Blogging Insights- Quantity over Quality?

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blogging quote -- publishing smart

Blogging isn’t about publishing as much as you can. It’s about publishing as smart as you can.” — Jan Morrow


Generally speaking, blogging is publishing whatever a blogger feels like. Because a blog is a site that is owned by the blogger and they have the freedom to post whatever and how much ever they want.

Now that is out of the way, I’ll discuss my blogging strategy. I post 3-5 times a day but on average, there are three posts a day, 2 hours apart. I follow many prompts, mostly weekly ones. And I like to challenge myself by writing something meaningful on them.

Previously I would write a fourth post, combining 4-5 daily Prompts. I stopped doing this because I realized that I was mostly writing to write and the posts written in response to so many diverse words usually were not of good quality.

The point I’m trying to make here is that I try to write smart. I try to write a post with a message behind it. I also write mostly shorter posts. And I have curtailed the number of daily posts from 5 to 3 because I want my readers to :

Not feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of posts

Be able to read and understand my writing in a short time.

In conclusion, I’d say that it is the choice of individual bloggers to write more or less, meaningful or frivolous posts. The reader chooses what they want to read.

It is about the choice of the writer and the reader both!




102 thoughts on “Blogging Insights- Quantity over Quality?

  1. An interesting post, Sadje. I find blogging philosophies are changing with some of my blogging friends in the community. It could be Summer or cyclical. You made a key point how it is the choice of the individual blogger. Creativity, blogging continues to have the fun factor. 😀

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      1. We are often off the grid, therefore possibly once a month post and try to continue reading posts when I can – a lot going on in Sara’s life right now – she may share in future – always count our blessings, Sadje 💕

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  2. I agree that it’s the bloggers choice. I’ve done it all ways but I blog mostly for the challenges. I find they motivate me and often are the inspiration behind the books I publish

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  3. Apparently “smart blogging” has a specific definition for people who want to monetize, etc. I found out at Jim’s. Otherwise, I agree… post what you want! It’s “not smart” if you aren’t enjoying it and get burnt out…

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  4. Indeed. One of the things I love most about blogging, is recreating my posting strategy, which has iterated several times in the past year. And, you do write smart – we always get something! 😊

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  5. I get fewer “hits” with fewer prompts — except sometimes I get more for no particular reason — but I’m happier with the quality. I did feel like I was putting out too much material and not leaving anyone enough time to read it. I try to keep writing to one “real” post a day and the rest mostly photographic. Sometimes it works out otherwise, but two or three seems to be good. I also don’t spend all day every day reading other posts. It’s not that I’m uninterested, but between my own writing, photography, processing photographs — there really isn’t enough time to do anything else. And, it turned out, that I needed to do other things. Like read, watch a movie, have a conversation with someone.

    I also found trying to combine a bunch of prompts was not producing anything but a silly word jumble. A few people seem to have the ability to actually write something that works from all those disparate prompts. I am not one of them.

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    1. Judy and Susi are both apt at producing wonderful poems from multiple prompts. And you’re absolutely right, there are other things to do it life, including spending quality time with family.


    1. Thanks Mich. We have just that much time to devote to blogging and it’s not easy to read every post that we want to. I’m happy that you do find time for my prompt. Your support is much appreciated.

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  6. Yeah you are very right in saying this if you will post what reader like and what you like it will definitely gain success. Hardwork with smart work and quality with quantity these all are our choice 👏👏👏👏👍👌 but quality should never be sacrificed. Great post

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  7. This is very relatable. When WordPress still had the badges for those who post daily or weekly, I joined in the daily post so I could get the hang writing again and to challenge myself.

    I stopped this later on as I found some of my posts weren’t as meaningful as what I would have wanted. Experience is still the best teacher.

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  8. I agree with you Sadje. It depends on each blogger, and their reasons for blogging. I always adjust my schedule depending on what suits me but I try to make sure each post gets enough sunlight and reaches as many people as possible without too many reposts coz of the messages I always try to convey, or the feedback I’d like on particular stories and techniques.

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    1. Thank you so much Tanya. Yes, it is indeed our decision as to how we want our blog to be. And we can change it anytime from one to the other.


  9. Quality over quantity, I live by this. I’m a short story writer that has just started blogging. I’m very glad to have stumbled on to this post, I’m sure it will serve me well. 🙏✌️


  10. I am, once again, rethinking my posting philosophy. I’ve actually divided my posts between to blogs so I’m more organized and because each is designed better for certain types. But I am also watching more closely what I post.. I have daily posts, but want my others to be meatier than in the past and want to add some of professional journalistic quality too.

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  11. Enjoyed your post! I’ve just started out and I’ve been averaging 3-4 posts a day unless I’m super swamped that day and only manage 1. I liked how you said bloggers can post whatever they want and how often they want! 🙂

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    1. Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts! Yes, that is absolutely right that since it’s your space, you can post as much out as less as you like.


  12. That’s an interesting take, Sadje. For me, I used to try to push myself to just publish as much as I can. I did that for months, but my blog wasn’t having any luck at all. I started to focus on quality and promotion and that seemed to be better. Regardless, I can definitely agree that what to right is the choice of the blogger.

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  13. In my opinion it is still quality over quantity. Not just in blogging, but generally. I publish one a day, hopefully something my readers would find value in. I tried the weekly challenge once, too. How is your experience with it?

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  14. Your quality is always good! I feel that it is all within the individual blogger. Just like there are authors who publish a book a year vs ones who maybe publish every couple of years… if they are a talented author they will write at their own pace and quality will not be affected.

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