The Best Time To Post Your Blog January 1, 2012

If you’re like me, you’ve grown your blog by trial and error and by following the example set by more experienced bloggers. Many of you have been my “teacher” and I thank you!

Mr. Wonderful, a mortgage banker, sent me this graph, indicating early morning to be the best time of day, to send out blog posts.

20120101-170051.jpg It makes sense to me. Typically, I read blog posts first thing each morning, with my coffee in bed. What a treat! If I don’t do it then, it doesn’t get done. WordPress allows you to choose what time of day your blogs will be posted. I’m not sure about other programs, but I’d imagine they all allow for scheduling. Here in California, I see readers opening my posts in the wee hours of the early morning, while I’m still dreaming of scoring some new goodie for my shop!

There are so many pieces to the puzzle. I hope that you find this one helpful!

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8 Comments

  1. Barbara@HausDesign on January 2, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Very helpful! For me it’s always a bit tricky with the time zones, but I find if I do it right after 9am my time that hits the current day California time and then it’s waiting for everyone in the US when they wake up in the morning…:) Happy New Year!!!

  2. Marianne {Style For Living} on January 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Great tip, Barbara! I try to have my posts scheduled to go up in the morning, although it always seems tricky since I’m on the west coast. I try to compromise by getting it up by 9:00 EST, but it doesn’t always work out that way! Happy New Year to you!

  3. amy kontir on January 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    uhhh….screw the bloggy stuff….how, exactly, do you end up with coffee in bed each morning?

    • Barbara Bussey on January 2, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      You have to be old enough. Quite a trade off, eh? No chillen’s at home any more. Mr. Wonderful brings me coffee! Its my favorite time of day!

  4. Dee@ SmallHouseLife on January 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Hello! My first visit to your site. Love it!

    Well I heard 8:00 a.m for emails/newsletters but didn’t know about that being best time to post blog.

    My main objective this year is to get on consistent posting schedule.. as in twice a week. Now that I’ve read your post, I’ll have posts set to go out at 8:00.

    Thx, Dee 🙂

    • Barbara Bussey on January 3, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      Hi Dee, and thanks for stopping by! Keep in mind the time zone you’re in too. Mine go out around one in the morning, then they’re there for just about everyone, first thing in the morning. I’m off to visit your blog…best to you, Barbara

  5. Kim on January 4, 2012 at 4:55 am

    I have noticed morning and around 9 at night the traffic is busier. My husband is a banker, too. Been very tough here.

    • Barbara Bussey on January 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      Yes, 2011 was a very challenging year. Let’s hope for a better 2012!

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