To blog or not to blog—that’s not the question!
“How often to blog?” Now, that’s the question.
Since beginning The Humanitas Forum blog in early July, I’ve kept a good pace, usually posting five time a week. That is, until the last couple weeks. With other pressing responsibilities, it’s time for a bit of fine tuning. In order to make life more manageable, I’ll be doing only three posts per week for the foreseeable future—on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If I find a significant quote or two, or a bit of important news, I’ll include that on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
You are busy, too! So, it’s difficult to keep up with a large number of posts—something I’ve learned from several readers and subscribers. Other bloggers are also learning that daily posts can be a bit much. The Christian blogger, Michael Hyatt, did a simple, informal survey of his readers, asking about frequency. He found that 81% of his readers preferred three times per week or less. For that reason, he now has three main posts per week—a major change for someone known for recommending a post a day.
I’ll continue working to improve the blog. And I’ll be learning the social media side of blogging, Twitter and Facebook—something of a challenge for those of us who are “technologically delayed.” A couple friends have volunteered to help me with this task, which I’m assured will expand the reach of the blog.
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