In the crowded blogosphere, many popular bloggers are active like crazy during the week, but take the weekend off. Some high traffic bloggers will even put up a weekend post on Saturday that differs from their weekly banter. But very few bloggers post on Sunday.
Sunday seems like a day of rest for most online writers. When I look at my blog stats, Sunday has historically been the lowest traffic day, over years of analytics. So why should I waste my time blogging on Sunday?
In one sentence… Because no one else is.
I have discovered that I can really spike my traffic on Sunday by responding to what other blogs have written about during the week. If I put up a response post, link back to the original article, and tweet out a message on Twitter, I have a much better chance of being seen than during the fast stream days of the week. My Twitter stream is much slower on Sunday, which means my tweets stays up longer, and are top of mind for anyone online.
“But John,” you say, “the reason your Twitter stream is slower is because fewer people are online.”
This is true, but there are still a lot of people logged in to Twitter and Facebook, and my tweet or link is much more prominent than during the week. This is especially true with popular iPad applications such as Flipboard, which showcase your tweet links with graphics and text.
So if you routinely read and comment on popular blogs like Chris Brogan, Michael Hyatt, or Copyblogger, try putting up a response post to one of their weekly articles during the weekend, preferably on Sunday. You might just find your post gets picked up, retweeted, and linked to by numerous people. That’s why I blog on Sunday…