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How Often You Should Update Your Blog?

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This is the common question most new bloggers be asking you: when should I update my blog and How often I should update my Blog? And honestly, there is no thumb rule to this apart from following a proper post publishing schedule. There is no exact rule on this, as updating your blog depends on many factors such as:

  • You: Your time Availability.
  • Niche : Your Blog topic.
  • Audience: How often your readers expect to see a new content on your Blog

Let’s dive into the details without further ado:

When should I update my blog?

There are only three kind of posting frequencies.

  • Posting daily
  • Posting regularly
  • Posting inconsistently

Posting daily

Most probloggers will advise you to post daily especially when you’re new to blogging. It’s because when you’re new to blogging, you’ll have quite less chances to get visibility to your blog either from the search engines or from other readers. So it’s no brainer to posting daily when you’re new to blogging to get more traffic or readers to your blog. Post daily but make sure you’re delivering quality contents, not crappy.

Posting regularly

Posting regularly means sticking to your blog’s posting schedule. If you’re posting twice/week then stick to that posting frequency and deliver two articles every week at any cost. Or if you’re posting only twice/month..no problem, continue the same. But try to give the best content (more detailed content) to the audience, they’ll surely love reading your blog then. Posting regularly also gives other bloggers an indication that you’ll be posting ONLY quality and detailed articles.

Posting inconsistently

This thing sucks especially if you’re a new blogger. Don’t post inconsistently. When you’re not being loyal to your own posting frequency how can your audience trust you? You may ask the question..what about the bloggers like Glen Allsoop from ViperChill, Derek Halpern of socialtriggers? Okay these bloggers don’t post daily, they always post inconsistently on their blogs. But you should keep in mind that they already got huge readership for their blogs. Nevertheless to say that they got BIG email list, so they don’ t need to put extra efforts to bring the traffic to their blogs. Moreover these bloggers will be all over the blogosphere by doing guest blogging, content marketing, video marketing or podcasts. So this tactic won’t work the new bloggers. Try to create an impact on others first, then keep testing everything and find the best posting frequency.

Few factors to consider before choosing the perfect posting frequency for your blog.

Your time

This plays a vital role in selecting the best posting frequency for your blog. Are you a full time blogger? Or a part timer? Or blogging is just a hobby for you? Know your time limits first. If you’ve enough time to spend on your blog, you can post even daily without many troubles. Or if you’re working somewhere (or if you’re student) then you may don’t get quality time to write content for your blog. Then you can prefer posting regularly (either twice or thrice a week).

Your Blog niche

Actually your niche is also a major factor that will be helpful for you to finding the right posting frequency. If your blog deals about news, entertainment or technology, then you must be updating it daily. No matter you’ve enough time to update or not (you should at least hire writers to make it a success). Or if your blog topic is something which doesn’t need to posting daily viz. IM, blogging, Personality development blogs then you can post regularly.

Your audience

Consider your audience in mind when you’re deciding to choose the posting frequency. If you’re posting daily, make sure you’re audience feeling not overwhelming with your blog posting style, otherwise they’ll consider leaving your blog PERMANENTLY. Which is not at all advisable. You must consider your audience expectations if you want to gain their trust. After all they’re the ones who will buy your products, promote your content. So you should focus on finding your targeted readers along with their interests.

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    • Rahel

      what i’ve learned about this article is that i need more constance how often i wirte something on my blog. For me it was really useful to read this article!

      Reply
    • Mahesh Verma

      Hello sai,

      Great post. I am Agree with you. daily Posing is very important for beginner blogger and News, Entertainment niche blog. Coz I have a entertainment blog. my According blog reader want to daily posting on my blog. So I love my Reader and I do update my blog daily. :)

      Thanks @Sai Sharing this informative and valuable post. I got some useful point in this post.

      Reply
    • Ashish

      Well i think posting daily is much butter. I write atlest 2-3 post daily on my blog. Content is king and regularly updates sites get higher SERPs Thanks sai

      Reply
    • shubhkarman jatt

      Hi,
      Thanks for sharing such wonderful secret . previously i was thing that post quantity matters in Blogging.

      Reply
    • Ashrin Srithika

      Hi Sai
      Very useful post the people who are new to blogging. Me too got some so thanks for the post.

      Reply
    • SHIV GOVIND PATEL

      Hi,
      Thanks for sharing such wonderful secret . I am new in this field so Thanks dear!

      Reply
    • Julia Freimuth

      Thank you very much for this detailed description, I’m relatively new to blogging so I take any advice I can get my hands on. At the moment I try to post at least once a day, in the future I think I will switch to consistently posting three times a week.

      Reply
    • Shorya Bist

      i believe that 1 should concentrate more on content rather than running for the quantity of articles that will lead to soul less article with no meaning.

      Thank You
      Shorya Bist

      Reply
    • Matin

      Very nice article, But If my site not having PR than Posting 4-5 articles per month will help me getting PR?

      Reply
    • piyush

      hi sai
      i think we have to to update our blog as per our audience it helps a lot for getting instent traffic.

      Reply
    • Ravi kumar

      Hello Sai,

      It is very good and essential information you gave to us, I used to post in my blog inconsistently, after reading your article, I came to know about posting schedule. I am a newbie in blogging world. So, according to you, I should post daily, right? Can you suggest, where we find updated information in my blog niche daily.

      Thanks

      Reply
    • Raplus

      Hey Sai,

      Well writing. I also had this question. But finally now I post, 2 posts per week. But it is not a easy task. Sometimes I am busy. Sometimes I am free. When I am free it is no problem. But busy? And also most bloggers are student and I am also. So exams kill our regularly posting.

      Reply

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