I read an article not too long ago on some of the little things that you can do to help increase traffic to your blog. Most of them I was doing, but there was one that had fallen to the wayside lately. Consistency. Yes, this is a personal blog, and I’m not going to retire on any revenues generated from here… but I still have people who stop by, wondering what’s going on in the world of Stephen… and sometimes there are long periods of no new content. Does that mean that nothing is happening in my corner of the world? Hardly. It usually just means that I’ve gotten lazy, and haven’t prepared anything. Well, that’s just not going to do.
I used to have a bit of a schedule set up. It wasn’t a hard and fast rule, but I was aiming for 2 quality posts per day… one in the morning at 8am and the other in the afternoon at 4pm. Because I can schedule posts in advance, I can prepare them during periods of creativity, and not have to worry about finding the energy to do so later. Now, if something happened that I wanted to write about and post live, then great! But at least the readers could somewhat count on new content in the morning, and the afternoon.
I think that I’m going to try that again. I think that I will deliberately leave the weekends open, and not worry so much about those. If I feel like posting something, then I will. But I won’t make an effort to ensure the content is fresh on Sat-Sun. My stats generally show a dip in readership on the weekends anyway. That’s understandable. People have lives that don’t revolve around surfing random blogs for new content on their days off.
So let’s see what happens…