How my blogging experiment went, and how I plan to move forward based on the results.
Last week I decided I’d try and write a blog every day. I managed it for six days, starting on November 3 and ending today.
I had a lot more traffic on my blog, which makes sense since there was more to read. I enjoyed writing about the topics I covered (Saturday photo shot, crafting and creativity, women as STEM mentors, re-reading books, and mental illness does not equal a broken leg), and had some interesting comments both on the blog and via Twitter.
However, I felt like I was giving away ideas too quickly, burning through them at light speed. I also felt I wasn’t taking the time to think them through the way I usually do for my weekly Wednesday posts. That said, I did discover that I can write quickly and well when I need to – which I did with this experiment.
So the verdict is, more posts are better, and not all have to be in-depth. But to balance everyday life with online life, I will only write three posts a week: my usual Wednesday deep-dive, the Saturday shot for photography, and a Monday post around a key quote or book I’ve recently read.
Thanks to everyone for engaging over the past week with each of my daily blog posts – it’s been really fun. Especially the conversation over on Twitter about which books people re-read and why. I’ve learned about a number of books I’d never heard of!
Adios until Saturday’s photo shot!
Note: Today’s featured image is by jonny goldstein over on Flickr, CC-BY-2.0