This may not be the most riveting read, but you might find it a bit interesting…
For every post that I publish, I get a handful of new email subscribers.
And, a handful of unsubscribers.
Luckily, the service that manages my reader subscriptions will give you a reason as to why someone has unsubscribed from your blog. It gives you insight to their personal preferences. The most popular choice is #12: other or will not disclose (a.k.a the nice guy’s way out). Then, there is reason #6: too many updates.
I post about 2x per week and for some, that might be too much. So, how often should you post? What’s the norm? I wish I had the right answer to this, but I really don’t know. It’s very complex. I think that it all depends on how you write, what you write about, and your own personal style. Think about the blogs that you like to read… how often do they publish?
However, I can offer you a solution on how to manage your blog reading: RSS reader.
I move at a snail’s pace when it comes to the latest trends and technology, so if you’re already familiar with RSS, feel free to skip to the bottom and leave a sarcastic comment below. Otherwise, an RSS reader is basically a hub where you can view all of your favorite websites in one place. You choose a provider (usually free), set up an account, and log in according to your own schedule. Add content and read at your own pace. It’s completely separate from your email inbox, so you will never get bombarded with a million blog updates. RSS is incredibly convenient and a HUGE time saver. It makes reading fun, not stressful.
I use Feedblitz for subscription management + Feedly for RSS (no affiliation with either). I just wanted to share my thoughts with you!
How do you manage your blog reading?