Waking up early. Watching the darkness. Enjoying quiet. No doubt that it’s part of why I have been more productive lately. It has helped me be more calm, staying on track, improving. Waking up early is how I have been able to be blogging 7 days a week. My old blogging schedule was publishing two posts a week.
I focused on marketing each posts, by commenting on blogs. Driving traffic via referral and search engines. The reason I switched to publishing a new post 7 days a week, was first that I wanted to try it, to see if I was able to write “good” content that often. The second reason I did it, was because I am still writing daily, just on different topics and different projects. Now, publishing daily, I’ll be more focused on my writing. The third reason, was that I get more organized and more productive when I’m using deadlines. In fact, after I started publishing 7 days a week, I get more done than before, when I “just” published new content 2 times a week.
Here are the posts I’ve published the past 14 days. These posts have been part of the experiment. I’ve been trying to focus on different topics.
- My daily email habit
- IQTELL – my favorite productivity system
- All the lonely people
- How to start a successful blog
- You miss 100%
- Waiter on the way
- Add sound to your marketing
- WordPress page vs post for seo success
- Quill Engage – How I use Google Analytics
- Now you see me
- Improve website traffic – focus on conversion
- 14 email productivity tips I use every day
- Customer loyalty programs for small business
- Minimalist blog design
I have been a little worried. First, I thought that it would be a lot of extra work to publish new posts 7 days a week. I was also worried about the results. I really enjoy feedback. I have been receiving good comments on almost all of my blog posts for the past years. That’s something I’ve been focusing on as well. A lot more content, and less time to promote the content, probably won’t be helpful to get more comments.
I was right. I have a lot less comments during the past 14 days. I still get a fairly good amount, but they’re just a few on each post, so the comments are not as visible as before. Many comments are great for social proof.
On the other hand, I am receiving more traffic. The traffic is increasing every day. My content are more visible in social media, I get more likes and shares, and I get more traffic from search engines (not just Google).
I have also been receiving more subscribers to my newsletter. This has been one of my goals lately. I want people to sign up and receive my best marketing tips. I don’t want to “force” people, by using a pop-up, so my sign up form is not as visible. You need to click on subscribe in the navigation at the top to find it. More traffic has helped me get more subscribers.
Publishing posts 7 days a week is making me a better writer. I know that I need to write every day, even though I write in batches. I know that I have to deliver good content on a deadline. I enjoy deadlines. It helps me stay more focused. At the same time I am becoming a better reader. I am more focused on working, it helps me do more in less time, and I need to find more content. I do more reading than before, and I have set a schedule for reading as well.
I’ll continue publishing new posts 7 days a week. I would like to get more comments. But, that’s about the only negative thing I’ve found during the 14 days I have been doing this. Everything else is making me want to keep doing it. The best part is that I am feeling more energy, and I believe that I’m improving my writing and even my reading.