posting everyday vs posting once a week?

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Hi friends, how are you doing? And how is your writing and creativity coming along? One of the things I struggled with in the first few months of my creative journey was how frequently I should post (on both my social media and blog). It has taken a lot of trial and error to finally decide on a posting schedule that actually works for me and gives me the freedom I need to create on my own terms. But first let me give you a little background story on something that proved to ‘not’ work and also became very stressful to keep up with in the long run.

Posting everyday. 

Three years ago in the very beginning of my creative journey, I posted nearly every single day. I posted about anything from food, art, fashion, inspiration, and even a little bit of poetry. There was literally no thought or structure in the theme and rhythm of my blog posts or schedule. During those days it was all about the numbers and writing for the sake of being noticed and validated by my peers. I enjoyed it but I didn’t love it and it didn’t feel authentic. I posted every single day or every other day on topics I didn’t care much about because other people were doing it and because tons of people seemed to be interested in those topics (or so I thought). Eventually the daily posting (sometimes even multiple times a day) burnt me out and it started to show in my writing. People stopped reading and visiting and the motivation to continue started to take its toll on me. I thought “what’s the point anymore?” That question plus a series of regretful decisions later i.e deciding to self-host my own blog, led me to eventually to quit.

Posting once a week.

This year I began practicing minimalism a little bit more and thanks to it, I have found myself and the rhythm of my own song. I finally know what works for me and what doesn’t, what makes me happy and sad, miserable and elated. Thanks to simplifying my overall life I was able to realize that posting just once a week is enough for the creative in me. It has proven to work so well and makes me happy and free to explore my creativity. I don’t feel pressured to write out of the urgency to keep up with a daily posting schedule, instead I am free to enjoy my life however I can and pick from any one situation I experience to write about once a week. Some say, people might forget about your blog if you decide to post less frequently but I believe that if people truly enjoy what you have to say and write about then it shouldn’t matter if you decide to share your art less frequently. We don’t see our favorite tv series and shows being aired everyday (but can you imagine if they did). We have to wait each week in anticipation on a specific day to enjoy them, I believe this rhetoric can be used in writing as well. I’m very thankful for the lessons I learned from my failed blogging days because they all led me here.

Final thoughts. 

I decided to write about posting frequency because it’s something I had a really hard time grasping in the beginning and it only dawned on me a few weeks ago that I no longer have trouble with my posting schedule anymore so why not share? With that being said I would like to end my post with a few questions. How often do you post on your blog or social media? Did you have the same trouble that I had in the beginning? If you’ve already established a posting schedule what works best for you? Everyday? Every week? Once a month? Please feel free to share in the comments. Your thoughts are always welcome here. Thank you for reading!

93 thoughts on “posting everyday vs posting once a week?

  1. After establishing a blog in 2013 I find that I’m never really set on a posting schedule. I like to post daily yet there are times the day doesn’t work with my schedule. Also I love working on weekly photo challenges, again I may not post until the following week. Nonetheless, I enjoy engaging others with my thoughts and photos which keeps me from thinking about it all too much.

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  2. I combine writing and photography, so if I have nothing literary to share, I post a photo. That way I can post once a day. But I’ve found that if I take a week off, it can take several weeks to regain my reader numbers. Sometimes it can get a little depressing. I’ve quit before (long ago):I’m afraid I might do it again – so I keep on going, even when I don’t really want to.

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    1. Oh wow I can totally relate to your situation. Have you tried designating specific days in the week to post to see how it works? What works for me is having fixed days in the week for when I post on my blog and social media. It takes the anxiety away and also gives me a chance to plan ahead. I hope you find a routine that works great for you and please don’t give up 😊 Thank you for sharing ❤️

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  3. I posted today for the first time in over a year. Previously I couldn’t post once a day because mine are primarily recipes and I have a full time job and kids and who has time for that?! But I did post often enough to get a good fillowingnon Facebook. I did lose some during my hiatus.

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    1. Yes life can get so busy that maintaining a daily posting schedule would be so hectic. Glad you were able to post today after so long, welcome back and thank you so much for sharing ❤️☺️

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  4. I have occasionally had a posting schedule (like a November when I did daily posts), but for the most part I just post when I have time and have something to say. I can go 3–4 weeks with nothing or put out several posts on the same day. Over the 8.5 years I’ve been blogging, I’ve averaged a post every 1.37 days.

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    1. That is really good and if it works for you that makes it even better. I believe the most important part about establishing how frequently you post is being comfortable and not feeling any pressure, example: writing when you feel inspired. Thanks so much for sharing ❤️

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  5. In line with your idea in another post about consistency, I knew I would never manage to do a daily post, so I tried shooting for once a week. If something comes to me at any time, I write it in a ‘to be posted’ file. Then when I’m ready to post, I either write something new or browse through those extras for one that moves me at the moment. Occasionally, if things are going on with me or around me, I’ll do an interim post also, but I’m shooting to maintain that consistency. So far, so good.

    Having a stockpile also helps when it comes time to post and I have nothing in particular new that I want to say. Without the ‘well’ to go to, I would miss making the weekly posts.

    Let’s face it, it seems like EVERYONE blogs these days, in addition to all the other social media. It quickly becomes overwhelming and a person could spend 24/7 just reading posts. I don’t want my life to be ruled by that, so I limit my own social media use and only do a catchup on those I follow about twice a week. I figure less is more for those who read my blog. I’m not overwhelming them with too much reading each day.

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    1. Yes! Very well said and I love how detailed and informative your comment is ❤️ Firstly the ‘to be posted file’ is a great idea, I personally just save post ideas in my WordPress drafts and just like you said when I’m ready to post will sometimes go to those posts. And I can relate to what you said about social media, it can be overwhelming especially when there’s so much information that’s why I follow very few people on Instagram. But with WordPress I personally love to explore, follow and discover new blogs. It inspires me and makes me so happy to see so many people sharing their creativity. Thanks so much for sharing ☺️

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  6. For me, I started with the same question and worry about frequency. However, after some time here, I have decided that frequency should not be my focus at all. What should be my focus is writing something that I love and appreciate creating, and then later share that creation with others. WordPress for me is a place I like to use as a platform for me to share what otherwise would not be shared at all with anyone.

    Thanks for liking my last poem! Your like gave me the means for me find your awesome blog, and I plan to check it out and read some of these great post. 🙂

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    1. Aww thank you and your welcome ❤️ I agree that focusing on your content and feeling appreciation for it is more important than how frequent you post. Thanks so much for sharing, I appreciate it!

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  7. I think is better to post less with bigger quality.
    Usually is 1-2 times a week for me, but I have a problem to be more consistent in some periods because of the job. On Instagram I post on every 2-3 days.

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    1. I’m happy you have a schedule that works best for you, I also try to post on Instagram at least 3 times a week and on my blog once a week is working very well ❤️ thank you so much for sharing

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  8. I can relate to getting caught up in the numbers game. I post everyday. Either I have some technical issues/errors with my site, or I’m not engaging my followers or would be followers. I’ve only had one comment and people are only viewing my blogs, not pages in my categories. Thanks for sharing what works better for you! And liking some of my posts. Just hope for some comments along the way.

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    1. Your welcome and I can relate to not getting much engagement in my earlier blogging days but I can promise you it gets better with time. Thank you so much for sharing ❤️

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  9. I think posting frequency is a stressful topic for every writer. I came to a conclusion that you just need to focus on quality not quantity. Thank you for writing about this experience.

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  10. Hi…I can really relate to this post because I am a new blogger.My opinion is that if you are a beginner you have to give some more time to understand and evulate that things which are really working for you.Later you can fix a proper posting schedules.

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    1. Yes, your absolutely right and it gets better with time because you discover what works for you and what doesn’t. Thank you so much for sharing ❤️

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  11. Haha, I post way too much on my instagram, about three times a day if I can. I just love sharing pictures and connecting with people via it! That being said, I am still struggling with how often to post blog posts. I update my fanfiction once a week and that works very well, but I can’t seem to blog once a week – I either forget about it or get stressed out! This blog was very interesting in the quality vs quantity debate, what with the internet being such a fast-paced place! Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you very much! And it’s okay if you haven’t figured out your posting schedule, I didn’t have one for the longest time. So long as your comfortable at your own pace you should continue to do what feels right for you. Thanks for sharing ❤️

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      1. Your welcome and thanks very much, I appreciate it a lot ☺️ I try my best to encourage others who’ve experienced the same things I have..

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  12. It’s interesting that your recent post connects with something I have just tried as a personal challenge ….. one blog per day for 30 days. Only 2 days left! As I near the end I’m starting to reflect on what I learned from it, but the first thing I ask myself is why I did it. Basically, I did it to see if I COULD write something each day, and I’ve proved that I can, mostly because I’m old (!) and still have an extremely varied life, have thousands of photos, can write something quite easily, and ….. enjoy it. Whether my quality of writing is up to scratch I’m never sure. The objective however was to try and get more engagement from followers, more comments, arguments even when I occasionally post something political or philosophical. I’m not interested in numbers of followers, getting “likes” is nice, but it’s the comments that float my boat. So, did they increase ….. nope! So, I’m initially going back to a single post a week on something that really interests me and Dr C, it could be about wine, travel, philosophy, photography ….. But I will certainly write about what I learned and gained from it, just as you have done. Thanks 🙏 And I look forward to reading more of your very interesting posts, maybe I can start to get as many comments as you are clearly very successful with.

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    1. Hello and thank you for your kind words. It is interesting that you made that challenge for yourself and stumbled across this post which also relates to your journey, what are the odds! I commend you for how far you’ve gotten in your journey and I hope to see your post detailing what you learned. You said comments and engagement were your objective and I can certainly understand where your coming from because I was there about 2 years ago. I literally had no engagement at all on my blog! Mostly because what I was writing about didn’t really interest me (and it showed in my writing) and secondly because I was mostly writing for myself. If I could give you one piece of advice to increase your engagement is to write in a way that teaches, informs or educates your potential readers. People like to learn new things and from the experiences of others. What better way to teach someone than through your own life experiences? I found that Travel, food and photography are very popular topics on WordPress (plenty of potential for engagement with like minded people) so you could always start there and make sure to include the hashtags too. I hope that helps! And Thank you so much for your insightful comment 🥰

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      1. Thanks for taking the time to reply. I hear what you say about “writing for others as opposed to writing for myself” which I’m paraphrasing. I do know that something isn’t quite right when I have 600+ followers and 3-4 comments per post! I intend to focus on that strongly now especially with writing only one main post per week plus a political post midweek if something “annoys me”!

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      2. Yes, what you write about matters but at the same time your readers need to feel like they are getting helpful information. Thanks so much for your response ☺️

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    1. That’s lovely ❤️ it seems like gradually building up to a daily schedule worked for you, great job ☺️ thank you for sharing

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  13. It’s a lot of pressure for me to post every day because I’m not a natural writer and I want to talk about the things that matter most to me. So, for me, I’ve found posting a blog every week works best. I try to post twice a week on social media but that is like pulling teeth for me!

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    1. Aww if it makes you feel any better, your not alone. And as long as the weekly posting works for you, that’s a good thing ❤️ thank you so much for sharing.

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  14. I tried to start up a blog, and then only had like one or two followers. I have no confidence, even though at times I can write well. I didn’t know where it should go or what it should be about, or even what kinda theme I should use, and so I deleted the first one. Then few months later I started a new one, very much different from first one, and then just didn’t feel confident with it, so ended up deleting that one too. I think I’ll just stick to reading others blogs lol!

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    1. Aww if there’s one piece of advice I can give you is don’t give up! I was exactly in your shoes 2 years ago and I can’t even count the number of times I gave up and started from scratch. I wasted a lot of time and money on themes because i wasn’t even sure of my own style or writing theme yet. The trial and error will eventually lead you to what your supposed to be doing + sharing. I took a 2 year break and that led me to this blog and sharing about simplicity and minimalism. You can take a break too. Maybe some life experiences will inspire you to start something that seems right. Thanks so much for sharing ❤️

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      1. Thanks, my first blog was about mental illness as I suffer with much of it, and explaining more about Borderline Personality Disorder amongst other things. Then the second one was my art basically, and how it helps me and the kind of art I do….. So yeah, quite different. I have lots of ideas, but I’m all over the place. I think I need to heal and actually gain confidence in my abilities firstly. So yes maybe a break would be good. Thank you for your advice. Its nice to know I’m not the only one out there struggling with this type of thing.

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  15. I find only posting weekly let’s me fit in research, ideation, a social media kit and a thorough edit! Plus, it puts less pressure on me to create content, which lets me think about it more and write an intentionally! On the down side, it would be nice to see more posts on my blog, but that will come with time. Great read!

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    1. Yes, posting weekly definitely makes for more thorough research and editing in between time. As you go on I’m sure you’ll get the hang of things to be able to post more frequently. I have my schedule set in stone for once a week though. Thank you for sharing ☺️❤️

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  16. I post something once or twice a month. If I pressured myself to post on a more frequent schedule, I would end up giving up on the whole blogging enterprise as soon as I didn’t meet my “quota.” I like to think of my goal as quality over quantity. Thanks for this post.

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    1. Your welcome and it’s good you have a schedule that works best for you. I don’t think I would manage anymore than a weekly post. Quality definitely trumps quantity! Thanks for sharing ❤️

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  17. Yes, my schedule for the past few months that I started blogging was once a week and that was good! Just last month it slipped to once a month that was owing to I would say amongst many things, something like a writers block! But am not beating myself on that one and I felt it’s great to take a break when the mind is saturated. Ideas will pop up again after a break and that no feeling pressurised situation is good!

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    1. Yes, I do agree feeling pressure is never a good idea especially when your trying to be creative. I too take breaks and they help to refresh my mind ❤️ Thank you for sharing.

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  18. I work on more than one platform. I have a rigid schedule to keep it all going, but I use pre-scheduled posts quite often to make life realistic. It’s good to know that my work is posting itself if I’m out for coffee with a friend or at the dentist!

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    1. I love that feature on WordPress! it’s a great way to clear your time if you schedule a post ahead of time. Thanks for sharing ❤️

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  19. I have posted every day during the month of November because I have so much to be grateful and thankful for. But it’s really too much! I will go back to posting when something moves me or I have something special to share. Only five more November days!!! My passion is really nature photography, and that’s what I would really like my blog to be about. There are not always things happening outdoors that inspire a post. So, after Friday, it will slow down.

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    1. Aww I love looking at nature photography 🥰 Thank you for sharing your art and wow that actually sounds like an interesting idea. Thank you so much for sharing ❤️

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    1. I like to use my heart as a compass too and I’m happy that’s how you determine when to post. Thank you for sharing ❤️

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  20. No specific schedule here. I may post because I read a news item that raises questions for me.

    I may post a photo after a nice walk in the woods or a trip to the beach or a productive composting day.

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  21. Haha! I read all the same stuff you did…and all I felt was annoyed when my inbox would fill up with people who did daily posts. Same thought, they just were repetitive and skin deep. I wasn’t really learning anything as a reader. Ok, but I’m still not perfect and can’t be too judgey. My schedule is sporadic. I post whenever my kids are calm and my husband isn’t yelling at me to get off the phone. Haven’t been able to commit to “post on Tuesdays” or something like that. Also, I’m still figuring out when my readers are most active. Do you post according to those kinds of stats?

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    1. My inbox filling up used to bother me too but you can also change that in your settings..and I don’t actually use any kind of stats to determine how and when I post because I feel like if people want to read, they will read in their own time regardless of the day I choose to post. Thank you for sharing ❤️

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  22. I don’t mind how often other bloggers blog; there is such a wonderful variety we drop in and read for other reasons; that blogger is funny, another is very helpful to writers. If someone blogs more than once a day, that’s fine, I’ll just have a look when I feel like it or have the time. Some blog occasionally with a well researched long, beautifully illustrated article – I will bookmark to read properly later.
    My biggest mistake was not joining WordPress sooner. When I did join I had the aim of blogging at least once a month, that soon became once a week, now it’s a minimum of three times a week. I like set days for different themes.

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  23. I don’t have a schedule. I post when I feel like it or when I think I have something to share. But I do find the need to write every day, not necessarily to publish, but to practice. When I don’t write for several weeks, it takes me longer to organize my thoughts.

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  24. I don’t have a specific schedule. My main goal is to create good and interesting content. As blogging is my hobby I want to write wherever it feels right for me, so usually I post 2-3times per month. My favourite subjects are lifestyle and traveling.

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    1. Aww that’s wonderful! Honestly, as long as it works for you then a posting schedule shouldn’t even matter because your enjoying what your doing. Thanks so much for sharing ❤️

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  25. Once a week works for me. 😊 I think a lot of bloggers start out trying to post everyday but a lot seem to run out of inspiration, time or get discouraged when the effort they’re putting in doesn’t bring in followers and likes. Personally I prefer consistency and quality more than frequency, I tend not to follow bloggers who post multiple times a day or only once every few months.

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    1. I can totally relate to that. Quality is certainly better than quantity and that’s a great way to look at it too when considering a posting schedule that works. I also find it overwhelming when bloggers I follow post way too frequently. It’s much easier to enjoy and keep up with a blog when it is done weekly or once every few days. Thanks so much for sharing ❤️

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  26. Yes, I believe it would be difficult to post something that you’re not passionate about. I have started my blog only 2 months ago and I’m posting everyday but following a schedule. I really enjoy it and I love reading the others too ☺️

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    1. Yes, it’s much easier to post more frequently when your passionate about the subject. Im happy that you have a schedule and posting everyday works for you. Thanks so much for sharing ❤️

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  27. It’s great to see you found your own writing process and schedule. And yes, nothing is more important than feeling passionate about the topic you write about. Otherwise, the writing may come across as pretentious.

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