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80/20 Blogging

Without any disrespect, I have to say that I don't take Jack of All Blogs very seriously. After all, most of liberalcowboy's posts are strange - bordering on the offensive (if you take him too seriously). So as not to get too bothered by some of his posts, I've put in the not-too-serious sign up when I visit his blog. 🙂

But then, I'm linking him twice in a row, so I guess, there is something there amidst all the poking, tugging and pulling. I'm particularly struck by this statement:

It’s almost certain that 80% of your blogging posts are going to be absolutely meaningless. Just like this one. But you have to have them. Otherwise people quit visiting, and if they quit visiting than the 20% of your posts that do matter, don’t matter anymore. Without visitors the 20% of your posts are worthless.

As someone who's more concerned about creating posts that I'm happy with rather than just posting anything and everything (er, quality over quantity?!), I do wonder if I am hurting my blogging life for not posting more.

Do readers really visit blogs that are updated more often? Or, are they happy to visit blogs just whenever?

Is it true that quantity will eventually yield in quality in blogging? I know that in art and writing exercises, this is something I've been told many times over. Maybe it does transfer to the practice of blogging too.

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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