What time of the day do you read blogs?

Reading Blogs

Here’s a question that someone asked me today that I didn’t have a good answer to – what time of the day do you read blogs? I had to think about it for a minute, then I realized, my answer really is morning, afternoon, and night, in the morning I read WSJ and a mix of tech and domain blogs, during lunch I usually read TechCrunch and VentureBeat, after work, that’s mostly domain blogs. But safe to say, I visit Domaining.com at least three times a day.

Then I thought…I wonder if that’s normal?

Maybe not. Which then made me think, is there a time of day I could write my blog posts that would be optimized for my readers, so I thought I’d ask the question. I looked at a few different articles about blog post timing, many had the same general advice, Sundays are slow for views, weekdays minus Friday is solid, with Tues, Weds, and Thurs seeing the highest volume of blog posts but Thursday taking the top spot when it comes to social shares. Here’s a fun chart:

Best days blog posts

What I’ve always found interesting about Sunday is it’s a day that very few people write posts, but also happens to be a day that sees strong results on social. When it comes to time of day, many people suggested 9-5 offered the best opportunity to reach readers, with 3PM EST being the sweet spot. For me, it’s really hard to know because my readers are all over the world, and they also tend to spend all day in front of their computers, not just 9-5.

So I’m curious to know, when do you typically read blogs? If you care to share where in the world you are as well that will help to align with what morning or evening means to each of us! I’m interested to hear what everyone says.

You know the drill, comment and let your voice be heard.

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  • Matt Holmes April 29, 2020, 7:40 pm

    I read articles ‘in a row.’ Whenever I see an email come in for one of your blogs, I open it in a tab, and drag that next to another 2-10 blogs I plan to read. If there’s too many tabs I x many of them out but luckily yours are very short and interesting so I read almost all of them, and the time you post them wouldn’t matter to me at all.

    • Morgan April 29, 2020, 7:44 pm

      Very interesting – thanks for sharing Matt, that’s a great way to do it!

  • BullS April 29, 2020, 9:50 pm

    Where do you read the blogs?

    Peace and quiet, on top of the porcelain… and flush all out. No constipation issues.

    • Morgan April 29, 2020, 10:29 pm

      Haha, that’s a good answer, and proof you have enough toilet paper as well!

  • Mika April 30, 2020, 2:57 am

    I’m on my PC all the time and read them multiple times daily. Whenever I feel like I need a mini-break i’ll go to domaining.com and check out the recent list of articles, read 2-4 and then go back to whatever I was meant to be doing.

  • Eric Borgos April 30, 2020, 6:07 am

    It is very funny you wrote this article, because I often ask myself that same question. I generally post at 9 or 10am Eastern time, because almost all my views are from being on Domaining.com, and I figure it is best to be on there for as much of the day as possible. But I don’t want to post too early because by the time West Coast people go to Domaining.com, my link may be too far down the page for them too see. As for the day of the week, I usually do Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, just because I figure some people may be extra busy on Mondays, and on Friday some people may not be online much for one reason or another.

    But the funny part is that I was about to click the button to publish my latest posting today at http://www.impulsecorp.com/domains-and-the-great-repression when I decided maybe I should check Domaining.com first to see what’s going on, like if anybody else already posted something like what I wrote, or something with Domaining.com changed, or who knows what. And right near the top, I saw you post about timing.


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