Best Day for Blogging and Getting More Website Visitors? Monday, Monday...
Having blogged now for almost four years, I've noticed an interesting trend that other bloggers perhaps have noticed, too.
Mondays seem to burst thru the blogging gate like gang-busters with web traffic and all.
It's funny how the web and people and trends can surprise you.
I used to assume that Fridays would bring me my most traffic. I assumed people would feel relaxed enough at work to kick back on a Friday and surf a little more than usual -- since it was wind-down-to-the-weekend time.
But alas, since most of my websites cover hot trending topics and current events, I found that Mondays are on average my highest traffic days.
People must go back to work on Mondays...
Either not ready to break out of their weekend mode, or meet their coworkers after the weekend is over and talk about the happenings over the weekend.
Then they probably Google away together or alone, all that stuff that happened while they were out living their lives.
Or, it just occurred to me -- there are people who probably still don't have a PC at home, or as much access as they'd like till they get back to work. Either way, surfing on Mondays on company time must be a trend because people feel bored or whatever and don't want to work.
Perhaps their work is surfing online and finding news stories as is my present career.
And of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. Like I think it was a Wednesday when Oprah announced her KFC deal, and I wrote up a post about it and got thousands of pageviews.
There have been other blessed days -- not Mondays -- where my web traffic has hit 50,000 page views in one day, because the Lord's perfect storm of topic, SEO, Google position and interest have married.
But I wake up a lot of Mondays, even when I haven't blogged sometimes, just knowing my traffic (and thusly, prayerfully, my income) will be naturally higher.