This is typically my disclaimer when I’m giving presentations on best practices for social media: “Do as I say, not as I do!” But after my recent talk at The Takeaway this past Friday, I’m wondering why I don’t just take my own advice?
Clearly my plate has changed since I started blogging 7 years ago. These days, I’m managing multiple businesses along with with navigating being the parent of a 3rd grader (Lord help me), a 1st grader and a pre-schooler. So why is it that I expect that I can post to my personal blog multiple times a week? I’ve been struggling with this – as you know.
Whenever a new blogger asks me ‘how often should I blog?’ I always give the same answer: whatever it is that you decide, be consistent. That is the single most important piece of advice I can think of when it comes to blogging frequency. Starting out thinking you can blog 7x/week, is unrealistic. But maybe you have the bandwidth to do so more than 1x. Come up with a reasonable schedule and then, stick to it. Blogging consistently is the secret to many a blogger’s success.
But, um, don’t look at my blog as an example.
I go through fits and starts of blogging regularly, and then falling off the map. I think it’s high time that I implemented my own guidance. It makes me sick that I can’t post as often as I’d like, but it is what it is.
I’m thinking, as crazy as life is right now, committing to posting on Wednesdays works for me.
In fact, I have an idea.
See you on Wednesday.
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