This will sound terribly hypocritical, but how often a blog should be updated is regularly. Whether this is once a week or daily, you want to keep the blog entries rolling. The higher the number of readers, the more frequently you should update. The main reason I advise this stems from readers’ interest, and to keep that interest.
You want readers to click on the RSS feed icon, to subscribe and even link to your words. You want readers to come back, over and over, reading the information with apt attention, and be so impressed they share your blog with their friends and family. Okay, well maybe I’m a bit enthusiastic at times with viral marketing, but that is how your blog gains readers.
I’m proud to say some readers feel my blog is a worthwhile read, enough to list me as such in their own blogs. Ok, not just proud- downright ego puffing. It ensures that someone out there views my words as being worthwhile to read, worthy to share even. High praise to a writer!
Blogs that get comments and more hits I will focus on. In fact, I deleted a blog this past week for the lack of readers. Only a pang of regret held back my clicking finger, but the deed was done, and I feel better for it. I knew I had to narrow down my list of obligations- or what I feel were obligations, and focus instead on things that provided me something in return. There’s no room for blogs that don’t get read.
I’m trying to post here more, to help the writers out there along their own journey, and to provide resources as I find them along mine.