You may have heard of something called the 30 Day Blogging Challenge. There’s also the Ultra Blog Challenge and other similar blogging challenges. They promote the idea of blogging daily.
At first, it can seem daunting. It’s relatively easy to get into a routine if you set your mind to it. But one thing you’ll question is whether blogging daily is worth it for your business.
Any challenge is beneficial for blogging. Daily blogging challenges are certainly worth considering. I’ve done multiple challenges like the 30 Day Blogging Challenge and for many of them blogged daily. I’ve certainly gained plenty from these challenges.
But do they help you in your business? I think they do!
There’s that push to complete
I’ve not always built an audience, but there’s one thing I’ve gained from blogging daily. It’s a challenge to complete and it’s given me a goal to reach. I make myself accountable to myself.
I hate quitting something. The idea of not completing a challenge isn’t a good one. I’ve had that feeling a couple of times, although both times I’ve learned from the mistakes I’ve made. I’ll get onto that in a bit.
Really, the challenge pushes me just a little out of my comfort zone. I feel like I’ve accomplished something. The next challenge I do, I know I want to feel that again, so I’m pushed even more to complete it.
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There’s the blogging network
I don’t just do blogging challenges to get my own words written and out there. I want to network with others.
I love to read the other blog posts that are shared during challenges. There are going to be things that get in the way now and then, but blogging challenges encourage me to network.
No, you don’t need to blog daily for this. However, blogging daily can help to set up a routine for you. While you’re setting that daily routine to blog and share, you can set the routine to share others’ content, too.
There’s the boost in promotion when blogging daily
Of course, blogging daily will help with your promotion. You’re going to promote more on a daily basis. There’s going to be more on social media.
If you also share others’ content, you’ll connect with them. This can open up a dialogue, which further helps to grow your social media platform.
As more people see you, they start to follow you. Then they start to see other content you share.
There’s the ability to learn from mistakes
While you set the goal to blog daily, you’re not always going to complete it. There are going to be days where things just work out or you just feel like you need a break.
It’s common to feel like you’ve failed, but that’s not the case. I don’t believe in regrets. Regrets are lessons you haven’t learned. When you don’t complete something, you can look back at why that was.
Maybe your heart wasn’t in it. Maybe you got disheartened by not seeing the results you’d hoped. Or maybe you just didn’t have a plan to complete your daily blogging challenge.
You have more content going out
When you blog daily, there is one major benefit. You get more content out.
I know people will say “but it’s too much content for readers,” but that’s not the case. After all, I write at multiple sites where more than one blog post will go out per day. There are publications out there that will push out 10 or so posts or articles per day. Why is one a day too much?
You do need to find what works for you. For me right now, three posts per week work. However, I know blogging daily will be better for my views. More content means there’s a better chance of something hitting. There’s a better chance of growing my audience quicker. But you do need to balance things.
Of course, you can’t just have quantity. It’s important to create content that is valuable to your readers and is written well. It’s one of the reasons I stick to three posts per week instead of blogging daily. I know I can deliver the quality. But if you can do quality content seven days a week, you’ll definitely see results. I know from the past.
What do you think about blogging daily? Is it something you’re going to do? Will you find a challenge to complete? Share your thoughts in the comments below.