One could say that I have been slow blogging for the last ten years and only recently stopped. Previously, I have only blogged when I had some particularly interesting to say and it has been that way for a long time. It has only been in the more recent months that I have been blogging consistently and frequently. My only issue is that with so many other things going on in my life (working full time and part time, studying for my CCRP and the GRE, training the Pupster, bible study, and other things) blogging four times a week becomes tedious. But after some consideration and being realistic about my life, I realized that slow blogging is probably the best avenue for me.
Slow blogging is a movement where posting 1-3 times a week is encouraged. Bloggers attempt to produce quality and intentional content by reducing the number of time they post for various reasons. More popular reasons are for intentionality, quality, and having better balance over their life and blog.
Reasons Why I Have Decided to Slow Blog
Quality over Quantity
If I am completely honest, I have noticed that the weeks I post less blogs (sorry I have inconsistent on posting amounts) that my readership and views increase. Also, my likes and comments increase significantly. Posting a fewer times a week allows me to focus on the quality and ensures I am not just posting to be posting. Quite honestly within a month of blogging I gave up on the thoughts of posting 3-4 times a week.
Research and Creation While Not Taking Over My Life
I like to write blog post that require some thought process and research. I like my post to be informative and hopefully helpful to those that read them. Slow blogging will allow me the time I need to gather my information and create amazing content. Also, it is important that blogging doesn’t take over my life, and slow blogging will assist with that.
How do you feel about slow blogging? If you are a blogger that uses that technique is it best for you? As a reader how do you feel about it? Leave a message in the comments.
If you have additional questions about the movement, here is a post from Jen Carrington – Slow Blogging for Creative.
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