Our first question to be featured on Ask Barista comes from Viola Blue at Ideas Become Words
Question: First, I’d like to start with a white chocolate mocha and then my question, should you have time for one today, would be:
Many people suggest publishing blogs at the same time/day for more successful traffic. Do you agree?
My brain works in random ways, hence my posts to date have been posted at random times ….
Cream on top please x
Answer: My answer to this is going to be purely anecdotal. I do try to publish at least one blog post around the same time every day. I have been blogging long enough that I have a pretty big stockpile of previous writing that many of my newer followers have not read yet and my more long term followers (and sometimes even I!) have forgotten about. I schedule one of these older pieces to republish at 10 am every day. If I am going to publish a Daily Song on any given day I will try to publish it for between 3 to 4 pm just to spread them out. I am pretty spontaneous with new writing and publish it when my muse finishes with me.
Does scheduling for the same time every day bring me more traffic? I honestly have no idea, but there are writers who I follow regularly who publish at a consistent time every day and I miss them when they don’t publish when I expect them to. One of my favorite writers publishes around 3 to 3:30 each day and reading his posts are a guilty pleasure during my afternoon break at work.
That white chocolate mocha with cream coming right up Viola!
Does anyone else have an opinion on Viola’s excellent question?