Blog Posting Frequency

How Often Should You Publish New Content on Your Blog?

Once you decide to start a blog, you will need to decide what your goals are for your blog.  If you want to grow your blog and attract new readers (and keep them once they visit), you will need to put some thought into your blog posting frequency.

Blog Content is Key

In the blogging world, a commonly used phrase is, “it’s all about the content.”  In short, that means that the most important part of your blog is the content you publish through your blog posts.  What makes your content most compelling is a combination of your topic, your opinion, your writing style or voice, and your blog’s freshness.  Your blog posting frequency directly ties to the freshness of your blog.

The Theory Behind Blog Posting Frequency

Put it this way, would you buy a newspaper everyday if the article in that paper never changed?  Probably not, however, if the articles are different each day, you are far more likely to buy a new newspaper every day.  The same theory applies to blog content.  If you do not update your blog with a new post, there is no reason for people to visit.  There is nothing new for them to see.

However, if you post new content often that is timely and written in a style people enjoy, they are likely to return repeatedly to see what you have to say.  The more often you publish new posts, the more new content for people to see and the more reason for people to visit again and again.

High Blog Posting Frequency Can Attract New Visitors

Not only do new blog posts give people a reason to return to your blog, but they also help your blog about search engine optimization.  Each new post is a new entry point for people to find your blog through search engines.  The more entry points, the better the chances are that new readers will find your blog.

High Blog Posting Frequency Can Help You Retain Repeat Visitors

Frequent posting helps to attract more visits from people who like your blog and decide to subscribe to it.  Each time you publish new content on your blog, either your subscribers will see that post in their feed readers or they will receive emails directing them to your blog to read the new posts.  That means more opportunities to increase traffic to your blog every time you publish new content.

Determine Your Blog Goals Then Choose Your Blog Posting Frequency

Bottom line, if you want to grow your blog and increase your readership, then posting frequency is very important.  The unwritten rules of the blogosphere give the following blog posting frequency suggestions:

  • For greatest growth: post multiple times per day to drive the most traffic (3-5 times or more is considered best for power bloggers).
  • For steady growth: post at least once per day.
  • For slower growth: publish at least every 3 days or two-three times per week.
  • For very slow growth: posting less often than 2-3 days per week is most appropriate for bloggers who maintain blogs as a hobby with no strategic plans for growth

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Why Organic Coffee?

Reason Number One:

The number one reason most people go organic is to avoid potential exposure to inorganic chemicals.  The FDA has a maximum acceptable level of food contamination by chemicals used during farming and processing.  Unfortunately, it seems like every month there is a new study contradicting previously trusted medical thresholds for trace chemicals in our diet.  From antibiotics and hormones in milk and meat, to mercury levels in fish, to trace pharmaceuticals in our public drinking water, we can potentially consume small amounts of chemicals at every meal.

Can these trace drugs accumulate to dangerous levels?  How do they interact with one another?

It is impossible to test these questions because there are too many variables affecting the results.

What further complicates things is that the FDA is a business.  Budgets limit their effectiveness, and therefore have to make funding decisions based on highest risks of exposure and impact.  In reading the Food and Drug Administration Compliance Program Guideline Manual, # 7304.004, less processed foods (like baby food for example) have a higher priority and are screened heavily, consequently 50% of their budget is directed to foods in this category.

Where does coffee fall in their priority list? 

The FDA states: “…unless specifically approved by Head Quarters, do not sample Raw Agricultural Commodities such as green coffee beans or hops that undergo extensive processing which either eliminates or significantly reduces pesticide residue before the final food is ready to eat.”

Enjoy a cup of Healthy Organic Coffee.

 Coffee is not a priority.

Are there maximum levels of pesticide residue allowed in coffee?  How much of this residue is left after washing and roasting?  Does the residue break down into a radical component that is potentially more dangerous?  Coffee grows in tropical locations that are subject to weather variables and insect infestations, both problems that could change the levels of pesticides used during the growing season.  Would the same amount of residue remain on beans heavily sprayed in one area versus beans in another?  Farms handle these situations differently.  They use different types and amounts of pesticides, and they certainly process coffee in different ways.

Reason Number Two:

The second reason to go organic finds its roots in the global nature of coffee.  It centers on this question:  “If you know something is going on that is potentially dangerous and do nothing, do you share any of the responsibility of the consequences?”

As an educated nation, we understand that certain chemicals can be useful in one situation and dangerous in another.  DDT is an amazing pesticide, but it nearly caused the extinction of the Bald Eagle.  Chlorofluorocarbons, CFC’s, were widely used as refrigerants, propellants, and cleaning solvents.  These compounds break down ozone in the upper atmosphere and therefore contribute to increased radiation levels making it to our lower atmosphere.  While we have made the decision as a country to stop using these products, developing nations still use these chemicals as affordable solutions to common problems.  How do we know what chemicals are being used in other countries?  We do not… but what we can be sure of is the safety of the products from the farms that are certified organic and not using chemicals.

Organic Farms avoid the pesticide issue altogether.  By practicing ecologically friendly farming techniques, they are able to optimize their crop yield while also lessening their impact on the environment.  When considering that the organic food segment in America has grown 30% in the last few years, combined with increased global awareness and responsibility, the future looks bright for farmers ambitious enough to go organic.

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