Quantity Versus Quality – A blogger’s choice

Guest post by Aswani

Hi friends, it gives me pleasure to let you know that this blog has got its first ever guest post. Yes, it comes from a very good friend of mine, Aswani. Here Aswani has shared some of his blogging tips for the newbies. I found it quite useful and informative. Hope you too will.

Everyone blogs these days. Isn’t it? Blogging seems to have taken this web by storm. There was a period when it was limited to people in the west but not anymore now. It is great to see everyone getting involved with it…these days.

Anyways, it is never easy for anyone to get things going right from the beginning. Especially for the newbies who are new to this field and have a strong desire to excel in this area. It was the same case with me too. I too had to face similar problems when I tried to make my way into this blogosphere. Believe me, it all looks tough in the beginning but gradually you become used to it and find it quite easier and enjoyable later. Again depends upon your interest and willingness to keep it going.

Now, talking about the problems which I had to face in the beginning. As a newbie, one of the biggest problems which I had to face in the earlier stages of my blogging career was to decide between quantity and quality. Should I be blogging too much? Should I compromise with quality? In other words, how frequently should I be posting a new content? What should be a minimum gap between an old and a new post? Does blogging too much, leads to the loss in the quality of the content? These and many more related questions were bothering me like anything. But with times, I found an answer to all these. And this is what I am here to share with you all folks.

When you are new to blogging, it is a known thing that you want to establish yourself. You really need a strong base to move ahead and get the feeling of having achieved something in this area. So, the very first thing you should do is to make sure you are consistent with your postings. Yes, you need to post more often. This is very important as until and unless you have an inventory of a content, you cannot create a strong base of yours in this blogosphere. Posting frequently determines the growth rate of your site. You really need people to visit your blogs and so you need to have a better posting rate which if you are asking me…I will say you..try to post daily. May sound tough but definitely not impossible. The three very important benefits of posting regularly are :

1 – Enables fresh and updated content on your blogs.
2 – Makes search engines to crawl your site more often and thus enabling your site to show up higher in the search rankings.
3 – It is quite common to see blogs which have frequently updated content, have short content which is quite easier and quicker to read.

Well, having listed pros on frequency of postings, there are some obvious cons too. These are :

1 – When you begin to post more frequently there are chances that you will end up being more dull. It is most likely that you will not spend enough time in researching for your content and thus will lead to the loss of quality or originality.
2 – Also posting too frequently may create a situation when you may post some irrelevant content which is likely to go against your blogging theme.
3 – Also, posting too frequently may lead people to leave comments which may not be so useful. For example… If you are posting about money making online, your people should find content relevant to the same so that they could leave valid comments.
4 – Give me break. Readers need more “breathing” room between their visits allowing them to keep pace with any new updates. So posting too often regularly may not help always.

Yet another major worry for newbies is to determine the length of the postings. Should you be writing lengthy posts or short ones are better. From my own personal experience, it is always better to write lengthy posts. The reason I am saying so is because when you begin to write longer posts, it is more likely to include comprehensive quality content. This is especially helpful when you want to make money blogging since readers can see more of an investment of your efforts and contributions. This tends to have a more positive influence on their purchasing decisions. Also, when you have much bigger postings…it looks more insightful as it showcases time and effort spent in developing the same.

But yes, this is also not free from shortcomings. One of the biggest shortcomings of posting longer content is that it goes against the usual phenomenon. People who visit websites, do not take time to go through the whole content. Instead they scan through each and everything. That is where posting longer content may end up being a waste of time and effort. Readers who visiting postings with longer content may lack an appreciation for any additional research or depth a post may offer since they may prefer a ‘lighter’ and quicker read.

So, here we go. These are surely two of the most important concern for any blogger. The thing to be learned is that when you are new to blogging, do spend too much of your time in posting more frequently as it is likely to create a strong base for you in this blogosphere. You really need to set up yourself here first. Once you are finished here, you can then concentrate more on the quality thing. Once your site establishes a regular flow of blog traffic your readers place more importance on quality than quantity. Frequency seems to be of more importance early in the blog building stage to simply attract ‘attention’ but quality tends to better sustain the popularity of the site. In the end it all comes down to what your readers have become accustomed to but one thing does remain consistent, your content must be worth their time.

bio :

Aswani is a an avid blogger from India. He has been blogging since 2007. He writes mostly on the topics which are related to blogging and personality development. Plus being a niche less blogger, he tries to cover anything and everything. To know more about his blogging, please visit his blog at aksindiblog.com

37 Responses to “Quantity Versus Quality – A blogger’s choice”
  1. shabnam sultan

    Thanks,Aswani for doing this guest post and sharing your experience about blogging :) .

  2. Aswani

    Anytime..I really enjoyed writing this one for your blog. I hope its useful for your readers. Keep up the good work :)
    .-= Aswani´s last blog ..Social Media Privacy – The known threats and the possible solution =-.

  3. Karthikeyan

    Nice Post Bro. Thanks for sharing :-)

  4. Arafat Hossain Piyada

    Actually it depend on niche. A blogging niche needs less content but researched articles where a tech niche need more well explained article but in short space. So, a beginner should choose their niche and then understand how other are doing in their niche.
    .-= Arafat Hossain Piyada´s last blog ..Gadget Most: Dofollow gadget blog for link juice lover =-.

  5. lawmacs

    This is a very brilliant topice with lots of imformation for new beginners or newbie from my experience Quality always stands out over quantity. Another thing the lenght of post can turn of readers be it too long or too short i tends to write most of my post with about 400 words but again this depends on the author. well written post aswani.
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  6. Rahul

    i agree that the content should be posted more frequently but i always choose quality over quantity so i try to post 4-5 posts per week and i get pretty good traffic by doing that and it does not even harm my writing and the post doesn’t become dull :)

  7. Shiva | Web Magazine

    I would rather prefer quality to quantity. A quality post can give good impression in the mind of readers. You can also concentrate on SEOizing that particular article to gain the best possible rank. While on the other hand Volume Blogging may give you traffic for only a day but you may not be able to SEO it properly as well as the content of the article may become quite dull since you may have become bored while writing a number of article in a small time frame.

    Congrats Shabna, on your first guest post.
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  8. Harsh Athalye

    All valid points, but I guess you should not stress yourself too much. Ideas don’t come easily, if you try to post everyday, chances are that you are going to write substandard post or duplicate existing topic.

    As for long vs short debate, that depends on the topic and you should have mix of both because one format working well with a group of readers may not be so well received by other group of readers.

    Nice post all in all! Keep it up.
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  9. TheArchitect

    I think, I choose quantity, because I have a images galley blog. People like a blog with huge collection of images. :D
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  10. Aswani

    @Karthik – Welcome Karthik :)

  11. Aswani

    @Arafat – Very well said. Yes, I agree..you really need to research on your topics first before writing any related article and publishing it finally. This is more important if you have your niche related to blogging. Thanks so much for your views.

  12. Aswani

    @Lawmacs – No complaints with what you write and how much you write…Keep it up..bro :)
    .-= Aswani´s last blog ..Social Media Privacy – The known threats and the possible solution =-.

  13. Aswani

    @Harsh – Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. really appreciated.
    .-= Aswani´s last blog ..Social Media Privacy – The known threats and the possible solution =-.

  14. Aswani

    @TheArchitect – Keep it up..dude :)
    .-= Aswani´s last blog ..Social Media Privacy – The known threats and the possible solution =-.

  15. abhi

    If you ask me then sometime quality and sometime quantity.

    • Aswani

      Ok..thanks for your views :)
      .-= Aswani´s last blog ..Social Media Privacy – The known threats and the possible solution =-.

  16. DiTesco

    These tips are all good Aswani and I am glad to see that you are taking your time to spread the word and share your experience to “newbies”. As an added input, if for all reasons a newbie can not provide “quantity”, quality in this case stands out far more than posting a lot of crap. Kudos
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    • Aswani

      Thanks bro for your kind words. Yeah, I agree quality must be the top priority :)
      .-= Aswani´s last blog ..Social Media Privacy – The known threats and the possible solution =-.

  17. jai prakash

    Thanks Aswani & shabnam,I read your blog really u share a great experience .I want to add one thing .regular blog posting doesn’t matter we have to set our goal It means we should post alternate days (2 blog post in alternates days=1 blog post daily) and we should post a quality blog post.bcz quality matters not quantity.
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    • Aswani

      Thanks for your valuable input. very well said :)
      .-= Aswani´s last blog ..Social Media Privacy – The known threats and the possible solution =-.

  18. khalid

    Well written post Aswani. Lot of information for newbies as well as for all bloggers. Its true that Quality should be first always. Thanks for sharing.
    .-= khalid´s last blog ..Results Today – 8th May 2010 =-.

  19. Ankit

    Both matters to be. Just be passionate and work in a smarter way than the others, then I’m damn sure a blog can reach in 10k Alexa ranking easily! :)

    • Aswani

      Yes..I agree. Thanks Ankit :)
      .-= Aswani´s last blog ..Social Media Privacy – The known threats and the possible solution =-.

  20. Hami

    I don’t agree with your dear. There are many ways to not only long posts full of information and yet got read fully my many. You can achieve this by presenting your posts with a good style.
    .-= Hami´s last blog ..How To Increase Your Blogging Efficiency =-.

    • Aswani

      Thanks for your input. Well, sorry if you dint agree with me. Btw, I didn’t get your point either.
      .-= Aswani´s last blog ..Social Media Privacy – The known threats and the possible solution =-.

  21. Shekhar Sahu

    If the post is useful for readers nothing matters:)
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    • Aswani

      Thanks for your input :)
      .-= Aswani´s last blog ..Social Media Privacy – The known threats and the possible solution =-.

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  23. Puneet

    Aswani i visited your blog and its taking long time to get completely load. Maybe due to long homepage or my net speed probs :)

    • shabnam sultan

      Thanks Puneet for the visit to Aswani’s blog :) ….. the problem might be due to slow net connection.

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  27. Ahsan

    Although the article is old, I got chance to read it now. Very effective tips for new bloggers. This article will show right direction to new bloggers
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