A Blog Post Every Day?!

I was reading this post, “You should blog every day” over at the Bubble Cow blog, which got me thinking about my own posting schedule – a hit and miss affair even at the best of times.  Should I consider posting every day or is that idea a potential hazard?

While posting every day would be a wonderful thing to do, I’d be concerned that quantity would dominate over quality.  For instance, my “rules for game writing” post might have been considered in a different light and perhaps I would have been tempted to spread the posting of the rules over ten days in order to ensure that I posted so regularly.  Therefore, instead of a single, reasonably together piece, it would then come over as disjointed and more than likely frustrate any readers who might otherwise have found it of some interest.

Usually, when I post it’s because I want to share information and insights or make a comment about something that’s caught my interest.  I don’t want to have to go searching for things to write about just to fill a post.  I’ll probably end up posting about the toast I had for breakfast or doing the washing up.  I may well be wrong, but I suspect that this kind of detail will become uninteresting very quickly.

But what do you think?  Do you want me to write something every day?  Or would you rather I posted as I currently do?


  1. I think blogging everyday is valid if you see the blog as a form of diary, otherwise once or twice a week is plenty.

    There are so many risks of getting information overload these days, that if most people started to blog everyday we would all go insane, or start removing RSS feeds like crazy 🙂

  2. Good point. It’s probably a case of blogging regularly enough to keep people interested, but not to overdo it.

  3. I would stop visiting if you posted every day. I wouldn’t be able to keep up + I would think less of the quality of posts.

  4. That seals it, then. 🙂

  5. It all depends on you goal. I think a myth has developed that blogging every day = drop in quality. However, I am sure Seth Godin and Chris Brogan would not agree. What I would suggest is that if you are building then blog as often as possible. If you are focusing on adding value then focus on less regular high quality articles – personally I want more!

  6. I believe there are very few people out there who have enough good and original ideas to justify a daily post. I would rather see something worthwhile every week or two than something every day.

  7. I am glad to see posters here agree with what I said on Bubble Cow yesterday–quality not quantity wins the day! Hooray!

    Lucy Coats at http://www.scribblecitycentral.blogspot.com