Bad day to post?

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Is there a bad day to post?

 

This is an interesting question.

 

Myself, I think that it doesn’t matter. A good post is a good post. It will have an impact every day of the week.

 

I like to post on every Monday. It feels great to start a new week with a new post.

 

For the past 25 days, I posted every day. Here on “From mage mind” and on other blogs around the web.

 

Some are saying that Monday and Tuesday are the best day to post on your blog. In reality, a lot of people will read your post a week after you put it there. If your title is great and your post interesting, then people will read them as they see them.

 

The best readers are the ones who are following you. They will not read your post as you put them online, but most of them will come back later to take a look.

 

What do you think about that? Do you keep data on when you get the most response to your post?

 

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Daily post

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A lot of blogger are posting daily. Some even post more than once a day.

 

Should you post daily?

 

Let’s talk about this.

  • What is the main subject of your blog? If your blog is about something that can change daily, you could post daily. As an example: sport blog, Stardom blog, politic blog, shopping blog and so on. But if your blog is more about personal growth than you could limit your post to a few times a week. Remember that content is king. If you don’t have anything to post, don’t post.
  • How many people do you have visiting your blog? If you start your blog, you should take the time to choose your subject and then start to post according to that subject. Its way better to post once a week a very good post then to post 7 ones that are bad. The more people you have on your blog, the more you’ll feel the pressure to post daily.
  • Do you have a lot of bad days? A bad day is a day where you just can’t find the energy to create a new post. If you have a lot of bad days, than you should write as much as you can during your good ones and put the extra post on the side for the bad days. Doing so will help you keep a steady 3 to 4 post per week. It is very hard to post good stuff daily.
  • If you don’t see how you could post 3 times a week, than you should not stress about posting daily.

 

Posting daily is for the expert. If you don’t have the experience to do so, then you should start with 3 post per week.

 

It could be a goal for you to find the energy and inspiration to post daily.

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Short or long post?

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Each blogger build his or her style.

 

To me, the length of the post is not relevant. Because, my priority is the content. We can say a lot in less than 25 words.

 

Here’s my view of what is making a good post.

 

  1. Content: The priority should always be the content.
  2. Structure: The structure of the post is making it easy to read or not. One good advice: “If you want to know if your post is easy to read or not, read it aloud to yourself. If you can’t read it without bumping, then you should revise it.”
  3. True: The info in your post needs to be true for you. What does this means? It has to be from you. Never, ever, post a text from someone else. It has to come from you.

 

I think that a blogger should post a minimum of 3 post per week. But, its way better to publish one great post in a week than 7 bad ones.

 

Short post are great for people that don’t have a lot of time to spend reading.

 

Your post need to be interesting from the first line. If you don’t catch the reader on your first line, you will lose 90% of them.

 

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Why do I blog?

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I believe in the butterfly effect.

 

As small is my influence on the planet, it is still influence. I want to orient it for the good.

 

I write my post with the idea of bringing something good into this world.

 

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Edmund Burke

I want my blog to be a good place. A place that you visit often and feel about doing it.

 

I want my blog to bring good energy so the readers will take action to make this world a better place.

 

I want my blog to be a guide for those who don’t know why they feel so bad about their life.

 

I want my blog to be there after I’ll be gone. I want people to come back to my blog and use it in a positive way.

 

“The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”

William James

Long or short post?

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You choose to write as you like.

 

Think as if you were writing on a note pad after a day’s work. Will you write 10 pages or 1 pages?

 

I like to post short text. Most of them are more motivating then informative.

 

I like to write stuff that are hitting like a bang! Stuff that should not take more than 30 seconds to read. And from time to time, I write longue post that are more technique.

 

I see a lot of people posting long post that are quite boring to read. Put the good stuff in you post and don’t fill it up with boring things. If you have 10 lines of good stuff, then you should post 10 lines.

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Build great blog

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Do you want to start a blog?

 

If so, do you know where to start? What you should do?

 

I’m not the first one to talk about this subject and I will not be the last.

 

Here, I just want to share some great tips on how to start a blog.

 

The first thing you should know, is your “WHY”.

 

Why do you want to start a blog? This seems very simple, but it can become very complicated if you start with a lie.

 

Whatever your reason, it’s all up to you.

 

Let’s clear something first. If your first reason to write a blog is to “Earn” a living online, then I should tell you something. There’s no guaranty that you’ll earn a living with your blog. Even if you are someone with a lot of creativity, there’s no guaranty that you’ll earn anything with your blog.

 

Second, let’s clear a little common idea. A lot of the “How to earn with your blog guide” will tell you that you “need” to have your own domain and web site. Me, I’ll tell you that before you invest any money, start to invest time into writing for your blog.

 

What do I mean with start writing before you get your blog? You need to write your post “off line” first. Most new blogger will start to write on their blog directly online. Bang! If you don’t care much about the quality of your post, it’s OK to do it like that. But if you want to do a good job, then you should take the time to write your post before publishing them online.

 

“The first draft of anything is shit.”

Ernest Hemingway

 

A good advice. Write your post with a text editor. Rewrite them again and again until they are as good as you can make them. Then write another one and another one. Don’t start posting them online until you have at least 5 offline post ready.

 

Those posts will be your buffer. One of the key to have a successful blog is posting regularly. Having a buffer will bring you something to post on the bad days when you just don’t have the inspiration. You can still post even if you didn’t wrote anything on that day.

 

If you found out that you can’t write those 5 posts, then you found out that you should not start a blog. And if you can find it out before you buy a domain and a web site, you can put that money on something else. Blogging is not for everyone.

 

Let’s talk about the “On the spot” blog post. There’s very few blogger that can write a post on the spot and publish it as is. Most people that try to do that are publishing stuff that aren’t very good and some could even be seen as a waste of time.

 

Now, let’s talk about how often you should post. Some people are posting daily and some are posting monthly. To be honest, it’s all up to you. Me, I did posted daily when I started. It was really hard to keep the quality up. In that time, I did post some very bad text. Now, I post every 3 to 5 days. This means less than 10 posts a month.

 

Earlier, I was talking about the time. This is what you really need to focus on. Because it’s the first things that you need to know. If you can’t spend a lot of time on your blog, then it will influence the quality and the number of post that you will put on it.

 

Then, you’ll have to choose where you want to have your blog. There’s a lot of free blog host online. You can choose to start with one of them. But, as I told you before, you should keep a backup of everything that you wrote on a physical disk. If the host has a problem and delete your blog, you’ll still have your post and could find another place to set it up again. If you want to earn an income with your blog, you should look at getting your own domain and host.

 

Another way to earn with your blog, is to use your post to create a book. Even with a free blog, you have the ownership of your post and can use them to make a book.

 

The last thing I would like to say: “If you write your post with a smile, there’s a good chance that you are a blogger.”

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