A question of quality or quantity?

qualityvsquantity

I haven’t ever really committed to a “schedule” for publishing my blog. I am not sure I will. However, I am looking to do more with it this year than I have in the past. That being said, the ultimate question comes down to – quality or quantity?

When it comes to growing your blog, which is better? I am sure that quality matters, but does it really matter when it comes to growing your blog?

I have seen other bloggers who say just getting out there and publishing something is better than nothing. Yes, I understand that. I have also seen other bloggers say that putting out something that others want to read is important. Yes, I understand that. So where do the amount of what you publish and the quality of what you publish meet? Is there an intersection of balance or is that a fantasy (especially for someone with a family and a job)?

Perhaps I just think too much about this and go into too much detail by trying to support what I write with facts and details. Perhaps I care to much about what I write and want to make sure it is accurate. Perhaps I should care less, but not be careless.

Does having a schedule really work?

Does having a singular topic or focus area help?

Any insight or advice from the veteran bloggers out there? I know there are lots of places I can probably go to read about this, but I don’t want to comb through pages and pages of info because in the end it is all just opinions anyway, right? So, what do you think?

2 comments

  1. Especially in our current world where a post won’t last long before it’s hidden under the newest thing, I can see why people say to just publish something consistently. But I think I produce better content–things that I’m proud of and which I think will be enjoyable to readers–if I don’t stick to a schedule or quota, and just write when I feel the words brimming. I wish I could be more proliferate and consistent, but that just doesn’t work well for me.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I really appreciate that! If you didn’t figure it out from the post, I am kind of in your vein of thinking…publish when I think it is good and something I can be proud of putting out there. Schedules are hard, but at the same time I don’t always have time to write when the idea or words are there either. I know there must be balance somewhere.

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