Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Reader's Help

In a bid to make this a great blog and worthy of getting people to read it every day I've been reading up on blogs.

One alleged expert said one thing that will kill a blog is posting too often. Now, he didn't say what that meant...he could have meant ten times a day or maybe he means every day.

I couldn't get an answer from him so I figured I'd ask my readers...how much is too much? I try and put up a tip a day for you guys but, if it's too much, let me know and I'll happily cut it back.

Over to you.




Patrick Parker said...

Hey, I'm not an expert - I don't even play one on TV. But...
I try to post daily updates on my blog. That doesn't always work and I end up with between about 4 and 6 posts per week. The Blogburst syndication service recommends "frequent updates" with a "minimum of one per week". They also suggest 400-600 word length posts.
I'm not sure what your expert is thinking , but it appears to me that more content is better so long as reading your blog does not become like drinking from a firehose and it doesn't give you (the writer) burnout.
I personally love your hints that you're posting and I love having them on a daily basis. I thought you were right on in your recent post about jointlocks and self-defense (though that might sound a little like blasphemy to judo or aikido guys). I'm planning to write a response to that jointlock post on my blog today or tomorrow...

Dean said...

I think your doing a great job and I look forward to reading your blog daily. One alleged expert? Whateva! Maybe he is worried about running out of ideas?

If you delay too long on new posts, I would be concerned that your readers may stop comming back. Imagine if the news papers only put out one paper a week? I would look elsewhere for information.

You have a lot of valuable knowledge and experiences that you are willing to share with us. I for one enjoy the blog and soke up your advise like a sponge.

Thanks for sharing.


Sean the Blogonaut said...

Mr Hughes,

Well thought out and considered posts will keep me coming back to any blog I have an interest in.

If you can manage a post day I'd read it. In my own blogging though I wouldd probably string it out to once every 3 days.

You can always buildup a back log of posts in draft from as well.

Adam F said...

Hi Nick. I've been reading your blog for a couple weeks now, and find it very worthwhile. I think it's all about the quality of the posts. Short and sweet, and highly informative. Where bloggers run into trouble is ranting on and not getting to the point.
I attended a seminar with you some years ago at Rick Mirandette's class in Grand Rapids, MI. The lessons you taught then have stuck with me.
Keep up the good work!