Over the last few months I’ve been contemplating reducing the number of posts I write per week from the normal 5 per weekday to something like 3 (not including picture posts), and I’d like you get your opinion on it. It’s not that I don’t have something to say, or ever post for the sake of posting, but think it may be easier for subscribers to consume. So, what do you think?
I already write for Tech Guide For Travel, How To Travel With Pets, and Travel Blog Advice so there are always new posts on my other sites (at least 5 a week total). I’ll also be adding more videos to the site as well as getting more of my pictures up to my gallery. There are other changes coming to foXnoMad and will start rolling them out over the next few weeks.
Tweetup In Amsterdam
- I’m still planning the details but will be in Amsterdam on Monday night for a tweetup. I’m hoping to meet Keith from Velvet Escape in the Leidseplein area and if you’re free around 7pm would love to meet you. Feel free to send me an email if you’re up for it.
Thanks for sharing your opinions and helping me improve the site!
I like new content 5 days a week, but think that picture posts are enough a couple of those days. 3 actual written posts are plenty. Keeps me coming regularly but doesn’t feel as overwhelming as a daily visit. If I get too far behind on a particular blog, it gets frustrating and I stop reading for a while.
Thanks for the feedback, I feel the same with other blogs as well, even if I want to read all the posts…
Happy to vote! To me, a well-written travel post is one that makes me actually feel like I am THERE. Hard to do that 5 days a week. Also agree with Magicant – it’s frustrating if you get behind and makes me want to hit “Mark All As Read”.
I appreciate you voting and dropping your opinion Rod. It definitely helps me in reorganizing a few things on the site.
Anil: Great poll. Found the results very interesting. I keep mine to three a week plus a blog carnival once a week, which is quick and easy to do. The three that I write, I spend a LOT of time on, so if I did any more I feel my writing would suffer. And then, there’s the whole issue of trying to write when traveling. Just don’t get me started on that one….
haha, I think a change will help and wasn’t sure how people might respond but glad to hear all of the responses. I’m leaning toward 3 a week with a picture here and there, which might actually force me to use my camera more. I always start out strong and then slack off with it.
Love your posts- would love to read them daily- and if I fall behind- I love to catch up when I can. But if you drop to three days a week that would be fine also. I just enjoy reading them.
I appreciate that very much Anjuli. I always try to make everything I write worth reading more often than not and am glad you think I accomplish that.
I honestly don’t think it matters. I can’t take the time to read blogs everyday. Once a week, once a month, I’d read what you’d posted in a single sitting anyways, through RSS. I may not be a typcial reader. Also, I’d say frequency isn’t as key as quality. Even when the blogs I read slow WAY down — once every two weeks, once a month, even, I still read because I like what they’re writing, not because I need a daily hit, you know?
Thanks for the thoughts Pam, they’ve really got me thinking. I too catch most blogs through RSS and read them straight through when I get a chance to set aside some time to read them.
I could be accused of excessive posting. Now that I’m reading many other blogs, trying to read a daily post is proving difficult. My f/t job gets in the way! Once that’s gone, I might handle every day. I try to post 3 or 4 times a week, but the ideas keep brimming.. might be time to craft query letters to publications ASAP. 🙂 You have an established reputation in the community, thus 3 days a week wouldn’t hurt. Because, I’ll still come back to read your stories and tips!
It does take a lot of effort to keep up, I spend a good few hours a week catching up with my RSS reader.
First of all, please say hi! to Keith when you meet up with him at Leidseplein! Give him my Valentine’s kisses and Chinese New Year kisses (sorry, no lucky red envelope for him!).
With regards to post, I read whatever I can whenever I can. I think it’s the quality of posts that makes me stay on and read / comment. Don’t kill yourself trying to post everyday, it’s whatever you feel most comfortable with. I’m all about Quality vs. Quantity. Even if someone posted only once a month, I would still follow their blogs because 1)quality of post 2)loyalty and trust. But that’s just my take 🙂
Hi Jen, will certainly do that. I’m looking forward to meeting Keith tomorrow.
Also, thanks for leaving your comments and am thankful for the feedback and your subscribing. I do read over each post obsessively and try to make them as worthwhile as I can but perhaps a little change up in the frequency might be refreshing…
I can’t keep up with daily postings so 3 a week is better for me. Sometimes I go and read back but I feel I’ve come too late to the discussion so I don’t leave a comment or worse, I skip earlier posts.
I also subscribe to 2 of your other blogs which I often comment on so at times I can’t keep up with everything I’d like to keep up with.
I don’t think you’d lose readership by dropping the number of posts. You’re established and a name out there, not as if you’re just starting and need to build content 🙂
When I go into my reader I get a weary feeling if there are too many posts – it makes me feel guilty that I’m just not keeping up whereas 3 goodies per week is just perfect. Smaller portions of something delicious rather than mountains of fodder!