According to Google Reader, I publish about 5-6 posts per week. But a few days ago, I received a comment from a reader asking me if I could post less often. She wrote:
Katie, I love your blog. It’s definitely my favorite, and it’s the first one I read when I get a chance. So I know this is going to sound strange, but could you possibly consider not posting every day? I know this seems strange to ask, but the thing is that your blog is so amazing that I hate to miss a post, and it’s hard to keep up when you post so often. Furthermore, you have such great ideas and recipes that I’m constantly bookmarking your posts with the intent of making something, but then you go and post something else, and I want to make that too! Then I get overwhelmed and end up making nothing.
I know it’s unfair to tell you to change the way you blog, and it makes me sound selfish. But I just thought I’d send out my request. In no way does this mean you have to scale back if you don’t want to. I’ll just have to find a way to keep up, because I do NOT want to ever miss an amazing CCV post!
Am I posting too much? Would it be better if I posted only 3-4 times per week (or just did small, meal-of-the-day posts in between)? I do try, as often as possible, to link back to previous posts, because I know there’s no way all my readers can read all my posts.
What do you think? (Or maybe you really don’t care, and I am taking myself too seriously. After all, I’m only one little blogger in a “world” of millions!)
But since I’m on this tangent, I have another question for ya: Does the time that one publishes make a difference? I’m always afraid that I’ll pick a time to publish when no one is online, and therefore no one will see my post. Other bloggers: Do you worry about this and about trying to pick a “best” time to post?
Part of me says, “Katie, the whole reason to blog is simply to have fun, not to overanalyze and worry about “rights” and “wrongs” in terms of post frequency and timing. But another part of me feels that writing my posts takes a lot of time and effort (I’m sure all you other bloggers know what I mean!). So I’d feel sad if I put all this hard work into a post and then nobody read it.
In any case, I’d love to hear what y’all think!
And thanks so much for sharing all your funny/scary/terrible, horrible, no good, very bad (anyone get the book reference?) stories yesterday. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one. While I wish those things hadn’t happened to any of you, misery still loves company.
So keep sharing!
I’ll have another “big” post up tomorrow. If you like nut butter (and who doesn’t?), check back!