I decided to shift my blogging practices this week, and it turned out to be just the remedy I needed to reduce stress and increase my readership. Who knew?
I had read all those blogs about how important timing is for posting, and that consistency is key. So I have tried to set my posts for early morning, and then would be faced with a slew of emails when I woke up. Stressed to respond to them all, I found I seldom could catch up enough to allow me to participate in daily prompts.
Alternating posting times not only meant that I could manage the incoming emails easier, it also gave me space to join in the daily challenges.
In addition, I gained new followers – four on the first day, when I posted a 2:00 p.m. instead of 6:00 a.m. Which, in hindsight, only makes sense, given we are a global community.
Breaking out of our ruts, sometimes just takes a small shift.
How did you make out?
(VJWC first challenge is shift. Check in Monday for the next challenge. Hope you’ll join us.)