Usually when I wake up in the morning, I come downstairs with the kids and get on the computer to post my blog post for the day, check emails, and see what else is going on in the world. This morning though, that didn’t happen. I got sidetracked and by the time I realized that I didn’t post what I wanted to, I thought to myself Well, it’s too late to post now.
Then I started cleaning and went on with my day. And that’s when it hit me: why do I always post in the morning? Why not in the afternoon or evening? And why do I always feel like I have to post at the same time? Does anybody even care or are there any consequences of either doing or not doing it the same way day in and day out?
I used to post every evening at 8:45 pm PST. I don’t know why, that’s just when I did it. Then when Ethan started preschool last year, my schedule got tossed all over the place and I started posting first thing in the morning, between 7 and 8 am. I noticed no increase or decrease in visits to my blog. Nobody asked about the change. Heck, I never even pay attention to other people post so I didn’t think it mattered much.
Then last week, I read something Mama Kat wrote about your blog feed and she mentioned that she likes to get new blog posts delivered to her inbox early in the day so she doesn’t feel like she’s late to the party when she goes to leave a comment. I don’t pay attention to how many comments are left before mine on someone’s blog, but it made me wonder if others do. Because if I’m being honest, I read a TON of blogs but don’t leave a whole lot of comments.
I’ve also heard that you should publish blog posts early in the morning, east coast time. But I looked back at my stats and it seems that I get traffic to my blog in the morning, at noon, and again in the evening. So I don’t know if it really matters or not when I’m posting.
Which then led me to wonder about ya’ll – do you care about how many comments are posted before you get around to reading a blog post? Do you leave lots of comments or do you just read lots of posts and then help promote the ones you like? What time do you post your blog posts? Why did you pick that specific time? What are your thoughts on this? Am I driving myself crazy about this for absolutely no reason?