All in all I'd like to think that everyone starts a blog with the best of intentions. A new blog can become a wonderful tool to connect with friends, family, industry professionals and clients. BUT, and it's a big BUT, only if you maintain it by posting in it at least a few times a month. There is a point where your neglected blog crosses over from being a potential asset to a liability. A neglected blog may deliver a message you don't want people to receive. It may say that you either don't care or don't have time to stay connected with your readers. Either way the message could translate as "You're not important enough" *Ouch!* and that's not a good thing.
But I digress, back to the big question: How often should you post?
Ideally, imo, several times a week is great. Keeping in mind that when it comes to blogging the quality of your posts is more important then the quantity.
A tip: If you you have a blog and aren't posting at least once a week? You might be better off without a blog link on your website then with one. I'm not going to mince words here. it looks BAD when a reader pops onto your blog and you haven't posted in a month, or 6 months or a year or more. I know. I read and because of my Best Wedding Blogs website, review a lot of blogs. Some of you I keep tabs on because I find you so interesting that I subscribed to your blog RSS feed. So I know exactly how long it's been since some of you last posted. I don't want to be the blog police or anything but I thought it was best to let some of you know that if you haven't established a fan base for your blog? It's ok to let your blog take a break, if the break is done in private. You can pull the link until you are able to dedicate more time to your blog then make it public again once you've found the time to regularly update your content.
I blog quite a bit. Some posts may take me 10 minutes to write, others an hour or more. At any given time I'll have several posts started and I'll work on them when I have the time. It's not like you have to dedicate a set amount of time every day... Though maybe dedicating 10 minutes per day to get out one or two posts a week would, imo, be time well spent.
Just my 2¢ which as always you're welcome to take or leave :o)
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