Blog Posts: How many are too many?
Over 2007 I’ve noticed an interesting phenomena in the blogosphere: an increasing number of daily posts. Some people do “posts ‘o links” which are just a bunch of things they think are interesting and are non-posts as far as I’m concerned. Others do 3, 4 or 5 posts per day (e.g., Scoble, Chris Pirillo) and some do 10 or more per day (e.g., Treehugger, Mashable).
I read/skim them (and 157 other bloggers and 50 other feeds for roughly 1,500 articles per day) and have discovered I’m feeling increasingly fatigued by any of them individually. One or two meaningful posts are good….five or ten is overkill. Especially since most of the posts are metaphorically nice big hamburger buns but inside is a burger the size of a dime since they’re light on content (IMHO).
When does a blog move from a chronological series of event writings to a new magazine type of format? What is the optimal number of daily posts? Or is it quality vs. quantity? “Best of” or compilations of links are of little value to me or are the “feature of the day” sorts of posts. Let me know what you think…
About Steve Borsch
Connecting the Dots Podcast
Podcasting hit the mainstream in July of 2005 when Apple added podcast show support within iTunes. I'd seen this coming so started podcasting in May of 2005 and kept going until August of 2007. Unfortunately was never 'discovered' by national broadcasters, but made a delightfully large number of connections with people all over the world because of these shows. Click here to view the archive of my podcast posts.