This One Trick Increases Deep Sleep By 20%

I used to need 9 hours of sleep before I learned this one trick that increased my deep sleep so much, I now sleep less and have more energy each day. This is how it’s done.

This simple trick requires little more than tapping into our primal sleeping patterns. In 1992, the Journal of Sleep Research published research results in which participants had no access to clocks or sunlight. Interestingly enough, the participants soon had no idea what time of day it was and thus relied on their primal instincts to decide when to go to sleep.

The Secret to Higher Google Rankings

A few weeks ago an overseas firm offered me the unthinkable.  They had found the shortcut to higher Google rankings!  They would share all this with me, of course, for a small fee.

Every blogger will receive an incredible offer to higher Google rankings sooner or later.  Every new blogger is eager to build their platform.  Post after post, week after week, month after month, they pour their heart and soul into blogging only to have 100 readers a day or less.

How Often Should You Blog

In 2011, I launched this blog with this post.  One month later I followed it up with this post.  I was still wondering how often should you blog if you want to grow a platform.

How Often Should You Blog

Recently, I released my findings of a study my team and I conducted on the top 30 blogs in the world.  Among the data we were looking for was the answer to the all important question to new bloggers, “How often should you blog?”  This post will answer this question.

There are two camps in the blogging world.  One camp is made up of 20 of the top 30 bloggers.  These bloggers prefer short and frequent posting.  The other camp is made up of the other 10 bloggers.  This camp prefers long, infrequent posting.

So which group is right?

How often should you blog, is only answered by your style of blogging.  While 8000 word blog posts can help you grow your blog, evidence shows that shorter, 450 word blog posts tend to work better.

For the sake of all bloggers, both long and short, we’ll address blogging frequency for each style.

Short Posts – 450 words average:  If you choose to write blog posts that are 450 words on average, as I recommend you do, you should then blog no fewer than three times per week.

What if you don’t have time to blog that often?  Don’t worry, we found two blogs that post short blog posts one time a week and still managed to break into the top 30 in the world.

Should you blog as often as you want?  Absolutely!  Of the 20 bloggers who preferred short, frequent blog posting, 13 blogged daily.  This doesn’t mean however that you have to post an article you wrote every day.  Many bloggers, such as Michael Hyatt, post 3 times per week but also post quotes, announcements, and other shorter items on “off days.”  There is no minimum to how often should you blog

Long Posts – Between 1200 and 8000 words: If you choose to write long blog posts, how often should you blog will differ greatly with your less wordy brethren.  Of the 10 top bloggers who wrote long posts, most averaged only 1 post per week.  Some of the longer, 5000 words or more, bloggers released a blog post only once per month.

Should you blog more often?  If you can, feel free to do so, but it doesn’t seem to help much.  We found only 1 blogger who posted more than 2000 words on a daily basis.  Unfortunately, this blogger ranked 29th out of 30.

If you’ve wondered how often you should blog, you’ve probably asked yourself the wrong question.  Our research shows that there is more at play than how many words each post should have and how often should you blog.

Post 1,500 words per week.  This, is the top commonality between all of the top 30 blogs.  Some choose to write three 500 word posts while others may opt for one 1,500 word post.  Even more surprising, some choose to wrote 6000 to 8000 words posts and only release them monthly!

Average 1,500 words per week.  It matters less how often you blog.  This appears to be the secret formula for the world’s top 30 bloggers.

How often do you prefer to blog?

How Long Should A Blog Post Be According to the Top 30 Bloggers

If you’re a blogger who has ever spent sleepless nights wondering if you’re doing the right things to become a top blogger, you’re not alone.  In fact, you’re in the majority of bloggers. Fortunately, this article will tell you exactly how to write the perfect blog post.  Don’t just take my word for it; this information is from the top 30 bloggers in the world.

How Long Should A Blog Be

To grow your blog, there are very few things you must do.  If your traffic isn’t rapidly growing, you’re missing one or more of these important things.  Don’t worry; this post will detail exactly what the top 30 bloggers in the world do to grow their traffic.

We’ve conducted extensive research on the top 30 bloggers in the world.  To do so, we used this list of the top 50 blogs in the world.  We ruled out the blogs that had multiple authors, since they were really just online magazines.  What’s left is priceless data that you can use on your own platform to become a world-class blogger with all the traffic that comes with it.

The first topic every blogger wants to know is, “How long should my posts be?”  This question is all over the internet with no definitive answer.

Michael Hyatt, a blogger on the top 30 list is an advocate for 500 word posts.  Seth Godin has made an insane impact on the world 40 words at a time.  Timothy Ferriss, author of The 4 Hour Work Week, has built a tremendous online presence, 5,000 words at a time.

With all these successful bloggers writing posts anywhere from 40 to 5000 words, how is a new blogger supposed to know what to do?

Here is your answer to “how long should a post should be?”

450 Words – Of the 30 bloggers we researched, 20 bloggers averaged 450 words.

1800 Words – The other 10 bloggers averaged 1800 words per post.  This proves that it is possible to build a highly successful blog by writing long, intense and very deep posts.  However, our study shows you’d be two times more likely to succeed writing shorter, more frequent posts.

Scannable – The consensus among top bloggers is that your posts should be scannable and easily read.  Use bulleted or numbered lists in your posts.

Frequency – The 20 bloggers who posted 450-word posts averaged 3 posts per week with some delivering multiple posts per day.

The objective of a short post is for the reader to consume small amounts of easily digested information on a frequent basis.  This increases a bloggers overall exposure by releasing more potential landing points on search engines.  Studies also show that shorter posts are less intimidating and tend to be read more frequently. This post is an example from one of the top 2 bloggers in the world.

Do you prefer writing longer or shorter posts?