If you’re just learning how to blog, or you recently decided to start a blog for your business, the question likely keeping you up at night is “HOW MANY BLOG POSTS DO I NEED PER WEEK?!”

You’re not alone – I get asked this question all.the.time. Hell, I even spent a long time asking myself this question. I know you’re not going to want to hear this, but the truth is, when it comes to blogging, quantity is just as important as quality. More is good. More is better. More is where the magic starts to happen.

But it’s a lot of work. Hey, nothing good comes easy, right?

Back when I started blogging, a simple 350-word blog post per week was sufficient to get your website to start ranking better on Google. One blog post per week was enough to share to help make you a subject matter expert in your industry. One blog post per week was enough.

Fast forward to today, where one blog post per week is like going to the gym once per week: better than nothing, but probably won’t help you reach your goals.

Don’t believe me? According to this article in Forbes, blogging is the backbone of your content marketing strategy. And according to this research from online marketing bible, HubSpot,

Companies that published 16+ blog posts per month got almost 3.5X more traffic than companies that published between 0 – 4 monthly posts.

That’s a lot of gosh darn content.

But fear not – I have a plan for you. I used to push myself to do as much as possible, all the time, when it came to marketing my own business. Four years ago when I started this business, I likely would have stayed up all night writing these 16 monthly blogs, driving myself crazy and making myself exhausted.

Burning yourself out before you even get a chance to work with a client is never a good option.

Instead, I want you to start where you feel comfortable. Set a weekly goal for yourself. Improve upon that goal next month. Get yourself into a groove. Feel confident in your abilities before you add more responsibility to your already explosive to-do list. I want you to just start.

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and Olympic gold medals aren’t won overnight.

Ya feel me?

And for more tips and tricks, I want you to check out my latest YouTube video. I want you to know exactly how I help market my clients, so that you can do it for yourself, without spending a fortune.

Michelle Dempsey

Michelle Dempsey

Internationally Published, Universally Awesome A Native-New Yorker with a heart as big as her personality, Michelle has recently made South Florida her home. Michelle studied Journalism at American University, Communications at Hofstra University and worked in the Public Relations industry in New York City before taking a leap into teaching, upon which she received a double Masters degree from Adelphi University. Michelle founded her business, Michelle Dempsey: Very Well-Written after continued interest in her copywriting and blogging services. She now offers a full scope of web content and blog development options to businesses of all kinds. Michelle has been published by Forbes and is a contributing writer for Elite Daily, Scary Mommy, Creative Child Magazine, BabyMaternity Magazine and mindbodygreen, as well as multiple publications around the globe. She describes herself as many things – a mommy to her one-year-old daughter, Bella and 8-year-old Dog-baby, Blue, a daughter, a sister, and a best friend. She needs coffee, wine and cardio to function (not usually at the same time), and loves the beach, binge-watching Netflix shows, going into Target for one thing and leaving with 15, Mexican food, sushi and sleep.

Very Well Written