READ ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM TO FIND OUT WHO WON THE HALLOWEEN PHOTO CONTEST AND GIVEAWAYS FROM FABIO BUENO!
My email inbox and my RSS feeds are like arteries clogged with plaque. I choose to subscribe to many different blogs so, I should expect my inbox to be all jammed up, right?
It’s stuffed with the blogs of excellent bloggers who post on fascinating topics 3-7 times a week.
Is it possible to be brilliant that many times each week? Over the course of a year, all that blogging can add up to 300+ posts.
Yikes! That’s about three novels worth of words!
Think about your answers to these questions:
1. Are you earning as much with your blog posts as you would with three novels on the market?
2. If you have no book on the market, has blogging 3-7 times a week garnered a huge following? Like 2,000-5,000 subscribers?
3. Are you able to create valuable content for every single post?
4. How stressed are you, knowing you have several posts to write every week AND you have to keep up with social media, AND write your book, AND say hello to your spouse and kids at least once a day, not to mention clean your house and cook meals for your family AND maybe even work a full-time job?
5. Are you writing on specific topics defining your brand and entertaining your readers?
Stop. Just stop.
It isn’t necessary, in my opinion, to post that often. I’ve been there. I’m tired of hearing so-called ‘gurus’ and ‘experts’ on blogging say that we should really post everyday but absolutely no less than 3 or 4 times a week.
BUNK! That’s what it is.
The benefits, for me and my readers, of Slow Blogging:
>>I choose to post once a week. I offer other fun pages for my readers to explore on my site. They are updated periodically. And that’s enough! I need time to write books and market them to do more.
>>I have not lost any subscribers. My friends are happier with only one quality post a week to read. They look forward to it.
>>I have time to make my posts fun/inspiring/informative and better than before. I have time to visit and comment on the blogs I love to read and support. Side benefit: being part of the blog-reading community brings me more visitors than posting blogs everyday ever did.
>>I’m having fun with blogging again and my visitors can tell. I thoroughly enjoy creating one really good post every week.
A few months ago, Anne R. Allen wrote a very funny post called,
Here’s an excerpt:
I didn’t start out to be a Slow Blogger.
When I started this thing three years ago, I was simply too busy bloodying my knuckles on the doors of the publishing industry to have time to post more than once a week.
The blog has won dozens of awards—and even made the list of finalists for Best Publishing Industry Blog in the Association of American Publishers/Goodreads Independent Book Blogger Awards. (Many, many thanks to all of you who voted for us!)
I did this without blogging more than once a week. In fact, thanks to a wonderful blog partner (the spectacular Ruth Harris, who joined a year ago) plus some fabulous guest bloggers, I usually now blog only twice a month.
Posting less often is not for everyone but, if you’re leaning in that direction…even a little bit…JUST DO IT! It can be a win-win decision!
Give yourself a break…Slow Blog.
Have you thought about cutting back?
I know it’s hard to let go. Are you brave enough to do it?
If this is not for you, we’d love to hear why you feel that way!
TIME FOR THE PRIZE WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!
Grand Prize winner – Renee Shuls-Jacobson!!
Renee will receive an autographed print copy of Fabio Bueno’s Wicked Sense
(Renee, please contact Jess Witkins with your mailing address)
Bonus Photo winner – Julie Glover!!
Julie will receive a kindlegraphed copy of Wicked Sense
Rhonda, Diana, Natalie and Gene will receive kindlegraphed copies of Wicked Sense
(All those who won a kindlegraphed copy of Wicked Sense, please contact Fabio Bueno with your information so he can get your ebook to you.)
HAVE A SAFE AND SPOOKY-LICIOUS HALLOWEEN!