It’s come to my attention lately, with how much I’ve been relying on scheduled posts, that having posts only in the morning has actually been hurting my blog engagement. And that all makes sense, really. It’s not as though everyone is online at the same time as everyone else and I imagine many of us have jobs and responsibilities that keep us away from the computer in the mornings; I know I do.

And one thing I’ve noticed is that I have the most engagement throughout a day when I post both in the morning and in the evening.

So, as I was thinking about this, I’ve been trying to consider ways to improve Reader Fox in a way that will accommodate for this fact. In this, I’ve been wondering what other bloggers do. Thus, I’d like to invite anyone reading this to offer up any thoughts they have on the matter in the hopes hat not only will it help me, but it might help others as well.

  • How do you decide when to post?
  • What influences the scheduled time you choose if you’re the kind of blogger who schedules?
  • How many posts do you make a day?
  • Have you noticed a difference when you post both in the morning and at night instead of just one?
  • Do you tend to spread your posts out, or post a bunch at once?
  • Anything else to add?

For me, I want to try a new thing where I have a new post series to feature in the evening, but I’m not quite sure what. So, as a bonus question for anyone who wants to answer; what’s something I don’t post about often that you’d like to start seeing?

As always, happy reading everyone! And if you comment, thank you so much!

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12 thoughts on “How Do You Decide When to Post?

  1. We also generally schedule posts for in the morning. I’ve played around with posting mid-day and early afternoon, and those posts have gotten less traffic. But I never post more than one a day (generally about 4 a week). Still in the process of figuring out what works best.

    1. I feel like that’s always going to be an ongoing process, lol. Morning does seem to work best for me, too. I live in California, also, so that might have something to do with it.

  2. I only post once a day, and I schedule it to go live at 3am, my time. I figure then people who blog-hop in the morning will see it first thing and everyone else will see it throughout the day. I post about 3 times a week, and I try to keep the days consistent from week to week.

    1. Ah, I just asked someone this. But out of curiosity, if you’re comfortable answering, what time zone are you in? I live in California, so I always worry about what time I’m posting because not everyone lives where I do and is awake at the same times.

  3. When I schedule my posts I always schedule them to go up at 7am if I don’t have anything planned out then my post can end up going up anytime during the day. I do find that I have more interaction when I post in the mornings.

    1. Just out of curiosity, if you’re comfortable answering…what time zone are you in? I always worry if I post too early that people will all be asleep, lol.

  4. Honestly .. idk what made me settle for 10am, I just winged it and that was the spur of the moment 😂

    Though I think once a day is enough, and I can always add more if I feel like it (or when Alex used to post..) but I thought once every two days was the best; having only 7days a week, two days posts in a row because well.. xd that’s how it is ahah. I feel that it sits there enough time for people to go peak at it after work/what they needed done is done/etc. While not taking « too long » to post anything else for people not coming back, you feel me?

  5. I normally have a couple of posts a day, but that is because one focuses on the photography side and the other is normally a book related post. I don’t pay a whole lot of attention to timing and interactions, but I will say that if I post beyond a certain time in the day, that post almost always ends up with little to no attention. I couldn’t say for certain if that is just a lack of interest in the post or if it is the time of day, though. I absolutely get more traffic the more posts in a day I make. Every once in a while, I’ll have a random 3rd post and those days are almost always my highest traffic.

    For me, I don’t really plan it out. I do what I want and when. If I start scheduling and demanding I meet certain numbers and the whole blogging experience becomes about work and not fun, then I know I’m going to hate it, so I do what I can to keep it in that realm of fun. There are other purposes to my blog, but that has to be my first goal.

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