Blogging doesn’t stop when you publish a post.
Every week, I aim to publish 5 posts at Quick Blog Tips. This usually involves a lengthy writing session at the weekend. Guess what I’m doing now?
Once the posts have been planned, written, proof-read and scheduled, I breathe a sigh of relief. Great work, 5 new posts will go out this week!
But it doesn’t end there. As soon as a new post goes up, the opportunity arises for readers to post comments. That means I’ll spend time reading the comments and replying to them. Not to mention visiting each commenter’s blog, and hopefully leaving a comment or two in return (if I see anything that interests me).
More Posts = More Comments
When you’re writing posts, you can easily forget how a frequent publishing schedule will result in comments coming in faster than you can reply to them.
Replying as they come in means you stay on top of them, but if you get interrupted by an email when you’re focusing on other things, you may find that not much is accomplished through the week except publishing posts and replying to comments.
A good achievement, but what about writing your newsletter? Writing an eBook? Commenting on other blogs? Emailing other bloggers? Using social media sites or forums? Not to mention seeing your friends and family?
Getting comments is a wonderful thing – just don’t lose sight of the time you’ll need to spend replying if you publish more posts. I’ve found it difficult to keep up with comments since I started publishing 5 posts – and I don’t really get a lot of comments. If I received more, I would probably decrease my posting frequency to 3 per week.
How often do you write new posts? How many comments do you receive? How do you keep up?