Quality vs. Quantity – What Do You Think?
Posted on 22. Sep, 2010 by Julius.
I have recently been having a lot of trouble. There is a lot going on in my life at the moment. And it’s not easy to then post on a regular basis. That’s why I wanted to ask you something.
I have always had a lot of trouble on deciding whether I should post more or less often. In order to make a decision I need your help.
I have been creating a long article about Google Analytics and how you can use for your blog. It took me a while to compile the information and I am not nearly close to being able to publish it. Yet I want it to be of high quality before I publish it. On the other hand I also don’t want to keep you waiting since I always try to post an article once a week.
So what are the reasons for posting more often?
There are several factors that speak for choosing quantity over quality. The first one is that you will obviously post more often. That means your blog will be updated more. Thus this will have an effect on search engine optimization and also on the traffic you are getting. That’s because people will be coming back more often in order to check whether you have new content (which you usually will).
Quantity for me, just to clarify this, means writing shorter articles. You can’t post long articles as often as you could post small ones (at least I can’t). Since people don’t have a lot of time these days it would be an advantage to go with smaller but more frequent articles.
Reasons for Quantity:
- Fast pace world thus people are more interested in short to the point information
- More traffic
- Better search engine rankings (probably)
- Easier to stick to your schedule
Obviously quality has certain advantages. I personally have always believed in quality. Why? I think there is just too much junk out there. You can of course create lots of articles that are of high quality but I believe ultimately the quality will suffer.
The other reason why quality is so important because it’s a great way to set yourself apart from other blogs and people. If you really do put together great information then people will be grateful for that.
When people post more often the blog is more like a community, and there is nothing wrong with that. People stop by because they are friends or they do the same thing that the person is doing. But with quality blogs it’s the case that people visit them in order to learn about the important information they present.
Even though when you write quality articles you will be not posting as often I am much more comfortable with posting such articles. I always try to create great articles but sometimes I know that they aren’t the best what I could have done. But I believe I should have.
Reasons for Quality:
- Lots of websites containing bad information
- A good way to set yourself apart
Obviously there are popular websites that show us that both can work. Blogs such as Viperchill or Dosh Dosh show that you there is huge demand for quality articles. On the other hand there are lots of blogs and websites, such as FamousBloggers, that update a lot more often but are still extremely successful.
To be honest I would also like to go more in the direction of posting less frequently. Not because that would mean I wouldn’t have to work so hard on this blog but because I could spend more time on polishing the articles.
I Want to Hear Your Opinion
I would love to get some feedback. What do you think is better? Would you be fine with me posting less frequent but articles of higher quality? Tell me what you think, because it’s going to impact the direction in which this blog is heading.