This is The Perfect Posting Schedule for Any New Blogger. In this post, you’ll learn how often you need to post to build an audience, and the most important thing to remember no matter your posting frequency.
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The Perfect Posting Schedule
There are a lot of opinions on what is the perfect posting schedule for a new blogger. While there are a lot of factors that go into a good posting frequency, there is one main factor that you need to pay the most attention to in order to be successful.
In fact, this one thing is more important than your frequency, or the specific number of posts that you publish every single week. As long as you’re posting with at least a respectable frequency, this other factor is actually more important.
At least for now, don’t worry about the actual number, and focus on the aspect of blogging that I’m about to show you until you find your own perfect rhythm.
Posting More Often for Growth
With a new blog, especially one that does not have a lot of content, the initial temptation is to post very rapidly. There is also sometimes a feeling of not accomplishing anything unless you post every single day of the week.
While there is nothing wrong with posting very frequently, especially in order to get a large amount of content on the site quickly, don’t feel like you’re failing if you don’t. In fact as a beginner, you may want to spend little bit more time on quality at first.
However, once you have a good system, and you are able to create a large amount of content quickly, you can absolutely post daily, or several times a week without feeling guilty for any reason.
This will help your site grow, and that can help make you look more established more quickly.
Posting Less Often but Higher Quality
The other side of posting rapidly is posting less often, but spending more time on each post to create a higher quality piece of content. You can think of this as long form content, or content that has a large volume of information.
The search engines love long form content, so this might give you a double benefit because it’s a little less posting but still good for search results.
A good cadence for you might be once a week, or a couple times a month. If you do reduce your posting to this frequency, make sure that each post is well written, and fully addresses the topic every single time.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with posting once a week until you get a system down that allows you to post more frequently. There are some bloggers who do really well with weekly posts, and some that do well with daily posts.
Build Momentum and Take Small Steps
Posting daily doesn’t just happen. It takes time, effort, and a gradual development of a system that makes it possible. You need to crawl before you walk, and walk before you run.
The more content you make, the more doors there are entering your site, and the more chances that people will find you. If you have ten really good posts, there are ten ways you can be found. If you have a thousand good posts, there are a thousand ways.
Think of your posts as openings, bringing people into your world. The more openings you make, the more you have a chance of collecting people and showing them how you can make a difference in their lives.
The Most Important Part of Posting
The most important thing that you can do when it comes to your posting schedule and your posting frequency is to post consistently.
No matter whether you’re posting schedule is once a week, five times a week, or once a month, you need to show up at the same time, every time.
Just like people get used to watching a favorite television show at a certain time of day, and on a certain day of the week, you will start to develop readers that show up to your website when they believe there will be something new.
Developing consistency is very important because you don’t want to let down the people that are coming back to hear what you have to say. Again, this doesn’t matter if it’s daily postings or weekly posting. Be consistent no matter what.
Why Consistency is Number One
Another secret benefit to consistency is that it’s going to help you become a better blogger. Consistency will give you a deadline, a goal, and something that you have to cultivate a little discipline for in order to accomplish.
When you just post randomly, without any care for schedules, frequency or consistency, you can just post whenever you want. Eventually, no matter how dedicated you may be right now, you’ll probably slow down significantly or stop all together.
Again, when you have no deadline, there is nothing that pops up in your head to tell you that you need to do something. Instead of leaving it all to the chance of motivation, decide on a post schedule and a frequency right now, that way you’ll know exactly what’s expected of you.
Your Personal Posting Frequency
If you’re an absolute beginner, make it easy on yourself and schedule a post for once a week, on a day and a time of your choosing. It doesn’t really matter what day it is, but I would choose a time in the morning that way you can get the most exposure on that day.
Even if you feel like you can post five times a week, start by getting scheduled out in WordPress for a couple months with once a week posts, and then you can always come back and fill in the gaps if you still have gas.
Once you are scheduled for weekly posts for a couple months, you can be assured that you will have regular content coming out on your blog, and that will give you time to look through and see what else you want to cover.
This will also give you a little bit of breathing room, knowing that your audience will receive a steady drip of content over time as they come and visit your website.
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Your Blogging Assignment
Now that you know a little bit more about posting schedules and posting frequency, it’s time to make a decision about your blog and put this information into action.
Start with a lower frequency in the beginning, because it will give you the space you need to figure out just how productive you can actually be as a beginner.
Once you have an idea, set that idea into stone and decide that you are going to post a certain amount of times per week, and on certain days.
Above all, honor the promise that you made yourself, then be consistent. If a post is due in the morning, and you don’t have one scheduled, have the discipline to sit in front of your computer and get that post written and scheduled.
The schedule itself is going to help you become a more disciplined blogger, and increase chances of success. When you show up to your blog like you are required to show up to your work, you get a lot more done.
It’s this consistency that will keep your readers coming back, and will help them get used to how often you share your amazing ideas with the world.