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  1. Marie Anne
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    I go in spurts. I have several blogs and will sometimes get a few posts each week on at least some of them, and then I’ll fall off completely. I’ve yet to find the method and rhythm that works well for me (but I’m that way about everything in life, not just writing/blogging).

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Marie Anne, I only have one blog, and that is the only reason I can be consistent. I know that I just can’t handle more than one! I actually admire people who have more than one blog because of that amount of effort that each blog takes.

      I’m kind of a fly by the seat of my pants type of gal, and it sounds like you are as well. I’m becoming more structured and more consistent simply because I get more done that way. But I totally get where you’re coming from!

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Marie Anne. Hope you have a great day!

      Rebecca

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  2. Bellesouth
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    Sometimes I am blogging up to three times a day! Then some days it’s just once. It really depends on where my schedule is. I have been told time and time again to find a “blogging rhythm,” but it’s just not how my brain works. My blog focuses on a variety of topics, and people have complimented me on the fact that I don’t really have a “niche” and they never know what to expect.

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      That’s really interesting, Eleanor! But you know what, I think you have found YOUR blogging rhythm, because what that really means, in my opinion, is finding what works for you and your readers. Apparently you’ve done just that!

      “Random” doesn’t work for most people, but apparently it does for you and your niche, so kudos to you for that!

      I appreciate you stopping by, Eleanor and taking the time to leave a comment. I hope you have a terrific weekend!

      Rebecca

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  3. Caroline
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    Great and simple tips to follow Rebecca! Thanks.

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  4. Shawn S. Lealos
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    I agree that the most important thing to do is write every day. Otherwise, you really start to put it off and then eventually stop altogether.

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      This is true, Shawn. I think where people mess up is that they may have too big of a goal for daily writing. Like they may have a goal of writing a complete blog post every day, and get discouraged when they just can’t get it done on some days. Instead, if the goal is something like, “spend 30 minutes writing every day” with it not mattering what the writing is or whether or not something is completed or published, that can be a lot easier to keep up with.

      I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment, Shawn!

      Rebecca

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  5. Lisa
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    It used to be hard to post everyday. Now it’s hard to stop!

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      That’s really encouraging, Lisa! I’m not there yet, and still running myself a bit too ragged with other things, but the interesting thing about it is that blogging really feeds my soul, so perhaps I should start doing it more days a week than I currently am. That may increase my blog traffic AND fill me up on the inside. Something to think about, for sure!

      Thanks so much for your comment, Lisa. I appreciate you!

      Rebecca

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  6. Theresa Leschmann
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    Being consistent about blogging is definitely something I need to be more diligent about.

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  7. Lisa
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    I publish every day, multiple per day but for me, I have to balance between my clients’ sites and my own. I don’t manage too many blogs of my own because they are too hard to keep up. I prefer to focus on a smaller number and giving quality content to those sites. All great tips here. Thanks!

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      Lisa, it really is tough balancing it all! This is where a struggle comes in for me as well. Now I’m intentionally blocking out some time on my schedule to work on my own material in addition to client work, and that really helps a lot. I think I’m landing on 2 pieces of content a week for my own site. More would be better, but that’s all I can keep up with consistently. And I agree about the importance of quality over quantity.

      Thanks as always for stopping by, Lisa!

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  8. Ben Troy
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    I write and post how and when it serves the aim of my blog. However, I have been a bit tied up in reciprocal reading. I’ve let people know that I love their blogs, but it’s impossible to read everyone’s blog every day.

    I notice that a number of my favourite blogs now post on a more sporadic basis. I’m grateful for that! I post when I have something to say which is seldom every day.

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    • Rebecca Livermore
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      You make an excellent point here, Ben. I think it’s important to not get tied up in reciprocal reading. Of course, it is great to help each other out, but not every blog post by every person that I follow will resonate with me. Because of that, I pick and choose which ones I’ll read and comment on, share, etc. In other words, letting go of the sense of obligation while still being supportive helps a lot.

      There are a lot of schools of thought out there regarding things like optimal blog post frequency. I do know that things like blog traffic increases with consistent content. I’m looking at the possibility of joining in a 31-day blogging challenge starting July 1, where the goal is to publish a blog post every day. Now while I am not sure I will manage to write a blog post every day, I’m interested in giving it a try to see how things go. We don’t know if we don’t try, right?

      I think the bottom line is to figure out what works best for you and go for it! I was initially publishing 1 blog post a week, then upped it to two. Amazing what a difference that made with my traffic, etc. I’m not sure I’ll ever be a daily blogger for any length of time anyway,but I do think consistency helps, even if it is only being committed to 1 blog post a week.

      At any rate, I really appreciate you taking some time out of your day to read and comment, Ben, and I hope to see you again!

      Rebecca

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