In case you’re new here, I thought I should explain that I don’t normally do this. I don’t normally blog everyday, or, as I decided this morning, every week day, but for 30 days I am. So, this is kind of a special time, a trial time in which I test out my own abilities to write here daily and not get too concerned in the extraneous details of blogging that kind of make me lose interest in it.
So, this is my first week of writing daily. Or, wait, some days, I’ve just put up a picture, so I guess it’s not just writing week-daily that I’m testing, it’s coming here and doing something. Yes, that’s it. So, it’s only been three days, but it feels like so much more! Since I’ve been thinking a lot about this and how I could never really do this all the time, I thought I could, from my experiences, talk a bit about what I think are the pros and cons of writing everyday or almost everyday for your blog as a writer who blogs.
- Your writing is a bit more fresh. It’s kind of like cooking dinner the day of and eating it versus cooking it one day and putting it in the fridge for a dinner to be served a week later. It’s easier to be spontaneous and in the moment when you have in your head that this dinner must be eaten today, you know?
- It’s kind of fun and invigorating. When you don’t stress out about who could read what you’re writing and just write what feels right, then it becomes a fun thing to look forward to as something that feels good to you.
- If you don’t follow those rules of blogging that say when you should post (this post was written at 10:00 pm tonight), how you should post (I have no image), why you should post (I just thought it could be fun), and how many times you should share your post (I’ll share this once), it is very doable.
- And, my fourth pro is… honestly, I can’t think of another pro, so let’s move on to the cons.
- Since blogging is an exchange between writers and readers, I must add here that for readers, blogs that post everyday can be overwhelming. Unless a) you’re sharing life solutions that are changing your reader’s lives, b) you’re commenting on blogs daily, or c) have a life story that is sensational and worthy of others becoming voyeurs to your daily life, your readers won’t keep up. So, if you write daily and don’t meet any of the above criteria and begin to wonder why fewer and fewer people are reading/commenting on your posts, then this con is relevant to you.
- Depending on your writing style, you can lose your filter if you write everyday. It’s easier to edit yourself when you blog once a week or less often. Since my everyday posts are written kind of stream of consciousness, when I do them it’s easy to say and do things I wouldn’t otherwise, or if I had more time to over-think them. This is a pro and con, I guess…
- It takes time! I don’t spend too much time writing my daily posts, but I do spend some time that could be going to other things like reading a book or procrastinating about writing a pitch letter or something else. Plus, blogging is not just writing, right? It’s an exchange made of meaningful comments and sharing and connecting with an audience…and that is really worthwhile, but it takes more time.
So that’s all. If you’ve ever blogged daily or still do blog daily, you are impressive to me, especially if this isn’t your paying 9-5 job.