I’m in a quandary and seek your help.
First, some metrics
I wrote 20 blog posts in August 2010, including two on the 13th and two on the 31st. I didn’t write every day; I skipped two Mondays, one Wednesday, two Thursdays, three Fridays, one Saturday, and four Sundays.
The only Sunday I wrote something was on Sunday, August 1 when I solicited your social media strategies; that was the 7th most-viewed article during the month of August.
Wednesdays saw the most comments. An article written Wednesday, August 18 asking for your web design thoughts saw 39 comments, another one from Wednesday, August 25 on why to allow blog comments saw 30 comments, and the aforementioned link from Sunday the 1st saw 22. Granted, if I replied to a comment, the comment count jumped by one.
Of the 20 written last month, nine received at least 15 comments.
Second, some thoughts
Honing into August’s publication schedule (which was more capricious than planned) and looking at comment counts across the month (indicative of my inspiring you and subsequently interacting back and forth), and not forgetting though not detailing here the statistics on how many times a post was tweeted, facebooked, dugg, or otherwise shared online, I muse about scaling back my publication frequency.
Many bloggers such as Chris Brogan write a blog post every day. Some weeks I do this, some I don’t. But, do I need to? Is it fair to assume you will continue to read this blog and comment on posts and share useful content regardless of the posting schedule?
Cognizant of Kim Woodbridge who asks you to answer the same question as I ask here — and that folks like Karen Walrond and Larry Brooks advise changing from a daily posting schedule to twice or thrice a week, I pause.
In my quest to do more with less, why shouldn’t it carry over into all I do — both offline and on?
To extrapolate the above metrics and thoughts into a cohesive question: Would you be more apt to read AriWriter if quality trumped quantity? And, regardless how many times a week something appeared on these pages, does it matter to you if I stick to a strict schedule every week? Or, would you continue to read regardless of which days something appears?
Do my questions inspire you to reflect?