How Many Hours Do You Spend Per Day To Maintain Your Blog?

Posted on 24th May, 2006

I probably spend around 5 to 8 hours daily to maintain my blogs.

I am doing other stuff during the day such as managing my software business and updating my websites/forums. I dedicate the night time for blogging. However I do not follow a strict regime, sometimes maintaining my websites/forums is done at night too.

I keep myself motivated by writing about things that interest me, and by realizing what the future may bring in term of traffic and revenue potential.

I am thankful to have several people to help me out in maintaining the forums and several of my blogs. Otherwise I won’t be able to do what I do now as effectively as I can.

Several of my blogs that do not require time sensitive content are sometimes updated during the weekends, but that’s not always the case when there’s a lot of fun distractions during that time. I don’t usually blog on Sunday.

Anyway, after I’ve prepared the post content, I’ll edit the post timestamp so that each post will be published sometime in the future throughout the weekdays. This leaves me more time to spend on the important things during the weekdays.

How about you? How long do you take to research and write new content for your blog? Do you use any strategy?


  • mrbadak says:

    b4 i start blogging.. i always read the news one hour every morning before i start my work, now that i have a blog, i usually post whatever i find interesting.. so my strategy (sort of) is morning… weekends is filled with family time and football watching hehe so seldom update my blog..

  • Gaman says:

    Yea I do less blogging on the weekends too especially on Sunday. Sometimes I not not blog at all during that day 🙂

  • mervkwok says:

    My blog is basically about my daily life or things I concoct up in my head so it takes me roughly 2 hours a day to maintain my blog.

    I skip bloggin on weekends altogether.

  • pinolobu says:

    doing a worthwhile job at blogging is hard work. I am involved in so many other offline things that it’s really hard to find time, so i try to blog whenever i have the chance. of course most of the time it’s the evenings, after i finally have time for myself.

    i can say that it’s only in the last few months that i’m taking blogging more seriously than before, having been inspired by people like you, liewcf and cosa aranda even tho i’ve experimented with blogging for several years already.

  • Neo says:

    The time spent on blogging depends on whether I am free or not. Usually a couple of hours a day I guess.

  • Katana says:

    For me, lots of updates when adsense income drops below average. Still hard to juggle time between day job and night time blogging. How I wish there are more than 24 hours a day hehe.

  • pinolobu says:

    katana, and what is your average income?

  • Katana says:

    For my site hemmy.net this month i earn around 5 dollar something a day according to google reports. Still far away from getting higher earnings than my day job where I can quit and focus on blogging like gaman.

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