I am currently using CoSchedule to schedule all of my blog posts. I have finally got a system that I’m satisfied with. I publish new posts every single day of the week. I am not doing it because it would help me get more traffic, or that it’ll help me build a stronger tribe. To me, the reason for publishing every day is simple. I’m writing a lot, and I don’t see the point of just archiving everything I’m writing. Instead, I’ll just publish it, get it out there, and it’s easier to keep track of everything when most of what I write is stored on my blog.
I am scheduling my blog posts for three reasons:
I set the time and date for each blog post to be published. That means I’ll know exactly when they’ll be out there, and I can prepare for whatever happens. This way, I’m in more control. I have the time to focus on my blog post, and either do the necessary changes or check if everything is ok once it’s published. I have published blog posts in the past, as soon as I was finished writing, but most of the time, I just didn’t have the time to stick around.
I believe that when the post is published, we need to stay focused on the post for a short while, just to see if everything you want to happen is actually happening. For instance, is the post imported into Triberr, and are you sharing it on social media?
I have switched to Disqus. I completed the switch to be able to have a conversation with my readers. I have noticed that some people will comment just a few minutes after I publish a blog post, and it seems that if I’m fast to reply, it’s easier to have a longer conversation with the reader. I’m more interested in quality than in quantity, and I’ve received some awesome tips on posts with only one person commenting.
There are many reasons why you need to comment on blogs, and the number one reason for me, is to improve. I’m sharing everything I’m learning, and the reason I’m sharing is to help my readers to learn from my mistakes and from my success. But, I’m also sharing to get feedback to improve what I’m currently doing.
I write when I have the time to write. It’s not that I feel inspired; sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. It’s 5 am when I’m writing this, but I won’t publish it at 5 am. Many of the people reading my blog are from Norway, and they’re not ready to read it this early in the morning. It’s not the best time in the US either, even though it’s not early in the morning. What I do is this, I try to schedule the post so that it’ll be published when most people are ready to read it.
If I schedule it at the right time, I’ll get more traffic to my post. I open my RSS reader, and it usually shows hundreds of new blog posts. It’s a lot easier to find and notice the blog posts at the top. Most likely, you’ve sorted your reading list by time and date. If I publish the right time, just before you open your RSS reader, my latest blog post will be right at the top.