I Have Been Thinking About Posting Weekly

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When I started this blog in June 2018, I started off posting content on it on a daily basis.

I have made the conscientious decision to slowdown. In other words, I will not be posting as often as before.

Are you surprised about that?

For some of you, that might be jaw-dropping news.

And, I am going to tell you the reasons why I have chosen to publish content on a weekly basis instead.

I Have Been Experiencing Some Mood Swings Lately

“Huh? Mood swings?” which is what I imagined running through your very inquisitive mind.

Yes, mood swings.

One part of the day I am in an extremely good mood and highly energetic and the other part of the day I am in not so much of a good mood and low on energy; which results in me not wanting to do much of anything.

I have crossed my fingers and hoped that I have not developed any sort of bipolar tendencies.

I am speculating that the Caribbean heat has something to do with my altered mood and dwindling energy level.

For quite some time, we in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago have been experiencing a scorching 33 °C (91.4 °F).

For someone who was born in the Tropics, I am horrible in the area of handling heat; the most that I can tolerate is 31 °C (87.8 °F).

I know that there are bloggers out there on the world wide web who will never talk of their weaknesses. But, sharing the vulnerable aspect of myself with my viewing audience is a form of authenticity.

I am a human being; I am not a superhero (And, if my memory serves me correctly, Superman is most vulnerable whenever he is around kryptonite. So, even superheroes have their weaknesses).

In my case, extreme heat is my kryptonite.

And unfortunately, I am unable to do my best work in torrid conditions.

Composing a draft copy for my blog post when it is scorching hot can be quite challenging.

Would anyone from Iceland like to swap places with me?

Proofreading Is A Chore When The Temperature Is High

The proofreading part of my mind does not work well in humid conditions (And, all bloggers know that they have to proofread their blog posts before pressing the Publish button).

Does this mean that I would have to empty the contents of my refrigerator and step inside of it whenever I need to proofread my blog posts?

Okay, I would not do that, because the food will deteriorate due to the excessive heat (So, it is better off being left inside of the refrigerator).

Now, I will just have to proofread my content whenever there is a significant drop in the temperature (Preferably at nighttime).

I would even like to go as far as proofreading my content approximately two days after.

Why?

Because, I believe that I would do a much better job in the area of proofreading when my mind is well-rested.

And, it is not necessary for me to update my blog on a daily basis.

All Of My Followers Do Not Read My Blog Posts Daily

Since June, I have acquired a reasonable amount of followers (And, the number of my followers is increasing on a daily basis).

To be fair, all of my followers do not log in to their WordPress accounts on a daily basis; only a small percentage of them do.

And, I would speculate that no one would miss me or my blog posts if I were to stay away from blogging for a few days.

And, why is it that no one would miss my presence for a few days?

Because, their WordPress.com Reader is heavily saturated with the numerous blogs that they are following  (And, a lot of my fellow bloggers are following way too many blogs — more blogs than they are capable of visiting).

So, my blog posts are now on their very long to-do list — a list that a lot of them will have trouble completing.

Therefore, I am wasting my time and my energy by posting content on my blog on a daily basis.

Updating my blog weekly is the best option (For the record, I have never published articles on a weekly basis in my entire like, because I thought that one week was an incredibly long time to wait until I could actually update my blog).

I Would Be In A Better Position To Get More Rest

Yes, my friend, six days away from blogging would be akin to a very long holiday-period for me (Hmm. I have never even stayed away from blogging when I was on an actual vacation).

On a positive note, rest is good (We all need it).

However, I may have to attend Bloggers Anonymous meetings (something that is similar to the Alcoholics Anonymous meetings; but a unique type of rehabilitation and recovery program that is specifically designed for people who are addicted to blogging).

Now, I highly doubt that I am the only blogger in the blogosphere who is addicted to blogging.

Are you addicted to blogging?

Anyway, I will do my very best to get the well-needed rest.

According to the math, more days of rest will contribute to me being in a more positive frame of mind.

There Are Advantages To Posting On A Weekly Basis

Oh, posting content to your blog on a weekly basis has its advantages and they are as follows:

  • Having more time to research your chosen topic.
  • Having more time to compose the draft copy of your blog post.
  • Having more time to edit your blog post.
  • Having more time to proofread your blog post.

Dear friend, those things would enable a blogger to publish content that is of a much higher quality.

One week is sufficient time to produce an amazing blog post.

And, search engines and people are appreciative of blog posts that are of a very high quality.

There is an old blogging administrator saying that goes like this, “Quality over quantity!”

I take blogging very seriously and I want each of my blog posts to be of a very high quality.

I want to publish the type of content on my blog that I can be very proud of and not something that I would be ashamed of for the rest of my life.

It is a pity that there are bloggers who have disregarded the idea of posting high-quality content on their blog.

I Will Still Have To Log In To My WordPress Account Regularly

Now, even though I plan on updating my blog weekly, I cannot stay away from it for an entire week; here are the reasons why:

  • I would have a huge backlog of blog posts in the Followed Sites section of my WordPress.com Reader.
  • I still have blog posts to read from my fellow bloggers.
  • I still have to comment on the blog posts of my fellow bloggers.
  • I would have to respond to the comments that were made in the comments section of my blog (After all, I am an advocate for responding to the comments that were made in the comments section of my blog in a timely manner).

Blogging on the whole requires a lot of commitment (And, I am fully committed to my WordPress blogging community).

Final Thoughts

So, my friend, I have given you the proverbial heads up; you have been brought up to speed regarding my intentions of posting content on my blog weekly.

Now, there is the probability that I might cheat by posting a few days in the week, since I am unaccustomed to publishing content on my blog on a weekly basis.

However, I would be in a much better position to share my best work with you by sticking to my new blogging schedule.

What do you think?

Should I go ahead with my plan to publish articles on my blog on a weekly basis?

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39 thoughts on “I Have Been Thinking About Posting Weekly

  1. I really enjoy reading your posts and have done since you started. I think you know best how much and when to post- and you certainly will not lose me as a reader/ follower!!! Take care and recharge your batteries!!! 🙏🏻😌

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  2. “Should I go ahead with my plan to publish articles on my blog on a weekly basis?” I will try to answer that question as I think you would answer it if I asked it of you. Do what works best for you.

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  3. I think you should give the idea of posting weekly a try and if this routine doesn’t work for you, you can think of another that might. Because of how preoccupied I am, I now post weekly. A week is about enough time for me to write and edit a blog post. I also get to rest for a day or two before getting my head into another blog posts. Whichever routine you choose to follow, I’ll always be here to read your posts, O Great One.

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    1. 🙂 I am seriously thinking about blogging on a weekly basis (And, this would be the first time in my life that I would be doing that sort of thing).

      Life goes on, so I expect you to be very preoccupied.

      And yes, one week should be enough time to compose a blog post, edit it and proofread it.

      Two of the most important things for a blogger is to be consistent with their published blog posts and to always maintain a high standard.

      And, thank you for your loyal support, Obinna.

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    1. 🙂 Hmm. I never thought about having a snack when my mood fluctuated.

      I am not a fan of cold water; I prefer my water at room temperature.

      While posting every day is easy for me, I would like to see how posting weekly would turn out for me.

      Thank you for your valuable input, Randolph.

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      1. You’re welcome, Renard. Yeah, sometimes people get a little blue during the day after using up all their energy from breakfast.

        Room temperature water is best for your stomach, cold can shock it, but it cools one down.

        And good luck on your posting. I am sure it will be fine.

        Best wishes.

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  4. When I first began posting, it was an everyday thing. Sometimes twice a day. The posts just came pouring out, so I believe it’s normal for you to wish to slow down Renard.

    This also gives your readers more time to read your work. You do good work, so I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the results of once a week, or a few times a week even.

    You have to take care of YOU first. xxx

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  5. Just about all bloggers go through a cycle of finding the perfect blogging balance, Renard. It’s very good and reassuring to see you’re doing the same. You’re so right in what you say about good quality posts taking days to write. I can sometimes sit on a blog draft for weeks before I publish it. Some of those posts (published a few years ago) still get hits on a daily basis. My ‘search engine’ referrals have gone through the roof since I slept on blog posts drafts rather than write and publish them straight away.
    I wish you success in finding your perfect blog balance. It took me quite some time to find mine, but now I’m one of the happiest bloggers out there (well, I think so, anyway).

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  6. Hi Renard, you have done really well in a short period since you started building a great readership. However, your decision to start posting weekly isn’t bad on its own. What’s import is for you to maintain a posting frequency that you’re comfortable with. If it’s only one post per week you’re ok with, keep doing it, you’re readers will appreciate that you’re still giving them timely information.

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  7. I wondered what had happened to you! Enjoy your rest. We have had a bit of a heatwave here and it does make it difficult to get anything done. I have not done any of my paper crafts or knitting/crochet recently. Thankfully it has got a big cooler here. Looking forward to your next post (whenever that it!)
    Take care my friend!

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  8. 33 C? Good grief. I felt like we had a hot summer here in the UK, but we didn’t come anywhere close to that. Over here, its the winters that are really oppressive. Autumn and spring are my favourite seasons.

    I have also considered less frequent but more lengthy blog posts. Because the material I write is very niche it would be more useful to the reader to have the information in a concentrated form. People who are actively looking for the topics I write on will still find them via search engine.

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