…it’s a bloggy world series: frequency

Some of you are very schedule-oriented like myself and will want to set a schedule as to when and how many times a week or a month you want to blog. Others will want to write as they feel inspired. You really should work varying on your type of personality. That is how you will maintain your blog.

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I blog every day, as you know. There are a few reasons for this. I believe that if one wants to live a creative life then you need to be working at it and sharing it. Writing about what I am working on every day keeps my mind constantly turning over new ideas & information. I never stop thinking. I also love what I do so I get very, very excited about sharing it.

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I also think when one blogs often you gain the trust and love of a set group of people. You may not have a huge audience, but you will hopefully have some friends & family that get your post in their inbox and want to read what you are up to. I love you, Readers, so very much and I feel like we are in this together.

Life is crazy busy for all of us. If you can only blog once a week or once a month then that is what you should do. I follow some beautiful blogs and the author only posts every few months when she has something to show. However, if you are interested in building your business then blogging is an important way of making yourself seen.

I enjoy blogging everyday, but that also comes at a price. If you came into my house on a weekday to see me write you will find me in my kitchen at my computer downing a cup of coffee at 7:00am while my kids are running around scarfing down breakfast and trying to find clean clothes for school. My Dear Husband will be finishing up dishes from last night and helping make lunches. The dog will be whining to go out and Owen’s “gifts” that he likes to bring up to us every morning will be scattered all over the floor (Owen literally collects hats, mittens and any other small article of clothing and leaves them by the stairs for us to see in the morning. Silly!)

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It is crazy hectic. Sometimes I have started a post for that day and other times I write as I feel inspired. I must say that when I’m writing off the cuff and I get someone pointing out my spelling or grammatical errors I give a loud scream, “Do you know what kind of environment I was in when I wrote that post?” “Fiona asked me for the fourth time if she could wear slippers to school, Reid was playing  in the dog water and Greta was practicing her spelling at the kitchen table before her quiz that morning.” Grrrr.

If your traffic is not building then try posting more often. Make each post something new and fresh. Posts can also be just an image or a few sentences. Remind the wild world out there that you are here by writing!

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Comments

  1. Great tips for us newbie bloggers! Thank you!

  2. christina larsen says:

    thanks for the tips on blogging…

  3. hello! Like many others I appreciate you taking the time to share your heart with us daily. I believe in order to write a blog thick skin is a must have!! Like you mentioned some readers don’t realize there is real life going on around us. As we attempt to share our hearts, and are vulnerable to the world there are some readers that look beyond this and look for the mistakes in vocab, or the flaws in the person sharing. It is sad and hurtful. Like you said a blogger becomes close to her/his readers, and the readers to the blogger. I feel for you every time some one returns with negativity. I think to myself “she is sharing her passion for painting, home decor, encouragement,faith, and family. She isn’t charging a fee. She is sharing all of this because she loves to share and wants to help her readers. Give the girl a break and don’t read if all you are going to do is look beyond her heart for flaws.” You are real and I love reading your blog. Thank you!! Sorry this is a long comment, but I had something to say!! I am a former blogger that hopes to return someday:)

    • julielovesmark says:

      I could never had said this any better! Thank you! I find creativity often hinders my speling!!

  4. Betty in Arlington says:

    We appreciate your blogs and sharing your daily routine! As I look out my back door, I think I should share my beautiful back yard through a blog…this week, it’s the huge magnolia blooming in hues of pink and light purple. Thank you!

  5. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the treasure that is the real you! I’ve just found your blog a few days ago and I’m in love. I’m totally hooked on this series and becoming a better blogger through your encouraging posts. Kindest regards!

  6. I enjoy reading your inspiration and creativity and am so grateful that you want to share DAILY!! Your blog is the ONE I go to OFTEN and read it over and over again!

    But what I REALLY want to share with you is how much enjoyment I get out of your incredible PHOTOS!!! The composition and “blurriness in all the right places” is delightful! They never fail to make me smile…from your adorable children to your animals to your decor to old cans of paint and brushes. Thank you for sharing yourself so honestly all the time!!

  7. Everything about your blog calms me. Even when you talk about all the hectic things with your family I know it’s a happy family. Sounds like you are back from your fall and so glad!!! Keep it up!!! You’re a doll

  8. I’m really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself?

    Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see
    a nice blog like this one today.

  9. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you create this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you?
    Plz respond as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from.
    thank you

  10. Ruth Anne says:

    Thanks so much for your blogging series. I am paying close attention to all that you are saying–I’m hoping to get my blog up and running in the next few days. I’ve been learning a lot from reading your posts. Thanks again!

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