Blogging to much

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I love my blog, I look forward to checking it each morning. I like writing different articles for it. It’s a great feeling when you get a spark of inspiration for a post. It also makes me very happy when someone takes the time to write a comment, and they are nearly always nice friendly ones.

Reading other people’s blogs is also a highlight of my week. Some can be a small window into their life or advice on writing or simply great photos.
The problem I’m having is I spend too much time on my blog and have been neglecting my books. Ideally, I would love to have time to do both properly but then I would have to give up work, then how would I fund my jaffa cake habit?

I have reluctantly decided to blog just once a week, Mondays. I know on Friday I wrote an article stating that 3 times a week was ideal for me. Along with only blogging once a week I’m going to stop looking at the stats which I’m more than slightly obsessed with.

So, this is it for this week, the rest of the week will be a drivel free zone, but hopefully a more productive one on my book. I’m also going to limit my reading other blog to just one or two days as well but hopefully I will be able to keep up with all my favourite ones.

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23 thoughts on “Blogging to much

  1. I’m right there with you. Once the articles already written and queued post, I am considering dropping back to 2ce a week (vs. my current 3), and limiting the time I have always spent commenting ’round the web as well. (the latter will be the most difficult).

    The only stat I’ve ever paid much attention to is follower numbers – and only because every time somebody follows, WordPress gives me a number in the feed. I have only visited my actual stats page maybe 10 times in six years (maybe less). My eyes crossed.

    I look at engagement. I assume folks who “like” but never comment are liking from the reader – which I appreciate, but I wish they’d actually READ at least some of the posts I take a great deal of time preparing, hoping to help. Another incentive to pull back on my posts.
    xx,
    mgh
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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  2. I had a post last year go viral which was awesome at the time but has destroyed the meaningfulness of the majority of my stats. I know, such a problem to have, but really it did take some adjustment to get used to not checking every hour or so after a post went public.

    Once a week is still all I can do too.

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  3. Eric, smart move! Stats go up and down not dependent on blog posts some of the time. When I get more than on post a day from a blogger, I read one & delete the rest. Can’t believe how much time some bloggers spend trying to keep blog stats up! Even when I don’t post stats go up. Go figure! Once a week is good! Happy Monday! Christine

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      1. Lol all good. I have been spam bait in recent months…WordPress doesn’t like me! 😢

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