Thursday, June 19, 2008

Do You Blog Every Day?

It has come to my attention (through reading books on the subject, etc.) that the blogs with the largest readership are the blogs with continuous new content. I've added sidebars with changing info on this and my other web pages (including the ones I manage), but still, the idea of having to write something every day just seems wrong.

It takes blogging out of the realm of the fun and jams it firmly into the domain of work. It turns it into a daily column. Not a work of art, but a work of necessity. And this (most often) without pay, a volunteer position.

How many of us have something interesting to say every single day? And, if we do, how many of us have the chutzpah to post it online, where anybody in the world can read it? If I stopped to think about how many page hits I get, would it make me blog more or less? And does it really matter?

Today's blog is only interesting if you're a blogger, I think. Tomorrow's blog: well, that should be something completely different!

4 comments:

Darlene Franklin said...

From one Hope to another (Hope is my middle name):

Thanks for stopping by Lena's blog!

I agree about writing a blog every day. My daughter died 3 months ago. I blog five days a week, because the process of grief of still very new, even if I say the same things over and over. One of the most "successful" bloggers I know spends 2 hours a day on it. I'd rather spend that kind of time writing ...

Darlene Franklin said...

Hope,

You'll have to tell me about your current WIP.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hope Chastain said...

Thank you, Darlene. God bless you!

Terra Hangen said...

Blogging every day is not for me. Blogging is fun, so I post maybe twice a week, to keep it light.
Plus I am always writing on assignment for magazines, so I write every day.
The best part of blogging is that I choose my topic, and also meet other bloggers.