One question that I have faced since I started blogging is, “How often should I post?” It is a fine line to walk. Do it too much and you risk oversaturation…too little and you risk being out of sight, out of mind. So what is a blogger to do?
When I worked out on a regular basis, I blogged every day once I was done exercising. Even then, after weeks of doing the same DVDs over and over, I got bored when it came to writing about them. How many new things could I say about the same exercises?
Then there is my wing chun training, but more often than not I can run out of things to say there too. Lately the only time I write about wing chun is when I have a revelation on how to improve my skill level, but that doesn’t happen every time I go.
I post about stories I’m writing, but I’m limited with what I can post on this topic too. We are all familiar with “spoilers.” On top of that, what incentive would you have to go out and BUY something I wrote if you can read about it here for free?
Sometimes I write (in a VERY limited capacity) about things going on in my personal life. However, I don’t believe in exposing all my demons here. I don’t want to give the internet trolls too much to feast on.
So where does this leave me? Well, I still don’t have a clear-cut answer. However, I will share this: I always keep a list of topics that I want to discuss on here. As of this writing, that list has about four topics on it. At one point it was down to three. Then I thought of two more; it jumped to five. I wrote and posted one of those; now we are down to four again. Over time I realize the list of potential topics never gets lower than three. So I guess I will use that as the number of times I should post per week.
So I have settled on the number, but now how do I determine WHEN? Well, that is a little easier: I think every other day sounds good, starting with Sunday…since that is the day I usually find myself sitting around doing nothing. Therefore, the posting schedule going forward will be Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, with rare exceptions. (EXAMPLE: I wound up getting away with a post on Thanksgiving, but I probably won’t on Christmas Day.)
I look forward to sharing more with you on a regular basis.