Most bloggers notice a drop in traffic on the weekends, and that’s natural: less people are online, less people are seeking information, on weekends. For that reason, many bloggers don’t post at all on weekends. But a lot of us- myself included- do blog on weekends. I do it mostly to prepare posts for the coming week, because it usually means the latter will be a lot less hectic for me. Feel like being a weekend blogger? Here are some tips:
Use the weekend for planning and drafting posts.
A useful tip especially for professional bloggers, who must turn out a certain number of posts during the week. With less distractions, and generally less going on online, weekends are perfect for researching material for your posts. It’s also a good time to discover interesting posts you might have missed in the past week- I’ve discovered many new posts- as well as blogs I never knew existed- on lazy weekends, simply by browsing through blogs I already subscribe to.
The weekend is great for scheduled posts.
If you’ve completed planning and drafting, and are ready to post but afraid no one will be around to read what you wrote, why not schedule the post for the upcoming week instead? Most, if not all, blogging platforms offer scheduled posts, and it’s easy to do once you know how.
Despite less traffic, people are still online.
Yes, the Internet is quieter on weekends, but there are definitely still people online- and if these people are in your niche, then you just might see a nice jump in traffic on weekends. For example, food blogs usually get visited on weekends by people searching for recipes to try out on weekends, or for dinner parties they might be throwing. Another thing to consider would be a “Weekend Roundup” of your favorite posts or links from the previous week.
Do you blog on weekends?