Blogging Insights — Quantity Versus Quality

Dr. Tanya has decided to change things up a bit for her weekly Blogging Insights prompt. Instead of using the Q&A format, she’s going to provide us with a quote about blogging or writing and ask us to express our opinion about said quote.

Here’s this week’s quote. It’s from Jon Morrow.

Blogging isn’t about publishing as much as you can. It’s about publishing as smart as you can.”

As a blogger who posts anywhere from three to six posts a day — I averaged 4.6 per day in July — I struggle with this question. Is publishing high quality posts while also publishing a lot of posts even possible?

I enjoy blogging and probably spend a few too many hours a day doing so. There are a number of prompt posts I host each week and many of the posts I publish are in response to prompts from other bloggers. So I think I’ve got the “publishing as much as you can” part of the equation down pat.

As to the other part of Morrow’s quote, I like to believe that my posts are “smart” as well. And by “smart” I mean well-written, articulate, witty, engaging, and reasonably intelligent. But I do worry that the volume of posts I churn out each day makes it tough to publish high quality posts to extent I’d like them all to be.

To use a baseball analogy, I know I’m not going to get a hit every time I step up to the plate, but I at least hope that each at bat is a quality at bat.

Bottom line, I think Morrow is right. Personally, I’d rather be recognized for the quality of my posts (i.e., “smart” posts), than for pushing out a bunch of crappy posts. I suppose I have to figure out where that fulcrum is for me and for those who read my many posts.

I suppose, too, that all of you have to figure that out for yourselves as well. I can’t wait to read what you have to say.

18 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — Quantity Versus Quality

  1. Sadje August 2, 2021 / 6:42 am

    I think you’re doing well on both points.

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  2. bushboy August 2, 2021 / 6:59 am

    Yeah, doing well on the quality and quantity front Fandango. Some days I want to bung out a few photos others not so much. Being addicted to photo challenges does make me post a few a day I guess 🙂

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  3. writerravenclaw August 2, 2021 / 9:24 am

    I think we can get addicted to posting, however the quality of your posts are great. I also love your word prompts, they keep me writing – which cannot be a bad thing.

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    • Fandango August 2, 2021 / 12:06 pm

      Thanks. Comments like this keep me going.


  4. JT Twissel August 2, 2021 / 1:08 pm

    If you weren’t creating good content I don’t think you’d have as many people stopping by as you do! So no worries.

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    • Fandango August 2, 2021 / 2:32 pm

      Thanks for your kind words.


  5. Nope, Not Pam August 2, 2021 / 1:09 pm

    I love your posts and I really don’t think you have a quality issue 🙂

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    • Fandango August 2, 2021 / 2:32 pm

      Thanks. I appreciate that.


  6. Hetty Eliot August 2, 2021 / 1:56 pm

    Were you gonna do the writing prompt thing you did last August?

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    • Fandango August 2, 2021 / 2:52 pm

      Probably not. I already have one daily and five weekly prompts, so my prompt plate is pretty full.


  7. Taswegian1957 August 2, 2021 / 5:41 pm

    I could never be as prolific as you but I don’t think that the quality of your posts is suffering for it. Mine probably would because I would get bored with doing nothing but challenge posts. I have a different take on “smart” blogging though. I think it sounds like one of those buzz words used by business bloggers. I admit I had no idea who Jon Morrow is. I just looked him up. Admirable man but basically he blogs for money. Good on him but that’s not what I do so I don’t feel his comments are relevant to me.

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  8. drtanya@saltedcaramel August 5, 2021 / 11:41 am

    I don’t read flash fiction very often but try to follow most of your non fiction posts and I think they are quite “smart”.

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  9. leigha66 August 16, 2021 / 10:13 am

    Some people might have issues with this, but I see nothing lacking in your quality within the quantity you produce. Keep up the good work!

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