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5 Things To Consider Before Blogging Daily

5 Things To Consider Before Blogging Daily

I would like to state for the record, that it is not mandatory for a blogger to blog daily.

Blogging daily is something that bloggers do on their own volition.

Also, it would be wrong for any person to discourage someone from blogging daily.

The wise approach, of course, is to always choose a blogging schedule that is right for you; in your case, it might be publishing content on your blog a few days a week, while, in the case of someone else, they are comfortable with publishing content on their blog weekly.

I would also like to add, that blogging daily is not a proverbial walk in the park; it can give you a run for your money if you have not thought things through.

So, without further also, it is time for me to let you know about some of the things that you will need to consider before choosing to blog daily.

1.) The Type Of Content That You Plan On Publishing On Your Blog

Believe it or not, the type of content that you plan on publishing on your blog will determine whether or not you will be able to blog daily.

The creation of short-form content is not a gruesome task; therefore, the blogger who has the intention of publishing short-form content on their blog daily should be able to pull it off.

Long-form content, on the other hand, takes way longer to write because:

  • The blogger has to do lots of research in advance.
  • The blogger has lots of proofreading to do.
  • The blogger has lots of editing to do.

Everything about long-form content requires more effort.

Therefore, creating long-form content on a daily basis has the potential of burning a blogger out.

Also, if a person’s blog is one that is based on showcasing their photography, they can blog daily with ease (That is provided that their photography-based blog is not heavily text-based).

2.) Are You Good At Time Management?

Being proficient in the area of time management would be a plus for anyone who has the desire to publish content on their blog daily.

A simple example of time management is putting aside an allotted amount of time to write and publish a blog post daily.

One of the biggest drawbacks is that many bloggers are horrible at time management.

3.) Your Energy-Level

Your energy-level will have a huge part to play in blogging daily.

If your job, school or chores leave you physically and mentally drained, it would be somewhat difficult for you to blog daily.

As a matter of fact, I recommend blogging weekly for those people with an extremely busy, physically demanding and mentally demanding lifestyle.

Theoretically, you could blog daily if you wanted to but, in a case like that one, you would be burning your candle at both ends (Which is something that I advise against).

4.) How Disciplined Are You?

You can have all the time at your disposal, but if you like discipline, you are not going to get any sort of blogging done.

The sad truth is that there are bloggers who lack discipline. Instead of sitting down in front of their computer, smartphone or tablet to write a blog post; they prefer to:

  • Binge-watch movies on Netflix.
  • Go to the bar and get drunk with friends.
  • Stay in bed and tell themselves that they are too tired to write.

Dear friend, if you throw the content-creation process on the back burner, you will never be able to blog daily.

5.) Having A Plan For When The Electronic Device That You Blog On Dies

If the electronic device that you are accustomed to blogging on dies, it is going to set you back (Especially if you have the intention of blogging daily).

Most households in the western hemisphere will have more than one computer; which, in most instances, would be a desktop computer and a laptop computer.

If you are one of the unfortunate ones who own a single computer, you might want to consider purchasing a refurbished computer β€” a computer that will pick up the slack whenever the main one that you blog on dies.

There is also the option of learning how to blog on your smartphone (Smartphones can also come in handy the day that your computer is no longer operational).

And, to those of you who only blog via your smartphones, I recommend investing your cash in a tablet (iPhone users should have no problem whatsoever adjusting to an iPad and if you are an Android smartphone user, you can work towards acquiring an Android-powered tablet).

Final Thoughts

As you have learned, anyone who has the intention of blogging daily should consider the following things:

  • Figuring out beforehand the type of content that they would be publishing on their blog.
  • Whether or not they are good at time management.
  • The amount of energy that they have at their disposal.
  • Knowing whether or not they possess the level of discipline to blog daily.
  • Having a backup plan for the day that the electronic device that they blog on dies.

Blogging daily is not for everyone.

Also, if you lack the prerequisites for blogging daily, you will fail miserably at blogging daily.

Thank you for reading!

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52 thoughts on “5 Things To Consider Before Blogging Daily

  1. I wouldn’t have thought of #5, but that is important. It’s hard enough to have the laptop “die” when posting once a week.
    I’m not sure it’s always a matter of “time management.” Sometimes there just isn’t enough time, when there are other obligations and blogging isn’t one’s #1 priority. Either way, time should definitely be a consideration.

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  2. Need your advice. Sometimes we share YouTube video. Should we add our opinion about the content of the videom

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  3. I’m enjoying the free time on my hands, end up putting out more than one post a day sometimes πŸ₯΄πŸ™ˆbut thanks Renard. I’ve started working on drafts for when it’s back to normal rush.

    Of the topic… Again. I have a question please. I noticed some sites that are not in English have the option for translation, some don’t. Does wordpress have a built-in translation tool by any chance. I’m having to translate using outside apps. Sorry if the question sounds dumbπŸ™ˆ peg is as learning still.

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  4. I agree, it is important to carefully consider these factors before deciding to commit to daily blogging. It is also important to be flexible and adjust your blogging schedule as needed to ensure that you are able to maintain a healthy work-life balance and take care of your own well-being. It’s okay if daily blogging is not a feasible option for you – it’s important to find a blogging schedule that works for you and allows you to produce high-quality content consistently.

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  5. This feels especially catered to me. The beginning of 2023 is already going a lot better than the beginning of 2022 in terms of me maintaining a head start. Work might end up setting me back, but I’m not as worried as I used to be. Thanks for putting things in perspective.

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  6. I had tried daily blogging in the past but it didn’t work out as most of my followers found it difficult to catch up with my posts and the content quality was affected as well. My later approach was once a week (on Monday at 7 pm). But right now life has become so very busy that I don’t have a specific time for blogging. I wish to be committed to a specific time again – like twice or 3 times a week πŸ™‚

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  7. Writing often? When in my Staff Nurse role the oft mentioned nurses have too much paperwork to complete is very true. This has to be recorded in a safe and proper manner for many reasons. Concentration is paramount. Now retired from July 2021! After years of writing long inclusions daily, blogging is a welcome relief. Since last January it has been consistent. And an hour out of the day for writing is not a hardship at all. Cathartic in nature is fantastic for well being. Cheers for your thoughts Renard. Interesting as ever. Many thanks.

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  8. I can’t imagine writing daily. I’d love to be able to do that but I think the work required and the demands of work too, mean its probably not feasible. I believe your points probably relate to anyone trying to maintain a schedule … being realistic about what you can do, time management gets me – I need to be more disciplined – ironically I tend to escape to blogging when I should be working etc. We need to consider getting a new laptop, but im happy working on my smartphone and tablet too, so I’d adapt.

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  9. Great comments and ideas, Renard.

    For some unexplained reason(s), I’ve been on the 82 day posting streak. I’m only doing to simply keep the streak going.

    But, for those who post daily and take their post to be much more serious and thoughtful than I might, I think both “time and content” are critical components. I’m more or less retired, so time and I are friends. But, I rarely do any blogging much beyond 9 or 9:30 in the morning. I and many have other things in life to do and enjoy. beside WordPress. But, even to write a short-form post from scratch and get it “publish ready”, along with reading and commenting on other posts, can take a decent chunk of time.

    Does everybody have 2 to 4 hours or even longer a day to commit to this?

    In terms of content, if you’re posting daily and you hit the computer with no idea of what today’s post might be, I can see a swath of time being needed just to find an idea or topic worthy of putting effort into. Having a list or block of ideas; draft posts; or something in the well to draw from would make posting daily a little less onerous.

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  10. I write 5 days a week but I don’t publish 5 days a week. I like to have most of my posts written ahead of time so they are written and held in obeyance. I don’t care to commit to writing and publishing a post every day. I have scaled back some (writing for others), and want to fill those spaces with new ideas and content on my own blogs which are my goals for 2023.

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  11. Blogging daily is tough.
    Some people I know post, god knows what.
    Some people post meaningful stuff all the time.
    I am happy to say that I am following people with meaningful posts.
    Blogging daily requires passion, commitment and high quality content.
    The reason why I don’t blog daily because I know it’s hard, and only exceptional ones can pull it off.

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  12. Nice blog post Renard and you are right, blogging daily is not easy and not for everyone.

    Truthfully, I am not able to blog every day because there are pressing things I need to attend to such as family chores and gatherings some take hours leaving me debilitated to continue writing a blog , I use a schedule to get blog posts published but not always.

    For me, I am quite disciplined and I do have a back up when one device is down but I feel like I lack in time managing which is something I am working on this year to be on time(sometimes I do) πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    1. πŸ™‚ Thank you, Mthobisi.

      I am happy to learn that you figured out that blogging daily is not appropriate for you.

      And, I am also glad to know that you have a backup plan in place for when the electronic device that you blog on goes down.

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  13. I blog weekly as mostly about quilting and I have to have progress on projects before sharing. I also have a photo site but I haven’t managed to post even weekly on that site. Thanks for sharing this info.

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  14. Hi there! I really found your article quite useful and inspiring! As a horror writer who likes to post some of my short stories on my blog, I don’t have time to post something new daily because of how time consuming all the proofreading and editing can be, combined with all the other chores that needs to be done. Seeing that I do like to do things thoroughly, I thought that maybe I’m doing it wrong. So glad I read this, however!

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