I’m about to begin part 4 of my blogging series titled “The Who, What, When, Where, and Why’s of Blogging.” In case you missed the previous posts, I’ve listed them below.
This part of my series isn’t going to be as lengthy as it is pretty straightforward. I’m going to share with you what I deem to be the most successful time to upload your blogging posts to your social media accounts. Keep in mind, this information is based on my blog and my blog alone.
The first thing you have to understand is your target demographic. For instance, because I’m a girl who blogs about homemaking, the majority of my readers are women (98%). Therefore most of my readers are presumably housewives, stay at home moms, young married wives, young budgeteers and fingers crossed I’ll gain some travel readers after this coming year.
Most of my traffic comes through on weekday mornings. This is probable due to the assumption that most of my readers more than likely spend their days at home and before they begin their day, they’ll read what I have to say along with whatever pops up on their Facebook news feed.
My traffic increased once I started to post more articles earlier, 7:30 AM earlier. A few months ago when I was a “true” stay at home wife, I would post every weekday around noon. Since I’ve been working, I started posting before hitting the road to work which was around 7:30 AM. Lo and behold, I noticed more readers!
Sometimes if I got home late from work I would end up finalizing a post and uploading it to my blog. However, I would never advertise the new article through Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest until the next morning. Unless you have very dedicated readers, most of the time you’re going to find that people refer to your blog through your social media accounts. Just to give you an idea on how rare it is to have to dedicated followers; there’s only two blogs that I religiously check without having to see their new posts advertised someplace. Typically people will stick to about 3-5 blogs that they consider their absolute favorites and frequently keep up with them.
Obviously it all depends on your target demographic and I encourage you to do your research. There’s plenty of great blogs and articles out there that will point you in the right direction as to where and when you should post your new blog posts. There’s a lot of trial and error when trying to create a successful blog. Trust me, I’m still learning!
Do you have any questions? Email me at email@example.com or comment down below! I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have. 🙂