’t see a reason to cut down.

    1. Thank you, Michelle.

      What you say all makes perfect sense. I seem to vary between 1-4 posts a week, although usually, it’s 2. That feels right for me.

      I’m glad to read that you’re comfortable with the number of blog posts you write and publish weekly. Sounds like you’ve found the perfect balance.

      Thank you for joining the discussion.

  21. Love the picture, I am jealous. Too much, too few it all depends on you. If you are posting for the sake of posting, then it is too much. If you post what inspires yourself and you try to stick to a schedule, as a reader what more could I ask for? Keep in mind I’ve only started blogging this year. I plan for every Monday and every other Thursday. My content will bore the average person to death and I also have topics planned out through May 2022. It all comes down to what works for me. I feel if 12 weorks for you, it is perfect. Keep up the good work.

    1. What you say all makes perfect sense, Danny. I agree that publishing blog posts just for doing so aren’t a good thing. Content often suffers when that happens.
      Good luck on your blogging journey. And welcome to the world of blogging.

  22. There are bloggers who post too often for me to keep up but you’re not one of them. I’m definitely a slacker. I do think about blogging when I’m on a break – that’s actually when I get most of my ideas!

  23. I know with certainty that I’ve posted too few. I don’t even have to look. Reason: I can’t think of much to write about as well as being preoccupied with work being done at my house.

    I read a wide cross-section of bloggers’ posts so I flit around. Equal opportunity I guess you could say.

    1. I think you’ve done the right thing, though. If you don’t have anything of interest to write about, then I don’t see any point in forcing yourself to blog. Doing so only produces poor cotent.

      Thanks so much for adding to the discussion.

  24. If you are overdoing it, then I definitely am, as I’ve published 8349 blogs in the past eight years which means 1,043 per year which is a bit over three a day. In my defense, I can’t wait to wake up in the morning, to look up the prompts I use to prime the pump, and to write at least one poem. It jumpstarts my mind and my day. I figure if this is an overload for readers, they can choose not to read me on that day. As for me, it makes my day and keeps the creative juices running, and the Flower of the Day prompt gets me out of the house, camera in hand, to see what new glories nature has provided overnight.

    1. What wonderful answers. What you are doing makes a lot of sense to me because blogging is a way to get you doing stuff you enjoy. So much better than sitting watching TV all day, I’d say.
      Thanks so much for putting a great perspective in your answers to my questions. I smiled when I read your response.

  25. OK, I’ll bite – where were you?
    As for the blog posts, I also cover a range of topics, but will go for significant periods of time without blogging. I only blog when I think I have something to say/tell/ relate that might be interesting to my readers. Looks like I’ve done 43 posts this year, so 6+ per month. This is a number I am comfortable with given other distractions in my life and also needing time to write.
    I have a lot fewer likes and comments than you do, but I think you have a lot more followers!!

    1. It’s good to hear that you never force yourself to blog and that you don’t publish a post just for the sake of publishing something. I’ve always believed that whats blogging was supposed to be about.
      As for ‘like’, ‘comments’ and ‘followers’, the number you have doesn’t mean you’re not writing and publishing good content. The ‘follower’ numbers can be very misleading given that around 80% of my followers will never read any of my posts or engage with me. I’ve heard it said that it applies to most blogs, but I’m not able to prove it.
      Thanks so much for answering my questions.

  26. I published 181 posts during that time frame. I think that’s about right. I publish four blog posts a week, but I added the Thursday Doors Recap post on Sundays. I don’t consider it a post, it’s more of a reminder that the page changed – it’s the same message every week.

    My four posts are somewhat different. I don’t expect readers to pay attention to all of them, and I think they each have a group that only visits that day. I have a core group of followers who visit most, and I know from blog posts on this subject that four is OK, but five would be too many.

    I think your 12 posts a month is fine. I don’t read them all, but I enjoy the ones I read. You also cover a range of topics. If you have good content for each post (which you do, and I try to do) I think the number doesn’t matter.

    1. Thanks for answering my questions, Dan.

      You’re right in what you say. I don’t read and comment on all the posts of blogs I follow, just the ones that interest me enough to leave a comment because I know I can add some value to the discussion. My days of leaving comments such as ‘great post’ and such have long gone. That’s what Facebook is for.

      Thanks for the thumbs up on 12 posts per month and for your comments on the content being good. That’s great feedback

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