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Best time of day to publish new content?

  1. Hi,

    I was wondering if any of you would share your experience/knowledge on what time of day is best for publishing a blog post. Around noon? In the evening?

    The blog I need help with is taletellerin.wordpress.com.

  2. taylorcommunications
    Member

    I'm interested in this as well. I put lots of tags on my postings and no one reads them. Maybe they just are not interesting. Probably...haha.

  3. What I learned from this - best time to post something to the forum is not right before you go to bed.

    But yes, it is interesting. And probably strongly related to - who do we think our target readers are? Wish I could answer that one. ;)

  4. lettershometoyou
    Member

    When it's morning in the North American east coast it's afternoon in Europe and evening in Asia. The best time to publish is anytime you've made sure your spelling and grammar are correct and your post is free of links to LOLcats.

  5. Good point. But aside from the different time zones, is there a time of day people most like to read blogs? Like, for me it's the evening...

  6. Hmm... I've never really given the question much thought. I assume most people are at work during the day, and may or may not have an office job with free time for reading blogs. I say the best time would be in the afternoon, but in retrospect, another question would be how much the time of day affects your blog views. Nobody reads my blog anyway lol.

    -Jeff

  7. Whenever the WordPress staff are on. I'm assuming some decent hour in a U.S. timezone. :D

  8. another question would be how much the time of day affects your blog views.

    @Jeff, jumping right to the really hard questions, I see. ;)

  9. Haha, I live for finding explanations for things. I look at it sort of like a logic puzzle :)

    -Jeff

  10. Not a bad motivation in life!

  11. I've looked into this a fair bit and if your readership is local, publish at 10am your time. If your readership is international, it doesn't matter so much but I find if I publish at 10am Pacific time then I catch all the North Americans still at work checking blogs. If you write in English, it's worthwhile pandering to North America rather than Australia or the UK.

  12. I do write in English so you hit the nail right on the head. Thank you so much raincoaster! :D

  13. If you're still looking for input, I post a bit after dinner time. My outlook is adults, and any person who may stumble upon my blog are most relaxed and open for discussion in the mid-evening. They're not too tired, and just a bit energized. I also try to go for a Monday post, Wednesday post, and/or Thursday post. A good post on those days, for me anyway, seems to generate great feed back. Great content helps too, of course!

  14. Oh, hi again, Sarah! And of course, new input and new pov are always welcome. Early dinner-time...that would make it the middle of the night here (if I pick the US as my main target reader group) but it's doable. Thanks to scheduling.

    And also thanks for the input on the days. But since I've been crazy enough to loudly announce how I would post a new (folk)day every day... yes. :D

  15. I try about 5-7 PM. I feel like people are at home then, surfing the internet. It's seemed to work for me.

  16. I'm in NYC and usually like to post on Sun thru Thurs around midnight or in the wee hours so the bigger blogs may pick up my posts in the morning and my readers who have 9 to 5 jobs have something to read at work!

  17. I'm from Minneapolis, MN, and it is 9:50pm.

  18. Electricia, that sounds strategically very clever! Thanks.

  19. I try to prepare content early in the morning 6 to 7 am, edit over coffee, proof read, edit
    again. And post. I'm constantly thinking about my blog, mentally repairing content, carrying it around in my head most of the day, post in the afternoon, surf through the blogosphere, and try to write more in the evening. I'm becoming more and more fascinated with blogging, so it pretty much takes all my time now. I don't really have
    a strategy, but after reading this thread, maybe it's time to develop one.

  20. If you post twice a day - however you manage that! - then I don't think you need a strategy. Sounds as if you got it all covered. :D

  21. @Taletellerin, I'm wondering as I'm beginning to really enjoy blogging, and take seriously learning hoe to be a better blogger, I enjoy reading all the material about SEO,
    creating traffic, pingbacks, trackbacks etc.
    Is there really an opitimal time to post to reach the greater number of those surfing the blogosphere, who may stumble on my blog or someone else's?

  22. That's exactly the question. I'm not a pro myself. I've been blogging for years but only privately and hidden from search engines. It's only with my folktales blog that I take the other route.

    To me it seems closely related to your reader group. Like readers of a very news-related blog might like to read it in the morning like they would a newspaper. They might like to read my daily folktale over coffee at work and your tipps on blogging in the evening when they work on their own blog. Or maybe it's all completely different.

    In the end, I guess, it comes down to having awesome content so your readers will just read it as soon as they can. No matter when that is.

  23. @Taletellerin, thanks for your insight!

  24. I would think early as possible so the number of readers can be greater oppose to posting later in the day or evening.

  25. I'm very disorganized and I hate deadlines or strict rules. I agree with @lettershometoyou. I publish an article when I think it's grammatically correct. I've recently been trying to polish some drafts that have been sitting in my Dashboard for over a month. I don't have the patience to sit and wait a couple of hours to launch my content because once I'm done, I can't wait to get it out there.

    I aim for an international audience so whenever I post an article, there is always half of my readership that has a different time zone.

  26. @hibiscusjaune
    Probably the sanest way to do this. Instead of worrying about stuff like this when I could prepare more blog posts. :)

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