Having our own little place online and being in control of what, when and how we post, means almost unlimited opportunities to experiment.
Back in May 2018 I tried a “week streak”, publishing a new post every day for a week. I ended up with an eight day streak, a five day streak, and 22 posts overall that month. The comments received for the month remain the highest by far I’ve had in a single month since 35hunter began.
As you may know, comments are really important to me.
A large part of the reason for having 35hunter is to provide a place to hang out and chat for those of us interested in similar things, like photography, camera collecting, walking, cycling and thinking. So that abundance of comments in May made me really happy.
In the last couple of months it seems I have had plenty to say!
My draft posts in WordPress have just topped 100, and I would estimate that whilst some are just a title, at least 25 just need very minor editing to be ready for publishing.
Whilst I use the scheduling tool to line up posts a few days ahead, I don’t like going too far into the future. I want any post you read to be something that I’ve been doing and thinking about very recently, not three weeks or three months ago.
So I’m going to try another experiment, similar to last time, but this time publishing every 36 hours.
I’ll publish around 7am on day one, then 7pm on day two, 7am day four, 7pm day five, and so on.
As well as increasing the frequency, this will give me a chance to see if the publishing time makes any difference to views and comments too. Given the majority of readers here are in the UK, US and Australia, with completely different time zones anyway, I’m not sure the publishing time will have any impact. But we’ll see.
How about you? As a reader, does the amount you read fluctuate? Do you generally read at a certain time of day, or as and when you have a slot of time?
As a blogger, how often do you vary your frequency of posts, what works for you, and what patterns have you noticed?
As always, please let us know in the comments below, we’re keen to hear your thoughts and experiences.
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