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By Terez Howard
My toddler is on a bedtime schedule. Micah has a snack and gets a bath. My husband or I (usually my husband) brushes her teeth, reads her a couple bedtime stories, prays, rocks in the rocking, and then she goes off to bed.
Because we have always followed this routine, we rarely have a problem with her at nighttime. She willingly gets in her bed and goes to sleep.
Why have a blogging schedule?
As a blogger, you need to have a blogging schedule. Your audience will know what to expect from you and when to expect it. They will look forward to the days when you will post helpful information.
Think of your blog like the local news. You know that it’s going to come on at 6 p.m., so you plan to watch it at that time. You expect to see what’s going on in your area.
It’s the same with your blog. Readers will remember what day to expect to hear from you. The great thing about a blog over the 6 o’clock news is that readers can go back and read through your archives at any time.
Having a schedule aids to having a following.
How often should you post?
That certainly is up to you. As a professional blogger, I recommend that each businessperson look at what he/she hopes to gain from the blog and how much he/she can contribute. This can help you determine a blogging schedule.
As a rule of thumb, I suggesting updating with a new post at least once per week. It gives your audience something to look forward to on a regular basis. It’s not so sporadic that you’re forgotten, and it’s not so frequent that you stop writing because you haven’t the time.
My toddler teaches
My little girl knows what to expect during her bedtime routine and enjoys the ritual. Your readers will enjoy your blog to the fullest extent if they know when to expect an update.
About the author
Terez Howard operates TheWriteBloggers, a professional blogging service which builds clients’ authority status and net visibility.