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Renard’s Thoughts On Blogging At Nighttime

Renard's Thoughts On Blogging At Nighttime

Luckily for me, I am one of those bloggers who are capable of putting a blog post together whenever I sit down at my computer.

Over the years, I have managed to use whatever time that I have available to me. So, it really does not matter if:

  • I create content for my blog early in the morning.
  • I create content for my blog at midday.
  • I create content for my blog late at night.

What I have noticed (well, at least in my case), is that there is nothing quite like creating content at nighttime.

So, without further ado, it is time for me to let you know what it is like for me to create content for my blog (as well as all of the other aspects of blogging) when the roosters are fast asleep and when those cat burglars are looking for an easy home or business place to burglarize.

There Are Rarely Any Interruptions At Nighttime

Nighttime is one of the best times for me to create content for my blog.

And, why is that so?

Because ninety-nine percent of the time, the nighttime is still and peaceful; almost everyone is usually asleep around that time.

The one percent of disturbance may pertain to:

  • One of my next-door neighbours having a party late at night.
  • Family members wanting to interact with each other at nighttime during the Christmas holidays.
  • Checking the property at night whenever I hear a strange sound within the borders of my premises.

That is way less disturbance compared to the daytime.

Blogging Too Often At Nighttime Could Have A Negative Impact On One’s Health

Yes, my friend, staying up to blog at nighttime can have a negative impact on your health.

And, why is it that staying up to blog at nighttime can have a negative impact on your health?

Because we were meant to be asleep at nighttime.

It is a well-known fact, that one of the following things happens whenever you miss out on sleep:

  • You end up forgetting things when daytime has arrived.
  • You deplete your immune system.
  • You run the risk of getting coronary heart disease.
  • You run the risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
  • You run the risk of becoming depressed later on.
  • You run the risk of gaining excessive weight.
  • You run the risk of falling asleep behind the wheel (Which is very bad if you have to drive long distances).
  • You end up becoming short-tempered.

You might have dodged the proverbial bullet by staying up late at night two times per week to create a blog post or two.

However, if you do that sort of thing nightly, you are asking for trouble.

So, please sleep when the night comes.

If you want, you can always schedule your blog posts to be published at nighttime.

For those of you who have no idea how to schedule your blog posts, I recommend reading, Schedule Posts & Pages, by the WordPress.com Support Team.

Having Your Smartphone In The Same Room With You At Night Can Pose A Problem

Having your smartphone in the same room with you at night can be problematic (Especially if you use the WordPress Mobile App).

The problem is that your smartphone can keep you up at night and there is no peaceful night’s rest for the person with the WordPress Mobile App.

When those alerts start coming in, you will be tempted to check them (Especially if you have very little willpower).

The best thing to do is to keep your smartphone outside of your bedroom (Place them in another room of your house).

If you need to keep your smartphone in your bedroom at night, turn off your smartphone or log out of your WordPress account.

Your WordPress notifications will still be there for you to check after you have had a good night’s rest.

Blogging At Nighttime Allows You To Interact With Bloggers Whom You May Never Get The Chance To Interact With In The Daytime

I learned from experience, that nighttime allows me to interact with bloggers with whom I normally do not get the chance to interact with in the daytime.

The difference in time zones may have a lot to do with that; it might be nighttime in my part of the world, but it is daytime in someone else’s region. For example, India is nine and a half hours ahead of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

So, when I am calling it a night, those folks from the other side of the globe are up and about.

One Can Easily Get Themselves Addicted To Blogging At Nighttime

Yes, my friend, it is true about the risk of one becoming addicted to blogging at nighttime.

Earlier on, I told you about those bloggers who live in different time zones; when the experience of interacting with them turned out to be a lovely experience, you might have a strong desire to interact with them again the following night and the night after that etcetera (Before you know what is happening to you, you have already created an addiction ― one that involves interacting with WordPress bloggers from different time zones).

Do keep in mind, that we need to sleep in order for our mind and body to perform at its best.

You Can Get Your Quota Of Blogging Done At Nighttime

If you know that you are going to be extremely busy the following day, you can create a blog post and schedule it in advance at nighttime.

I will tell you a secret; all of the blog posts on Renard’s World are scheduled in advance.

I began the practice of scheduling my blog posts in advance when I was over on Blogger (That habit has been deeply ingrained into my psyche).

Today, I am on WordPress and I still schedule all of my blog posts in advance.

The only thing that I do on the same day is reply to the comments that were made in the commenting section of my blog and interact with my fellow bloggers on their blogs.

Have you ever tried scheduling any of your blog posts in advance at nighttime?

Final Thoughts

Blogging at nighttime is a lot of fun; however, it is something that must be done in moderation.

If you burn the figurative candle at both ends (being up all day and wanting to stay up late at night to blog), you are going to run into health issues.

The better and healthier option is to blog after you have had yourself a good night’s rest; which is usually the first thing in the morning (You will be able to think clearly and work at your best).

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51 thoughts on “Renard’s Thoughts On Blogging At Nighttime

  1. Lol 🀣. I don’t write my blog post neither in night nor in Morning Or midday. My post took me almost a whole day to write. Bc I can’t write continuously.
    But overall the post was amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Guess I’ll see how I do next time insomnia hits … blogging rather than just doing more work.

    I have scheduled a couple of blogs and I do plan to use the scheduling tool but im not quite there yet.

    I agree about the notifications from the app. I realised I was reacting to them in the same way as email, chat pings etc. I do put my phone out in the hall to charge overnight and my sound is turned off.

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  3. Interesting post – the time of day is less significant to me than the actual moment I can pull my thoughts together to write the post. Sometimes my thoughts pull me rather than me pulling them, but that’s a different story.

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  4. I try to never be involved with blogging after 8:00 pm. In the morning I check to see what’s happened and to write my posts. This means I’m only available 12 hours out of 24 hours. Boundaries are good. Blogging, especially if you use your phone, can take over your life.

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  5. I started out blogging after midnight, then tried to be rational about it, planning and editing and all that, but lately I’ve returned to firing off posts after midnight. I feel less inhibited somehow and worry less what people think at that hour.

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  6. 95% of my posts are written after 9:00, but I wish they could have been finished 12 hours earlier. For whatever reason, I’ve defaulted into writing my posts at night, even though it is not what I would prefer to be doing…

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  7. I almost always blog at night because I have no interruptions. At the same time, staying up that late can have the negative effects that you mentioned. Just the other night I fell asleep while checking WordPress, and ended up sleeping on my phone.

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    1. 🀭 Falling asleep on your phone is a sign of exhaustion, my friend.

      You are certainly right about the no interruptions part (Which is why some bloggers take advantage by creating blog posts during nighttime).

      Thank you for participating in the lively discussions.

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  8. I write when I just woke up. My creative peak is at it’s highest then. I couldn’t manage to write very late. But we have a writer here in Belgium who lives at night, he goes to bed at 7 A.M. and get’s up at 3 P.M. He seems to be coping with it.

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  9. Due to the peace at night, I feel that a zone gets created in which one can think on 1 subject clearly. Also, some ideas only come at night. There was a time when all my creative work and rigorous studies were concentrated at night. The time was when I was young and I had no serious obligations for the day(sleeping seated on the back-bench of the school class was still a possibility), but since I have grown up, I have to attend office where the work seems to never end, do my own cooking or do my chores, so writing at night is only possible on the weekends. And there too, lingers a risk of ruining my body clock, for the other days of the calendar.

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  10. I generally write my blog in the evening or in the morning (if it’s Sunday)
    I don’t know why, evening suits me a lot.
    Yes, at night we have less interference. But, I get tired at night to do research and then write. My niche requires a lot of research.

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  11. Interesting blog Renard. Well as a Blogger I prefer to write and curate a blog post during the day in the early morning such as 6-7am because I feel more fresher and my mind is active compared to writing at night though it is peaceful at night!! Amazing post man

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  12. This is an awesome post! I just started blogging this August and I have had a strong zeal to get most results by giving myself targets. I blog at night because my school, work and mum require my attention during the day. I plan on upgrading my account to a premium plan so I can schedule my posts and sleep well at night 😊

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