(I’m scheduling this for 9:00 AM, something I haven’t done in a long, long time.)
So lately I’ve been experimenting with the time I publish each post, to see which time gets the most amount of responses. I usually post things around 9:30 at night, but just yesterday I read one of those “How to be a better blogger!” sites (don’t judge me) and apparently, that’s the worst time to publish things?
“Whaaaatttt?????” I said, having read this particular nugget. “But I’ve been posting at that time throughout my blog’s two years and six days of life!” (Speaking of which, my blog’s two-year anniversary just passed. Thanks for noticing, you goons.) While what I’ve been doing seems to have generally wielded some nice results, I started to wonder: could I get even better results if I posted at an earlier time?
So yesterday I published my post at around 11:30 AM, to see if there was any noticeable difference in the responses. And unfortunately, the post didn’t do nearly as well as most of mine do. It got six ‘like’s, but I’ve never cared about those, so that doesn’t matter to me. What does matter to me are the amount of comments each post receives, and Why Splitting Mockingjay in Two was for the Best received none, which might have something to do with the time it was published.
Now, perhaps WSMiTwftB was just a really shitty post, and that was why it got no comments. (I mean, there’s a huge margin for error here.) Either way, I’m never posting anything at 11:30 AM again, just to be safe.
So my question for you folks is: when do you publish your blog posts? Do you have a specific time for it each day, or are you like I was up until a few days ago and put no thought into it whatsoever? And most importantly, is it unethical to download music illegally? I hope it isn’t.