Blogging Insights # 21 Optimum Posting Times and Days

The idea for this week’s questions comes from blogger Rory of A GuyCalled Bloke who wrote a post about mailing days and times a couple of weeks ago. I am very grateful that he mentioned me in the preamble to his post.      QUESTIONS 1. How frequently do you post on your blog? 2.Do you believe there are optimum posting times and days? 3.Do you like to schedule your posts in advance ? How many posts and how far ahead do you usually schedule?     MY ANSWERS   How frequently do you post on your blog? I post as frequently as life permits. When I first launched my blog this was once a week. As I grew more familiar with WordPress I started posting more frequently. I usually post daily (sometimes even twice a day) , but sometimes skip a day if I am busy. This increase in frequency began once I started doing writing prompts. I also run my own series/prompt Blogging Insights and I post it every Monday.     Do you believe there are optimum posting times and days? When I posted once a week I used to do it on Saturday because I thought that more people would be reading over the weekend. But I found that this was not so. I read several articles/posts on blogging and these advocated Monday and Thursday to be the best days for posting. So I post my series every Monday and I try to post other original pieces on Thursday. The writing prompts I do at random, or as they come up. I have not given much thought to what the ideal time for posting is. I believe that an ideal posting time is difficult to pin down as we are all posting across time zones. For my own sake, I like to be consistent in my time of posting especially for the Blogging Insights series which I post every Monday at 6 am my time (PST).     Do you like to schedule your posts in advance ? How many posts and how far ahead do you usually schedule? I love the “schedule ” feature on WordPress. It allows you to post consistently even when you’re on the go or otherwise busy. I would ideally like to schedule a whole weeks’ worth of posts but so far I have never gotten further than scheduling more than two posts at a time.     Okay that was my bit. Now I would love to read what you think . You can answer in my comments section . It would be more fun if you created your own post. Just remember to tag it   #blogginginsights.      

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