What I Learned from Blogging Every Day

If it’s your first time stopping by this week, you might have noticed quite a bit has changed around here. I’ve got my own domain and have changed up the actual site! With a new theme and new featured images, it looks much better!

In the midst of these changes, Abbey and I spent a whole day doing nothing but reading in preparation for a week straight of book reviews. It was something we’ve been planning for a while as a way to relax after me finishing school! Originally, I was supposed to go visit her, but given quarantine we did it separately and checked in over the phone.

A week’s worth of consistent content has been a blast. It was tough to prepare so many reviews ahead of time, but I’ve had the opportunity to work on even more content because of it!

Additionally, I have seen a huge spike in engagement on the blog which has been overwhelming! Having the opportunity to meet some new faces and engage with people reading the same books and doing similar projects has been so much fun! On top of people visiting me, I’ve been trying to reach out to creators whose content I enjoy.

Throughout this process there are a few things I’ve picked up on that I thought I’d share. This week has given me insight as a blogger and my place in this whole mess.

Quality Matters

This is something that’s been really noticeable in my book reviews. There are books I really loved reading and others I just couldn’t wait to finish. Sometimes, it was hard to find the motivation to even write the review after and it showed. No wonder those posts didn’t have nearly as much engagement as the ones that I was proud of writing! The key takeaway I discovered was that if you don’t enjoy what you’re writing, your readers will notice.

With love and affection, it doesn’t really matter what you’re writing about – it only take one reader to identify with your content. For example, a book I really disliked was A Clockwork Orange. It had mostly to do with the – in my opinion – abhorrent slang that distorted the story line. But I really took the time to flesh out these opinions and unpack it a little more. I spent quite a bit of time writing that post and I was happy when it became one of my most-liked posts. My readers could see the love I had put into it and responded to it.

Quantity Matters Too

This week in particular I’ve been focused on putting out content every single day. It’s been challenging, but I came in with a game plan, so it was very do-able. To no one’s surprise, posting every day brought a lot more traffic.

I’m not sure if it has something to do with the Reader algorithm wanting to suggest me more or if I was creating content on subjects others already followed. Nevertheless, I found that when people visited, they checked out my other content too. Because I have a back-catalog of posts on a variety of topics, I saw that visitors were averaging higher views when I was putting out content every day.

Writing often familiarizes others with your content and gives you more of an opportunity to be seen. And maybe, just maybe, it’ll be seen by someone who enjoys your stuff.

Motivation Fluctuation

Just like any habit or hobby, if you’re truly excited about what you’re doing, doing it every day makes you even more excited. I found that I was thinking about content and working on my projects much more this week just because I wanted to.

Motivation is a rarity, so making the most of it is crucial. But exposing myself and quite frankly, some days forcing myself to write, brought more ideas and more of a desire to deliver on material.

There you have it – my thoughts on consistent blogging. It honestly comes down to finding your place and your voice on your blog. But I want to hear your thoughts: What do you think? Do you agree with my observations?

As always, thanks for reading!

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11 thoughts on “What I Learned from Blogging Every Day

  1. Undoubtedly, blogging daily is a challenge, especially if you have a full-time job aside from blogging. However, I have observed that blogging daily has its own sets of advantages. For instance, it has instilled in me a sense of discipline. Of course, there are disadvantages as well, but in my humble opinion, the pros far outweigh the cons.
    Thanks for this article. 🙂

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    • Totally agree! I was shocked at how writing every single day cranked out material. Do you ever feel burnout or a lack of inspiration? So far it hasn’t happened to me, but that’s probably because I’ve been doing it for such a short period of time. I wonder how that affects the overall blog. Burning out could completely tank it?

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  2. Yes, at one point, I did feel that I’m running out of ideas. But, come to think of it, that will happen eventually anyway. 30 days into blogging daily, I feel the blog performs better and reaches wider audience when there is a consistent flow of content. So, we must push through the days even when we feel there are no ideas left for us to cover anymore, at least until we have a fairly large audience

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  3. I love this post and I will definitely be a returning reader from now on! Blogging daily is such a big challenge, I attempted blogtober one year and it put me off blogging for over a year!

    congratulations on the new domain and site, I didn’t see it before but it’s super pretty now!

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    • Thank you so much! This is so sweet! Blogtober sounds so overwhelming! I think before posting daily, we should all be sure we’re ready for it. I feel like if I jumped right in all the way, I’d be so scared! It took me months just to make it this far lol.

      But it definitely seems like you’ve got a good handle on it now, I did check out your blog and I love your blog routine! So glad you found something that works for you. Can’t wait to read more of your content! 🙂

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