Friday, February 13, 2009

I'm Asking at a Bad Time

So I go to this seminar taught by an old friend of mine. She is training on how to blog for your job. Yeah, blog like you want people you know to read it. AWKWAAAAAARD! But then the topic comes up from some middle aged freakazoid in the back, me, asking what was the best frequency to post on a blog.

There was a brief discussion on how blogs need to post frequently in order to build a following. If you only blog once a week or so, you don't have people creating a habit to check you out. BUT, with the advent of readers, you just have to impress once or twice with your brilliance to get added to a feedreader.

Now we have a new problem. If you post too frequently and it is all about what you had for lunch, rather than something of interest to the greater world (like new Tagamilf products) then you have reader burnout. You literally burn out whatever interest you created in your readers because NOBODY can mine gold every day.

My friend teaching the class actually said, please don't ever post on a blog every day. Nobody has the time to read daily posts. Make it a few times a week and make it worthwhile.

So tonight, one day after bragging in a single $6.00 frozen, fruity alcoholic Outback Steakhouse drunken stupor that I blog every day, I have to ask, "Should I?"

And to be really fair, you, the reader are the person I really need to ask. Should I continue to try to post everyday? Is it a general waste of time? I would really like to know what you think. Both of you.

5 comments:

TuTu's Bliss said...

I vote blog whenever you feel like it. It's your blog and you get to do what you want, when you want.

The Favorite Cousin said...

I enjoy reading your blog every night to see what's new in the land of Opprobrious. It's become a habit, like checking email before bed. I think the new advertisements which pop up every now and then are enough to keep the "interest" alive...not that your sarcastic words are wisdom aren’t enough!
BLOG EVERY DAY I SAY!
Remember what true Catholics say, "If it makes you feel good, do it! (then blog forgiveness later)
Besides...Mining everyday will improve your chances of striking gold!

mhermes said...

You blog every day? Really? Well, stop it!

Cris said...

Tutu: Oddly enough, I kind of feel like blogging everyday. It becomes just as much a compulsive habit for me as it is for all the people who make it a point to not read my blog everyday.

FavCuz: Thanks. That's why you are my favorite.

mhermes: Yeah, that's what I am thinking. Maybe the days I know my entry sucks would be a good day not to post. Then again, you can't imagine how times I thought I turned in a suck ass post and it touched enough people I got several comments. And I mean comments other than "Dude I can't believe you wasted my freakin time with this crap."

No, to date, I only hear those words as pillow talk from Mrs. Cris. So far.

Cris said...

Tutu: Oddly enough, I kind of feel like blogging everyday. It becomes just as much a compulsive habit for me as it is for all the people who make it a point to not read my blog everyday.

FavCuz: Thanks. That's why you are my favorite.

mhermes: Yeah, that's what I am thinking. Maybe the days I know my entry sucks would be a good day not to post. Then again, you can't imagine how times I thought I turned in a suck ass post and it touched enough people I got several comments. And I mean comments other than "Dude I can't believe you wasted my freakin time with this crap."

No, to date, I only hear those words as pillow talk from Mrs. Cris. So far.