The more pageviews Anyways gets on a daily basis, the more difficult I find it to blog. Does that make any sense?? Probably not. Back when I only got 7 pageviews a day, I could post something new every other day! Now that I get 30 pageviews a day I feel all nervous about posting anything. I think and think and think and type and delete. It's like stage fright or performance anxiety or something. (And yes, I do realize that 30 pageviews a day is nothing is the World of Blogs.)
Posts that receive more than 7 comments on Anyways make me all jittery. It's not normal! Why is this happening? I think. And I like comments! But after 7...? Thankfully, it doesn't happen very often.
I like blogs that are updated about every other day, or every 2 days. I feel like 1) I get to know the blogger with this kind of frequency and 2) I have time to think about what she posts and comment thoughtfully. (I'm not fast on my feet; processing time is important to me.)
Once a week updates are my least favorite - despite the fact that I find myself falling into this pattern lately. The blog seems to lose its spontaneity. (Uh-oh.)
If I could choose a rhythm of posts for my own blog I would do: 1 post that is more personal, then 1 post that is more entertainment, then 1 post that is more informative. I think blog balance is important. I actually dislike blogs that are too much of the same thing. They feel commercial. Although, I understand that's what you are suppose to do if you want to earn money. (Thus the commercial feeling, right?)
The 7 comment rule goes for other blogs, too. I love to comment on a blog post with only a few comments! It makes me feel Grassroots or In The Know. I have butterflies about commenting on a blog post with tens (or hundreds!) of comments. It feels like, um, a dog pile or something. I usually don't comment on those posts. And I tend to weed those blogs out of my reader over time. There are a few exceptions, because some posts and some bloggers are just so good that I am overwhelmed by my need to express my adoration or enthusiasm.
Fritz would want to know why the number 7 now repeats 3 times in this post. "Is there something biblical about your blog?" He would ask.