Daily Blogging Is Disappointing

Few of the people I follow regularly recently turned to the “daily blogging” routine and I just stopped reading them. Not that they started writing for the sky and mountains or anything – I just can’t catch up with everything, and the new content sounds like a magazine article rather than a professional opinion or review.

Unless your work is full-time writing or R&D and your blog is your very top priority, please don’t do that. There are too few examples of successful daily bloggers (I won’t point fingers, I can think of three or four myself) that don’t do that professionally or cooperatively at a multi-author blog.

I agree with most of what Mike Schinkel wrote about daily blogging.

If SEO and direct profit isn’t your main concern, start a few different blogs focusing on the different subjects to respect your readers. Don’t forget all those cases when you Google for something and you get lost in all those hundreds of unrelated posts and forum threads that have nothing to do with what you need, and what would have happened if those people didn’t post them? Especially when they don’t provide any real solution or just repeat the same news that hundreds of other websites and blogs wrote about already.

4 thoughts on “Daily Blogging Is Disappointing

  1. Hi Mario:

    Blogging regularly isn’t for everyone. It requires a time dedication that most people aren’t interested in giving. It feels like we’re swimming in an ocean of content already, so why add more when it’s unecessary?

    I think being able to express the way that you think can be beneficial. It’s a shortcut for people who would like to work with you, for whatever reason. Like coding or web development, it takes discipline and practice to be seamlessly good at it.

    1. Hi John,

      Thank you for commenting here!

      I concur that it isn’t for everyone. And everyone should try it at some point of time. My tiny red conflict line is related to migrating an existing blog being maintained for many years to “daily blogging”. What I would normally assume as happening is:

      1) The blogger won’t be able to switch the process successfully and smoothly in the first few months – it requires training, getting used to it, getting the routine in place, and everything.
      2) The readers are already used to a given routine, and the “attempts” affect the respect and aura of the blogger.

      There are exceptions, of course, but in the development context which you touched above, I wouldn’t commit code every single day if it hasn’t been designed properly, just for the sake of committing. And very few people can commit large chunks of useful code on a daily basis, so we definitely shouldn’t push that either.

Your thoughts?