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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Do You Need To Post Every Day To Be Successful? | Book Blogging Tips (#5)

When I first started out I thought that the most important thing about my blog is to post a lot and to post consistently. 

While that partly may be true, I noticed very quickly that it's possible to go over the top with all that content.

What Types of Content are There?

It seems to be a well-kept secret- how to mix up the best combination of ingredients to cook the perfect blog.

Let's break down what kind of posts there are. At the top of my head I can think of nine:
  1. How-To's / Advice
  2. Reviews
  3. Memes
  4. Findings
  5. Personal Updates / Q&As
  6. Photo posts
  7. Discussions
  8. Lists
  9. Other / Original Content
Some of these overlap to some extent; a meme also be a photo post, a discussion post or a list for example.

What you want to do VS What your readers want to see

When it comes to blog content, everyone seems to have their own recipe. For some people it's reviews only, for some people it's only original features and for some it's a combination of everything.

In theory then, you might be on the safe side if you do a little bit of everything, right?

Just do all different types of posts in a loop and wait for the followers to jam in the doors?


Too many updates and too much stuff will clutter your blog and is almost just as bad as having too boring or too little content. Posting multiple times a day every day will not only scare away readers, it can also get pretty exhausting. If you have many, many ideas you can still queue the posts and use them as a cushion whenever you're not feeling like blogging.

But How Much Content is too much?

Some blogs with high follower stats only have six posts per month, some have thirty.

My personal take is that you just have to find your niche. With blogging it's all about finding the perfect combination that you're equally as comfortable with as your readers. Pick a few things that you like, experiment a little and find out what kinds of posts you are best at.

If you're having fun, it will translate in your writing and you'll automatically produce better quality content. And who are we kidding here, could you really keep up posting fifty posts per month for years to come? I don't think so.

My ultimate tip would be: Don't focus on quantity, focus on quality.

What kind of posts do you like to read?

What are your favorite posts to write?

More Tips:
Book Blogging Tips (#1): Requesting Review Copies from Publishers
Book Blogging Tips (#2): 5 Ways to Get Out of A Reading Slump
Book Blogging Tips (#3): How to Handle Inquiries from Publishers and Authors
Book Blogging Tips (#4): Pros and Cons of Book Blogging Memes

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