Out of all of the blogs I read concerning tips for blogging, I’ve found at least one tip that is consistent among all of the others, and that is ‘abiding by a post schedule‘. The tip usually goes a little something like this:
Create a posting schedule and abide by it so your readers get a sense of consistency and they are not left wondering what’s next.
In this day in age, is a posting schedule really necessary? Sure, a posting schedule would let readers know when to expect something to be posted on the blog. But, with the advent of RSS, readers can be notified when you update your blog with new content, which means they will see it, whenever you decide to publish it. Unlike most other bloggers, I only seem to be able to blog and publish in the same session, rather than writing posts for future dates. I might have one post today, three tomorrow, none the next day and one the day after. But with RSS, people will always be up to date without having to constantly visit the website to look for new content.
I do have an argument in mind that one could use in relation to a posting schedule, but I’ll see if one of you bring it up first in the comments. So, with that being said, how many of you have actually created a posting schedule and then followed it to a T?
As a follow up, what would that posting schedule be? For example, do you publish a post once a day, once a week or once a month?