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Blogging every day in July: What did I learn?

In case you didn’t notice or didn’t see me tweeting about the fact I was blogging every day in July – I blogged every day in July! Did you hear? I’ve blogged every day in a month once before and that was last October for Blogtober. And afterwards, I vowed I’d never do it again. So naturally, I did it again. This time though, it definitely wasn’t as bad and I definitely think I gained much more from it this time around where I did it of my own accord. Here are some things I’ve learnt and/or noticed from blogging every day in July. 

The posts you think will do the best, won’t and vice versa: Always the way isn’t it? I found the posts I was really looking forward to publishing and thinking would get a great reception, often didn’t do half as well as the ones I didn’t think much of!

Sometimes, simple is best: I’ve definitely noticed that you don’t always need to be extravagant and out there with your posts. Blogging every day, obviously some posts we’re gonna be pretty basic just to fill up space, but I was pleasantly surprised that these did well too!

It made me more creative: Surprisingly, the more I created, the more creative I became. I was seriously expecting myself to run out of ideas and completely dry up creativity wise because I was posting so much but thankfully, it went the opposite way!

Being more active in the blogging world made me happier: Blogging every day this month, always sharing posts, talking to bloggers about my posts, replying to comments etc has made me much happier. I thrive off of it! So I need to keep that in mind and do more of what makes me happy.

Statistics

My overall page views for the month were my highest ever: But that’s what I was aiming for. I did aim for this during Blogtober but it didn’t actually happen. I think the heart in the posts and your content really comes into play here.

From posting regularly, I gained more likes and comments on posts: I definitely noticed this more as the month went on! I also noticed the same people coming back to comment on more posts.

In general, my page views have increased on average by about 100 and my individual post likes have gone up from around 25 per post to 45+ per post: and I’m super happy about that! Obviously. I’d never taken really a whole lot of notice about blog post likes before but this month I have seen a huge increase in the average a post will get.

Have you ever blogged every day in a month? How did you find it? Would you ever do it? What’s your ideal blogging schedule?

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Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

105 Comments

  1. […] 2. Post every day in July: I sure as hell completely this and it was difficult – especially towards the end but I did it and I loved it! I wrote a post on what I learnt from blogging every day here. […]

  2. I’m glad I stumbled on this blog post. As a beginner in the blogging world I’ve seriously considering trying this to help build my own community/readers. If you don’t mind me asking, what days would you say you got the most views/reads? The stats are always a tough cookie to crack, but I’ve heard most people get greater reads on Wednesdays & Fridays. Would you say this is accurate?

    1. Erm, I honestly don’t know I don’t really pay attention to times / days. I know that Saturdays are always down for views though. Weekdays seem to be better.

  3. Well done!! Very impressive! I’m currently posting twice a week and I’m already kinda struggling to keep up haha!

    1. Haha it’ll get easier the more you do it 😉

  4. I have so much respect for anyone who blogs every day, whether for a month or always, but I couldn’t do it! I post Mon, Weds, Fri, Sunday and that works really well for me. It seems like you learnt a lot from it though, and enjoyed it which is most important, so that’s good!

    1. I couldn’t do it permanently for sure! A month was hard enough and I’m not sure if I’d do it again!

  5. Abookinggoodread says:

    Well done, I don’t think I could do a post everyday but I’ve only just started maybe in time when I’m a bit more confident 💕

    1. Definitely! (: xx

  6. I tried blogging every day in July, too. I made it three weeks only missing a day before realizing it wasn’t worth it. I don’t have a purpose or agenda of any sort so I don’t expect to gain followers. Keeping up with comments makes me anxious. I got a few more likes, but I don’t know why I thought that was important. I have a blog because I like to write, but I’ve thought seriously about taking it down and pouring my energy elsewhere. I’ve even thought about starting over under a pseudonym and with an agenda. Too much work! Haha!

    1. We clearly have very different agendas and goals when it comes to blogging. I didn’t expect to gain followers – it was just a nice bonus. I started my blog because I just liked reviewing books but that’s definitely changed since then. I don’t blog for myself entirely anymore.

      1. For sure! I have no goals. Haha! I hope you didn’t take my comment the wrong way. It was totally turned inward because of my own self doubt – only explaining my own experience.

  7. This is so inspiring I might try this in September! Great feedback and I’m so pleased that your views have increased! X

    1. Go for it! (: xx

  8. I did Blogmas this past year and I plan on doing it again this year, but that has really been the only time that I’ve ever blogged everyday. It was challenging and still really fun, but I don’t think it’s something I’d be able to keep up much longer than a month.

    1. Oh gosh me neither! A month is draining! xx

  9. Wow I can’t imagine blogging everyday for a month. However, I am planning on doing Blogmas but I’ve already started planning so luckily I can do some posts beforehand. I launched in May and am finding it difficult to blog once a week let alone every day. Well done, babe! x

    1. That will definitely help! Best of luck with Blogmas! xxx

  10. I Came from the tea club chats! I love your blog and I think writing everyday would be so cool and i am glad it worked for your blog! Xx

    1. Awh hello! Nice to meet you (: I love the teacup club meetings! xxx

  11. So glad this worked out better in July than last Blogtober did for you! Congrats on so many more page views, too. I usually post about three times a week and I’m not sure I could do much more, especially as it’s the busy season, but perhaps I’ll try Blogmas this year!

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

    1. I’m aiming for 3 times a week now; Monday, Wednesday and Friday and I think that’s a really good schedule (: xxx

  12. First, congratulations on setting your a goal and achieving it because it takes a lot to Blog every day but, I’m glad you did it and achieve it. It’s an amazing feeling to achieve your blogging goals but, will I ever blog everyday ? I want to say no. It, I have a feeling I will challenge myself because it is a challenge but, a challenge well worth to take. Normally, I post once a week or twice a week – depending how I’m feeling mentally and whatever comes to mind for my readers to read but, good for you for trying it the second time and feeling great …

    Much love,
    Stacey

    1. I would defibriely recommend it and the way I see it is if you wanna try it, then do it. And if you find it’s not for you an you give up then so what? At least you tried (: xx

  13. I really want to do Blogmas this year and have started writing and planning posts. I have three already written. It’s been interesting reading this post in preparation for blogmas. I know it is so far away but it will come round quickly and I have so much admiration for daily bloggers. Well done for sticking to it. I also love how one of your aims was about the views and this showed success for you.
    Lois x
    http://www.lifeasloismay.wordpress.com

    1. Good luck with Blogmas! I don’t think I could do that one – I don’t like Christmas enough for that haha! But that’s great you already have some content scheduled (: xxx

  14. The thought of posting everyday terrifies me! I don’t know how you managed to make to time but it sounds like it really payed off! Congrats my lovely!

    Tara xo
    http://taradaniella.com/

    1. I made time by scheduling all my posts in advance! I didn’t write them on the day – I could never do that! xxx

  15. This was so interesting to read – and an incredible feat! I struggle to blog once a week! It sounds like a rewarding experience in the end though, and sounds like such a great amount of engagement, good going girl!! xoxox

    1. The engagement was the most valuable part of the experience for sure! xxx

  16. Isabel says:

    Crikey, every day, that’s brilliant! I know what you mean about the posts you think are rubbish being the most popular ones. It’s the same for me with my Instagram. It shows how sometimes our own critique can be inaccurate/too harsh, I think!

    1. Funny that ain’t it? I totally agree xxx

  17. That’s a massive achievement! I’m not sure I’d be able to blog everyday ever, but I am hopefully going to get to a point where I can post three times a week till uni starts back again! xo
    http://www.misszarabelle.com

    1. 3 times a week is brilliant anyway! (: xxx

  18. Well done!! Id be too scared to blog every day! Im glad it went well for you! I find that the posts i love to post every do as well either compared to the ones im not as in love with too!
    Eleanor

    1. Usually the posts I’m most proud of don’t do as well on AVERAGE. There are a few exceptions of course xxx

  19. Wow, looks like you did really well! I admire you for doing that! I know I wouldn’t be able to, I’ll be going to check out all your posts from july that I missed now x

    1. Thank you! Hope you enjoy them (: xxx

  20. I applaud you for doing so well! Blogging every day for a month seems like an impossible task for me but you seem to have done great, I’m going to check out more of them! I may even try my own hand at it one day, maybe half a month? haha. Thanks for sharing! x

    Rumaanah // https://ruminvte.wordpress.com/

    1. Best of luck if you do! I’d definitely recommend and there’s always things you can do to make it easier! xx

    2. Half a month is a great place to start! xxx

  21. quirksandqueriesblog says:

    This is a really good idea, i may have to try it sometime soon for myself and see what i learn from it. I get completely what you mean about how posts you’re excited about may not do as well you’d think sometimes

    1. Isn’t definitely recommend it! It’s an experience (: xx

    2. Best of luck if you do! (: xxx

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